Don’t despair if you are one of the many South Africans who do not know where to celebrate into the New Year – check out this comprehensive listing of South Africa’s hottest New Year’s Eve parties going into 2013.
5FM The Ruins New Year’s Party
Party the night away with Goldfish, Lady Leah and more at the 5FM The Ruins New Year’s Party. It is a huge festive blowout that is already in its 11th year and will be staged at the Ruins, next to the fire station in St Francis Bay. Tickets are available at Computicket.
Vodacom Unlimited Urban Beat House Afrika New Year’s Eve Party
The Vodacom Unlimited Urban Beat New Year’s Eve Party will feature iconic house DJ, Black Coffee and other sizzling acts. The concert is a rocking beach party that promises to be an unforgettable experience. It will be held at New Brighton Beach. Tickets cost R200 at the gate.
Boomerang New Year’s Eve Festival
Boomerang New Year’s Eve Festival is an epic trance festival that has been rapidly increasing in popularity since it was founded in 2008. It will be held at West Coast Ostrich Ranch which is a 25 minute drive from Cape Town. The Festival will run from December 30 to January 2. For more information, visit the Boomerang New Year’s Eve Festival Facebook Event Page.
Kirstenbosch Amarula New Year’s Concert
The Kirstenbosch Amarula New Year’s Concert will feature jazz legend Hugh Masakela and local upbeat band, Hot Water belting out some wicked jams at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic basket. Tickets cost R270 and can be purchased through Webtickets or Kirstenboch Ticket Office.
Rock the River
Rock the River is considered the premier New Year’s Eve destination by many. This concert features an amazing line-up (over 200 artists). With three different stages, there will be something for all musical preferences. As the event will run from December 28 to January 1, make sure you bring camping gear. It will be held at the Savannah Farm and tickets cost R400 through Computicket and R450 at the gate.
Waterfront New Year’s Eve Party
Scores of great bands and DJs will perform at different parties that are set to be staged across the V & A Waterfront. Pete Tong will head the bill at the official 5FM party (New Year’s Eve Live City Linkup) on the Breakwater Roof. Tickets cost R380 and VIP tickets cost R580 – available at Computicket.
Rezonance Festival is also a major trance party. This four day party will run from December 29 to January 1 at a venue that is yet to be confirmed. The party will be feature major international and local acts who will showcase multiple genres on different two dance floors. Tickets cost R470 and are available at Webticket. You will be charged R490 per ticket at the gate. For more information, visit the Rezonance Festival homepage.
New Year’s Eve Live City Linkup – Balito
The New Year’s Eve Live City Linkup is two parties occurring simultaneously in Durban and Cape Town. Highly rated international DJ, Pete Tong will set the night ablaze with his incredible DJing skills at Balito before dashing off to Cape Town. There will also be an amazing line-up of SA’s best DJs. Tickets cost R320 and VIP costs R520 – available at Computicket.
Join the Madam Zingara crew for an unforgettable dining experience, coupled with the latest in cirque theatre. Tickets cost R895 and will include a four course meal and welcome drinks. After the show, party the night away as the dance floor opens. The show will be held at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment world. For more information, call 0861 623263.
The Smoking Dragon Festival
Party on a magnificent mountain range at the Smoking Dragon Festival which will feature a long list of spectacular South African bands. The event will be held at the Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge, situated in the Drakensburg. The festival will run from December 29 to January 1. Early bird tickets are on sale until December 24 and can be booked online here. For more information, visit the Smoking Dragon Festival Facebook Fan Page.
New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring DJ Fresh
Get set for an insane night of phat beats and good vibes as DJ fresh will be spinning the hottest hip hop tunes. This street party will go down at Wild Waters in Boksburg. Tickets are priced between R161 and R262 and are available at Computicket.
Truth New Year’s Eve Party
Truth Night club are also hosting a massive party, featuring international DJs, Roger Shah (Germany) and Julien Chaptal (Holland). For more details visit the Truth Night club homepage.