NYE Ballito

Lazers, epic production, smoke effects and thumping tunes!  That’s how Ballito’s happy holiday-makers and residents welcomed in the New Year at G&G Productions’ annual NYE street party.  Thousands of party-goers flocked to Sandra Road from 6pm and by the time Veranda Panda came on at 8pm, the crowd was full and the Shap Shap was flowing.  Das Kapital and Kyle Worde got everyone going with their energetic sets with electronic DJ dual Goldfish welcoming in the New Year and knocking it out of the park with their stream of crowd-pleasing hits.  Pascal and Pearce followed and Royal K closed the dance floor at 3am.  With three additional dance floors to choose from, there were plenty of genres for revelers to choose from.

Now in its 11th year, the event has cemented its place as being one of the top NYE events in Africa and the pride of Durban’s North Coast.

Of course all great parties need great partners, so big ups to Shap Shap Crafted Premium Cider and Red Square Reload for the thirst-quenching fun.

KZN’S biggest street party, ‘GET READY TO JUMP’ wows 9,000 New Year’s revelers.



The ninth annual Ballito Street Party ‘Get Ready To Jump’ saw 9,000 New Year’s revelers celebrate in epic proportions to see in 2014. The street party featured the hugely talented Ibiza resident DJ Danny Avila, along with a 5FM powerhouse line-up including Gareth Cliff, Roger Goode, DJ Milkshake and many more.

Known as SA’s biggest New Year’s Eve party, this year’s bash had five sensational dance floors, hugely impressive lighting, technical design and audio setup – it was a New Year’s party never to forget.


The main floor saw 5FM’s ever-popular Gareth Cliff, eccentric dance maestro Roger Goode and Hip Hop phenomenon Milkshake captivate the crowd as they mingled and danced to the latest beats. SA’s favourite dance duo, Pascal & Pearce, Ian Credible and Kyle Worde also tore up the decks throughout the night, keeping the party-goers jumping to their phenomenal sets. The exclusive VIP Crush Floors saw all the party action above the crowd and hosted Veranda Panda, Jamie K and G-Funk whilst the Beat Burra Floor featured Funky G, Brent Crude and Woody for a beat heavy dance set.

The Samsung #GalaxyExperience team were also on hand to show the audience the best time ever and to bring that extra touch to Galaxy device owners by offering special prizes to reward them for owning the hottest handset in SA.

After a day at the beach enjoying the scorching Durban weather, party-goers showed off their bronzed tans under the illumination of Samsung #GalaxyExperience massive firework display whilst grooving to some banging tunes way into the night to see the clock strike twelve and then party into the first sunrise of 2014.


WIN A Rovos Rail Journey From Pretoria To Durban – The Most Luxurious Train In The World… Then Stay 2 Nights At The Coco De Mer PLUS 10 Twin Night Getaways!

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I have an extensive travel bucket list which grows from day to day. Most of it details far away places from the East to the West and North to the South. We often forget that we have an extremely beautiful country on our doorstep with vastly different cultures and travel highlights. And sometimes visiting a familiar location can be a totally different experience depending on the mode of transport – this competition explores this!

Portfolio Collection is known as the trusted name in South African accommodation and also Namibia and Swaziland accommodation. They handpick travel gems for luxury South Africa accommodation places based on what they offer the independent traveller – memorable, unique and rich experiences in charming establishments including bed and breakfasts, guest houses and game lodges countrywide. They are giving away a luxury trip on the Rovos Rail *hot potato in mouth* for two and a two night stay at the swanky Coco De Mer in Ballito. Keen? Dust off the suit and send your details –>

P.S. If you need a partner for this; you know who to call… 😉 Good luck!

“One lucky winner, together with their partner, will experience the journey of a lifetime on Rovos Rail through beautiful KwaZulu Natal. All meals, a game drive and a battlefields tour en route included. On arrival in Durban, the couple will be hosted at gorgeous Coco de Mer in Ballito.”

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In addition Portfolio Collection are giving 10 lucky Facebook fans weekend trips away for 2 around South Africa from the following hand-picked Portfolio Collection establishments:

• Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse – Kamberg Valley, Drakensberg – 2 night stay for two people mid-week (Sunday to Thursday) including a 6 course dinner, 3 course breakfast plus a light lunch every day & complimentary sherry in the room.
• The Munro Boutique Hotel – Houghton, Joburg
• Welgelegen Manor – Balfour, Mpumalanga – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Karoo View Cottages – Prince Albert, Great Karoo – 2 nights B&B for 2
• De Hoek Country Hotel – Magaliesberg, Gauteng – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Makakatana Bay Lodge – Lake St Lucia, KZN
• Liberty Lodge – Tamboerskloof, Cape Town – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Mont Rochelle Hotel – Franschhoek, Cape Winelands – 2 nights B&B for 2
• Isola Bella – Knysna, Garden Route – 2 nights B&B for 2
• De Oude Kraal Country Estate & Spa – South of Bloemfontein – 2 nights B&B for 2

Enter here! –> WIN

T&C’s: No purchase necessary to enter. The closing date is 15 August 2013. Portfolio Collection reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time. Flights to Pretoria and transfers between railways stations, airports and accommodation NOT included.

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