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What to do in Cape Town for New Years 2022/23

With its buzzing nightlife, world-class beaches and stunning sunsets, there’s no better place to usher in the new year than Cape Town. Every year on the 31st of December, this seaside haven swells with festivities and excitement as locals and tourists get ready for the long-awaited countdown.  

With the clock ticking, we’ve rounded up a few of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Cape, from beach discos and dazzling dinners to sunset cruises and more! Find a jaw-dropping outfit, grab a bottle of bubbly and make this New Year’s Eve one to remember with these incredible events.  

  1. V&A Waterfront 

The V&A Waterfront is one of the liveliest places in the Cape come the festive season. From 5-star dinner experiences on the water’s edge to an awe-inspiring light display, the Waterfront has something for everyone.  

The beam of lights is one of the most anticipated parts of the night, with a total of 36 vertical searchlights shining into the night sky. This year, the celebrations will kick off with electric violinist and DJ duo DeVille who’ll be performing their unique house and hypnotic violin remixes for the crowd. And in true Waterfront style, there will be an epic countdown to welcome the new year. 

Where: V&A Waterfront  

When: 31 December  

Cost: Free! 

  1. Southern Cross Sunset Cruise 

What better way to cruise into the new year than on a sailboat in the dreamy Atlantic. Board the Southern Cross and savour the last sunset of the year on this stunning cruise from the V&A Waterfront to Table Bay. Friends and family can hop on this fantastic vessel and enjoy flutes of sparkling white while bidding farewell to the year. The cruise is only 90-minutes long and returns to the harbour at 8:30, giving you plenty of time to make it to the spectacle beams of lights or hit another party before the year is over!  

Where: V&A Waterfront harbour  

When: 31 December, 19:00-20:30 

Cost: From R520 

  1. Dinner, Show & Dance at the Grand Africa Café & Beach 

As far as unforgettable nights go, the Grand Africa Café knows how to put on a show! This year the beach bar presents SHOWTIME, a night of incredible performances, drool-worthy dishes and groovy jams.  

Indulge in a five-course meal with an amuse-bouche Loch to start and a decadent Valrhona chocolate cremeux with lemon curd ice cream to end it off. In between courses, expect to be dazzled by a troupe of dancers, singers and even acrobatics performing gravity-defying flips on stage. Ater dinner, DJ Felix da Housecat and DJ Andy Baxter from the USA keep the party going with some sound mixing mastery.  

Where: Grand Africa Café & Beach, Granger Bay 1 Haul Rd, Granger Bay Blvd, Cape Town 

When: 31 December  

Price: R1000 p/p (9pm onwards) / Experience Ticket: R4000 p/p (6pm onwards) 

  1. Secrets of Summer 

Looking for a night of great music and even better vibes? SA's biggest New Year's Eve EDM Outdoor Music festival Secrets of Summer party is back, with this year promising to be the most explosive one yet. Dance the year away in the Mother City with some of the most renowned EDM DJs in the world. Along with international headliners, party goers can expect 30 local artists whipping up next-level mixes. The Mega Food Village also serves up a variety of delicious grub to keep you going.   

When: 31 December 16:00 - 1 January 03:00 

Price: Tickets from R250 

Where: Heritage Square  

  1. Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens boasts some of the most spectacular and diverse flora in the country. During the Cape’s hot summer nights, the gardens buzz with groovy music and barefoot locals jamming under the star-lit sky. This year on the 31st of December, families and friends are invited to soak up the magical atmosphere and hip-moving beats of Mi Casa at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. Bring a blanket and relax on the lawns with the little ones or get on your feet and dance the night away with your best mates!  

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens  

When: 31 December 20:30-12:15 

Price: Tickets from R490 


If you’re planning on travelling to the beautiful Mother City for New Year’s Eve this year, be sure to stop by a Stor-Age facility near you to keep your belongings safe while you party into 2023! With a wide variety of storage units and flexible leases, you can store all your household, business or holiday items with ease.  

To learn more about our services, give us a call on 0861 18 18 18 or request a quick and easy online quote 

Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 23 December 2022 | Adventure|Take A Break