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New Year's in Cape Town

created by fahad on 2015-10-19

New Year's in Cape Town

Airy, warm, and full of life: a Cape Town New Year’s experience is something that people rarely forget. New Year’s Eve in Cape Town accentuates the picturesque beauty of the city while infusing it with revelry.

Fireworks take place in the VA Waterfront area, along the beach. Crowds soon build up, so arrive early if you want a good spot. The best place to be is near the VA Amphitheatre. Local bands perform live and add a lot of flavor to the events.

You could celebrate New Year’s in Cape Town by dining at one of the amazing restaurants that the city has to offer. The fine dining scene is well established in Cape Town, and top notch places such as Tank and Belthazar organize New Year’s Eve dinners. The Africa Café, a Cape Town institution, also pulls in the New Year’s crowds.

Cape Town New Year’s parties take place at various locations, and include parties and raves organized on nearby beaches. So keep an eye out for detailson local listings. The nightlife in Cape Town is perhaps the best in South Africa. Clubs such as Hemisphere or the Jo’burg bar have very exciting line-ups on New Year’s Eve. Kennedy’s offers a classy experience in settings reminiscent of colonial times.

The city is also home to a number of fabulous boutique hotels, with Grand Daddy and Daddy Long Legs among travelers' favorites. Or choose to stay at the grandiose Hotel Nelson, which would also be a good place to head to on New Year’s Day, with the high tea providing and excellent cure for hangovers. Arnold’s is another great place for brunch .

You can then start off the new year in style by spending a day wandering and sampling wine at the Zevenwacht wine estate (if you're up to it!), a few miles from the city.
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