By Sharlene Packree
If you're looking for a New Year's Eve party to usher in 2008, look no further: Durban is the place to party.
Durban residents are gearing up to celebrate the New Year in style with a variety of events guaranteed to keep both young and old entertained.
SunCoast Casino and Entertainment World will host a show-stopping party on the SunCoast Sundeck which kicks off at 7pm and continues till late.
Party animals can get down to a great line-up of South African performers including the 2007 Top 5 Idols finalists, Prime Circle, Love ones and LX Seth.
The cherry on the top of the celebration-filled evening will be a magnificent fireworks display. Tickets are available from Computicket.
If you live on the North Coast, the official Millers Genuine Draft New Year's Eve is the place for you. The party promises to be finest and largest event staged in the area.
5FM DJ Gareth Cliff will be the host with a two-hour supporting act from Lady Lea as well as a special performance from Tasha Baxter.
The party will have eight DJ's who will lead the merrymaking on five dance floors.
For a more relaxed party, the Vodacom New Year's Eve bash at Cafe Vacca Matta is just for you. There will be live music and plenty of prize give-aways including fragrances and beauty products, CDs, cellphone hampers and more. For bookings, call 031 368 6535.
Wanna play dress-up as you enter 2008? Then go to the 70s Porn Star party at Bean Bag Bohemia in Florida Road for their theme party.
There will be plenty of good music, sumptuous food and interesting costumes.
In Richards Bay, revellers can party at the beach festival where local celebrities Khan-yisile Mbau, Kelly Khumalo and Bongi Dube will show off their moves.
Meanwhile, If you want to have a braai on one of Durban's fine beaches, remember that only gas braais will be allowed on the back of beach areas. Braaing with coal will not be allowed because it presents a safety hazard.