The festive season if in full swing, and that means a well-deserved holiday, great food and epic parties. If you find yourself in the Mother City and are looking for some great events, Shimmy Beach Club has you covered all season long. It’s no secret that Shimmy hosts incredibly awesome parties, and this summer they really have pulled out all the stops with their Shimmy Summer Calling campaign.

Push Parties, #Ladiesbelike, Pool Parties and Submerged Sundays with Goldfish are some of the biggest weekly events in the city, and the fun is not stopping over Christmas. Here are the events you can look forward to:


Christmas Lunch 
Food is an integral part of Christmas, and that is why Shimmy is serving up a buffet feast on 25 December. Starters include a variety of options including sushi and tapas, mains will have a variety prepared meats, fish and vegetables, and there will be 10 desserts to choose from. Enjoy a laid back lunch while looking at the glorious ocean.

When Friday 25 December 2015 at 12 pm
Cost Adults R850 Children R150

Love Brunch 
Love Brunch is a Boxing Day party that originated in London. This is a daytime party that combines great music, gourmet food and a fun crowd. Headlining the event will be Love Brunch resident, D.A.X. from the UK, with other great international acts lined up.

When Saturday 26 December 2015 at 11:30 pm
Cost R300 at Nutickets 

shimmy-beachHead Honcho Birthday Bash 
South African clothing label Head Honcho are having their annual birthday bash at Shimmy. Celebrate street style the way you should, by rocking out at a massive party filled with energetic people, pumping music and plenty of sunshine.

When Monday 28 December 2015 at 2 pm
Cost R250 – R380 at Computicket 

Armada Deep 
This one is for all the Deep House lovers. Armada Depp, the world’s most renowned Deep House band,  will grace the stage. They will be playing alongside some of the hottest local artists including Floyd Lavine, Strange Loving and Pretty Filthy.

When Monday 29 Tuesday 2015 at 2 pm
Cost R249 – R349 at Nutickets

New Year Eve Party 
Celebrate New Years Eve in style at Shimmy’s legendary party. Expect glitz, glamour and an epic finale to welcome 2016.

When Thursday 31 December 2015 at 9 pm
Cost R900 – R3,000 at Nutickets


Ibiza Dreams
Who says New Year’s Eve parties have to end when the sun rises? After the NYE party, go home refuel and come back for the Ibiza Dreams party. Flying in from Ibiza and headlining the entertainment is female DJ Sarah Main and Josefin Rosén.

When Friday 1 January 2016 at 5 pm
Cost R180 – R1,430 at Nutickets

Aztec Jungle 
Shimmy will be transformed into a Mayan paradise with their Aztec Welcome to the Jungle party. Not only will you get to dance to jungle drummer and Deep House sounds, there will also be a liquid green laser show, specialty acts and fire performances.

When Saturday 2 January 2016 at 5 pm
Cost R150 – R500 at Nutickets

shimmy-partyIn addition to all these incredible events, Shimmy will still be hosting their regular summer events. Go to one party, go to all, just make sure you get experience Shimmy at its best this festive season.

When Friday 24 December 2015 – Saturday 2 January 2016
Where Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost See above
Contact +27 21 200 7778, [email protected]

Photography courtesy Shimmy Beach Club 

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