29/12/2017 15:04 SAST | Updated 29/12/2017 15:04 SAST

Top Spots To Go For The 2018 Countdown This Weekend

Wondering where you’re going to party on New Year’s Eve? There are plenty of places to be...

New Years Eve fireworks display in Adelaide, South Australia
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New Years Eve fireworks display in Adelaide, South Australia

No doubt about it; 2017 was a long and tiring year for many. As 2018 looms, who wouldn't want to ring in it in style?

On New Year's Eve, you're spoilt for choice of glamorous parties –– from dazzling fireworks displays to unforgettable music events across the country.

Make the most of the last night of 2017: here are some of the events going on across the country.

Western Cape

1. New Year's Eve Party - Cape Town Comedy Club

Cape Town Comedy Club

Ring in the new year with a glass of bubbly and plenty of laughs with this annual NYE event at the V&A Waterfront. Music after the comedy comes from Airborne, and featured comedian and host of a fun lineup is Kurt Schoonraad.

2. Strongbow Presents: Private Affair The Rooftop NYE Edition

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Enjoy NYE at the Clocktower Rooftop and overlook the city of Cape Town and V&A Waterfront, while enjoying the best music, awesome people and fireworks.


1. FACT Durban Rocks New Year's Eve

Fact Durban Rocks Facebook page

Making its return for the 14th time, #FactDurbanRocks will take place at Durban's iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium's People's Park, with a newly designed stage and layout that #FactFans can experience with some of the very best in SA hip hop, house, gqom and kwaito in SA's biggest NYE event.

2. New Year's Eve at The Big Easy Durban

The Big Easy Durban by Ernie Else

Enter 2017 in grand style at Big Easy Durban. Party the night away with the DJ way into 2018.

3. New Year's Eve party –– One Night in Vegas

Fairmont Zimbali Lodge and Resort

Enjoy complementary entrance to their sought-after NYE afterparty, where things are sure to heat up.


The City of Gold is also glittering this NYE, with some of the biggest and hottest parties, ranging from big bashes at the Soweto Cricket Oval to a sophisticated dinner and drinks at the piano bar.

1. TILT NYE 2018 with DJ Fresh

Bianca Baillie Paulsen‎

Be sure not to miss this massive NYE party featuring DJ Fresh.

2. New Year's Eve Countdown

Find The Dj

Come and dance your socks off at this epic countdown at the Soweto Cricket Oval. They're promising "highly experienced local DJs".

3. Afropunk Joburg 2017

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Party animals don't want to miss the much-anticipated international Afropunk party, a weekend of pure musical bliss at Jozi's Constitution Hill. Big names including Black Motion and Spoek Mathambo will keep fans entertained throughout this nonstop weekend festival.

4. Big Top Rock – New Year's Eve Party

Big Top Rock

Many will love the Big Top Rock show at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, Johannesburg. You will enjoy an extravagant evening of live music, aerial acts and funky dance routines from icons like Def Leppard, AC/DC, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers to legends like Elvis Presley, Pink, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pitbull and many more.

For more places to go to as you welcome 2018, you can visit Computicket, vibescout and Whats On Cape Town and Whats On In Joburg