Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. This is South Africa’s largest city. Johannesburg is one of most visited destinations on next coming New Years Eve 2017 in Africa continent.
Introduction to Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the economic hub of South Africa with population of more than 3.5 million people. Having 7 million trees, Johannesburg is most likely the world’s largest man-made urban forest. This is the greenest city in the world, considering that the natural landscape is savannah. The city is famous as a source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade.
One of memorable NYE parties in Johannesburg is Back to the Future at Randlords. Guests can watch the last sunset of 2015 with spectacular views of Joburg City as you sip on cocktails at the Randlords Rooftop Bar and Lounge. Clive, Bobstar Deluxe, Tommy D, Selektaa and Ricardo da Costa are some of the DJs that will play the soundtracks to fuel the mood. Late night snacks including chicken pregos, veggie wraps and beef burgers will be available for those who are still peckish.
Cantare will host its New Years Eve masked ball. You will be treated to a five-course meal and a cabaret show, after which a DJ will entertain you until the early hours of New Year.
Another choice for your countdown is to enjoy a scrumptious 6-course dinner in style at Clico Boutique Hotel in Rose Bank. Expect exotic treats like Cajun tuna with broad beans and wasabi aioli; wild mushroom and Parma ham ravioli in an umami broth with truffle froth and cider-braised pork belly served with kimchi, butternut purée, honey-glazed baby apples, smoked apple purée and soy velouté.
Visitors can eat and drink their way into the New Year at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton. While the restaurant has not yet decided what it will be doing for this festive occasion, you can’t go wrong at this vibey venue in the heart of Sandton.
Let’s kick off the New Year with a bang as Tiger Tiger brings in the New Year in 3D. The venue will be transformed into a tent party, 2 dance floors and a host of local DJ’s on the line up. Don’t forget to pick up your 3D glasses at the door.
Get to Johannesburg
O.R. Tambo International Airport – formerly named Johannesburg International and before that as Jan Smuts Airport – is the main airport for Johannesburg. It is located 21 km (13 mi) from the downtown.
Hotels on NYE
There are more that 700 hotels Johannesburg with full ranges of facilities and services. Top most booked hotels for NYE are listed below:
- Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
- Peermont Mondior at Emperors Palace Johannesburg
- Misty Hills Country Hotel
- Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel
- Michelangelo Hotel
- Faircity Quatermain Hotel
- Premier Hotel O.R.Tambo
- Acn International Regency Lodge
- Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Johannesburg
- Europrime Guest House
- Protea Hotel OR Tambo
- Palazzo Montecasino Hotel
If you are planning to spend your Christmas and New Year in Johnnesburg, early booking is highly recommended.