New Year’s Parties You Do Not Want To Miss

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With New Year's Eve around the corner, no one wants to sit at home. Here is a roundup of all the hottest parties south of the border - well almost.

Cape Town

Calling all trance junkies! The Rezonance Festival at the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve in Robertson is the place to be. A steeply-priced ticket of R500 will allow you the opportunity to enjoy trance, dubstep and techno music at four music arenas. Visit to get more information.

For a dress-up affair head down to the Forex 007 New Year's Eve Party at the Foreign Echange Bar. This Bond-themed event includes canapés and snacks, champagne at midnight plus a photo booth to capture all the spyish fun. Tickets are only R150 and there will also be a DJ on deck. The event's Facebook page has all the deets you need.

Church Street in Cape Town will be transformed into a carnival fiesta as the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice hosts a street party unlike any you have seen in movies. The event's Facebook page lists tickets as only R200 per person and reads that sick hip-hop beats and house music will keep you moving throughout the night. Be sure to capture the giant screen counting down the New Year, ample confetti and lasers on Instagram.

Eastern Cape

The Morgan Bay Hotel will be throwing a Mexican-inspired bash with a buffet meal that will leave your taste buds wanting more. For only R420 per person this is an event perfect for a romantic outing complete with a fireworks display. Contact 0438411064 for all the details.

If local music is your jam be sure to head down to the Buffalo Stadium in East London for a night never to be forgotten. Up-and-coming local musical stars will ring in the New Year. Tickets are R120 each and are available from Computicket. The festivities start at 17:00.



The scenic Magaliesberg will play host to a dance music lover's dream with the Revolution New Year Open Air Music Festival at Hornbill Lodge. If you can scrouge up R320 you will be able to enjoy this three-day dance music extravaganza comprising two stages with international acts and over 40 local trance, techno and bass DJs.

Theatre enthusiasts will be flocking to the free Soweto Theatre in Colour Countdown showcase to end off the year with some dramatic flair. The programme includes live music, DJs and comedians. Visit for all the latest event updates.


With all that holiday work money burning a hole in your pocket you might as well go to the party of the year - the Smoking Dragon New Year's Eve Festival at the Amphitheatre Backpackers. The three-day event will cost you R695 per person and boasts a line-up including The Kiffness, Grassy Park and The Rudimentals. Hit up this Facebook page for more information.

Across the border

A three-day New Year's bash at the majestic Victoria Waterfall on the Zim and Zambia border should be on your bucket list if it is not already. Known as the Vic Falls Carnival tickets start at R927 per person and includes a train and/or beach party. Visit to get all the deets.



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