Best New Years Eve Parties 2018
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Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2018

No other night of the year offers such a free-spirited and joyous release than New Year's Eve.

Whether you're in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban, these 2018 New Year's Eve Parties are where you should be popping champagne come midnight.

This is a time to celebrate life with unbridled rapture, and to finally set aside all the challenges and stresses of the year gone by - as the old becomes new, and all clocks refresh back to zero.

If you haven't made any plans for New Year's Eve, let First Car Rental help you plan selecting some of the best NYE parties in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban to draw the curtain on 2018, and don't forget to use our self-service car hire facilities when you book your rental car.


JOBURG & PRETORIA


Wine Not NYE 2018-2019

Wine Not NYE Party

When it comes to highly-charged festive parties, Wine Not Popup Bar is sure to get your groove on. On 2018's final day, and starting from 6pm till way past midnight, Wine Not is celebrating the dawn of the New Year in style. The setting is the stunning Level Three Premium Venue with its breath-taking views of Jozi and Sandton's skylines.

Tickets are R900 per person, and include food, soft drinks, select wines, premium beers and spirits.

There will also be live entertainment as well as DJ's keeping the beat throughout the night.

  • Dress Code: Dash of flair and sparkle.

  • Date and Time: 31 December 2018, 6pm to 2am

  • Venue: Wine Not Pop-Up Bar, Levelthree, 14A Kramer Road, Kramerville, Johannesburg

  • Cost: R900 per person

  • Tickets: Available through Howler or contact info@wine-not.co.za



ew Year's Eve '19 Masquerade Ball Johannesburg

New Year's Eve '19 Masquerade Ball

Since their first NYE celebrations a few years back, every New Year's Eve party at Chicago's Piano Bar in Fourways has been fully booked in advance. Make sure not to miss out - your ticket's waiting! For this NYE, Chicago's hosting a masquerade ball to compliment the outstanding entertainment and the explosive midnight countdown.

The wine, dine & dance package costs R490 per person; whilst dance tickets go for R220.

  • Dress code: Smart/casual - and don't forget your mask!

  • Date and Time: 31 December 2018, 6pm to 2am

  • Venue: Chicago's Piano Bar, Shop 22, Waterford Shopping Centre, Fourways

  • Cost:

    • ◦ Wine-Dine-Dance: R490 per person

    • ◦ Dance only: R220 per person

  • Info and Bookings: Email chicagosfourways@gmail.com



Times Square Blockbuster Block Party

Times Square Blockbuster Block Party

Some are already claiming that the Times Square NYE party in Pretoria will be one of the biggest in SA. With 13 DJ's spinning out non-stop tunes for as long as 12 hours, what better way to say cheers to 2018 and howdy to the New Year.

Celebrations will be hosted by Ayanda MVP, and two of the many big names keeping the pace at full throttle will be Black Coffee and DJ Fresh.

  • Dress Code: dress to party

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, 7pm to 7am

  • Venue: Times Square South Africa, 209 Aramist Ave, Pretoria

  • Tickets: R399, book through www.computicket.com



CAPE TOWN


Secrets of Summer New Year's Eve Music Festival

Secrets of Summer New Year's Eve Music Festival

For 2018, Secrets of Summer is upgrading to a new destination - the River Club Golf Estate, which will will play home to their biggest production yet.

With views of Table Mountain, 4 beautifully themed stages and dance arenas, and a man-made beach oasis complete with palm trees, splash pools and Lifeguard Towers, Capetonians couldn't have asked for a more spectacular venue to welcome in the New Year.

Already 11 top DJ's have confirmed, with more soon to be announced. Whether you're into break beat, big beat, deep house, techno or hip-hop, you'll be well sorted.

  • Dress Code: Dress to party

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, 12pm to 4am

  • Venue: River Club Golf Estate, Observatory Road, Cape Town

  • Cost:

    • ◦ General Access - Phase 1 Early Bird: R430 per person

    • ◦ VIP - Phase 1 Early Bird: R560 per person

  • Tickets: Available through Howler



Pacha New Year's Eve at the Grand Africa

Pacha New Year's Eve at the Grand Africa

This year end, Ibiza's most famous nightclub will once again bring its revelry to Cape Town for one wild New Year's Eve party at Grand Africa's oceanfront.

Presented by Ciroc Vodka and Heineken, and with music from Pacha resident DJ's Danny Wade and Taao Kross, partygoers will rub shoulders with Cape Town's elite whilst sharing in the Mediterranean nightclub's vibrant ambiance.

If you're a free-spirited fun fanatic, then this stylish New Year's Eve island soiree might be just your thing.

  • Dress Code: dress to party island-style

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, 9:30pm to 4am

  • Venue: Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, Granger Bay Road, Cape Town

  • Cost: General Access - Phase 2: R1000 per person

  • Tickets: Available through Howler



Alcazar New Year's Eve 2018

Alcazar New Year's Eve 2018

Alcazar is dubbing itself as "THE Inner-City Cape Town New Year's Eve celebration". With Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender collaborating, be sure that this is a NYE gig not to be missed.

If art-immersive and experiential partying gets your mojo going, then get yourself booked for this lavish event held at the stunning indoor-outdoor location at the foot of Table Mountain.

Showcasing 12 hours of music and performance art, the celebration will feature two main stages running from 4pm till well after 2019 has joined the party. (Please note: Alcazar NYE is a NO UNDER 20s event).

  • Dress Code: Arabian Nights (think Eastern flair, or classic black tie with an Arabian twist)

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, 4pm to 2am

  • Venue: Alcazar NYE, 105 Hatfield Street, Cape Town

  • Cost:

    • ◦ General Access - Phase 1: R450 per person

    • ◦ VIP - Phase 1: R800 per person

  • Tickets: Available through Howler



Delvera FALKE New Year's Eve Sunset Hike

Delvera FALKE New Year's Eve Sunset Hike

Who said New Year celebrations are all about booming music, extravagant entertainment and fireworks that declare war on the stars? For some, those evening stars are all the entertainment needed to gently welcome in the New Year.

Footwear specialist, FALKE South Africa has teamed up with outdoor adventure fundi's, Dirtopia, to present a NYE experience to be treasured by the whole family. The popular full moon hike at Delvera Farm just outside Stellenbosch offers a wonderful alternative to the fury and frenzy of all the contemporary New Year celebrations throughout SA.

It's a leisurely 10km hike on a marked circle route through the vineyards traversing the Yellow Wood forest to the top of Klapmutskop, which sits in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, arrival from 16h30 - no later than 18h45 to start the hike

  • Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch

  • Cost: (includes shuttle, map, glass of bubbly and juice for the kids)

    • ◦ R150 per person

    • ◦ Children under 10 years: R60 per person

  • Bookings: Advance bookings are advised as space is limited. For more info and to book, visit www.dirtopia.co.za

  • • Menu options are available, as well as picnics at R80 per person. You're also welcome to bring your own picnic basket.



DURBAN


FACT Durban Rocks New Year's Eve #Fact16

FACT Durban Rocks New Year's Eve #Fact16

The Fact Durban Rocks team is at it again! Join the party on New Year's together with 18000 #FactFans at Moses Mabhida Stadium's outdoor People's Park. #FACT16 boasts the hottest artist line-up in South African House, Hip Hop, Gqom and Kwaito across two stages.

The Fact Durban Rocks Team aren't just upgrading this year's party, they've also booked the whole Kings Park Stadium for more secure parking for all fans.

  • Date and Time: 31 December2018, 6pm to 6am

  • Venue: People's Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban

  • Cost:

    • ◦ General Access: R300 per person

    • ◦ VIP: R1200 per person

  • Tickets: Available through www.computicket.com



New Year's Eve Dinner at The Oyster Box

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Oyster Box

Don't think the Oyster Box is just all class and charisma, it sure knows how to throw a party as well. On New Year's Eve this national treasure of elegance and style will leave you spellbound with top-class entertainment and exquisite cuisine, all under the Oyster Box's Big Top.

Anticipate an after-party of carnival proportions, whilst DJ Israel spins the decks and you sip from a flute of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold.

  • Date and Time: 31 December 2018, 7pm to 1am

  • Venue: Ocean Terrace and Grill Room, The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga

  • Cost: R2500 per person.

  • More Info: For booking information, visit www.oysterboxhotel.com



Year End Inchanga Diesel Trips

Year End Inchanga Diesel Trips

New Year's Eve parties and raves aren't everyone's thing. For many, this time of year is best spent with family and friends in a more tranquil setting. Kids are anyway not allowed entry to most New Year's celebrations making headlines.

Well, how about a vintage diesel train ride to whistle in the New Year? Here's an opportunity to travel the Valley of a 1000 Hills, and to enjoy the last trains from Kloof to Inchanga for 2018, and the First for 2019.

On route the train will stop at Inchanga for a picnic and to peruse the craft market. For the kids, there will be pony rides, a jungle gym, and jumping castle. Do make sure to bring a loaded snack basket.

  • Date and Time: 31 December 2018, 12pm

  • Venue: Stoker's Arms, 66 Old Main Rd, Kloof

  • Cost:

    • ◦ Ages 13 - 63: R260

    • ◦ Children 2 - 12 years & pensioners: R190

    • ◦ Children younger than 12 travel free

  • Bookings: For more information and bookings, email bookings@umgenisteamrailway.com



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