New Year's Eve parties across the country

30 December 2016

The holidays are here and the question always pops up, ‘’what are we doing for New Year’s?’’ So, if you’re still stuck with what to do come the 31st December, we have put together a few great parties which are happening around the country from Durbs to the mother city and the Eastern Cape to Gauteng!

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Cape Town New Year parties

One of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations, the fairest Cape, is definitely one of the best places to be this New Year’s Eve! With parties, festivals and adventure activities happening around the province, there are loads of options for a memorable celebration.

New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch

  • Cost: R375pp
  • Date: 31 December
  • Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Pack a picnic basket, load up the blankets and chairs and get ready for a spectacular night under the stars with the likes of Johnny Clegg and Slow Jack providing the entertainment.


New Year’s Eve Party at the Cape Town Comedy Club

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: R350pp
  • Venue: The Pumphouse at the V&A Waterfront

Organise a big group of friends and head down to the Cape Town Comedy Club on the 31st for a great party. The evening will include a number of comedians to keep you in stitches all night long, followed by a DJ playing tunes until the early hours of the morning.

KZN New Year parties

If you’re in sunny Durbs this holiday, you can head to the mountains, or stay on the beach, and enjoy the New Year’s celebrations with a number of options, ranging from festivals to street parties.

Smoking Dragon New Year’s Eve Festival

  • Date: 29 December – 1 January
  • Cost: R695pp
  • Venue: Amphitheatre Backpackers

A 3 day event in the mountains for the whole family is the annual Smoking Dragon New Year’s Eve party. Relax in the berg, swim in the rivers and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities for the whole family. The tickets include camping access, and there will be a wide range of live music to keep the party going.

Ballito New Year’s Eve Street Party

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: R400pp
  • Venue: Ballito Street Party and Crush Night Club, Ballito

The party town of Ballito will once again be celebrating in its usual fashion, with a huge street party that has become a favourite with holiday makers and locals alike. With 4 dance floors and an amazing production planned, this will be a party not to forget.

Gauteng New Year parties

Staying in Jozi this holiday season? There are plenty of New Year’s Eve parties happening around the city with choices for everyone.

New Year’s Revolution Festival

  • Date: 30 December - 1 January
  • Cost: R320pp
  • Venue: Hornbill Lodge in Magaliesberg

For a serious dance party that will keep you up all night, or actually all two nights, and that will suck you in and spit you out into the New Year as a different person, make your way down to Hornbill Lodge in the Magaliesburg for a dance festival like no other. Party your way into the New Year with international acts and local DJ’s playing across two stages.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Fairway

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: R395pp
  • Venue: Fairway Hotel

Celebrate the New Year in style with a buffet dinner and some party-starting live entertainment, with some of your favourite tracks form by-gone eras and the latest pop hits.

Soweto Theatre in Colours

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Soweto Theatre

From the afternoon of the 31st, revellers can celebrate the New Year at the Soweto Theatre with live music, DJs, comedians and so much more. Make sure to reserve your free ticket early though.

Eastern Cape New Year parties

The Eastern Cape, one of the most beautiful parts of the country comes to life this New Year’s eve with celebrations across the province. Join the fun at the Countdown Music Festival or party the night away at the Morgan Bay hotel.

Mexican themed New Year’s Eve bash

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: R420pp
  • Venue: Morgan Bay Hotel

Dressed to the Mexican hilt with a Sombrero and a fake moustache, you can tuck into a delightful Buffet meal and live music before enjoying a fireworks display at midnight.  The Morgan Bay Hotel will be rocking this New Years.

3rd Annual Countdown Music Festival

  • Date: 31 December
  • Cost: starting from R200pp
  • Venue: Buffalo City Stadium, East London

Head down to Buffalo City Stadium for a massive party, where plenty of local Eastern Cape talent will keep party-goers dancing late into the night.

There’s no reason to be stuck this New Year’s Eve with nothing to do. Call one of our Travel Experts to get you to one of these cities for a wonderful night out! Across the country there are parties, celebrations and activities for everyone. Have a Good one, and all the best for 2017!


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