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Events in South Africa's Cape - November and December 2009



The Nutcracker Ballet - While keeping with a traditional celebratory theme for the festive season, The Nutcracker will be reinvented afresh by South Africa's innovative choreographers Adele Blank & David Gouldie. Baxter Theatre. 4 November 2009 to 6 December 2009

It Takes Two Musical - A musical journey from Bothaville to Buenos Aires, to Bossa Nova and back, featuring Pianist Rocco de Villiers and accordionist Sergio Zampolli. Theatre on the Bay. 20 October 2009 to 22 November 2009

Bottelary Family Day - Well- known wineries from the Bottelary Wine Route come together at Hartenberg Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) to host tastings. Children are entertained, while adults can enjoy a selection of good wines, good company, good food and great live music. Saturday, 07 November 2009 to Sunday, 08 November 2009

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts - A wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening in Cape Town. All musical tastes are catered for in the open-air amphitheatre from, rock, to jazz, to big band swing. Enjoy the breathtaking setting of the botanical gardens with a picnic and a bottle of wine. Sunday, 22 November 2009 to Sunday, 11 April 2010


The Nutcracker (Baxter Theatre) - Please see above.

Cap Classique & Champagne Festival - The culinary capital of South Africa has a dazzling array of outstanding eateries. Restaurants will compile special menus to complement the bubbly. Saturday, 05 December 2009 to Sunday, 06 December 2009

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival - Over ten thousand costumed, banjo-picking musicians and dancers, their faces painted white, as opposed to the original black-painted faces of the visiting minstrels, parade and march through the streets, followed by a series of dance, singing and costume competitions. Saturday, 02 January 2010

New Year's Eve Parties & Events:

Glitz & Glamour at Rotunda (New Years 2010 - The Bay Hotel) - The Bay Hotel will be hosting a dazzling evening to celebrate the New Year. The event will be held in the hotel's magnificent Rotunda. Dress: Elegant.

Dinner Dance Cruise - See 2010 in from the comfort of a cruising restaurant and bar "The Seahorse" at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town. Board at 8:30pm, cruise from 9:00pm and remain on board until 2:00am. Guests are invited to dress up for the occasion as prizes will be given during the course of the evening for best-dressed couple, funniest outfit etc. Full cash Cocktail Bar and dance floor.

Table Mountain - The best view of Cape Town on New Years Eve is from the top of Table Mountain. The Cable car takes you to the summit in under 10 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensures that all passengers get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The cable car runs all night! Full details tba by Aerial Cableway Company.

Concert at Kirstenbosch - The concert venue is within the botanical gardens, and seating is unreserved on the lawn. Picnic hampers can be ordered from the Silvertree Restaurant or the Kirstenbosch Tea Room. Full details of the concert are still to be advised.

For bars and clubs you are spoiled for choice - from elegant jazz bars to heavy metal... there is something for everyone, and on New Year's Eve the street becomes one big party!

Hotel Parties - The restaurants in most large hotels are gearing up with special New Years Eve menus and entertainment. We would be happy to obtain details upon request.

Please contact us if you would like more information about any of the events listed above.

Regional Recipe of the Quarter: Butternut Risotto - from Executive Chef, Malika van Reenen, Signal Restaurant, the Cape Grace Hotel
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