Get close to the party with self-catering accommodation in Cape Town

If you’re looking for a hot and happening New Year’s Eve event during your Cape Town vacation, book your upmarket self-catering accommodation in Cape Town now and finalise your party plans. Here are a few ideas of how you and your besties can ring in 2016.

Kaapse Stories from Mother City

Listen to tales from the Cape in this cabaret, hosted at Richard’s Supper Stage & Bistro. Richard Loring (producer of worldwide-acclaimed African Footprint) offers guests a delicious buffet, Cape wines and an exciting musical show which celebrates the humour, challenges and talents of the locals, set in Main Road, Sea Point. Book on computicket.com.

Cape Town Comedy Club

Head to The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront for a New Year’s Party with a difference. The ticket price includes a show featuring five comedians, a champagne cocktail on arrival, countdown to 2016 and after party with DJ Aaron. The regular a la carte menu will be available plus an extravagant NYE Specials Menu. For more info and the lineup, visit capetowncomedy.com.

New Year’s Eve Pacha Ibiza Party at the Grand Café & Beach Bar

Right next to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is Granger Bay’s Grand Café & Beach Bar. Don’t miss the island-style jam at the Pacha Ibiza party on New Year’s Eve. Located on the private shores of this much-loved oceanfront eatery and club, the end-of-year celebrations will be sounded by Pacha Ibiza resident DJs Danny Wade and Josef Bamba as well as local DJs. The famous Pacha Ibiza dancers will also be there. Tickets are available through nutickets.co.za.

Jeremy Loops and Grassy Spark in concert at Kirstenbosch

This New Year’s Eve concert brings together two of South Africa’s best known performers with Grassy Spark opening and Jeremy Loops as the headline act. Jeremy Loops is a modern folk musician from Cape Town. Juxtaposing booming city rhythms with folk, he captures the duality of his South African life. Cape Town band Grassy Spark blends Ska with rock, funk, reggae and Latin. It is a picnic style concert, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket. Bookings can be made at webtickets.co.za.

007-themed New Year’s Eve Parties

The inimitable Mr Bond is on the menu at no less than three top spots this New Year’s Eve. Headquarters (HQ) Restaurant is one of Cape Town city centre’s swankiest steakhouses and restaurant and offers a night of dinner and dance. Email matt@hqrestaurant.co.za to book.

Guests at the Azure Restaurant, located at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, should dress to kill in black and red before tucking into a decadent five-course dinner The night will start with dinner, followed by live music and plenty of dancing, after which there’ll be the traditional NYE countdown with French Champagne and a toast to 2016. Reservations can be made by email to restaurants@12apostles.co.za.

An appropriately “From Russia with Love”-Bond-themed party awaits revellers at The Foreign Exchange Bar. FOREX is an eclectic Observatory-based nightlife spot. Snacks and champagne are included in the ticket price and guests can take a break from the vibrant dance floor to immortalise their evening at the professional photo booth. Tickets will be available via quicket.co.za.

Host a party at your upmarket apartment

One of the great things of staying in luxury self-catering accommodation, is that you may be able to host the party at home. Caterers can easily be arranged, freeing you and your friends up to party ‘till late. Just don’t forget to first check with your villa manager if you are planning to host a party, as terms and conditions may apply.

Please note: drinking and driving is not cool, so make use of the various transport options available in the Mother City to take you home after the party. Oh, and a very happy 2016 to you!