Five New Year’s Eve parties in and around Cape Town

11 December 2017 | Alyx Carolus

2017 is nearing its end, and it’s almost time to welcome the new year. We’ve put together some top picks for parties happening on 31 December to celebrate the start of a brand-new year.

Mardi Gras at Beerhouse

Located on bustling Long Street, Beerhouse is known for golden brews, fun quiz nights and being a good place to watch some sport. The establishment is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed party on New Year’s Eve, so be sure to dress up. The event starts at 9pm.

Don’t know where it is? You can explore the area earlier in the day and hop off at the Long Street tour office (stop 5) on the City Sightseeing route.

Laugh a mile a minute at the Cape Town Comedy Club

Local is always lekker at the Cape Town Comedy Club, and this year some of our best talent will make audiences laugh right into 2018. You can see local comedian and host for the evening Kurt Schoonraad crack some jokes on stage and enjoy a fun night with your loved ones. Book your spot before it’s all sold out. Remember, you can hop off right at our V&A Waterfront tour office (stop 1) and start your afternoon at this popular attraction. The show starts at 8pm.

See live music performances in Constantia Nek

La Parada is bringing in 2018 with a bang. The popular eatery in Constantia Nek is hosting local musicians Ard Matthews (frontman of Just Jinjer) and Jimmy Nevis for a night of live music. Tuck into tapas and celebrate the new year singing along to some local tunes. This trendy restaurant is also part of our City Sightseeing routes (stop 25), so you can hop on and off and enjoy some wine at the surrounding wine estates. The event starts at 8pm, so be sure to arrive to get a good seat.

Party hard at Secrets of Summer in Camps Bay

Revellers are in for a treat this season as the fabulous Secrets of Summer party returns to the beautiful Maiden’s Cove this New Year’s Eve. The event is a day-to-night affair and partygoers can see 2018 in with gorgeous views and great music. Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours soon! You can also hop on and off at our Camps Bay tour office (stop 8). Doors open at 11am.

Get into the festival spirit this season

If you love outdoor parties, camping and music festivals, you won’t want to miss this iconic festival – Rezonance returns to the Cape for a three-day music extravaganza from 30 December 2017 to 1 January 2018. See live performances from DJs, musicians and bands from all over the country. Tickets are selling out fast, and do note: no day passes to the event will be sold at the gate. Gates open at 10am.