The theme for New Year 2016 is ‘Magic Desert Mountain‘ inspired by timeless oral legends from the vast Saharan Desert Region

Where the mountains meet the desert you will find treasures enough to satisfy all of your needs. The Atlanteans, the Berbers, and even the Tuareg hold these legends to be true. Some say the treasures are made up of precious metals, but others say the treasure is made up of the oldest libraries on Earth hidden away in the Mountains and will someday be rediscovered. They contain knowledge of times before the Deluge. For 12 hours, over New Years Eve, we’re going to transform the hotel into a desert, and allow it to meet up with the mountains. The treasures we’re hoping you find are one of celebration, fun and laughter as we welcome in the year 2017

A feature of Champagne Castle Hotel New Year evenings is that our guests go to a lot of time and trouble to dress up and get into the theme. And of course we do our best to match their effort. It makes for an evening that always counts among our highlights of the year.

Below we’ve collected a diverse selection of Saharan Desert Fashion to serve as inspiration for their New Year’s Eve outfits.

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desert morocco moroccan sahara theme new year drakensberg hotel vacation holiday

desert morocco moroccan sahara theme new year drakensberg hotel vacation holiday

desert morocco moroccan sahara theme new year drakensberg hotel vacation holiday

The theme for New Year 2015 is ‘Champagne Royale‘ inspired by the timeless James Bond. A feature of Champagne Castle Hotel New Year evenings is that our guests go to a lot of time and trouble to dress up and get into the theme. And of course we do our best to match their effort. It makes for an evening that always counts among our highlights of the year. This year we’ve invited our New Year’s Eve guests to pick any James Bond character from any of the 23 James Bond movies as their outfit inspiration.

Below we’ve done our best to collect a diverse selection of outfits from a diverse cross section of James Bond films.

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It was a wonderful and fabulous New Year’s Eve Party at Champagne Castle for 2014/2015. Our theme was Moonshine Mountain Madness. It’s been a long time since we’ve had such an informal and relaxed theme, and while some were hoping for a little more of a formal dress code, it turned out to be another amazing evening.

Another great New Year’s Eve Party. We can’t wait for 2015 / 2016 🙂

To see more pictures from the evening click here

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Every year, around August, we announce the theme for the Champagne Castle New Year’s Eve Party. It’s a large event for us, and we start now in our planning and preparation. Some years the theme is picked by our competent team of party people based at the hotel, and other years we get requests from our New Year regulars, that we put to a vote. This year it was a little of each.

A group of our guests have been asking us for a few years now to pick something more informal and casual. We decided to give in and go with it. And so, without further ado, it’s our privilege to announce, that the 2014/2015 New Year’s Eve theme will be:

Moonshine Mountain Madness

Between now and the end of the year we’ll send out email updates to those guests staying with us over New Year.

Let the Madness begin 🙂