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Win Tickets to Ze Tops at Spar Bierfest



It’s time to bust out the Bavarian brews, bratwurst and lederhosen because Tops at Spar Bierfest is back bigger than ever before!
Modelled on Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest, Tops at Spar Bierfest recreates the revellery, tradition, and of course the beer, of Bavarian beer festivals of old. Bierfest will be kicking off in Durban at Suncoast from 12th – 15th September 2013.

Now in its 3rd year, Tops at Spar Bierfest is officially South Africa’s biggest beer festival. Founding partner South African Breweries, have once more called upon their Master Brewers to craft three limited edition Bavarian-styled beers, exclusively brewed for Bierfest. Beers include the always popular Royal Bavaria Oktoberfest Bier, the traditional Krystal Weiss Protea Edelweiss and the speciality dark – the King Ludwig Munich Dunkel. Master Brewers will be located onsite for tasting and beer education at Bierfest’s “Braumeister Ecks” – a.k.a Brewmasters Corner.

“We are delighted with Bierfest’s year on year growth and remain grateful to our loyal fan base who make this happen. We are proud to promote beer culture in this country – made all the more unique with our special brand of Bavarian fun and world class entertainment. Our goal is to cement Bierfest as a major event and mainstay in South Africa’s event calendar nationwide” says Producer, Andrew Douglas.

Produced to the highest production value Bierfest is hosted inside a 2,500-seater Bavarian Brauhaus festooned with Bavarian cor from the Motherland. Revelers will be served in traditional style by costumed Frauleins bearing fistfuls of frothing beer steins to wash down mouth watering Bavarian food including pork knuckle (eisbein), german sausages, pickles, pretzels and sauerkraut. Adding to the festive vibe, a world class entertainment program, including an authentic oompah band, will have you stomping your feet and raising your glasses in a toast to good times. Prost!

Says Mark Robinson, TOPS Group Liquor Manager, “TOPS at SPAR is proud to headline the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest, South Africa’s largest beer festival. Beer culture is a growing phenomenon, and it is events such as these that are synonymous with our values of celebration, having fun and enjoying life. TOPS at SPAR Bierfest, also tries to tackle the serious issue of drinking and driving through our newly launched DRYVER app, which fits perfectly with the festivals Cheers. No Gears! Campaign

A smorgasbord of traditional Oktoberfest challenges will be on offer to test your strength and skill including the launch of Bierfest’s official sport. Beer Pong! Be sure to dress up in your dirndl (durn-dell) and lederhosen because there will be competitions for the best dressed King Ludwig and Princess Therese at every show, with fantastic prizes to be won.

2013 will see the evolution of Bierfest’s responsible alcohol consumption and safe driving practices campaign. aptly named Cheers NO Gears! Spearheaded by Tops at Spar’s groundbreaking mobile phone app DRYVER, Cheers NO Gears! provides Bierfest patrons with a range of safe and affordable choices to drink responsibly and get home safely – from rehydration stations and a designated driver rewards program through to Good Fellas memberships and preferred rates with Mozzie Cabs. Cheers NO Gears! is officially endorsed by the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use (the ARA). Visit for more info.

Ticketing and Event Information

There are two ticket options available. Standard Bier Hall tickets to the event are R 100 and include entrance to the event, along with free bier tasting. This year sees the introduction of the R150 Bier Hall ticket which includes: entrance to the event, 1 x 500ml bier, bier tasting, dress up accessory and a Glamcam picture. Reserved a table of 12 and stand a chance to win a trip for two to the Munich Oktoberfest. All purchases of food and drinks at the festival are made with “crowns”, available in denominations of R25 and sold in packs of five. Crowns are non-refundable.

The event is not open to anyone under the age of 18.

For more details and bookings, go to, or contact Bierfest on 087 985 0635.


Win 1 of 5 x double tickets, one for each session*.

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below and stand a chance to win 1 set of 5 double tickets to Tops at Spar Bierfest in Durban September 12 – 15.
  2. Competition opens on 6 August 2013 and closes at midnight on 1 September 2013, South African Standard Time.
  3. One winners will be randomly drawn on the 2 September 2013. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. The winner will be notified via the email within 24 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport will be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  7. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

These competition rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with South African law and any disputes arising out of them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.


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  1. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    6 August 2013 at 11:11 am

    How can i not be excited for beeeeeeeeeeeeer <3

  2. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    6 August 2013 at 11:13 am

    I am most excited about the cheerful game of Beer Pong! Yeah! 😀

  3. Sasha Reddy

    6 August 2013 at 11:14 am

    I’m really looking forward to learning more about the culture that the Bierfest is all about 🙂 Also, who isnt looking forward to having great food mixed with awesome tasting beer. Come on its a proper Durban culture I definitely want to be part off.

  4. Stacey

    6 August 2013 at 11:17 am

    The beer, the show, the fun times with good friends!!!

  5. Desray

    6 August 2013 at 11:17 am

    I am excited to see everyone all dressed up!

  6. Warren Love

    6 August 2013 at 11:19 am

    Really looking forward to sharing a good few beers with mates in the tradition that is Bierfest, and with the awesome competitions on offer such as Beer Pong and Best dress compo what better combination could you possibly ask for. Ok maybe 1 more addition and that is I can celebrate my Birthday doing this, would be the madest Birthday EVER!!!!
    Bierfest for the Win thanks Spar and Tops super excited.

  7. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    6 August 2013 at 11:20 am

    I’m excited to try out all the divine food!

  8. Candice

    6 August 2013 at 11:31 am

    Amped to go HAVE FUN AND DRINK BEER– With all the DURBANITES 😉

  9. celeste greavess

    6 August 2013 at 11:34 am

    would love to experience it for myself all the fun,laughter and drinking and jst learn more abt the culture

  10. Tania

    6 August 2013 at 11:47 am

    A smorgasbord of traditional Oktoberfest challenges

  11. Tania

    6 August 2013 at 11:48 am

    A smorgasbord of traditional Oktoberfest challenges… Mainly because I love the word smorgasbord…

  12. Liezel Houston-McMillan

    6 August 2013 at 11:48 am

    Finally, Bierfest is almost here.. Time to start sewing my dress, Fellow Frauleins watch out!!

  13. Nikki Pijper

    6 August 2013 at 11:51 am

    O my goodness this would be awesome 🙂 Its been 3 years since I was in munich and miss it everyday! I need beer and pretzels 🙂

  14. Harsha

    6 August 2013 at 12:40 pm

    This one will be for the hubby…. and I get a gals day out!!

  15. rene angelo

    6 August 2013 at 12:47 pm

    So excited to dress up like a frauline and have a couple beers with my mates, eat tasty german food and just have a merry good time with all my fellow durbanites! Plus if I get these tickets I will go down as a legend girlfriend 🙂

  16. Sandra

    6 August 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Was a cracker last year! Gonna be just as awesome this year 🙂

  17. Liane Williams

    6 August 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Had such a good time at last years bierfest would just love to go again

  18. Kerry Lyon

    6 August 2013 at 2:49 pm

    We had the best time ever last year what fun!!!! Have to go again PLEEEEEZE 🙂

  19. Yogan

    6 August 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Looking forward to trying out the different beer . Hope to have a blast

  20. Tess

    6 August 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I would love love love to go!! I haven’t been yet & this event looks AWESOME!!!

  21. Tim

    6 August 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Beer(s) in hand(s) at Bierfest… what more could I want!!

  22. Jannelise

    6 August 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Ich liebe Bierfest!

  23. nishaan

    7 August 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Beer makes me happy

  24. Duncan Colville

    8 August 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I had such a party last year! Excited about the Ompa Band, the Eisbein, the atmosphere and most of all 1litre beers!

  25. yajna pale

    11 August 2013 at 10:30 am

    my dad will love this

  26. Levi

    11 August 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Simple…i heart beer!

  27. Melissa

    12 August 2013 at 9:37 am

    I am excited about the 1 litre beers! Prost

  28. Eugene

    12 August 2013 at 9:41 am

    Who wouldn’t be excited about the Frauleins and beer. The Bierfest is off the hook!

  29. Marcel

    12 August 2013 at 9:44 am

    I am excited about tasting all the beers that I don’t get to savour on a regular basis

  30. Mel

    12 August 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Looking forward to an amazing day with good friends, good food and good beer!!

  31. joann

    14 August 2013 at 10:29 am

    looking foward to a beeeerfulllllll day :)just o relax with a good drink and great company

  32. rebecca lynne lewis

    14 August 2013 at 11:09 am


  33. yashupal mohanlal

    14 August 2013 at 11:16 am

    beer and most definetly the girls in the beer maid outfits

  34. vick bragman

    14 August 2013 at 11:27 am

    to get dressed up! YAYYYY

  35. David

    14 August 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I’m excited about being away from work and growing my belly with beer.

  36. Sherwyn

    14 August 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What is better than Liquid gold? I cant wait to be wealthy and stealthy from Ze’ liquid gold

  37. Belinda Du Randt

    14 August 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I’m so excited for being among Bierfest beer, party people, fantastic food and magical music

  38. Boetie

    14 August 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’m excited Drink as much beer as i can

  39. Monika

    14 August 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I am so excited about the whole Bierfest…Party Party Party

  40. Marilese Gomes

    14 August 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I am SUPER excited for beer, more beer and of course some tasty beer!! And all enjoyed within an awesome atmosphere!! 🙂

  41. Megan Kim Amon

    15 August 2013 at 10:09 am

    I have recently moved to Durban and I think that the Ze Tops at Spar Bierfest will be a nice introduction to Durban, tasting a wide variety of beers, good food dressing up and meeting new people from durban that = party

  42. Desmond

    15 August 2013 at 10:36 am

    safe and affordable choices to drink responsibly and get home safely is something to try!!!

  43. Bianca Ellis

    16 August 2013 at 10:45 am

    I am excited about the whole Bierfest as we have not been to one before and have always wanted to go. We use to be in Jhb before and every time it was on could not make it down to Dbn. Now that we back in lovely Durbs, we really would like to go so we can experience everything that goes with the Bierfest. I know my hubby will enjoy the beer, that’s for sure, but it will also give us a chance to learn new things and meet new people.

  44. Chris Fraser

    16 August 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I am excited to pull my pants up to German height and bust out the best side parting mankind has ever seen.

  45. taniqua

    16 August 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I am so excited to have the BEST beer shandy in Durbs!!! The food was amazing last year and it brings out the kid in me when I taste those delicious German heart shaped ginger biscuits mmmmm. This event is amazing you really feel like you are in a little part of germany!

  46. Craig Dennis

    17 August 2013 at 8:43 am

    It’s nearly spring so the days are getting warmer, the beer is getting colder and its time to get jovial with a few jugs of the amber liquid while singing “ein proset”. (May if do you good)

  47. Jason McCall

    23 August 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I am most excited about waking up the next morning with an empty beerglass strapped to my belt, a blistering headache and a new found love for the German language.
    And possibly a crown lodged into my ear from a party trick the previous night.

  48. Leo

    24 August 2013 at 9:38 am

    Ze bier, ze voman, ze eisbein, ze spektacular entertainment….I vant it all…..@theDBNite

  49. Marc

    24 August 2013 at 10:58 am

    looking forward to all the different beers!!

  50. Michelle

    24 August 2013 at 10:59 am

    if i win it would be my first time attending so looking forward to that!

  51. Charmaine

    24 August 2013 at 11:01 am

    My son would enjoy this very much

  52. Michael

    24 August 2013 at 11:02 am

    looking forward to tasting different beers

  53. Thurstan

    24 August 2013 at 11:03 am

    the girls in the outifts of course!!!

  54. sanele

    24 August 2013 at 12:03 pm

    The beer, the show, the fun times with good friends

  55. Nicholas Vincent

    29 August 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Can’t wait to be back and dive into all the amazing beers and the food as well

  56. Meghan Harvey

    29 August 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I’m super excited to don my Lederhosen and kick some butt at Beer Pong!

  57. Sash

    29 August 2013 at 12:57 pm

    One Word ; Bierrrrrrrrrrr 😀

  58. Levi

    29 August 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Beer! Beer! Beer! And the awesome games:)

  59. Bianca J

    29 August 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I’m excited about surprising my hubby with the tickets, and getting to eat some of my favourite foods – pretzels, eisbein and German sausages. It’ll be a fun day out. I’m also excited that a drinking event is being so proactive about safe driving!

  60. Roxanne Pellew

    29 August 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I am Excited about DRINKING BEER 😉 😉 Well most excited about that, but really actually excited about everything

  61. Adrian Rivetti

    29 August 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I Cannot wait for the BEER PONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Bev Sims

    29 August 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Im excited about tasing all the diffrent kind of beers 🙂 Simply CANNOT wait…

  63. Sam Carlitz

    29 August 2013 at 3:30 pm


  64. Carmen Blumrick

    3 September 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Crossing fingers, holding thumbs…. clicked my heels till they were numb.
    Made a wish in my car while looking at a falling star.
    I really hope this prize is for us, we will accept it gladly without a fuss.

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



Milky Chance recently announced their long-awaited return to South Africa with their “Living In A Haze” tour in February 2024 which will see them perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The German Duo are excited to confirm that both Neon Dreams and Sean Koch will join them as support acts on the line-up for their shows in Cape Town (15 February) and Johannesburg (17 February), and Neon Dreams will also join Milky Chance in Durban (18 February) as support act.

Canadian duo Neon Dreams are no strangers to the South African music scene. Their 2019 single “Life Without Fantasies” reached the top of the South African viral charts amassing millions of streams in 2021 during the lockdown. The band connected with tens of thousands of fans online which led to their first sold out headline tour. They have continued to cement themselves in the industry here, having toured the country a number of times over the past few years and return in February 2024 to share the stage with Milky Chance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

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1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Facebook pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

Closing Date:
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Winner Announced:
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Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field
Address: 9A John Zikhali Road, Berea, Durban 4001
Line up: Milky Chance + Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced
General Admission Phase One: R495 ex R35 Fee
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