The best places to spend New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 09:05 AM

New Year’s Eve should always go off with a bang. It’s the occasion to either celebrate a prosperous year or to celebrate putting a less-than-pleasant twelve months behind you! If you’re planning on spending it somewhere special in 2021/2022, we’ve got a few local suggestions to consider when choosing your December holiday destination.

Cape Town

The best part about enjoying New Year’s Eve in Cape Town is that you get to choose whether to ramp up the energy or to opt for a low-key, laid-back evening. If you select the former, why not head on over to a lively venue with live music, good food, and great wine? If the latter sounds more appealing, how about a candlelit dinner for two followed by a cosy evening cuddling on your hotel room balcony and taking in the view?


Who wouldn’t want to spend New Year’s on Durban’s sprawling sandy beaches? Pack a picnic basket full of treats or indulge in a scrumptious seafood spread at a beachside restaurant before the celebrations begin. From there, you’ll be fully prepared to lay out a towel and join in on the beach-bum festivities regardless of where along the coast you find yourself!


Jozi is a fantastic New Year’s Eve spot, especially because most of the city’s local residents are away for the holidays! This means you’ll have the glitz, glamour, and good vibes all to yourself. Get dressed up and head out for a fancy dinner followed by a live show, or party the night away (prioritising social distancing, of course) at a local rooftop restaurant where you can watch the city come alive all around you.


The Garden Route is a go-to choice for a New Year’s celebration to remember, especially if you’d like to spend the occasion making the most of the great outdoors. Why not set out on a hike at sunset before returning to your hotel to pop open a bottle of champers, tuck into a gourmet meal, and settle into the rest of the evening in style and quiet luxury?

East London

East London is another popular end-of-year beach destination that might not be quite as crowded as Durban or Cape Town – excellent news considering the times we live in! Watch the sunset and the whales at Bluewater Bay, dance the night away at a local jazz café, or simply lie back, relax, and enjoy the occasion on the beach with your loved ones.

Inspired? Choose for easy holiday deals at any of these lively local destinations – and more – this December. Look, book, go!

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