Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Party into 2017 at a New Year’s Eve beach party

Durban
Party into 2017 at a New Year's Eve beach party If you’re in KZN for the holidays and plan on seeing in the New Year here, there’s no better way to do that than on the beach. All along the KZN coast, towns have latched on to the concept of beach parties and they are growing in popularity amongst locals as well as holidaymakers. From Zinkwazi to Margate - you’re spoilt for choice. Beach Bums Beach Bums on Casuarina Beach in Westbrook has definitely become an institution in Durban. No holiday is complete without having a cocktail on the beach while enjoying really good food. During the week guests can enjoy a music programme that blends various genres of music. DJs perform every Friday and Saturday and Sundays are dedicated…
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Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Festive fun at uShaka Marine World

Durban
Festive fun at uShaka Marine World uShaka Marine World is definitely on of my favourite places to visit in the balmy months of summer. Fun, entertainment, water and food - it’s all easily available in one place. This festive season, uShaka Marine World is offering loads of entertainment and excitement for holidaymakers, so don’t miss out on the action. If it’s retail therapy you’re looking for, the uShaka Village Walk is a great spot to browse. Kids can meet uShaka’s Father Christmas who will be collecting gift wish lists from 10am till 12pm every day in Arena 3 food court from December 16 to December 24. A free gift wrapping station will also be set up for gifts purchased at the Village Walk. The Village Walk has also extended its…
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Don’t miss the Whitney Houston Show

Don’t miss the Whitney Houston Show

Durban
For me, Whitney Houston has to be one of the biggest enigmas in the world of entertainment. Such immense talented, but at the same time such immense personal flaws. In spite of her being in the spotlight for many of the wrong reasons for much of her short life – even after her tragic death in 2012 – this woman has left an indelible legacy in the music world. Her music remains timeless and her vocal talent is an inspiration to many. As a teen, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and I’m Every Woman could be heard blasting out of my room almost every day. Here music videos were just such fun. I even remember receiving a cassette (left in our postbox) with just one song on it after a teen “love”…
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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Durban, Lifestyle
Has anyone else noticed the rising number of events occurring at secret locations around the city of late? I’ve come across two unusual and interesting events coming up in March and April that piqued my interest. They're completely different concepts but their ultimate aim is uplift, inspire and celebrate the city we live in. Secret Sunrise Durban Secret Sunrise Durban takes place on Thursday, March 17, at a location somewhere in the city, to be revealed 24 hours before the event. Secret Sunrise has already been a success in Johannesburg and Cape Town – and this is the first event in Durban. According to the website, “Secret Sunrises are a gathering of like minded individuals who are not scared of radical self expression, movement, love, connection… and to make the time to…
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Here’s to a GoodSundae

Here’s to a GoodSundae

Durban, Lifestyle
There is always heaps to do in our city, but sometimes a particular event catches my eye, so I share it with you. In my last posts I offered you ideas on getting out and about in Durban on a Saturday. Here’s a suggestion for the last Sunday of this month. GoodSundae is about enjoying club music during the day and at venues other than nightclubs. This year, it will take place at Moyo, uShaka Marine, on February 28. Music lovers will know it is the weekend of the Mtv Music Awards as well – so Durban will be filled with celebs and musos from around the country. With an exciting lineup of DJs taking to the stage, it promises to end the weekend off with a bang. Expect to…
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Slow Saturday anyone?

Slow Saturday anyone?

Durban, Lifestyle
8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It's all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to Rivertown is free and you can expect some excellent retail therapy on offer, art, a bit of pampering, good music by local performers, food and plenty to drink. Slow Saturdays happens every Saturday and is all about growing a vibrant community of “localists” that are passionate about Durban. So, if you’ve got a Saturday to spare, head on down to 8 Morrison Street between 10am and 4pm. You won’t be disappointed. To find out what’s lined up for this Saturday check out…
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Mi Casa set to rock Durban this weekend

Mi Casa set to rock Durban this weekend

Durban
Gosh! It's all happening in Durban this weekend - Good Food & Wine Show, Durban International Blues Festival, and now one of SA's most successful bands spreading love and friendship through their music. After a whirlwind international tour of London, Italy, Portugal and Canada, Mi Casa is back on home soil and will be entertaining Durban fans at Sibaya’s Krakatoa this weekend. (more…)
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We love a good POT fest

We love a good POT fest

Durban
It’s almost time for the annual Diemersfontein Pinotage-on-Tap (POT) festival. So if you’re an eager Pinotage quaffer, diarise September 19 at the Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock – okay not quite Durban but close enough. The festival, recently named the “World’s Best Wine Event” by Drinks International Magazine in 2014, will treat guests to delectable food, bottomless Diemersfontein Coffee-Chocolate Pinotage and live entertainment. International band CrashCarBurn will headline the event and local artists Majozi will perform too. Aside from the live entertainment you can look forward to lunch featuring an array of Pinotage-paired bowl foods (including dessert) a goodie bag on arrival and of course a “bottomless” abundance of the multi-award-winning, ORIGINAL Diemersfontein Coffee Chocolate Pinotage - tapped straight from the barrels. Tickets are on sale at Computicket and cost R350.…
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