New Year’s Eve at The Piano Bar is a two-pronged, musical approach: Check out Bongani Nikelo, a local bassist, composer and vocalist who started his journey at the age of 13, or the international-acclaimed Mizz D & friends, who play everything from jazz and R&B to cabaret and soul. While you listen, grab some tapas and platters you can share with friends, or main meals you can have all to yourself. Check out The Piano Bar wings tossed in homemade basting sauce, cheese croquettes or falafel balls made from chickpeas, grab a bowl of olives or biltong as a snack, or share the cheese antipasti platters with a friend while you enjoy the music. Turn the last day of the decade into a musical bonanza at The Piano Bar.
Price: Bongani & Mr Bones: R300 per person; Mizz D & Friends: R300 per person
When: 31 December 2019 07:30pm–10:30pm; 10:30pm–01:30am
Where: 47 Napier Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 007 5212
Bring in the new year with laughter and joy at The Cape Town Comedy Club. The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront will be shaking with chuckles as three of South Africa’s funniest comedians entertain you on the last day of 2019. Catch Mel Jones, Yaaseen Barnes, and Shimmy Isaacs for a 90-minute comedy show, and then party the night away to tunes by DJ Shane Langdon. There’s a welcome drink on arrival and another glass of bubbly for the countdown. The a la carte menu will be available and there is also happy hour from 6pm to 7pm if you show up early to the Cape Town Comedy Club
Price: R495 (meals not included)
When: 31 December 9pm till late (dinner from 6pm)
Where: The Pumphouse | V&A Waterfront
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, +27 (0)21 418 8880, +27 (0)79 495 3989
Bring a picnic basket and get comfy at The Range, a verdant venue in the Constantia Valley countryside. Dance to classics and old favourites as The Professors perform covers. Drinks are available at the fully stocked bar and there are activities for children under the age of 12, such as arts and crafts and a jumping castle.
When: 31 December, 6:30pm – 2am
Where: The Range, Orpen Road, Tokai
Contact: +27(0)21 713 2340, email@example.com
Ibiza’s sexy Blue Marlin party concept lands at Shimmy Beach Club. Blue Marlin Ibiza is a concept that includes day-to-night dining, beach, sunbathing, music and dancing, all in one place at a sea-front venue. There’ll be incredible dancers and live performances by Gore Performance (Spain) and a line-up of top local and international DJs such as Camilo Franco (Ibiza), Andy Baxter (Ibiza/UK), Nadja DJ (Ibiza) and Dean Fuel (RSA) at Shimmy Beach Club.
Price: R750 – R1850 (VIP grants you access via a separate entrance to the VIP lounge area, with VIP toilets, waiter service and unreserved seating)
When: 31 December, 7pm – 4am
Where: 12 South Arm Rd, V&A Waterfront
Contact: shimmybeachclub.com, +27(0)21 200 7778, firstname.lastname@example.org