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Picnic at a concert, party at a beach club, swim 1 600m, take a family day trip
Last updated: Wednesday, 20 December 2023
Are you looking to keep the party going or unwind and spend time with family on New Year’s Day? From a 12-hour dance party at a beach club to a morning swim or a sunset concert, there’s something for everyone to do on January 1st.
DANCE AT THE BEACH
One of Cape Town’s most beloved festival brands is teaming up with the dreamiest beach venue to make your New Year’s Day memorable. Sexy Groovy Love will be back at Grand Africa Café & Beach with 12 hours of nonstop grooving, 9 local and international DJs and a 3-course menu at Sexy Groovy Love The Beach.
Time: 2pm to 2am
Cost: From R950, book via Howler
1 Haul Rd | Granger Bay Boulevard | @sexygroovylove | Image: Sexy Groovy Love
PICNIC CONCERT AT KIRSTENBOSCH
A summer highlight for many locals are the Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts. Bring your picnic baskets and blankets and listen to music from local legends Goldfish. Gates open at 4pm for people to settle in and pick a spot before the concert starts at 5.30pm
Cost: R300-R450, book via Webtickets
Kirstenbosch Gardens | Cape Town | @kirstenboschsummerconcerts | Image: Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts
GO FOR A MORNING SWIM
Tick off a new year’s resolution with a 1 600m swim from Clifton 4th beach around the bay with 36ONE’s open water swim series. The difficulty for this swim is moderate. 36ONE swim caps are compulsory and on the day tickets are charged an extra R50.
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
Cost: R200-R250, enter via Howler
Clifton 4th Beach | Clifton | @the36oneswim | Image: 36ONE
DO KARAOKE (FOR FREE)
Mojo Market will be hosting their weekly Monday night karaoke. Arrive early to grab food and drinks from the various market stalls before getting ready to hit the stage. All ages are welcome so bring your family, friends and singing partners.
Cost: Free entrance, costs for food and drinks vary
30 Regent Street | Sea Point | @themojomarket | Image: Mojo Market
TAKE A DRIVE TO A FAMILY RESORT
De Hollandsche Molen are opening their facilities to day visitors to make use of their outdoor areas. Adults can gather around the braai and picnic areas while kids enjoy the rock and swimming pools, trampolines and more.
Time: 7.30am to 6pm
Cost: 2 and under, free; 3 to 10, R80; 11 and over, R150; book via Webtickets
Wemmershoek Road | @dehollandschemolen | Image: De Hollandsche Molen
KEEP THE PARTY GOING WITH A ONE MAN SHOW
Clint Loggenberg created the One Man Show in 2022 as a way to bring together fans of new and old school music. This 18-and-over party will have music ranging from old school to R&B to house. Head to the Terrace Rooftop to continue the new year’s celebrations with an afternoon party.
Time: 2pm to 10pm
Cost: R200, book via Quicket
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