New Year's Eve specials

It is almost time to say goodbye to 2014, and to welcome in 2015. So if you don’t have plans yet, Moneybags journalist, Sean Binedell ,has some New Year’s Eve deals to help your rock 2014 out the door, and help 2015 join the fun.

We look at parties and events happening in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town on New Year’s Eve.

Gauteng

  1. Back to the Future party at Randlords

Watch the last sunset of 2014 with spectacular views of Joburg City as you sip on cocktails at the Randlords Rooftop Bar and Lounge.

When: 31 December 2014. Doors open at 16:00 for sundowners.

Where: Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Cost: R300 – R350 for the Sundowner Party (entry before 20:00) and R400 – R450 for the Sunrise Party ticket (entry from 21:00). For a more exclusive party make a booth reservation for max 10 people for R10 000.

For more information, click here. Or buy tickets online, here.

  1. New Year’s Eve Masked Ball

This is one of Johannesburg’s most popular events. Prepare for a masked ball full of colour and entertainment, where you can find the mystery of New Year’s.

When: 31 December 2014 at 20:00

Where: Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

Cost: R950 per person

More information: Tel 011 511 0505, email info@cantare.co.za

  1. All White Mile High Party

This party is a beach bar set up at the Airport – so you can just imagine how amazing it is going to be.

When: 31 December 2014 from 16:00

Where: Flyboys Rand Airport, Germiston

Cost: R100, including a shooter

More information: Flyboys Rand Airport

  1. New Year’s Revolution

Revolution’s two-day earth quaking, mind baking, soul shaking open-air music festival hosts an impressive entertainment line-up of artists on two stages.

When: 31 December 2014 to 1 January 2014

Where: Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg

Cost: R260 – R300 per person

For more information, click here. Or buy tickets online at Webtickets.

  1. Battle of the Sexes Tribute Show

The challenge is on as male rock stars take on the divas in a Battle of the Sexes rock and roll showdown. Until the 1990s few women claimed the rock and roll stage and only a handful of rock divas such as Cyndi Lauper, Janet Jackson, Shania Twain and Cher took to the stage. Unique experience

When: 31 December 2014 at 21:00

Where: Rivonia

Cost: R390 per person

For more information, click here or call 011 467 6983. You can also book online here.

  1. Bling at Chicago’s Piano Bar

Bring on the bling and end 2014 in style. Free cocktails from 18:30 with Gordon’s Gin, and a three-course meal served from 19:30.

When: 31 December 2014 at 18:30

Where: Randpark Ridge

Cost: R160 per person, or R360 per person with dinner. Tickets are pre-sale only.

For more information, click here or call them on Tel 011 794 3383.

 

DURBAN

  1. Fact Durban Rocks New Year’s Eve Party

Join Fact Durban Rocks on a midnight stadium firework display and New Year’s Eve Come Duze Live Broadcast with SABC1.

Some of South Africa’s hottest artists will be performing including Black Coffee, Mafikizolo, DJ Tira, Big Nuz, Cndo, Lvovo, and Professor.

When: 31 December 2014 from 18:00 to 06:00

Where: People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban

Cost: R250 for general admission, or R750 for VIP

For more information, click here. Or you can buy tickets online at Computicket.

  1. Smoking Dragon New Year’s Festival

Celebrate the New Year in the Drakensberg in an astoundingly beautiful setting surrounded by the Golden Circle of the Northern and Central Berg.

Bands include Jeremy Loops, the Brother Moves On, Boxer, Black South Easter and Cortina Whiplash.

When: 29 December 2013 to 1 January 2014

Where: Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge

Cost: Access to the three day festival and free camping is included in the Standard festival tickets at R600 per person. There are also one and two day pass options.

For more information, click here.

  1. Amafullthrottle New Year’s Festival

Full steam ahead into 2015 at Highover Lodge, an eco-adventure playground in the Hella Hella valley with the Umkomaas river on your doorstep.

There will be a variety of DJs keeping you in top gear, and two separate dancefloors – one PSYtrance, one Electronica.

When: 31 December 2014 to 1 January 2014 (gates open at 10:00)

Where: Highover Lodge, Richmond

Cost: R150 pre-sale, R250 at the gate

  1. Ballito New Year’s Eve Street Party

It’s the ten-year anniversary of this massive street party, and this year they’re planning the most illuminating New Year’s Eve party on Durban’s North Coast.

Where: Sandra Road, Ballito

Cost: R199 regular tickets pre-sale, R350 at the gate. VIP tickets are R450 pre-sale, and R520 at the gate.

For more information, click here.

 

Cape Town

  1. Fire and Ice Street Party

The theme is “tropical beach party in the streets of Cape Town”. You are advised to book early to avoid missing out.

When: 31 December 2014 from 20:00

Where: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Cape Town

Cost: R200 for the outside area, R400 for access to the hotel foyer and bar, and R1 500 for VIP which includes a bottle of champagne and access to the pool area.

More information: Tel 021 488 2555 or email nye@theinspirationroom.co.za

 

 

 

  1. New Year’s Eve Concert at Kirstenbosch

Open skies, a starry night, and a picnic on soft green grass. Sound good? You can enjoy a picnic-style concert with entertainment by Arno Carstens and Mango Groove.

Put down your blanket, bring your picnic basket and get set for a hot summer of music at Kirstenbosch.

When: 31 December 2014 at 19:00 (ends 00:15)

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cost: R310 per person (no children’s discount)

For more information, click here or call them on 021 762 2866.

  1. Rezonance New Year’s Eve Festival

Enjoy the three day dance festival.

When: 31 December 2014 – 3 January 2015

Where Contermanskloof Farm, Durbanville

Cost: R560 presale, R600 at the gate

For more information, click here.

  1. New Year’s Eve Boat Party Cruise

Party cruise boats around Clifton and Granger bay.

When: 31 December 2014: departure times between 20:00 and 22:30

Where: V&A Waterfront

Cost: from R550 to R850 per person, depending on the boat.

For more information, click here.

  1. New Year’s Eve Dinner at African Pride

Indulge in a fancy feast with a delectable buffet and bottomless bubbly at the Savour Restaurant in town

When: 31 December 2014 at 19:00

Where: African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel

Cost: R599 per person

More information: Tel 021 469 8000 or email reservations@15onorangehotel.com

  1. Hi-Tec New Year’s Eve Sunset Hike

Walk through the renosterveld conservancy and yellowwood forest. You’ll climb to the top of Klapmutskop to enjoy snacks and a glass of bubbly for the last sunset of 2014, with beautiful views of Table Mountain.

A torch and hiking shoes are a must.

When: 31 December 2014 at 18:30

Where: Delvera Farm

Cost: R100 per adult, R50 for kids

More information: Tel 021 884 4752, email info@dirtopia.co.za, or click here.

  1. Cape Town Calling at the Bungalow

The beach is calling you for New Year’s. Celebrate in style surrounded by some of the best views in Cape Town.

When: 31 December 2014 from 19:00 to 04:00.

Where: The Bungalow, Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton

Cost: R550 for general admission, R850 for VIP

For more information, click here.

  1. Shimmy Beach Club’s New Year’s Extravaganza

London’s hottest dance group, ‘The Girly Show’, will be performing. There will also be after-parties on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January.

When: 31 December 2014, from 21:00

Where: Shimmy Beach Club, V&A Waterfront

Cost: R850 for general admission, R2 800 for VIP which includes some beverages and access to other areas of the venue, or R5 500 for Premier, including a buffet, complimentary spirits, and access to the VIP Deck.

For more information, click here.

  1. Breede River rafting adventure with Felix Unite

Situated on the banks of the Breede River near Swellendam at either Round The Bend Lodge or at Up The Creek Camp.

Spend your days on the river, your nights around a fire and sleep in cozy A-frame chalets, with comfortable beds, duvets and linen, in a magnificent riverside setting.

When: 30 December 2014 to 2 January 2015

Where: Breede River, just outside Swellendam

Cost: From R1 995 per adult and R1 495 for under 12s

For more information, click here.