22 November 2012 by Laura Maggs

Five fun things to do for New Year’s Eve

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? There are some wonderful celebrations to enjoy in South Africa this year!

Dust off those party shoes and take your pick of these fantastic South African New Year's Eve celebrations...

A sunset dinner cruise with Stonehaven on Vaal

Craving some quality time in the great outdoors? Enjoy a luxurious 50-minute river cruise with family and friends, or a magical two-hour sunset cruise and five-course dinner buffet, with Stonehaven on Vaal. Visitors can also lounge and dine by the pool, or enjoy a delectable spread on the lawn, before hitting the river terrace dance floor to see the new year in.

The river cruise costs R50 per adult and R40 per child (under 12), while the sunset dinner cruise is priced at R300 per adult and R82 per child (under 12).

Visit www.stonehaven.co.za for further details.

A night of magic at the Nieu Bethesda Festival of Lights

This little town in the Eastern Cape is known for the slight hint of magic you can feel in the air. Why not try something different this New Year's Eve and take part in a special lantern parade under starry skies? Visitors can even take part in lantern craft workshops at the Bethesda Arts Centre beforehand to get into the spirit of things! You're sure to enter the new year feeling inspired.

Contact the Bethesda Arts Centre for more information: +27 (0)49 841 1729

The fourth annual Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town street party

Party like a VIP at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town street party. Expect lots of French champagne, some of South Africa's hottest DJs and a vibey atmosphere to see you into 2013!

Make the most of the occasion with the special VIP stay-over package, priced at R1 500 per person. This includes a bottle of Mumm champagne per room on New Year's Eve, parking and drinks vouchers, as well as a burger and milkshake “hangover pack” for two the following morning!

Visit www.proteahotels.com for further details.

A cheerful summer soirée at the Royal Durban Golf Club

Enjoy a grand old bash at the Royal Durban Golf Club. Welcome 2013 in style on the fairway before kicking back in good company, tucking into good food and cracking open the bubbly!

Contact the club directly to make a reservation: +27 (0)31 309 1373

Jazz and bubbly at Kirstenbosch

Prefer a laid-back and sophisticated New Year's Eve experience over a massive party? Pack yourself a picnic basket and a blanket, and settle under the stars at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for a truly memorable experience. Jazz legend Hugh Masekela will be in attendance to serenade the new year in, as will popular local band Hot Water.

Tickets are priced at R270 per person, and can be purchased via Webtickets or at the Kirstenbosch ticket office.

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