What To Do For NYE 2017

End your year with a bang with these New Year’s Eve/Day celebrations. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a lovely meal with your loved ones or want to dance your way into 2018 with an epic party, we have something for everyone. Booking is essential so be sure to make your reservations or get your tickets ASAP. 

Please note: Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Book now to avoid disappointment. Seating/tickets are limited. 

Ring In The New Year With Good Food

Radisson Blu Gautrain

On New Year’s Day, why not start off your clean slate with some delicious cuisine at the Central One Restaurant in the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton? On 01 January 2018 from 11:00 – 14:00, you can tuck into a lovely New Year’s Brunch at just R295 per person. Booking is essential as seating is limited, so make sure you make your reservation now to avoid disappointment. You can email the team on centralone.gautrain@radissonblu.com to find out more.

Maximillien Restaurant

Welcome 2018 in style at Maximillien Restaurant’s NYE celebration! On 31 December 2017, at R795 per person, you can enjoy a scrumptious three-course meal, bubbles at midnight and amazing tunes spun by the DJ from 22:30 – 01:00. You can expect dishes such as slow-cooked pork belly, grilled line fish, rolled chicken stuffed with hazelnuts and aged beef fillet as your main, just pick your favourite. And for dessert… well, that’s a Maximillien Surprise (literally!) There’s also the option to spend the night at R3 850 per couple which includes dinner, bed and breakfast. Booking is essential.

Parc Fermé

Looking for an elegant party to celebrate the New Year? Book a table at Parc Fermé’s New Year’s Eve Dinner, which includes a six-course menu of wild oyster, a cured salmon starter, poached lobster tail, roast beef tenderloin, jelly shots and a New Year’s Almond Log Cake. Sounds delish! The cost is R550 per person and booking is essential.

The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

This festive season, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg went all out with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day feasts, so it’s no surprise that they also have NYE and New Year’s Day delights to celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome 2018. Flames and the View restaurants have something special in store, plus guests can dance the night away at the 2018 Hilltop PartyThe evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a toast at midnight, live entertainment and more.

African Pride Irene Country Lodge

Celebrations are not celebrations without loads of food, which is why Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge will be offering an Old Year’s Eve Buffet at R595 per person. They’ll have everything from delicious soups, salads and charcutery to carvery, hot dishes, vegetables and of course, desserts! There’s far too much to mention here, so click here to check out what’s on the menu. There are also New Year’s Day breakfast, brunch and dinner options available. Book now!


For an NYE Dine and Dance, make sure you book your table for Rodizio’s Tropical Summer Night New Year’s Eve party. There will be lots of good food, great vibes, awesome music, Latin dancing and happy memories at this shindig from 19:00 when you receive your welcome cocktail on arrival. The cost is R725 per person. Booking is essential. You can visit their site to find out more.

Dance Your Way Into 2018

The Living Room – 31 December 2017 from 17:00

If you’re not hitting the beach this festive season, that’s okay, because The Living Room is bringing the beach to you in Maboneng with their Island Stylin’ NYE Party. This is going to be a fun-filled, tropical ‘beach party’, filled with the best beats, the coolest crowd and the prettiest views of Jozi town. The DJ Line Up will be announced once it has been confirmed but you can expect a top-notch line-up that will make you want to boogie all night long! Tickets cost between R250 – R450 per person and are available at QuicketTable bookings cost R650 per person which includes general admission, a private table with table service throughout event, as well as yummy snacks for the table. All tickets come with a welcome drink on arrival.

AfroPunk Fest Joburg – 30 to 31 December 2017 from 11:00

For many years, Afropunk has been defining culture in the music world, bringing a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for individuals of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes to the host city. This will be their first Joburg adventure, which will be mixing and offering homegrown and international musical talent from all genres, as well as plenty of art, culture, food and style. Spend your last two days of 2017 dancing to fantastic tunes, feasting on good food, mingling with locals and tourists and having a blast at Constitution Hill. Tickets cost R400 and R900 per person and can be bought at www.afropunkfest.com.

Wine Not New Years – 31 December 2017 from 18:00 – 02:00

Say cheers to 2017 and “wine” in the New Year with Wine Not New Years, taking place at Levelthree Premium Venue in Kramerville, Sandton. Tickets cost R750 per person which includes food, select wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. There will also be live entertainment that will have you on your feet all night, an awesome DJ line-up, and a festive vibe. There are only pre-sold tickets, so make sure you get yours from NuTickets or info@wine-not.co.za ASAP. Strictly no under 21s.

H2O Full Moon Fever – 31 December 2017 from 17:00 – 02:00

This is an NYE party that you don’t want to miss! The H2O Full Moon Fever party will take place at Wild Waters on New Year’s Eve. Featuring two international artists – Tony Cha Cha and Boy Roeles – and over 25 of SA’s top DJs, across four dance floors flowing from Nicci Beach Ultra Lounge into the H2O Party Venue at Wild Waters, this party is going to be massive! Prepare for a mega celebration complete with fireworks, body painters, champagne, dancers and more! And ladies, you get in FREE before 20:00. Get your pre-sold tickets at NuTickets.

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MozamJozi New Year Beach Picnic – 01 January 2018 from 12:00 – 22:00

Hangout Jozi will once again host the MozamJozi ‘Beach’ Picnic to celebrate a New Year and a fresh start. Spend a relaxing day enjoying casual streetfoods, delectable drinks and fab DJ music at one of the foremost regenerated spaces in the Joburg inner-city, Joziburg Lane. Tickets cost R50 per person from www.hangoutjozi.co.za or Tixsa. Table bookings with platter meals can be pre-booked. Streetfood stalls will also be available on the day. There will be a beer-bar on site selling Mozambican 2M Beers, a cocktail stand with Mozambican-inspired drinks and their usual bar with a wide selection of beers, ciders, wines and spirits.

Mad Hatter’s New Year’s Eve At EB Social Kitchen & Bar – 31 December 2017 from 19:00 –

To add to the list of New Year’s Eve celebration options,  EB Social Kitchen & Bar will be hosting a Mad Hatter’s themed party. There will be a live band on the evening, guests will enjoy a welcome ‘book-themed’ cocktail, five-course Chef’s Selection dinner (designed for sharing) and a glass of Méthode Cap Classique at midnight. Plus, free parking. EB Social Kitchen & Bar is located inside the Exclusive Books store in Hyde Park Corner. It is Johannesburg’s best restaurant to share conversations and hand-crafted food, and it completes the epicurean adventure with simple food, inspired cocktails and a view fit for a King. Book your tickets here.

Written by Kim Brown

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