By Melissa Cohen
As 2014 approaches, Cape Town is hosting a wide range of events to
welcome the New Year. Whether you are a party animal and want to dance
the night away, or you prefer something more relaxed with your loved
ones, there is something for you this New Year’s Eve.
Electric New Year’s Eve Ball at the CTICC
Party it up at the Cape Town International Convention Centre with Carl
Cox. The super influential three-deck DJ will bring guests into 2014 with a
pumping set of dance music, along with recognised supporting DJs.
General access R580 each, VIP tickets R785 each, VVIP tickets R2550 each
* For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand New Year celebrations at GrandWest
Capetonians can enjoy a lively, colourful, free New Year celebration at
The countdown festivities will start at 11am when free party packs will be
handed out to visitors on the gaming floors. From 11.30pm, popular band
Blackbyrd will get the crowd on their feet and dancing as they get ready
to bid farewell to 2013.
As the countdown begins, staff will be ready with trays of bubbly for
revellers to raise a toast to 2014 and all the promise that a New Year
brings, as traditional Scottish bagpipers perform ‘Auld Lang Syne’ in
remembrance of old acquaintances and the passing of another year.
Blackbyrd will take the celebrations back up a notch as they perform
another set until well into the New Year. And a special 1am car draw will
see one lucky Sun International MVG member drive away in a car as new
For those who prefer a more intimate celebration, they can select to have
dinner at any one of eight restaurants at The District, followed by a special
New Year show at the Roxy Revue Bar. Cedric Vandenschrik’s production of
‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ pays tribute to the culture of music videos
that revolutionised the pop music industry. The show will start at 10pm.
Tickets cost R150 and include a glass of bubbly on entry.
New Year’s Eve Street Party at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!
This trendy inner-city inn offers partygoers a unique and cosmopolitan
spot to bid farewell to 2013 as well as an opportunity to rub shoulders
with some of the city’s elite. Take the concept lifts from the rooftop jol
down to the vibey street scene and dance the night away with top DJ’s at
the helm to take you into the New Year.
Tickets can be bought at the door on the day or pre-booked.
* For more information send an email to
New Year’s Eve on Table Mountain
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town on Table Mountain and bid farewell
to 2013 from atop one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature. This
majestic mountain offers party guests the perfect perch from which to see
the annual fireworks display at the V&A Waterfront while the rest of the
Mother City parties down below at its feet. The Table Mountain Café will be
open until 12.30am for patrons looking for a late-night bite to eat, but
revellers can also simply bring along their own picnics, bubbly and other
booze to enjoy while the year counts down; do note that no alcohol from
home will be allowed into the restaurant. The last cable car will ascend at
11pm and bring visitors down at 1am.
Tickets can be bought online via Webtickets.co.za, or at the cableway
Ibiza Calling New Year’s Eve Party
Seaside eatery and chill spot The Bungalow is set to transform into a party
mecca for the Ibiza Calling New Year’s Eve party this year. Located on
Clifton’s Second Beach, the secluded spot will see top beat-makers, like
Space Ibiza resident DJ Danny Marquez as well as 5FM jocks DJ Fresh, Rob
Vember, Stephanie B and others, drop banging tunes on three different
dance floors throughout the evening. Partygoers can sip on pre-party
cocktails and watch the last rays of 2013 set before heading to the main
floor for an all-out Mediterranean jol to top them all.
Tickets for this exclusive party are priced in phases, and costs range from
R450p/p to R800p/p.
* For more information visit www.5fm.co.za.
New Year’s Eve Party at HQ Restaurant
Usher in the new calendar year at one of Cape Town city centre’s classiest
steakhouses, Headquarters (HQ) restaurant. With a night of dinner,
dancing, bubbles and merry-making on the cards, the cutting edge, single
concept eatery looks to lend the start of 2014 a dose of style and
ceremony. DJ Jono will be on the decks and a fully-stocked bar will be at
your service. Tickets cost R500p/p and include canapés, a glass of bubbly
on arrival, a sparkling cocktail when the clock strikes midnight and a meal
of sirloin, salad and dessert (a vegetarian option is available).
To book send an email to email@example.com.
Tsogo Sun’s The Cullinan Hotel
Two options to choose from: