Welcome the New Year in Style this year!

2015 is quickly coming to an end and it’s almost that time of the year again to celebrate this auspicious occasion. We all know that we want to get a bit festive when December rolls over, but the question is how best to do this. Let us help you run through some party ideas like the ever popular themed party or an African music experience. If one of these theme party ideas grab your attention then we can help with the preparation. Don’t forget that Junk Mail is an excellent resource for costume hire and costumes for sale.


We will now go through some of the best New Year’s Eve parties in South Africa. If you are still deciding what to do for New Year’s, here are some great ideas….

New Years Eve party ideas

Masquerade Ball- Chicago Piano Bar

The first party on the list is the ever popular Masquerade Ball at the Chicago Piano Bar in Randpark Ridge. This is a 1920’s themed bar that offer themed dinners and theater throughout the year. On New Years they throw a massive masquerade ball themed New Years Eve party that is guaranteed to keep you partying well into the New Year. The party has been sold out for two years running so make sure you get your tickets well ahead of time.


Party details:

• Address: Chicago’s Piano Bar, Cnr Beyers Naude, Duiker street, Randpark Ridge
• Time: 06:30 pm
• Cost: R190 – R395 depends on if you want to book a table or not
• Booking contact: 011-794-3383


Do you need a Masquerade mask? Junk Mail has many different listings for costumes for sale.

Revolution NYE Open Air Festival

If you know anything about the Johannesburg dance scene then you will know that electronic dance music underground culture is alive and well. The Revolution Dance Festival is an open air festival that gives a platform to underground dance in South Africa. Here you will be able to experience the top Psy Trance, Techno and Drum and Bass DJ’s on two different stages. It all takes place at the picturesque Hornbill Lodge in Magaliesburg.


Party details:

• Address: Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg, Gauteng
• Time: 9 am
• Cost: Pre sale R320. At the gate: R400 (31st December from 9am) + R200 (1st January day pass from 6am)
• Booking contact: Webtickets

Smoking Dragon New Year’s Festival

2015 will the fifth time that this festival is taking place. The conscious performing arts lifestyle festival, better known as the Smoking Dragon New Year’s Festival is a varied mixture of South Africa’s cultural heritage. People come from far and wide to see this festival, including many international guests from all over the world. You can do everything from chill by the pool to hiking and then you can see the amazing musical acts that will be attending too.


Party details:

• Address: Amphitheatre Back Packers Lodge, Bergville, KZN, South Africa
• Time: 9 am
• Cost: R600
• Booking contact: 076 822 7508 or info@smokingdragon.co.za

Rezonance NYE Festival 2015

If you like electronic dance music and you enjoy a good barefoot experience, then the Rezonance New Years Eve Party will be right up your alley. Just a 30 minute drive from Cape Town, you can listen to the best local and international psytrance, progressive, techno, dub and electronica masters that the world has to offer. The event will have four stages set next to an idyllic dam on the Contermanskloof Farm in Durbanville.


Party details:

• Address: Contermanskloof Farm, Durbanville, Cape Town
• Time: 10 am
• Cost: Pre-sale at selected outlets: R590, Pre-sale online at Quicket R630, At the gate: R680, Rejuvenation Station (toilet and shower facility): R150
• Booking contact: 021-7944-032, 082-741-8981, 072-314-1942

Clarens Street New Years

If you are looking for a more intimate New Years’ experience then why not take a drive to Clarens in the friendly Free State. Every New Years this town closes off the town square and has a massive street party with every establishment in the area throwing their own parties. You can have a meal at one of the amazing restaurants in the area and then step out the door and party with the jovial residents.


Party details:

• Address: Clarens, Free State, South Africa
• Time: when you feel like it
• Cost: depends on what party you attend
• Booking contact: depends on what party you attend


NU World Eve: Time Traveller’s Ball

This is a little different as far as theme party ideas go. Dance your way into the New Years with this famous mashup of musical genius at one of the Mother City’s most anticipated parties. Hosted by the same guys that brought us Balkanology and the Flamjangled Tea Party. It’s time to get dressed up like your favorite time traveler or person in history, as the hosts say, dress to digress. This event has been successfully taking place since 2010 so you are guaranteed a great time.


Party details:

• Address: Vaudeville (AKA Side Show), 11 Mechau Street, Cape Town
• Time: 9 pm
• Cost: R250 – R300
• Booking contact: Webtickets.co.za

Do you need to rent a time travelers outfit? Junk Mail has many different listings for costume hire.

Electric Vines Music Festival

Electric Vines is a very successful New Years Eve party held annually on the Wildekrans Estate just outside of Hermanus. This is a two day festival that takes place from the 30th to the 31st of December and into New Years day. There will be over 30 acts across three stages and some massive names playing this year, like Goldfish and Mi Casa. If you are a more refined festival goer, then this festival offers The Electric Lodge which is a full five star hotel experience including VIP parking and access to the musician’s area.


Party details:

• Address: Wildekrans Wine Estate, Bot River, Cape Town
• Time: 12 pm
• Cost: R490 – R3600 (The Electric Lodge)
• Booking contact: info@themattchbox.com or buy tickets directly from http://electricvines.co.za/tickets/

New Year’s Eve Masked Ball at Monte Casino

This is a masked ball with a difference. If you are a seeker of style and you don’t like the dirty New Year’s debauchery, then the masked ball at Monte Casino might be right up your alley. The price tag is a bit steep at R850, but this includes live entertainment, a full five course meal and a glass of champagne to ring in the New Year. Booking are essential as this event sells out quickly.


Party details:

• Address: Cantare, Montecasino, Fourways, Johannesburg, Gauteng
• Time: 2 pm
• Cost: R850*
• Booking contact: +27 11 511 0505

Prices may vary *


Do you need a Masquerade mask? Junk Mail has many different listings for costumes for sale.

Shimmy Beach Club’s New Year’s Extravaganza

Last on our list of party ideas is the ever popular Shimmy Beach New Year Extravaganza. Shimmy beach is Cape Town’s most exclusive beach venue and you can join them on the 31st of December to party with international and local guests to the ultimate year end finale. You will get to see some of the world’s top DJ’s along with many different acts and performances.

Ticket prices vary a lot at the Shimmy Beach Club. R900 will get you general access and then there are various tickets that range all the way up to the Premier which will set you back R6000 which includes access to all the clubs VIP areas and food with complimentary beverages.

Party details:

• Address:
• Time: 6 pm
• Cost: R900 – R6000 depending on the ticket you buy
• Booking contact: 021-200-7778 or email them on tickets@shimmybeachclub.co.za

We hope this list has made it easy to decide on your perfect New Years Eve party, whatever you are looking for, one of these that will perfectly capture how you want to spend your New Year’s Eve. Once you’ve made an entrance into 2016, you can do it all over again on New Year’s Day.


If you know what you want to do and are in need of costume hire or costumes for sale then Junk Mail has got you covered. A themed New Years Eve party is not complete without the perfect fancy dress ensemble. Are you a business that offers costumes or selling your unused accessories and masks? Place your FREE AD on www.JunkMail.co.za today.

Bruce Ungersbock

Bruce is an SEO guy that has his eye on the prize and traffic on his mind. A lover of good music and a connoisseur of all things awesome.

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