Vic Falls Carnival 2017: New Year in Africa’s Adrenaline Capital

The Festival

The Vic Falls Carnival is an annual festival that takes place in the adrenaline capital of Southern Africa, Victoria Falls over the New Year. The carnival takes place a stone’s throw from the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and features some of Africa’s biggest musicians. There is no where better to ring in the New Year than at Vic Falls Carnival 2017.

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3 Day Pass (29th, 30th & 31st December): US$90.00 / ZAR1190.00

2 Day Pass (30th & 31st December): US$65 / ZAR860.00

New Year’s Unity Concert: US$50 / ZAR660.00

VIP Added Access Ticket: US$75.00 / ZAR985.00 – (must have 2 Day or Full Weekend Pass)

You can buy tickets online here.

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Line Up

29 December 2017

On the 29th, the annual Train & Secret Bush Party sets off. It is a night like no other in Victoria Falls. Enjoy the beats of DJ Francis on your way to a secret location in the bush, where you’ll enjoy an unforgettable night under the stars to start your New Year’s celebration.

30 December 2017

Black Coffee – one of South Africa’s biggest artists – headlines the warm up to New Year’s Eve on 30th December. The 30th Community Party is a night of live house, African, indie and electro-pop and usually ends at a local party venue in town.

31 December 2017

The Unity Concert on New Year’s Eve, brings everyone together for the countdown to 2018. Carnival-goers are encouraged to bring flags and paint their faces in the colours of their home country. The musical entertainment this year includes Tresor, The Kiffness, Mampi and local Vic Falls Flying Bantu.

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Vic Falls Carnival 2017 has a number of packages on offer. Unfortunately, most of the packages including flights sold out early. There are still options for 11 and 7-day overlanding adventures, which include the 3-day festival pass. The full price list can be seen online.

Other Activities

Cresta Sprayview Hotel in Victoria Falls is within walking distance of the annual Vic Falls Carnival, the town centre and the Victoria Falls. Check out our Last Minute Deals online. We can help you plan all your activities during your stay.

Also, check out the clip from last year’s carnival