New Years Parties and Festivals to help you welcome in 2019 with a bang

As 2018 draws to a close, it's that time to cement plans and make sure you shut the year down with a bang.

It's no secret that Saffas love a great vibe and New Year's is the perfect opportunity to let loose and celebrate. This year, like every year, the country will be set ablaze with events in each and every corner, from beach-side parties buzzing with locals and visitors alike to elegant 5-course dinners in hotel restaurants - there truly is something for almost every one in South Africa.

So if you find yourself along Mzansi's shores, get ready to enjoy the best parties and welcome 2019 in style. 

Here's where to do exactly that:  

Western Cape

  • New Year's Eve at Goudkop - When: 31 December from 18:00 | Where: Goudkop | Cost: R450 - R600 p/p - book and get more information from them via phone: +27 82 619 7785 / +27 82 623 5022
  • Charlie's New Year's Eve - When: 31 December from 18:30 | Where: Charlie's Brewhouse, Port Owen, Velddrif | Cost: R650 p/p (R135 p/p extra if you opt for transport) - book your spot and get more information via phone: +27 22 783 0448 or email: info@CharliesBrew.co.za 
  • Pacha New Year's Eve - When: 31 December - 1 January @ 21:30 - 04:00 | Where: Grand Africa | Cost: R850 - R1 200 @ Howler.
  • Alcazar NYE - When: 31 December - 1 January @ 16:00 - late | Where: The Paddocks, corner of Hatfield and Orange Street | Cost: R300 - R1 000 @ Howler.

Gauteng

  • WineNot NYE Party - When: 31 December - 1 January @ 18:00 - 02:00 | Where: levelthree, Sandton | Cost: R900 @ Howler.
  • NYE 5-Course Dinner - When: 31 December - 1 January @ 19:00 - 00:00 | Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton | Cost: R725 @ etienne.oconnell@radissonblu.com and +27 11 245 8000
  • Ekurhuleni New Years Extravaganza - When: 31 December @ 15:00- 1 January 03:00 & 1 January @ 12:00 - 2 January @ 00:00 | Where: Dries Niemandt Picnic Park, Kempton Park | Cost: R100 - R400 - buy your tickets here  

KwaZulu-Natal

Eastern Cape

  • Masquerade Ball - When: 31 December @ 20:00 - 1 January @ 01:00 | Where: Open Sky PE, Little Chelsea, Port Elizabeth | Cost: R60 entry
  • Donkin Street FestivalWhen: 31 December - 1 January @ 19:00 - 00:00 | Where: Donkin Village, Port Elizabeth | Cost: TBC
  • NYE at The Barn - When: 31 December - 1 January @ 19:00 | Where: The Barn, Port Elizabeth | Cost: TBC

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