When most of us think of New Years Eve, cities like Australia and the famous Sydney Harbor fireworks come to mind, but over the last few years, Cape Town, South Africa as earned a reputation for being a major player in New Years Eve celebrations. The weathers mild, almost “summer” like, the city’s incredible, the nightlife and dining options fantastic and the beaches, exceptional, making spending New Years Eve 2018 in Cape Town a great idea.
New Years Eve Parties and Events
The biggest New Years Eve party in Cape Town takes place at the legendary Victoria and Albert Waterfront, complete with a clock tower, perfect for the NYE countdown. You’ll enjoy amazing harbor views, with the breathtaking Table Mountain as a backdrop.
There’s also an amphitheatre where there will be at least 7 hours of live entertainment until midnight approaches and a wonderful fireworks display takes place. The waterfront also has a large promenade area where everyone comes to mingle, enjoying family and friends, and making new ones. There are also several bars and restaurants in the area with popular hotel Table Bay and eateries that include Nobu and Reubens. Spending New Years Eve at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront is also family and budget friendly.
Another area you’ll want to check out on New Years Eve 2018 in Cape Town is the Cape Quarter, which will definitely be in party mode because all of the bars and restaurants will be having their own celebrations. You can also join in on the fun by wandering over to the main square and listen to live music and enjoy fun company until the fireworks begin at midnight. Another great place to bring in the New Year is in Camps Bay, a gorgeous, upscale place with beautiful beaches that you can await the fireworks for free.
Take along a picnic basket and spend the evening, enjoying a tranquil New Years Eve in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Sea Point also provides a more relaxing setting, but if you feel like joining the party again, you’ll find your share of restaurants and bars throughout the area, along with charming eateries where you can enjoy a nice, chilled glass of wine and enjoy the views.
For a birds-eye view of the fireworks over the Victoria and Albert waterfront, take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain; it would be difficult to find better views of the area. Another way to enjoy the fireworks is by taking a New Years Eve cruise and there are several local businesses that offer this service, most including dinner, dancing and champagne.
New Years Eve 2018 in Cape Town Accommodations
If your plans for NYE include visiting Cape Town, you’ll find that there are plenty of wonderful hotels to choose from including the Table Bay hotel
, the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel
, the Premier hotel
, Cape Royale Luxury hotel
and the Urban Chic Boutique hotel
. New Years Eve is a busy time in Cape Town so you’ll want to book your reservations well ahead of time.
Enjoy your New Years Eve 2018 in Cape Town