Blinging into 2014

2013-12-29 10:00

South Africa’s blingest New Year’s Eve party costs up to R4?250 a head and will feature scantily clad imported beauties who have starred in pop-music videos for artists ranging from Kylie Minogue to Kanye West.

The New Year will be heralded in with champagne at Shimmy Beach Club, adjacent to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Organisers said 500 “VVIP” tickets at R4?250 each were sold out yesterday, but general-admission access was still available at R2?550 per person.

Entertainment will include podium girls, gymnasts and burlesque ensemble The Girly Show from London.

Joburg-based lingerie model Lee-Ann Liebenberg, her husband, Nicky van der Walt, and their toddler daughter, Gia, are spending the holiday at their bungalow in Clifton, Cape Town, and will attend the party at Shimmy Beach Club.

Said Liebenberg: “Due to my pregnancy, I will be too tired to see the sun rise this year, but I will be spending the first day of 2014 soaking up the rays in Clifton.”

Shimmys was a popular haunt of Oscar Pistorius last year. Reeva Steenkamp was seen on his arm at parties before her death in February this year.

On December 27 last year, Pistorius posted on Twitter: “First day in Cape Town was straight up epic and to finish it off @ShimmyBeach made my day! Thx!”

On January 4, Steenkamp tweeted about a lunch she was sharing with Pistorius and three others at the trendy watering hole: “Shimmy Beach Club!” she wrote. “Tooooo much food!!! Amazing holiday :)”

Other lavish New Year’s Eve options include a James Bond-themed party at the five-star Table Bay Hotel, where US President Barack Obama recently stayed, at R2?200 a head.

At Sol Kerzner’s five-star One&Only hotel, revellers can look forward to a seven-course Omakase Menu – meaning “from the chef’s heart” – at Nobu Restaurant. The whopping R2?250 per person price tag includes a glass of bubbly at midnight.

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