Cities to spend your New Year's eve

Top 5 Cities to Spend your New Year’s Eve in Africa

The best Cities to spend your New Year’s eve are right here in Africa where every country enjoy a public holiday on January 1st. Traditional New Year Day celebration may happen at a time other than the first day of the year on the Gregorian calendar in some parts of the continent but one thing that’s certain is the nightlife on December 31, the vibe and the glamour.

From beach parties, dancing, fireworks to watch nights, we present to you Top 5 cities to spend your New Year’s eve in Africa.

Cities to Spend your New Year’s Eve in Africa

New Year’s eve in Cape Town, South Africa

Cities to spend your New Year's eve

V&A waterfront on New Years eve 2014.

Whether you are looking for some place to just unwind and watch the stars roll out with the new, or you want to be in the thick of the fireworks and the big bash; the Mother City is the place to be. With a large selection of parties slated for this year’s cross-over’, it’s important you choose to be in company of like minds and in the best atmosphere. A voyage to the summit of the Table Mountain offers a panoramic view of the cityscape, shorelines and fireworks over the harbour. Many of Cape Town roads will be shut down, public transport is the surest bet for tourists. The dancing and music continue even after the countdown when the vibrant carnival parades are expected to set in (especially the Kaapse Klopse Carnival).

New Year’s Eve is a fiesta in Lagos

Cities to spend your New Year's eve

Club Quilox will be home to many Nigerian and international acts on New Year’s eve.

Depending on your lifestyle and mood, nothing compares to the aura of flexibility that comes with crossover celebrations in Lagos. Whether you’re attending watch night service, dancing the night away at one of its exquisite clubs or parties, or watching fireworks over water at Lagos Bar Beach, New Year’s eve in Lagos is best spent with loved ones. One Lagos Fiesta will be winding down later that midnight after an eight-day celebration and fun galore. Party with top Nigerian hip-hop artists at Quilos’ Moet bottle filled spectacle. The biggest religious event of the night will take place at the Tafawa Balewa Square, where Pastor Poju Oyemade and American worship leader, singer and songwriter, Ron Kenoly, will be live on stage to usher a crowd of believers into 2017. For a stunning view of Lagos shoreline and cityscape, attending a yacht party on the Lagos lagoon will do. Wherever you choose to ring in the New Year, remember to stay out of trouble, celebrate, and never let a moments pass unnoticed.

New Year’s Eve in Victoria Falls

Cities to spend your New Year's eve

A street party in Mufakose township, western outskirts of Harare.

Ring in the New Year in Victoria Falls and be part of one of Zimbabwe’s longest running crossover celebration, the Vic Falls Carnival. Sponsored by Jameson and DSTV, this year’s lineup of performances include the best of Southern Africa’s acts like The Kifness, Sketchy Bongo, Goodluck and Tresor. There’ll be White Water Rafting, Helicopter Flights, Bungee Jump, the Devil’s Pool and Steam Train Party amongst other adventure and activities.

Welcome to 2017 in Maputo

Cities to spend your New Year's eve

New Years Eve in Maputo, Mozambique.

Parties – most of which are strictly by invitation – and warmth makes this tropical paradise a sought after destination for New Year celebration. Party people stay out late along the coast of the major city. Its streets hardly sleep on this night. Like in other places, firework rockets are blasted about its nooks and crannies as crowd sing and chant in unison. You can save cost by going far from the town for the night-long extravaganza and then go on to enjoy the revitalising energy of a selection of watersport. Happenings at Coconuts Live – a nightclub with an outdoor Lounge – shouldn’t be missed if you’re lucky to be in Maputo on this night as a handful or international and local DJ’s will be on hand to wow the crowd all through the night.

Fireworks on Agadir Beach

Cities to spend your New Year's eve

Spectacular fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Agadir.

If you travel to Morocco often, remember to schedule one of your visits for the New Year’s day. You stand to enjoy steaming plates of chicken and cous cous as you usher in the first moment of 2017. There’ll be enough spots for a toast and remember to set the record straight about your New Year resolution. You’ll readily find holiday packages that’ll help you soak up her breathtaking landscapes on the backdrop of desert hues, cedar tall forests, and the high Atlas Mountain.

Don’t forget the importance of early booking to enjoying a delightful New Year’s eve in Africa. Email: for your inquiries.

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