Where to celebrate New Year's in Joburg

13 Dec 2023
Join in the countdown to 2024 and celebrate your way into the first morning of the new year at one of these Joburg events. Whether you're looking to dance, enjoy a plated set menu with live entertainment or countdown with a glass of bubbly in hand, we've put together a list of fun ideas for celebrating New Year's Eve and New Year's Day taking place from Sun, Dec 31, 2023 – Mon, Jan 1, 2024. Needless to say, booking is essential for all. 


H20 Defected NYE Party at Wild Waters, Boksburg

Celebrate 25 years of H20 at Wild Waters in Boksburg with the H20 Defected NYE event titled 'Six Degrees of Celebration' where you'll experience a night of electrifying dance music and welcome 2024 in style. Get your tickets now.

The Final Sunset New Year's Eve at Katy's Palace Bar, Kramerville

End off 2023 at Katy's Palace Bar in Kramerville for their final sunset Sunday with two dance floors, endless entertainment and DJs guaranteed to get you dancing into the new year. Follow Katy's Palace Bar for more and get your tickets. 

New Year's Eve at 99 Juta, Braamfontein

Celebrate the New Year in Braamfontein at 99 Juta. Photo: 99 Juta via Instagram. 
One of the coolest spots in Braamfontein – 99 Juta – is celebrating New Year's Eve with a big party. The place to celebrate the new year amongst the city's cool and fashionable, the music line-up will be great as always. The party starts in the early evening and is scheduled to finish way after the clock has struck midnight. Hosted in collaboration with Dear Friends and Abstract Coffee Club. Get your tickets here.  

Red Roof New Year's Eve Party at Radisson RED Hotel, Rosebank

Radisson RED Rooftop Bar. Photo: Radisson Red Rosebank. 

Spend the evening at the Radisson RED's Rooftop Bar and soak in the city's sights as you welcome in the new year with a spit braai you never thought you needed... Get a welcome drink on arrival, a three-course platter, as well as enjoy sparkling wine and a balloon drop at the countdown. Plus there's a DJ to ensure you get the party started right! R975 p.p, call +27 10 023 3580 or email to book. 

Karaoke at Saigon Suzy, Parkwood

Enjoy set menus and crowd karaoke at Saigon Suzy in Parkwood from 21:00 until just as the clock strikes midnight. Book through their website or call +27 76 284 9786. 

Fugazzi 54 New Year's Party 

Party and pizza into 2024 at Fugazzi at TheZone@Rosebank for their Studio 54-inspired New Year's party, a night of throwbacks and of course some delicious Italian food. Book now through Dineplan

New Year's Eve at Chiefs Boma Restaurant Indaba Hotel, Fourways

Behind the scenes at Chiefs Boma Restaurant Indaba Hotel. Photo: Indaba Hotel.

It's a celebration! Indaba Hotel's Chiefs Boma Restaurant is ending the year off with festivities. Enjoy a New Year's Eve-themed dinner dance with a buffet to feast on. There are various lucky draws to be won, too. The countdown to the new year is fun, with a specific countdown every hour, across different time zones and bubbly at midnight. To book call +27 11 840 6600 or email

A Streetbar Named Desire, Parkwood

Sorbet popsicles, vodka and great tunes. This favoured party spot on Jan Smuts Avenue will ring in the new year with Cruz Vodka and Sorbae Sundays. Starts at 15:00 and goes until 02:00. To book, call +27 268 6485 or email


New Year's Eve Dinner at Eclipse Restaurant, Sandton

Hotel Sky Sandton's flashy Eclipse Restaurant in Sandton Central offers an evening of delicious food and live entertainment to welcome 2024. True to form, it's an 'all-white with a hint of bling' themed New Year's Eve party that includes a lavish four-course dinner. R795 p.p; book online here.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Ethos, Oxford Parks

Start 2024 with a decadent, three-course, a la carte menu and a glass of Moët & Chandon Imperial at relaxed Mediterranean restaurant Ethos at Oxford Parks. R1,250 p.p; to book call +27 11 446 9906 or email

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Pot Luck Club, Dunkeld

Oysters never disappoint at The Pot Luck Club. Photo: The Pot Luck Club.

Imbibe on a welcome glass of bubbles, followed by The Pot Luck Club's signature small plates. Dishes include oysters with royal caviar, Mexican tuna sashimi and lobster salad with blood orange. Reservations can be made from 19:00 with the live music kicking off at 21:00. R1,750 p.p; book through Dineplan.

Qunu's New Year's Eve Lunch and Dinner, Sandhurst

Celebrate in ultimate style at Qunu Restaurant at The Saxon Hotel with an absolute feast of a lunch and dinner, or should we rather say, "banquet". Look forward to serious spoils such as their butter-poached lobster tails, vodka and pear-cured salmon gravlax, creamy summer reverse-seared wagyu fillet, and for desserts a sumptuous selection of gateaux, cakes, terrines and even white chocolate fondant. Lunch is R3,500 p.p. excluding wine. Dinner is R3,850 p.p. excluding wine. Book through Dineplan or email 

Signature New Year's Eve Dinner, Morningside

Fine-dining restaurant Signature in Morningside Shopping Centre is offering a four-course feast that includes panko prawns, oysters, salmon, poached lobster, pan-fried sea bass and a gorgeous selection of desserts to choose from. There will be live entertainment and a glass of Champagne to toast at midnight. Dinner is R1,895 p.p.; book through Dineplan.

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Shortmarket Club, Dunkeld

A night under butterflies instead of stars at the stunning The Shortmarket Club. Photo: The Shortmarket Club.

Indulge in an eight-course tasting menu from Chef Tyrone Gentry, themed “Journey around the World” at The Shortmarket Club. Each dish is named after a different country so you’re in for a real gastronomic journey with lobster tortellini inspired by Italy, scallop tartare by Japan and seared springbok with chakalaka and a springbok jus from South Africa. It starts with a glass of bubbles and ends with beats from DJ Pablo Lundall who will be ringing (or spinning) in the New Year.
Dinner is R1,750 p.p.; book through Dineplan.


A feast of flavours and fun at Mamasamba. Photo: Mamasamba.


Enjoy a night of jungle-themed glitz with Mamasamba's 'Glamazon dress-up' party. The menu is still to be confirmed but expect tequila-driven cocktails and Latin-American-inspired tacos, succulent steaks and seafood from the Josper-fired grill with salsas and firey sauces. OnealAfrica is on the decks. Book your table here.

Proud Mary is hosting a 007 Casino Royale-themed evening with riffs on martinis and their a la carte menu. It's going to be an evening of glamour and indulgence. To book WhatsApp +27 61 585 1596.

Marble is hosting a Moët & Chandon New Year's Eve Dinner and party with an a la carte menu and live entertainment. R1,500 p.p. Book through Marble's website.

Saint Pazzo Italiano will be hosting a three-course sit-down dinner before DJs and dancing set the scene for a night of serious partying. The three-course dinner is R1,500 p.p. Book through Dineplan or call +27 10 594 5550 (bookings and deposit of R1,500 must be made a week before reservation).


New Year's Camp at LeboLand, Soweto

Celebrate the new year in Soweto at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers. Photo: Lebo's Soweto Backpackers via Facebook. 

Join the popular Soweto backpacker team at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers for a four-day camp (Fri, Dec 29 – Tue, Jan 2) at the LeboLand Campsite. It'll be a time to relax around the campfire and celebrate the new year with a fireworks display and a dance on New Year's Eve. To book a tent- or wooden cabin stay Whatsapp +27 81 524 2918 or email

Il Contadino open for breakfast and lunch, Parktown North

A great spot for all the early risers on New Year's Day. Il Contadino will be open at 08:00 serving up their delectable farm fresh eggs and wild boar bacon, or one of their fluffy omelettes, with mimosas for those who are still in the mood to celebrate. Or pop in at lunch and get stuck into their signature ragu and handmade pasta or one of their crisp and moreish pizzas. To book call  +27 10 9001 363.


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