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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 Aug 2013 at 11:11 am

    How can i not be excited for beeeeeeeeeeeeer <3

  2. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    6 Aug 2013 at 11:13 am

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

  3. Sasha Reddy

    6 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 11:17 am

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

  5. Desray

    6 Aug 2013 at 11:17 am

    I am excited to see everyone all dressed up!

  6. Warren Love

    6 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 11:20 am

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

  8. Candice

    6 Aug 2013 at 11:31 am

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

  9. celeste greavess

    6 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 11:47 am

    A smorgasbord of traditional Oktoberfest challenges

  11. Tania

    6 Aug 2013 at 11:48 am

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

  12. Liezel Houston-McMillan

    6 Aug 2013 at 11:48 am

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

  13. Nikki Pijper

    6 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 12:40 pm

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

  15. rene angelo

    6 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 1:09 pm

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

  17. Liane Williams

    6 Aug 2013 at 2:46 pm

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

  18. Kerry Lyon

    6 Aug 2013 at 2:49 pm

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

  19. Yogan

    6 Aug 2013 at 4:36 pm

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

  20. Tess

    6 Aug 2013 at 4:49 pm

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

  21. Tim

    6 Aug 2013 at 9:47 pm

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

  22. Jannelise

    6 Aug 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Ich liebe Bierfest!

  23. nishaan

    7 Aug 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Beer makes me happy

  24. Duncan Colville

    8 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 10:30 am

    my dad will love this

  26. Levi

    11 Aug 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Simple…i heart beer!

  27. Melissa

    12 Aug 2013 at 9:37 am

    I am excited about the 1 litre beers! Prost

  28. Eugene

    12 Aug 2013 at 9:41 am

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

  29. Marcel

    12 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 8:42 pm

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

  31. joann

    14 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 11:09 am


  33. yashupal mohanlal

    14 Aug 2013 at 11:16 am

    beer and most definetly the girls in the beer maid outfits

  34. vick bragman

    14 Aug 2013 at 11:27 am

    to get dressed up! YAYYYY

  35. David

    14 Aug 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

  36. Sherwyn

    14 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 1:38 pm

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

  38. Boetie

    14 Aug 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’m excited Drink as much beer as i can

  39. Monika

    14 Aug 2013 at 2:34 pm

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

  40. Marilese Gomes

    14 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 10:36 am

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

  43. Bianca Ellis

    16 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 9:38 am

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

  49. Marc

    24 Aug 2013 at 10:58 am

    looking forward to all the different beers!!

  50. Michelle

    24 Aug 2013 at 10:59 am

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

  51. Charmaine

    24 Aug 2013 at 11:01 am

    My son would enjoy this very much

  52. Michael

    24 Aug 2013 at 11:02 am

    looking forward to tasting different beers

  53. Thurstan

    24 Aug 2013 at 11:03 am

    the girls in the outifts of course!!!

  54. sanele

    24 Aug 2013 at 12:03 pm

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

  55. Nicholas Vincent

    29 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 12:40 pm

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

  57. Sash

    29 Aug 2013 at 12:57 pm

    One Word ; Bierrrrrrrrrrr 😀

  58. Levi

    29 Aug 2013 at 1:53 pm

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

  59. Bianca J

    29 Aug 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 Aug 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 Aug 2013 at 3:02 pm

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

  62. Bev Sims

    29 Aug 2013 at 3:03 pm

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

  63. Sam Carlitz

    29 Aug 2013 at 3:30 pm


  64. Carmen Blumrick

    3 Sep 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: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
Website :

Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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