NYE: The party that needs planning

NYE: The party that needs planning

It’s one of the most anticipated nights of the year… but where to go and what to do for NYE?


Written by Shaazia Ebrahim


Overbooked, (sometimes) over-priced and sold out is the name of the game if you don’t set plans in motion for New Years Eve soon. With only a few days to go, there’s no time to waste – plan and book now! Here’s our round-up of NYE parties where you can usher in 2023 with good vibes only.


The Athletic Club & Social

Swing into the new year in style at the Athletic Club’s New Year’s dinner and party. A ticket gets you a glass of bubbly, a decadent four-course meal, live jazz and two dancefloors. Show up, dress up and usher in 2023 with opulence. 

Website: theathletic.co.za

Instagram: @theathleticclubandsocial


Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts: New Year’s Eve edition

Fancy a picnic, good music and beautiful scenery to see out 2022? At the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts New Year’s Eve event you can expect just that. A highlight on the annual calendar, the concert is hosted in the heart of the botanical gardens, where you can dance your way into 2023 beneath the stars. Headlined by South African hitmakers, Mi Casa, with an upbeat opening act by jazz sensations Swing City, it’s sure to be an unforgettable night! 

Website link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1520614853 

Instagram: @kirstenbosch_nbg



Alcazar is an epic extravaganza boasting eclectic music, impressive staging and flamboyant performances from the foot of Table Mountain – which is why it attracts more than 5 000 party-goers annually. This year, the theme draws from the Aztec civilisation and the Mayan Palenque. Dress to the theme – or don’t, either way the line-up will have you dancing the night away to the sounds of tech house, Nu-disco and hip hop. 

Website: https://www.alcazarnye.co.za/tickets/ 

Instagram: @alcazarnye



Summerdaze NYE Beach Party

In summer, not much beats a beach party… the wind in your hair, sand beneath your feet, a drink in hand, and the sound of waves crashing in unison with groovy beats. If this is your vibe, you need to head over to Beachwood Beach on the 31st of December. The Summerdaze NYE Beach Party promises dancefloors, lounges, a bar, good food and great music.

Website: https://www.summerdaze.co.za/

Instagram: @summerdaze_beachparty



Fact Durban Rocks at People’s Park

Founded by DJ Tira, Fact Durban Rocks is one marked in the calendar ahead of time by many. This year the event is taking place at People’s Park Moses Mabhida Stadium. You can expect performances from some of South Africa’s finest, including K.O, Shimza, DJ Tira, Q Twins, Blxckie and more. 

Website: https://www.factdurbanrocks.com/ 

Instagram: @factdurbanrocks


NYE Soweto Theatre in Colours

Soweto Theatre in partnership with Smart Hire will host the NYE celebration, Soweto In Colours Countdown 2023. Promising a vibrant experience with a variety of music genres, good food and a dynamic firework display, this is one to be enjoyed with family and friends (who are over the age of 18, of course!). 

Website: https://www.sowetotheatre.com



What’s NYE in Joburg without H20? The party, hosted at Wild Waters in Boksburg, has been making waves since 1999. We’re talking spectacular production, staging, and sound, coupled with world-class performers. H2O is a predominantly electronic music festival but if electronic dance music (EDM) is not your vibe, multiple stages and DJs will allow you to find your tribe. 

Website: https://h2oparty.com/ 

Instagram: @h2oparty


New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations annually, significant because it’s a way to honour and appreciate the year that was and celebrate the year to come. Find your vibe, invite your tribe and party the night away safely and responsibly.