Groove at Bundu Inn
Doors open at 7pm for you to get into the Groove at Bundu Inn in Akasia on New Year’s Eve. Set to be a total blast, national and local artists will be performing, and tickets are on sale all December. There’s also a #StarOnTheRise campaign running right now, where you can vote in a “poll” on afrohouse, pop, rap and kwaito, with the top nominees performing on the night. Tickets will cost between R200 and R1200 and loads of effort is going into making this a cosmopolitan Groove rave of note.
This happening venue on Struben Street is planning a serious NYE bash. Both floors will be decked out to party, with the third rooftop pool floor hosting those in need of a beach party. Jol at the Aquabar, enjoy the braai or choose from a variety of VIP experiences on offer. If you want the option of lounging and intermittently boogieing your way into the new year downtown, Propa Ganda might be your ideal party venue. The party kicks off at 9pm on Xmas day.
Thirst at 28 Degrees East
If all the glitz and glamour you’ll need to scrape together just to show up is already exhausting you, you might find Thirst in Faerie Glen more welcoming. Free entry to a NYE party featuring The SOULdiers makes for live music and a less intense kroeg gesseligheid. More a sit down affair with the potential to get totally out of hand in all the good ways, bookings are essential. This will be pub cheer at its best.
Samba De Janeiro NYE Party at Madison Avenue
What can we say about the Madison Avenue bash due for NYE, except make sure you drink enough tequila! Sure to be a beach party of note, rustle up your Brazilian flair and go and shake it. Swimwear is completely welcome. Tickets are currently R100 online or from R130 at the door on the night. Don’t forget, this is a nightclub, not just dressing up for Christmas, so this bash is sure to be smoking hot.
Skyline Rooftop Bar
The Skyline venue is beloved of many, and Christmas evening would be a good time to see why if you’ve never visited. With breathtaking views, a great menu and beer on tap, what else does one really need of Santa? You’ll need to book tickets. Kicking off around the pool in bikini party mode, to later savour a Manhattan-style evening of drinks and dancing, makes this a grand choice for NYE. Bar, lounge and pool. That kind of says it all.
Party at the Dam at Bosveld 369
A moerse spitbraai, live music, a giant bonfire and a strong sense of outdoors all await you if you opt for Bosveld 369 on New Year’s Eve. The venue is inviting patrons to “come party into the new year by the dam” Loads of food for everyone, drinks specials and ample lawns to stumble over are sure to click with many. This party promises gesseligheid, no fashion pressure, and a fine way to see in the new year.
Aandklas R20 New Year
What’s to be said for Aandklas’ NYE bash except that taking some Prohep beforehand is probably a good idea! Doors open at 5pm on Christmas Day and at R20 for “all beers, ciders, shooters, or a double brandy and mix, or a double vodka and mix or a double gin & mix,” it’s safe to say that hier gaan jy gebliksem raak if you don’t pace yourself! Free entry before 8pm is a bonus, and the venue will be decked out for a huge Christmas bash.
Time Square Block Party
The Time Square New Year’s Eve Block Party of 2019 has set itself ambitious goals. A block party (more commonly called ‘mastreetbash in sunny SA) is something you know wants to reach far in extent, involve everyone and make sure they have a rollicking good time! Sure to be on a par with previous parties hosted by Sun International, this will be glitz, glamour and loads of fun on New Year’s Eve. Things kick off at 6pm and, to quote the organisers, are “fashioned along the lines of the world’s biggest New Year’s parties.” They further promise that “Time Square’s bash will be an audio-visual spectacular of epic proportions. Block Party revellers are promised the ultimate experience.” There you have it, folks. A serious contender for numero uno.