Festive Season 12 ApostlesChristmas Eve

*   La Mouette, Cape Town: 6-course dinner R445.  Tel (021) 433-0856

*   Savour, African Pride 15 on Orange, Cape Town: 5-courses R450. Tel (021) 469-8000

*   The Conservatory at Cellars Hohenhort, Cape Town:  6-course dinner R 750 p.p.  Tel (021) 794-5535

*   Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town:  4-course R955 plus eggnog. Tel (021) 437-9000

*   Makaron at Majeka House, Stellenbosch: 4-course dinner R 55o p.p.  Tel (021) 880-1550

*   Bosman’s at Grande Roche, Paarl:   5-course dinner with pianist R1395 p.p. Tel (021) 863-5100

*   The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Franschhoek: 6-course dinner R875 p.p.  Tel (021) 876-8600

*   The Pavilion at The Marine Hotel, Hermanus: 4-course dinner R750 p.p. Tel (028) 313-1000

Christmas Day

*   5 Rooms, Alphen Hotel, Cape Town: Live Music and lunch R595 p.p.  Tel (021) 795-6300

*   Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town:  Buffet R850 p.p.  Tel (021) 483-1948

*    Bentley Oyster Bar & Bistro, Cape Town: 5-course lunch R 350 p.p.  Tel (021) 671-3948

*   CinCin, Cape Town: Buffet R385 p.p. Tel (021) 526-4000

*   La Mouette, Cape Town: 6-course lunch R445.  Tel (021) 433-0856

*   On 19, Cape Town:  Buffet R560 p.p.  Tel (021) 412-8082

*   On the Rocks, Cape Town: 3 course lunch R450 p.p.  Tel (021) 554-1988

*   Orinico, Cape Town: Buffet of tapas and complimentary drink R 285.  Tel (021) 418-4541

*   Planet Restaurant, Cape Town: Canapés and 4-course lunch R1350 p.p.  Tel (021) 483-1948

*   Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town: Buffet R750 p.p.   Tel (021) 200-7778

*   The Conservatory at Cellars Hohenhort, Cape Town:  6-course dinner R 800 p.p.  Tel (021) 794-5535

*   Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town:  Buffet lunch, welcome drink, and gift R985 p.p. Tel (021) 437-9000

*   bistro 13, Stellenbosch: 4-course lunch R 350 p.p.  Tel (021) 881-3044

*   Dornier Bodega, Stellenbosch: 3-courses R355 p.p..  Tel (021) 880-0557

*   Helena’s Restaurant, Stellenbosch: 3-courses R400 p.p.  Tel (021) 883-3132

*   Hermitage at Hazendal, Stellenbosch: Buffet Lunch R350 p.p.  Tel (021) 903-5034

*   Lanzerac Hotel:   Buffet Lunch R528 p.p. Tel (021) 887-1132

*   Oude Werf, Stellenbosch: 7-courses R350 p.p. Tel (021) 887-4608

*    Bosman’s at Grande Roche, Paarl:   Buffet Lunch and aperitif R635 p.p. Tel (021) 863-5100

*   The Kitchen at Maison, Franschhoek: Christmas Feast R995 p.p. Tel (021) 876-2116

*   The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Franschhoek: 6-course lunch R875 p.p.  Tel (021) 876-8600

*   Taste Bistro, Somerset West:  5 course dinner R 375 p.p.  Tel (021) 852-0274

*   Oude Wellington Restaurant, Wellington: 4-course lunch R395. Tel 082 836 8924

*   Rivendell Restaurant, Bot River/Hermanus: 6-course lunch R395. Tel (028) 284-9025

New Year’s Eve

*   5 Rooms, Alphen Hotel, Cape Town: Rivertones – lounge seating R395 p.p.; Restaurant seating R1250 p.p. Tel (021) 795-6300

*  Asoka, Cape Town:   Moët et Chandon welcome drink, canapés, 3-course dinner R950.  Tel (021) 422-0909

*   Café Chic, Cape Town: 7-course dinner, DJ, and dancing R950.  Tel (021) 465-7218

*   Charcoal Dining, Cape Town: Lanique cocktail, 7-course dinner R795 p.p.  Tel (021) 422-3232

*   HQ Restaurant, Cape Town: Steak, chips, and salad, cocktail, glass of bubbly, DJ R600 p.p. Tel (021) 424-6373

*   Kloof Street House, Cape Town: ‘The Time Travellers Ball’ with dinner and champagne R1100 p.p.  Tel (021) 423-4413

*   Orinoco, Cape Town:   Buffet and welcome cocktail R300 p.p.  Tel (021) 418-4541

*  Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cape Town:  R100 cover charge for ‘Party in the Parlor’, 19h00

*   Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, Cape Town:  Johann’s Dining Room Gala Dinner from 21h00, including drinks.  Tel (021) 424-2004.

*   Paranga, Cape Town: 5-course dinner R1200 p.p.  Tel (021) 438-0404

*   Rick’s Café Americain, Cape Town: Welcome drink, appetisers, DJ, Moroccan Buffet R 375 p.p.  Tel (021) 424-1100

*   Savour, African Pride 15 on Orange, Cape Town: 6-course dinner R 695 p.p.  Tel (021) 469-8000

*   Shimmy Beach Club, Cape Town:  International DJs R850 entrance.  VIP package R 2800 p.p. and Premier package R5500.  Tel (021) 200-7778

*   Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town: 6-course dinner, DJ, and champagne at midnight R2200. Tel (021) 437-9000

*   Zenzero, Cape Town:  5-course dinner R800 p.p.  Tel (021) 438-0007

*   Dornier Bodega, Stellenbosch: 5-course dinner R455 p.p. Tel (021) 880-0557

*   Hermitage at Hazendal, Stellenbosch: Welcome drink, spit braai and seafood buffet, The Bootleggers R395 p.p. Tel (021) 903-5034

*   Spier, Stellenbosch: 3-course dinner, beverages, and party R750 p.p.  Tel (021) 809-1100

*   Boschendal, Franschhoek: Farm-to-table food and Manouche R750 p.p. Tel (021) 870-4297

*   The Kitchen at Maison, Franschhoek:  The Greatest Hits of Chef Arno’s 2014 menu R995. Tel (021) 876-2116

*   Grande Roche, Paarl: 7-course dinner, aperitif,  The Mix R2665 p.p.  Tel (021) 863-5100

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