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R1000 worth of giveaways for Beluga & Sevruga Gateway!



The Caviar Group

The Caviar Group is a restaurant group based in South Africa with restaurants both in Durban and Cape Town.


Beluga boasts an amazing team of sushi chefs, waiters, hostesses and managers. This 400 seater restaurant has managed to find an endearing place in the hearts of all Durbanites. With a full á la carte, sushi and cocktail menu as well as over two hundred different wines, the restaurant has become all things to everyone.

Beluga is located in the Palm Court area. For more information please contact the restaurant on 031 584 7430 or visit



Sevruga features amazing glass, solid American Walnut walls, a show kitchen, sexy bar and a signature temperature controlled wine wall.

The service is relaxed yet Professional. Sevruga is, indeed, set to make diners dreams come true.

Sevruga is located on the first floor (below Virgin Active), close to the Gateway Hotel. For more information please contact the restaurant on 031 584 7445 or visit


The Caviar Group is giving away five gift certificates valued at R200 each to five lucky Durbanite readers.

Tell us below which is your favourite of the two and why to  enter!


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below and stand a chance to win 1 set of 5 R200 vouchers for Beluga & Sevruga Gateway Theater of Shopping.
  2. Competition opens on 14 November 2013 and closes at midday on 20 November 2013, South African Standard Time.
  3. One winners will be randomly drawn on the 20 November 2013. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. The winner will be notified via the email within 12 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. Robin

    14 November 2013 at 12:39 pm


  2. Jason McCall

    14 November 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Sevruga is by far my favourite. Attention to detail, friendly staff AND management and a great vibe sway my vote to this spot!

  3. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    14 November 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I love Sevruga because of the elegant and classy look and feel. It is such an intimate, fine dining restaurant and I love that it is away from all the hustle & bustle. The food is impeccable and the menu is so diverse accommodating for all different palettes!

    Please pick me 🙂

  4. Caley Van Den Burg

    14 November 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Sevruga rocks!! Best food, love the menu and great people serving great cocktails and food!

  5. Samantha de Kock

    14 November 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Having never eaten at either, I do love a restaurant with good food and good vibes so I’d definitely want to try Sevruga

  6. Sasha

    14 November 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Definitely Sevruga!! The attention to detail and the immaculate settings as well as the homely nature of the staff makes the experience memorable. You enter feeling embraced and with their high level of customer care, like you’re the only customers. The food is simply divine and enthrals the taste buds. An amazing and worthwhile experience.

  7. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    14 November 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I enjoy Sevruga because it is relaxed yet elegant at the same time and the food is as delicious as it is beautiful!

  8. Sandy

    14 November 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I love the sushi at Beluga!

  9. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel

    14 November 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Beluga is because it does the best sushi that I have even put my mouth too. So fresh, so tasty, so amazing. The best sushi experience is always at Beluga 🙂

  10. Abdur Rahim Tayob

    14 November 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Beluga is my favourite of the two, great friendly service, best peppercrusted/salted steak in Durban, awesome calamari with peanut sauce and those honey & duck pot stickers are legendary. Wish i could work there, lots of inspiration and creativity. Why beluga and not sevruga? Only because beluga is a bigger venue, more space, feels less crowded and i like space 🙂

  11. Kas

    14 November 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Sevruga…. excellent food and service!!

  12. AG

    14 November 2013 at 12:54 pm

    BeIuga definitely makes the best sushi!

  13. Sandy

    14 November 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I loved the sushi at Beluga!

  14. Roxanne

    14 November 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I got spoilt beyound words when i went to Sevruga for my Birthday.
    I have never been to Beluga….would love nothing more than to get the oppertunity to.

  15. Angela

    14 November 2013 at 1:01 pm

    BELUGA!!!!!! I totally love love love their food. Their Carin Rolls and Tuna Crunch sushi are amazeballs! They have such an awesome vibe there too! Would love to treat my mom who has never tried sushi before and have some girly time with her too over their Toblerone Martinis!

  16. Natasha

    14 November 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Sevruga… a bit more relaxed environment

  17. Maxine

    14 November 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Beluga!!! Their sushi is always fresh and delicious. Their waitrons are always helpful and very professional. Beluga also has the better atmosphere and setting.

  18. Jennifer

    14 November 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Beluga is amazing. Very friendly and helpful staff and one time they made a mistake with our reservation they gave us a free starter. Best service!

  19. Adine

    14 November 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Beluga for sure – great sushi , and love the cocktails
    Its the classy yet trendy fresh style of service and menu !

  20. Naeem shahid

    14 November 2013 at 1:13 pm

    They say you should eat to live but not live to eat. Having said that, when you do sucuumb to the need to eat, make sure you eat the best that money can buy. Well hello, Beluga! The name sure sounds exotic but trust me the cuisine will blow your mind away. Think fresh seafood, innovative sushi & an extensive wine cellar!I have had the honour of dining at Beluga when I visited Cape Town & I was mesmerised by the fusion cuisine which was beautifully presented. Well, imagine my delight when I saw that Beluga is right here in sunny Durbs! I had to pay them a visit so I could tuck into the delicious cuisine. I adore the decor, the brave culinary combinations,the heavenly desserts,stunning hostesses & most importantly the vibe! It’s about time that Durbs got an injection of international cuisine. Weekends will never be the same now that Beluga & Sevruga are in town. Did I mention that the best Creme brûlée is served there! Ok then, I am putting Beluga on speeddial!!

  21. Janine Stevenson

    14 November 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Definitely SEVRUGA… Was trying to think where my husband and I could take my parents for an early Christmas treat before the silly season kicks off into full force.. The voucher would definitely help! 😉

  22. Beverley Dias

    14 November 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I absolutely can never get enough of Beluga since I am a dim sum addict of note. It is the place which always springs to micd first when I need to take clients for lunch or an afternoon with friends. Of course the ambience, the efficient staff, good parking and the phenomenal wine list are all positives which ensure that I keep coming back for more.

  23. Jane Tennet

    14 November 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I have been to Sevruga twice and loved it… but I’m keen to try Beluga’s white chocolate Beignets… I hear they are incredible!

  24. Carmen

    14 November 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Beluga sushi is by far my favorite!! You can’t go wrong with an awesome night out with friends, enjoying some delicious sushi and sipping on some yummy cocktails 🙂

  25. Sav

    14 November 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I have never been to either restaurant but I have heard such great things about both. I would definitely love to try them out!

  26. Emese Szloboda

    14 November 2013 at 1:37 pm

    SEVRUGA <3 transports me into an atmosphere of comfortable elegance whilst taking my taste buds on a tantalizing voyage of aromatc herbs and spices coupled with the finest meats and vegetables. Definitely a must for any Durbanite who knows a thing or two about good food !

  27. Sonya

    14 November 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Sitting on the verandah at Sevruga, Gateway sipping on a gin mojito, as recommended by the manager, whilst nibbling on fresh sushi is a great Sunday afternoon treat!

  28. Tracy Tomlinson

    14 November 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Sevruga for sure! I’m a wine lover and their wine wall is awesome!!!

  29. pas

    14 November 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Both restaurants are amazing, and both bring awesome memories to mind – wine and sushi at Beluga with my mum and sister while we catch up and people watch and then cocktails and dim sum at Sevruga with my man, sitting ‘outside’ enjoying the laughter of kids on the slides and the clink of champagne glasses as the man at the table beside us proposed to his now fiance.
    If I had to pick though, I’d go for Sevruga upstairs as it gets the last on the afternoon sun…

  30. Clair Mortimer

    14 November 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Has to be Beluga! Cant beat their Sushi and Cocktails, absolute best for a date night or girls night…

  31. taniqua

    14 November 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I absolutely adore Sevruga! It has an amazing romantic ambience and I have their springbok dish EVERY time I go!!
    It is the best fine dining restaurant in durban with outstanding service.

  32. Kashmiri Beesham

    14 November 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Sevruga – because it’s a bit quieter (hidden gem below the virgin active gym) – also they offer the hand rolls with either cucumber or sea-weed, whilst Beluga only offers them with seaweed.

  33. Ivana Beesham

    14 November 2013 at 3:00 pm

    tough choice – I’ve eaten at both and love the food and the experience. But if I had to choose it would be Beluga . . . .to start off its a closer walk from my flat :), the food is awesome, the waiters are friendly and deliver excellent service, the food arrives timeously and the restaurant itself is gorgeous!!


    14 November 2013 at 3:17 pm

    The restaurant BELUGA appeals to me. The name reminds me of the Italian Fashion House Bugari; famous for opulence, quality, expensive & from the looks of it the Beluga restaurant doesn’t mind patrons dancing on the bar counter drinking Moet & Chandon Champagne; I would fit in well!

  35. Nicola Meyer

    14 November 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Sevruga is my choice as I am not a sushi eater.

  36. Harsha

    14 November 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Haven’t been to either…… So would love to dine at either and share my experiences after……

  37. Yogan

    14 November 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I love Beluga . Excellent place to dine . The enviroment is perfect.

  38. Sash

    14 November 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I Like both for different reasons . How do I choose ? Guess I’m not winning anything then 🙁

  39. LEIGH

    14 November 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I am biased because my first experience of Caviar was Beluga in Cape Town & it became our weekly sushi date to satisfy our cravings so every visit to the Durban one immediately reminds me of the good times at the CT branch – it’s like travelling to another city for a meal :). I love the decor! Reminds me of a New York Sushi Bar & creates a cosy & warm environment to get tucked into amazing main meals or divine fresh sushi. I love Sevruga, but Beluga’s got me wrapped around it’s fingers! 🙂

  40. Paula Macnab

    15 November 2013 at 5:45 am

    Definitely Sevruga, the atmosphere is just WOW with the low lighting! I also love the food especially the sushi and dium sums( that’s definitely not the spelling). The waiters are also extremely friendly! It’s a world-class experience!

  41. Abrie

    15 November 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I love sushi. Beluga is for me!!!!

  42. Claire

    19 November 2013 at 9:23 am

    Beluga! Never been, but have heard great reviews and would love to try it out for myself, especially the sushi, yum!!

  43. Shelly

    19 November 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Sevruga for service and quality!

  44. Mel

    19 November 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Sevruga, for their dim sum and excellent service :).

  45. Andrew

    19 November 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Sevruga, for a relaxed and 5 star atmosphere, with 5 star service and food.

  46. renne nadasen

    20 November 2013 at 9:58 am

    Sevruga, it’s the best of the best, food to die for, the friendliest service and the atmosphere is so inviting!!!

  47. nishaan

    21 November 2013 at 11:45 am

    suvrega 😉

    • nishaan

      21 November 2013 at 11:47 am

      sevruga 🙂

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I heart Market – February Sale Market Saturday 3 February: 9am – 2pm



February is the month of love and the I heart Market will celebrate with its traditional bi-annual “sale” market on Saturday 3 February from 9am to 2pm at  Northlands Primary School, in Durban North.

Following two busy and packed festive season markets in its new home at Northlands Primary School, which was well received by customers, February’s I heart Market will offer a range of discounted products.

“We were over the moon with the turn for our first markets at Northlands Primary, with a steady stream of customers, and great sales for our traders who are all small business entrepreneurs,” enthuses Manager of the Market, Tanith Molliere. “Our February market is kind of the “January Sales” market with great offers to help those budgets that may have been stretched during the holidays.”

February’s Market promises a magical shopping experience with wares created with love and care by local artisans and small businesses, reflecting a deep commitment to their artistry and craft.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner – there will also be a gorgeous array of “romantically-inspired” products available.

As always, the market is filled with handmade treasures ranging from fine leather goods, unusual ceramics, exquisite jewellery and accessories, innovative visual art, home decor, plants, clothing, condiments and pickles, cured meats, a delightful selection of delicious baked goods. Of course, the usual mouth-watering array of food truck eats, catering to every palate including vegan and vegetarian.

There is also a secure play area for children between the ages of 1 and 6, with qualified Teacher’s Assistants in attendance available for the morning for those parents who want to take a break to shop or enjoy some delicious food. There is a fee of R100 for the morning or part thereof. A “pram park” is also available for people to leave their prams whilst shopping to help avoid congestion in the hall.

The market is housed in the school hall and surrounding gardens from 9am to 2pm, and takes place rain or shine as most of the traders are under cover.  Parking is available in designated school areas, with security guards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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PROBAC Biologicals: Revolutionizing Cleaning in Durban with Eco-Friendly Innovation



Durban, a city known for its vibrant culture and diverse community, is also becoming a hub for sustainable living. Leading this green revolution is PROBAC Biologicals, a proudly Durbanite and South African brand at the forefront of eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

PROBAC’s unique technology utilises ‘beneficial bacteria’ to biodegrade dirt, fundamentally transforming how they approach cleanliness. This innovative method not only ensures effective cleaning but also safeguards our environment by preventing chemical and dirt transfer.

What sets PROBAC apart is its commitment to long-lasting cleanliness and odour control at a microscopic level. This is particularly beneficial for Durban’s bustling households and dynamic businesses, offering a practical solution for maintaining hygiene without constant attention.

The significance of PROBAC’s technology extends beyond just cleaning. It mirrors natural biodegradation processes, fostering healthy bio-stability in our spaces. In a city like Durban, where the community is increasingly conscious about their environmental impact, PROBAC’s products resonate deeply. They embody the essence of sustainability — a trait highly valued by Durbanites.

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PROBAC’s roots as a South African brand represents a local solution to a global challenge, aligning perfectly with Durban’s ethos of community-driven progress and environmental responsibility. By choosing PROBAC, Durbanites not only enjoy a cleaner living environment but also contribute to a larger movement of ecological preservation.

As Durban continues to thrive as a city that values both its cultural heritage and environmental sustainability, PROBAC Biologicals stands out as a beacon of innovation. Its eco-friendly approach to cleaning is not just a product choice; it’s a lifestyle choice that resonates with the heart of Durban.

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Luxurious R1.3bn Oceans Mall Umhlanga ready to open




The luxurious and much anticipated Oceans Mall, part of the R4.3 billion mixed-use Oceans Umhlanga Development, opens its doors to shoppers on Tuesday 15 November.

On Friday 11 November, His Majesty King Misuzulu Ka Zwelithini will make his first public appearance since his Coronation to officiate at the launch function of the mall.

The project has created 6,000 jobs during construction and 2,500 permanent jobs and is classified as a catalytic development by the City of Durban. The double award-winning, internationally acclaimed development has been recognised for its unique curvilinear architecture at the International Property Awards.
The 36,000sqm mall has attracted top national and international brands The mall boasts two large, state-of-the-art anchor tenants – Woolworths and Checkers. Over 97% of the mall’s 120 stores are let and are filled with both well-known national and sought-after international brands to satisfy the most discerning of shoppers.

The world-class, first for South Africa, flagship Checkers FreshX will offer customers exclusive private label brands such as Forage & Feast – a premium private label endorsed by South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen – and Simple Truth. It also has a Meat Market with free range chicken and restaurant-quality steak, a Kauai store, a sushi bar, and a Foreign Ground coffee shop.

“The luxurious Checkers is designed in such a way that the various departments look and feel like specialist stores within a store,” says co-developer Vivian Reddy.
Trendy restaurants and family franchises Oceans Mall also offers mouth-watering restaurants such as the trendy Tiger’s Milk, renowned Signature Restaurant, Black, long established Olive & Oil, plus local franchise favourites such as Spur and Hussar Grill. “We have gone to town with opulent decor matched by a decadent menu,” says Black directors Andrey and Joelene. “We know that Black is destined to impress the senses, and we are catering for everyone including a special VIP section.”

High-end Platinum Walk fashion section to launch in March 2023 International fashion-brands – a first for KZN – will launch in the next phase of the mall opening in March 2023. The luxury Platinum Walk of Oceans Mall will feature premium international fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Versace, and 8 others in the high-end section similar to the popular “Diamond Walk “of Sandton City.

Umhlanga is known as the playground of the North Coast and Oceans Mall is positioned as the most aspirational mall in KZN, destined to attract both locals and tourists who flock to the area. The high-end mall will have a positive impact on both the local and regional economy with its job creation and major financial contribution to the city coffers in terms of rates and utilities.

Transforming the north of Durban Offering a new and exciting shopping experience, the mall is designed to cater for all walks of life and will transform the lifestyle of the entire northern region with a unique KZN mall experience.

“Oceans Mall is distinctive and geared for all tastes, including the sophisticated and affluent shopper,” says Reddy. “It’s a world-class offering that is positioned amongst the top three exclusive malls in the country.”


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