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A Real Deal on a great night out



A date these days can cost nothing less than R500 but times are tough and it’s comforting to know that you can still enjoy exceptional value with a deal available for those who want the best for less. Durban’s premier entertainment destination, #SUNCOAST is currently running an irresistible offer, a Real Deal for two. You can enjoy a night of thrilling entertainment from indulging in a two course meal to catching your favourite actors on the big screen or grabbing a night cap at the lounge bar.

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Buy your Real Deal booklet that gets you all these things and more for two people to enjoy for only R199. In addition to that, with every booklet purchased, you stand a chance to win a 2 night stay at the Suncoast Towers Hotel Penthouse valued at R24 000. So away with the rush of romantic dinners and picnics, experience the sea, sun and sensuous style at SUNCOAST. Real Deal booklets are only redeemable from Sunday to Thursday; booklets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk until 27 March.

2 Lucky Durbanites will each win a Real Deal Booklet

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Two lucky winners will each win one Real Deal booklet.
Simply tell us below your dating nightmare!

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*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of 2 Real Deal Booklets.
  2. Competition opens on 3 March 2014 and closes at midday on 7 March 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winners will be randomly drawn on the on 7 March 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winners will be notified via email within 12 hours of the draw taking place.
  5. Winners will be required to confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification in order to claim booklets.
  6. Winners who do not confirm receipt of email within 12 hours of notification will forfeit their booklet and a redraw will take place.
  7. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  9. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  10. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.

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  1. Sandy

    3 Mar 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Growing up,my parents were extremely strict about sending us out. In school, a guy i liked asked me out to his matric dance. I arranged for a relative to provide the cover for me to go out,and that fell apart at the last minute. I had to stand the guy up. I felt devastated & like such a let down. I couldnt possibly show my face in school after that. So i deviously concocted a story of how i had been in an accident & injured my hand ,which nescetated my stanfing him up. I even wore a bandage on my forearm for a few days! Yikes,terrible i know but done

  2. Jason

    3 Mar 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Imagine having no cash… so much so that you have no idea where your next meal is coming from! Imagine that and still having the urge to treat your special lady. I’ll never forget that night, because my wife and I had a “romantic” 2 minute noodle dinner on a blanket in our lounge. That happened 3 years ago and we still talk about it today as if it happened yesterday.

  3. Rashmika

    3 Mar 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Me and my Husband didn’t have a nice Valentine day because everywhere was so busy and we couldn’t afford it But Durbanite can help us so we can go to Suncoast for the two day stay and it will be perfect for us and we will be grateful!!! We are so excited and we can’t wait,

  4. Candice Ramoudh

    3 Mar 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Having a nice romantic dinner for two, picking the most expensive dishes on the menu because its your treat, receiving the bill and realising that you left your purse at home. Your date has to pay and you end up looking like gold digger..noooooooooooooo

  5. ashley

    3 Mar 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Took my so called gf at the time out to dinner at gway it was a pretty new relationship so we were still getting to know each other. After Dinner which cost quite a bit we bumped into a pretty upset guy, thinking that this was a friend of hers I stood back for a moment. After listening for a while did I realise it wasn’t any friend of hers but infact her current boyfriend and she was dating us both. Things got awkward quickly after that. (This doesn’t just happen in movies in a living example)

  6. Dawn Wallenkamp

    3 Mar 2014 at 2:09 pm

    A dating nightmare is having a fantastic dinner only to find out at the end of the date that the food you THOUGHT was on special was a weeknight special and you are there over a weekend and have to now pay twice as much. dates can really become nightmares if you do not read the small print.

  7. Roxanne Pellew

    3 Mar 2014 at 3:09 pm

    A dating nightmare would be when you go out not just for a night but a weekend away with someone, and you realise you have NOTHING in common, that you battle to even make conversation on the way to where you going. As you can imagine the rest of the weekend was a nightmare and I think if we spoke 2 hours out of the whole weekend that was a lot.

  8. wendy Esbach

    3 Mar 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I got married when i was 19 (we met when i was 15) and unfortunately it ended in divorce 7 years later …. so i didnt have much experience in the dating world. I met someone online and we met for drinks. It was a disaster shame the poor guy had jaw surgery a few weeks before and when he spoke he sprayed orange juice everywhere. . I know he couldnt help it but I have a weak tolerance and had to keep myself from gagging. Eek

  9. Fosca Brtan

    3 Mar 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Dating disaster!!!! Was a fairly new relationship , 3rd date or so – Was picked up for dinner date but never got to dinner – his car ran out of petrol on the way And did I mention it was pouring with rain , no airtime to call a cab or phone a friend. I up and left him and walked on home. drenched & hungry!!!!!

  10. Priscilla

    4 Mar 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I was in Maputo with my late husband 3 years ago where we ordered a seafood platter to share. I have never seen so much good in my life on one plate. I couldn’t eat. I felt ill and wasted more than half the platter of seafood. What I wouldn’t do to have that moment back again 🙁

  11. Tary

    5 Mar 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I started dating my boyfriend and my mom and I are extremely close, he didnt really know her well and he came to fetch me, my mom decided to come along and she put me on a guilt trip of not having food in the house so I couldnt leave her behind. She was so embarressing and it was very awkward sitting there with both of them unable to really get to know him. Lucky for me he stuck around after meeting my “interesting” mother and they are good friends now. But we do avoid telling her about dates now so that she cant tag along. I think I would most likely use the voucher book and take her on a nice date for some mother daughter time!

  12. Andrea

    5 Mar 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I had recently split from my ex, so my friend decided to set me up on a blind date. All went well, magical, almost dreamily unreal .. this guy and I clicked on a whole new level .. he understood me .. I felt so free to just talk to him and be myself .. all was brilliant .. and then the evening came to a close and he took me home .. I decided a night cap would be too soon, so a goodnight kiss would do .. until he turned his head away from me .. I felt humiliation burn through my soul .. the next day he called to confess that he wasn’t into girls .. he apologized .. needless to say .. we’re actually very good friends today ..

  13. Ruweida

    6 Mar 2014 at 4:59 pm

    My dating nightmare was going out on a first date with a guy to Suncoast to watch a movie; my date showed up 45 minutes late and lied about movie tickets being sold out and said he’ll make it up to me by buying me ice-cream; he bought me an ice-cream of his choice and made me sit down on the wet grass outside to eat it while he smoked his cigarette; when he was half way through he asked if I had a problem with him smoking near me, I said I hated cigarettes; he just continued smoking. He then took out his phone and showed me a picture of a little girl and said it was his daughter; I was shocked but just continued listening to him going on about her name and age. A while later he said he was joking about the picture and that he didn’t have any children; I didn’t find it funny and was getting so annoyed; I ended up with a bad headache and asked him to take me home.

  14. Monique De Villiers

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:06 am

    Him forgetting his wallet…

  15. Elmarieke van Rooyen

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:12 am

    We booked in to hotel for our anniversary… went to casino to try our luck.. played the slots for a bit then got hungry and proceeded to KFC.. when my shoe broke.. lol I thought to myself im not going let a shoe ruin my night.. I walked barefoot the whole suncoast. pretty red dress.. with no shoes.. 😉 I think my bf at the time thought I was craze.. were now married and still in love.


    7 Mar 2014 at 10:15 am

    I was driving on our 1st date & by mistake I selected First gear instead of Reverse & hit a tree – that was 23 years ago & he’s NEVER forgotten that !!! 🙂

  17. Jackie Naidoo

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:19 am

    First date with my future husband and we went back to his parents home after the movie. He made coffee and we stayed up talking. Yes, talking!! I swear it’s true. And then at some point his mother comes into the kitchen and asks if I’m Jackie and that my mother was on the phone. It was 7pm! And my mother had somehow found out his phone number and rung because I hadn’t come home yet and she was worried.I don’t know what was more embarassing: the fact that my mother was checking up on me or getting his parents involved , or the fact that all we were doing was talking.


    7 Mar 2014 at 10:20 am

    First date with my future husband and we went back to his parents home after the movie. He made coffee and we stayed up talking. Yes, talking!! I swear it’s true. And then at some point his mother comes into the kitchen and asks if I’m Jackie and that my mother was on the phone. It was 7pm! And my mother had somehow found out his phone number and rung because I hadn’t come home yet and she was worried.I don’t know what was more embarassing: the fact that my mother was checking up on me or getting his parents involved , or the fact that all we were doing was talking

  19. Keith

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:28 am

    Well it all depends on which nightmare date we’re referring to. Once, in school, I took a girl out for lunch and a movie. Lunch was nice but as we were entering the cinema she saw a friend of hers and went and sat with her, leaving me to sit alone. Not cool.
    Second nightmare date happened on Valentines Day. I planned an entire day of fun, romantic things only to find out I’d been cheated on and got broken up with on that day. 🙁

  20. manashrie padayachee

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:28 am

    The last guy I went out with brought a sock puppet–a sock puppet–on our date and tried to talk to me with it. To be cute, I think. But it freaked me out. Seriously. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but no sock puppets, please.”

  21. Larrinae Ballantyne

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:33 am

    I had met a lovely lady and we had been chatting for a while so I decided to take her with to a friends house for her birthday. My date proceed to get very drunk and abusive, I was so angry. I put this behaviour down to her being nervous. So I thought I would take her out again, this time to a public place. Well this night went the same as three first, she got plastered again. I have never been so willing to pay the bill and leave. Needless to say we have not been out again.

  22. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    7 Mar 2014 at 11:54 am

    Okay, dating nightmare and worst date EVER…

    Was set up on a blind date, and when he came to fetch me, it turns out that we were double dating! He arrived to pick me up with his brother and sister-in-law…As if that was not awkward enough, I had to sit in the back of the vehicle with his sister-in-law, and make small talk with a stranger, like I was not under pressure enough already! So then we arrived at the shopping mall (of their choice by the way). So it was decided that we were going to watch a movie, and have dinner. So we started off with dinner, and at the restaurant, we all ordered…so it turns out in their family, it is normal to share food and eat from each other’s plates…which is what they did with me, they asked for my ribs (to taste apparently)…I ended up giving it away to them as I was put off and did not feel like eating thereafter. Then on to the movie, the choice was “My Bloody Valentine” in 3D. That was the most gruesome and violent movie I have yet seen, limbs and body parts being sliced and thrown all over the place! This was the worst date / Valentines ever! #ValentinesDay #EPICFAIL

  23. amith

    7 Mar 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Well mine was a total disaster my wifes birthdays was on the 2 feb 2014 I planned lots of surprises which failed totally. We were on our way to the first surprise to a spa treatment my cell rings the wife thinks da call is for her n the lady says: hi would just like to confirm your surprise spa treatment. Then we went for lunch the waiter drops the cooldrink on her birthday clothes and I thought that was it.. on my way to fetch her birthday cake.. was luking awesome just to find out they put da wrong name on the cake including her age… I was so embrassed as it turn out to be our disaterous day.. could the day get any better… that was it.. I called it a day.

  24. Taryn Gavin

    8 Mar 2014 at 1:30 pm

    We had stayed at home the year before, so we decided to totally splash for that Valentine’s day in 2010. A local theme park was offering various options for Valentine’s dinners, and after much debate we decided on the venue they had planned on the grass outside the main areas – they were planning to put up tents (in case of bad weather), and we thought this would be so romantic, out in the open near the beach for dinner, it sounded to perfect to be true.

    When I booked, the lady explained they had some trouble with no shows the years before and in order to secure my booking I would need to make an upfront payment, which I happily did.

    The big night arrived, and we both got totally dressed to the nines, me wearing a gorgeous red dress, and him looking so handsome in his smart outfit. Our booking was for 7pm, but being concerned about parking we arrived a little early at around 6.30 and sauntered over to the main entrance, and then on to where our venue was supposed to be. We arrived at the host’s table, but alas no host. As we waited a few other couples showed up behind us, and we started chatting mentioning how full all the tables were and wondering where we were going to sit. We kept asking the “waiters” and even the poor musician to help us, and get someone to tell us what is going on, eventually the chef arrive at around 7.00 (yes the chef, not a manager, but the poor guy cooking the food) and he said there had been a problem and the venue was overbooked, and he would get a manager to come help us all out (at this point there was at least 15 couples without a place to sit). After another half an hour, some guy comes out and tells us they have made space for us all in one of the other venues, and we can simply head down there and we would be accommodated.

    So all of us trundle down the stairway to the “new” venue, and eventually get to a point where we are all totally lost, there are table everywhere with seated guests, and again nobody to help us. We asked the staff down there if they knew anything about adding the extra guests from upstairs and they were as lost as we were. One of the guys that was part of the group then started screaming and shouting and eventually the same manager as before came down and assured us that he was sorting it out…. 8.30 rolls around, and we are still just standing around watching other people enjoy their evening (although not sure how much enjoyment they were having with this large group lurking about). And he comes down again and says we can either wait for a table (as in actually wait for the other people to leave) or get a refund. He then signs and scribbles on everyone’s booking confirmations saying that we are due a refund, and we all wander off in to the night.

    We landed up going to KFC for dinner 🙂 Just picture us, totally dressed up and going to get a burger at 9.30 at night!!!

  25. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    16 May 2014 at 9:41 am

    Would definitely be something involving snakes or spiders and a girl and me looking like a scaredy cat.

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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?
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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
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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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