If you’re interested in a slight change of pace from our previous examples, a foray to Burger & Lobster might be the perfect thing for you. This venue specialises in three hero items that they have hands-down perfected. The burger, the lobster roll or the fresh whole lobster.
This amazing “hole-in-the-wall” (very loosely said) restaurant will be putting on a special menu for NYE which will include some of the following:
The Wolf Burger, a 180g, grass-fed, steak beef burger topped with fresh lobster meat, brie cheese and black truffle infused mayonnaise.
The Whole Lobster, their famous whole lobster steamed or steamed and finished on the grill.
Sirloin on the Bone, a 5 weeks, 350g dry aged sirloin on the bone, grass fed, pasture reared Greenfields beef grilled and sliced.
Arabian nights comes to the peninsula in this desert fantasy inspired, eastern-themed extravaganza!
The celebrations are brought to you by Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender, who have put together twelve hours of music and entertainment in the wonderful outdoor/indoor venue at the foot of Table Mountain.
The line up includes legendary performers such as Floyd Lavine, Kid Fonque, Dean Fuel, Toby 2 Shoes and Richard Marshall who will ensure your transition into the new year is a beautiful one.
Buckle up everybody, it’s time for a day out hiking, kloofing and abseiling! Gordon’s Bay, on the East Coast, plays host to this amazing way to experience nature.
Definitely for the slightly more adventurous, considering that kloofing is essentially jumping off waterfalls into rock pools, awesome! The kloofing jumps are up to you and how courageous you are feeling but they go from 3 to 23 meters in height.
After a leisurely walk you will be treated to a healthy picnic and then get to face your vertigo and adrenaline down a steep abseiling course.
You will want to round all of this off with a nice cocktail when you’re done!
One picturesque 44 kilometer drive out of Cape Town you will find the Atlantis dune field. A huge expanse of pristine and fine due sand where current National sandboarding champ Dave Rademeyer will put you through your paces and teach you how to shred.
Kids are welcome and they have boards and safety gear in all shapes and sizes. You need to factor in that this is roughly a three hour activity (not including drive time), mostly in bright sunlight on highly reflective dunes. Sunscreen etc and plenty of water are the order of the day.
If you find yourself falling in love with the sport, you can buy gear and get great advice from the guys running this course.
Sky Bar is an apt name for this jewel, possessing unrivalled 360 degree views over the city and our beloved Table Mountain.
You will feel like you’re sitting in the clouds with these commanding views and sophisticated venue. The cocktail list is a good mix of recognizable classics and some innovative firsts. Such as the blueberry and basil Margarita, a refreshing and tantalising twist on an old favourite.
Food-wise, go for the Springbok with celeriac puree and a fig and port wine jus, simply delectable. Most of this experience will be breathtaking, the service is outstanding and generally this is one of those places you will want to come back to again and again.
Seta translates to “silk” from Italian, and pays homage to Marco Polo and his creation of the Silk Route, where asian and Italian cultures met and mingled. Billing themselves as a fusion cocktail lounge, Seta have established themselves as a fantastic place to start, have, or end your evening at.
Hankering for a molecular cocktail, assembled by veteran experts? Look no further, two genuinely outstanding cocktails are the following. One, elderflower fizz consisting of lemon, mint and lashings of St Germain Snow Leopard Vodka. Two, a spicy mango Margarita with Cointreau, jalapeno, mango, lime, salt and of course Olmeca Bianco Tequila.
Check out the Speciality Cheese Platter, option 2 (which serves 2-3 people). It’s selection of French and Italian cheese including Camembert, Brie, Etorki, Grano Padano P.D.O, Italian Gorgonzola and homemade preserve.