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The Best New Year's Parties in South Africa to Start 2024 With a Bang

Havana Dauncey
ยท December 30, 2023
The Best New Year's Parties in South Africa to Start 2024 With a Bang

Are you looking for the best New Year’s Eve party near you to celebrate stepping into the new year? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

As the clock ticks down to the much-anticipated moment when we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome the dawn of a new year, South Africa is gearing up for a spectacular celebration. Across the nation, major cities are preparing to host unforgettable New Year's Eve parties that promise to be the highlight of the year-end festivities.

Join us as we unveil the top New Year's Eve parties in every major South African city for 2024.

Top New Year’s Eve Events in Cape Town

1. New Year’s Eve Summer Concert

What: Attend Kirstenbosch’s famous Summer Concerts with an outdoor concert with lush garden surroundings, featuring top local bands and a picnic-style celebration.

Location: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Newlands

Time: Gates open at 19:00

Price: R530

Lineup: Jeremy Loops and the Congo Cowboys

2. Secrets of Summer

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What: Celebrate 2024 with Secrets of Summer and G-Eazy’s debut in South Africa, headlining the largest main stage ever for the occasion, complemented by an electrifying support lineup and two additional stages featuring the country's top performers and DJs for a diverse musical experience.

Location: UCT Sports Field, Rondebosch

Time: 13:00 31 Dec 2023 - 02:10 1 Jan 2024

Price: R95

Lineup: G-Eazy, Juicy 9, Sophie Francis, Frank Osorio, Dobé, Zakes Bantwini, Matthew Mole, Max Hurrel and more

3. New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront

What: A family-friendly celebration with live music, street performers, and a stunning midnight fireworks display over Table Mountain.

Location: V & A Waterfront

Time: 15:00 - 00:00

Price: Free

Lineup: Tarryn Lamb, Just Jinger, Sun-El Musician, Black Ties, Mandisi Dyantyis, The Rivertones, Seth Grey and The Ploemies

4. Summer Safari NYE

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What: Step into a vibrant Summer Safari at Harringtons, where a jungle of blue, yellow and pink hues awaits, featuring House DJs and special guests for a memorable Music Safari, complemented by cocktails, delightful canapés and a floating-style dinner to welcome 2024 in true Cape Town style.

Location: Harrington Cocktail Lounge, District 6

Time: 19:00 31 Dec 2023 - 04:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R950

Lineup: Gary Night, Hartley, Travis Mason, Lucideep, Kurt April, Chunda Munki, Stephy Longueira and Xela

5. Kiss Me at Midnight H2O Party

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What: A 22-year-strong electronic music festival is hosting its celebrated New Year's Eve bash featuring SA's top artists and international guests like Kryder and Bjones with thousands of passionate party people, a diverse music policy and an unbeatable vibe.

Location: Cape Town Ostrich Farm, Philadelphia

Time: 15:00 31 Dec 2023 - 02:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R350

Lineup: Kryder, B Jones and more local artists

New Year’s Eve Events in Johannesburg and Pretoria

1. H2O Defected NYE Party

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What: Global dance super brand and Africa’s biggest dance music festival collide this New Year’s Eve with H20 Defected to bring you the country's most electrifying NYE dance experience featuring 2 international Defected artists.

Location: Wild Waters Complex, Boksburg

Time: 15:00 31 Dec 2023 - 03:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R550

Lineup: Darius Syrossian, Kitty Amor and more

2. Soweto in Colours

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What: Soweto in Colours offers an authentic Soweto nightlife entertainment and lifestyle experience including a line-up of the hottest DJs in Joburg, Lifestyle consumables exhibitions, Kasi Food stalls, a cooling Cocktail lounge and a refreshing beer garden in the company of like-minded people.

Location: Soweto Theatre, Soweto

Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Price: R150

Lineup: Deejay Prince SA, Tshepojnr, DJ Cya, Mo Flava, DJ ZanD, DJ Jaivani, Big Skye, DJ Mr. X, Kmat_DJ, DJ Hudson, MacG and Sol

3. Revolution Festival

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What: Revolution Festival is a vibrant year-end celebration, featuring a mix of local and international artists across multiple stages, with diverse musical genres, and food and beverage options to cater to a wide range of preferences for a versatile New Year's Eve celebration.

Location: Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg

Time: 00:00 30 Dec 2023 - 07:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R750 - R1 000

Lineup: Dobe, Novi Maschilton, D-Nation, Miles From Mars, Deliriant, Deadbeat FM, RudeOne, Nick Grater, Tank Girl, Dre’Ama, Atrium, Bennefaktor, Bionic and more

4. Temptation Island NYE at Madison Avenue

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What: Madison Ave's New Year's Eve Temptation Island Beach Party promises a tropical paradise with an electric night of sun-soaked celebration with top DJs, beach lounges, hot tubs, and tiki bars.

Location: Madison Avenue, Rivonia

Time: 18:00 till late

Price: R0 - R275

Lineup: Dalootz, Dino Bravo, Neal Rain, RSHN, Jason 2Ray, Presto and more

5. Gatsby New Year’s Eve Celebration

What: Step into the opulent world of the Gatsby New Year's Eve Extravaganza, featuring a dazzling 3-course dining experience, timeless entertainment with live shows and renowned DJs, and a midnight toast in true Gatsby style.

Location: Casa Social da Madeira, Pretoria

Time: 18:00

Price: R400 for adults; R200 for children

Lineup: DJ Paul and DJ Miki

New Year’s Eve Events in Durban

1. Summerdaze New Year’s Eve Beach Party

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What: Summerdaze transforms Beachwood Beach into the perfect party destination fully kitted with live entertainment, dance floors, lounges, bars, good food and great music to bring you into 2024.

Location: Beachwood Beach Durban North

Time: 14:00 31 Dec 2023 - 02:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R250

Lineup: Chunda Munki, Matt Davis & Tim Lewis, Pala Chrome, Motion, Jay Jabbs, Kritik, DJ Dan, Paul Marks, Nick Normal and more

2. New Year’s Eve at Tiger Tiger

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Location: Tiger Tiger, Morningside

Time: 20:00 till late

Price: R100

Lineup: Beckz, Cassie, Jaygee, Quick Fixx, Owen Lee, Misha, Maverick, Liam G and Law-T

3. Fact Durban Rocks New Year’s Eve

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What: With over 15,000 attendees, Fact Durban Rocks is one of SA's largest NYE events, featuring a stellar lineup in SA House, Hip Hop, and Kwaito, with a live SABC1 broadcast, culminating in a festive atmosphere and a spectacular midnight fireworks show.

Location: Moses Mabhida People’s Park, Stamford Hill

Time: 18:00 31 Dec 2023 - 06:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R350

Lineup: Scorpion Kings DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small, Cassper Nyovest, Dlala Thukzin, Tyler ICU, Big Zulu, Nomfundo Moh, Mörda Bongs, Goldmax, Dladla Mshunqisi, Lwah Ndlunkulu and more

New Year’s Eve Events in Port Elizabeth

1. Old Skool Affair NYE Countdown

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What: Old Skool Affair presents the VIP in conjunction with some of Gqebera's Iconic and legendary Old Skool DJs which will be counting down 2023 and ushering in 2024. The New Year's Eve lineup is infused with Old Skool kats and not-so-young DJs.

Location: VIP Lounge Dockside, PE Harbour

Time: 19:00 31 Dec 2023 - 04:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R65

Lineup: Dr Beat, Davy D, Superman, Mello, Smokey, Sham De Funk, Liam Chinaman, Bena B and Curty G

2. Deep Brew Sundaze

What: Deep Brew Sundaze celebrates New Year's Eve in style at Port Elizabeth's most prestigious rooftop venue. Delicious food, great drink specials, the most incredible views and the city's best DJs.

Location: Roof Garden Bar 33 Chapel Street, Gqeberha

Time: 12:00 31 Dec 2023 - 02:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R100

Lineup: Ayaz, Kumnandi, Jake White, Bena B, NBeats, Sham De Funk, Sbhizo, Muzero and Mleistar

3. New Year’s Eve Party at Music Kitchen

What: Bring your dancing shoes and your party vibes to the Music Kitchen to celebrate 2024. All seating will be allocated under the tent and the venue will be a dancefloor for the night with live music from Georgetown.

Location: The Music Kitchen, Newton Park

Time: 20:00 31 Dec 2023 – 02:00 1 Jan 2024

Price: R230 - R400

Lineup: Georgetown

Ready to enter the new year with a bang? We are!

South Africa is getting ready to welcome 2024 with a variety of exciting New Year's Eve parties. From the urban glamour of Cape Town and Johannesburg to the coastal charm of Port Elizabeth, each city offers a unique celebration to suit every taste. Get ready to make memories and ring in the new year with style!

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