Pop some bubbly and celebrate the end of 2019 in style at the Thunder Walker, a multi-functional space that occupies a century-old heritage building on historic Gandhi Square. The Thunder Walker New Year party includes an exotic 'Afro-global' dinner menu, served at either the Zwipi Underground Bar, a unique dining space located in an old bank vault, or upstairs in the Town Square Banqueting Hall. Music and dancing, including live afro-jazz performances, will be taking place between the two dinner venues in the glittering double-volume Scatterlings Arcade in the centre of the building.
Gandhi Square, City Centre. Tickets cost from R490–R590, email email@example.com to book.
Now in its third year, the cult Afropunk festival brings together a world-class line-up of the hottest names in black alternative music and is one of the most eagerly anticipated music festivals on the South African calendar. This year’s international headliners include Los Angeles’ neo-soul and alternative R&B superstars such as Solange Knowles, Masego, Miguel and Nao, while representing local talent are major local alternative, Gqom, Afro-psychedelic, house, rap and Afro-futurist performers such as Burna Boy, Sjava, Sho Madjozi, Busiswa and the Jazz Disciples.
Constitution Hill, Braamfontein. Tickets R600–R1100.
Join in the countdown to 2020 at the Soweto Theatre's annual New Year's Eve bash. The party features local live bands, dancers and DJs performing throughout the evening, plus plenty of food and drink stalls. Organised in partnership with Jozi FM radio station, there are two stages, 20 DJs and a spectacular firework display to mark the moment when the clock strikes midnight.
Soweto Theatre, Soweto. Tickets R80–R150.
A knockout super-sexy space packed with atmosphere and with a DJ booth and sound and lighting system that wouldn't be out of place in Ibiza, David Higgs' Sandton restaurant Saint is a super stylish restaurant to start 2020 in style. The New Year’s Eve Party includes DJ sets, great food and of course loads of bubbly with a complimentary glass of Moet Chandon exactly at midnight to welcome 2020.
Saint, The Marc, Sandton Central. Tickets R500.
Usher in the New Year with the family as you celebrate the New Year's Eve at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. Start out with an open-air picnic and explore the park with the kids and settle in with a drink on the lawns as the evening closes in and the countdown to midnight begins. The family-orientated picnic includes a night market and kids activities and ends just after midnight.
Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden, Roodepoort. Tickets R80, pensioners R60, kids R40, kids under 6 free.
A regular host of the city's champagne and polo set, this 5-Star luxurious boutique hotel welcomes 2020 in style with a dinner and dance event full of all that's bubbly and entertaining. On arrival, a glass of champagne welcomes you as you prepare to feast on an opulent three-course dinner accompanied by some live music from one of the Voice SA's soulful contestants, Veronique Lalouette and another star singer, Idols SA finalist SiAnne Wilkins. Put you dancing shoes on and prepare to dance the night away and you might not want to let go of that Champagne flute too soon as the bubbly will be flowing at midnight to celebrate the dawn of a new year.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Morningside. Tickets R895 (includes 3-course dinner). Booking is essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact +27 11 808 7300 to book.
One of South Africa's biggest party throwers H20 brings you a sizzling New Year's Eve party headlined by some of the hottest superstar artists on the African club circuit. The end of year bash is hosted in partnership with DJ Black Coffee's new project Africa Is Not A Jungle, a platform dedicated to showcasing talented African DJs and producers. DJs on the lineup for the massive New Year party at Wild Waters in Boksburg include Themba, Kid Fonque, Trancemicsoul, Jullian Gomes and of course the king of the decks, Black Coffee himself.
Wild Waters, Loizdes St, Boksburg. Tickets R250-R250, VIP R500. Early bird tickets from R150.
Spend your New Year's Eve celebrations at the new Beach in the city - Altitude Beach Club in Fourways. Defined by 'vibe capitals', the likes of Ibiza, Dubai and Miami, Altitude Beach is a new day-night beach club experience in the city. Laze by the pool in a cabana and enjoy food from the restaurant and sushi bar with cocktails while the sunsets on 2019.
To book WhatsApp +27 63 475 9523 or call tel. +27 11 516 0569. Altitude Beach is located on Sunset Blvd next to Bounce and Fourways Mall in Fourways. Tickets cost R650.
Tickets start from R225 for bottomless baos and dim sum, and from R450 for baos, dim sum and drinks. Tickets can be booked online via Howler.