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WIN: Mother’s Day High Tea with St James on Venice



Set in the tranquil gardens on Venice Road in Morningside is St James on Venice Boutique Hotel well known for its decadent High Tea’s, weddings and luxury accommodation. We were lucky enough to review them a while back, follow this link to read what we had to say:

This Mother’s Day St James on Venice are hosting a wonderful Mother’s Day High Tea, and we are giving one lucky Mom the opportunity to celebrate in style. What better way to thank Mom for all she does!

To stand a chance of winning a High Tea on Mother’s Day for you and your Mom all you need to do is answer this simple question in the comment section below: How many bedrooms does St James on Venice have? *T&C’s apply.

To entice you to enter (or book your own spot) here is what’s on the menu:

Red Velvet Cupcakes – with cream cheese frosting


Scones with Strawberry Jam and Cream

Scones with Cream Cheese and Biltong

Mini Lemon Meringue

Mini Pavlova’s

Smoked Salmon, cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwich Fingers

Caprice Croissants



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Contact information: 


Tel: +27 31 312 9488

Twitter: @thestjamesonven

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday 06h00 – 22h00

29 degrees 49’ 28. 91” S
31 degrees 1’ 8. 55” E

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one High Tea for two at The St James on Venice Boutique Hotel on Mother’s Day 11 May 2014.
  2. Competition opens on 07 May 2014 and closes at midday on 10 May 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner will be randomly drawn based on correct answers to the question on 07 May 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner will be notified via email or cell phone and is required to confirm they will be available on the 11 May 2014.
  5. It is winners responsibility to call ahead to St James on Venice Boutique Hotel and make booking at suitable time on the 11 May 2014.
  6. High Tea is valid for the 11 May 2014 only.
  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. Claire

    7 May 2014 at 4:13 pm

    “15 beautifully appointed bedrooms”

  2. Shemona

    7 May 2014 at 4:17 pm

    17 beautiful rooms for their guests

  3. Byron Paul

    7 May 2014 at 4:19 pm

    15 exquisite rooms 🙂 thanks to them my wedding was an absolute success last year

  4. Derai

    7 May 2014 at 4:20 pm

    15 rooms 🙂

  5. shemona

    7 May 2014 at 4:20 pm

    15 beautiful rooms for their guests

  6. Alison

    7 May 2014 at 4:21 pm

    15 rooms

  7. Ashley Heath

    7 May 2014 at 4:22 pm

    15 absolutely beautifully appointed bedrooms

  8. celeste greaves

    7 May 2014 at 4:24 pm

    15 rooms

  9. Tracey Vieirs

    7 May 2014 at 4:28 pm

    15 rooms

  10. Derryn Nesbitt

    7 May 2014 at 4:30 pm

    There are 15 bedrooms.

  11. Stacey

    7 May 2014 at 4:33 pm

    15 bedrooms

  12. jade sorensen

    7 May 2014 at 4:34 pm

    15 rooms. I hope I win, my mom has had a really tough year so far with my dad having been retrenched last year and her not being able to find a job. She could really use a bit of pampering!

  13. Seshnee Naicker

    7 May 2014 at 4:49 pm

    15 bedrooms.
    😀 so amped, this place seems amazing. Would love to treat mum after she knocks off work on Sunday. She would absolutely love this.

  14. Dawn W

    7 May 2014 at 4:49 pm

    15 bedrooms

  15. Jennifer

    7 May 2014 at 4:53 pm

    15 rooms

  16. Tanya

    7 May 2014 at 4:57 pm

    15 bedrooms

  17. Nicola Meyer

    7 May 2014 at 5:05 pm

    15 rooms

  18. Katalin Mercer

    7 May 2014 at 5:05 pm

    There are 15 beautiful bedrooms!

  19. shannon naylor

    7 May 2014 at 5:12 pm

    15 beautiful bedrooms. I would love to be able to spoil my mom this mothers day in the beautiful gardens after the rough times we have been through. She is amazing and supports me all the time. I love my mom

  20. Nishantha Moodley

    7 May 2014 at 5:21 pm

    15 rooms

  21. vanishree naidoo

    7 May 2014 at 5:36 pm

    15 rooms

  22. Shenaye

    7 May 2014 at 5:40 pm

    15 rooms

  23. Jacqui Trinder

    7 May 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Fifteen tastefully decorated, spacious and cosy looking rooms!

  24. Lauren

    7 May 2014 at 7:31 pm

    15 bedrooms

  25. Jeni

    7 May 2014 at 8:08 pm

    15 / fifteen

  26. fathima

    7 May 2014 at 8:14 pm

    They have 15 bedrooms!

  27. Sandy

    7 May 2014 at 8:46 pm

    15 Bedrooms

  28. Sav

    7 May 2014 at 8:47 pm

    15 Rooms

  29. Kas

    7 May 2014 at 8:48 pm

    15 Bedrooms 🙂

  30. AG

    7 May 2014 at 8:49 pm

    15 Bedrooms

  31. priscilla

    7 May 2014 at 9:29 pm

    15 bedrooms

  32. Anita

    8 May 2014 at 4:42 am

    15 rooms

  33. taniqua

    8 May 2014 at 6:51 am

    15 rooms

  34. Mandy

    8 May 2014 at 7:01 am

    15 rooms

  35. Lauren Potgieter

    8 May 2014 at 9:14 am

    St James looks like the absolute perfect place to spoil my mother for Mothers’ Day!! I can finally show her a classy Durban high tea because she’s from pmb and has never experienced one before…..would looove to win this mother-daughter experience!! <3

  36. Lauren Potgieter

    8 May 2014 at 9:22 am

    15 bedrooms.St James looks like the absolute perfect place to spoil my mother for Mothers’ Day!! I can finally show her a classy Durban high tea because she’s from pmb and has never experienced one before…..would looove to win this mother-daughter experience!! <3

  37. anisha

    8 May 2014 at 10:24 am

    15 bedrooms

  38. Tamryn

    8 May 2014 at 1:37 pm

    15 beautiful tranquil rooms ♡♥♡

  39. Carmen Massey

    8 May 2014 at 3:24 pm

    15 rooms

  40. Chloe McIntyrr

    8 May 2014 at 3:53 pm

    15 beautiful rooms!!! I hope I win as I was not with my mom for last year mothers day I was away working :(! Hope I get to share this wonderful experience with her she deserves it!

  41. Kerry-Lee

    9 May 2014 at 7:49 am

    15 rooms 🙂

  42. Vincent

    9 May 2014 at 1:30 pm

    15 Rooms.

  43. marc

    10 May 2014 at 9:15 am

    15 bedrooms.

  44. val opperman

    10 May 2014 at 9:22 am

    15 Air conditioned Rooms – Stunning, very pretty & perfectly situated Boutique Hotel in the heart of Durban suburbs.

  45. Jodi

    10 May 2014 at 9:23 am

    15 rooms 🙂

  46. anusha naidoo

    10 May 2014 at 9:24 am

    15 Rooms
    Would love to win this for my mamma, she is ageing and her health is failing. Would love to win so I could treat her to a memorable mothers day. Memories which I shall cherish forever of the person whom is so precious and gave me the gift of life.

  47. Sharon Brown

    10 May 2014 at 9:26 am

    15 bedrooms. This would make an awesome mothers day gift for an awesome mother.

  48. Catherine Ann

    10 May 2014 at 9:27 am

    15 befrooms <3

  49. Sandhiya Debba

    10 May 2014 at 9:29 am

    15 rooms

  50. Sandhiya Debba

    10 May 2014 at 9:29 am

    15 bedrooms

  51. Fosca Brtan

    10 May 2014 at 9:31 am

    15 Rooms

  52. Angela

    10 May 2014 at 9:36 am

    15 🙂

  53. Riana Jackson

    10 May 2014 at 9:40 am

    15 bedrooms.

  54. rosha naidoo

    10 May 2014 at 9:42 am

    15 Room
    Hope to win this treat for my mummy. She is my mommy and dad to me. Its 8yrs since dad passed away, mum is strong and been working so hard to give us a good life. Its not easy but faith keeps us going. Thank you.

  55. Mary-Ann

    10 May 2014 at 9:44 am

    15 rooms

  56. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    10 May 2014 at 9:48 am

    15 rooms.

  57. Jeff

    10 May 2014 at 9:48 am

    15 Rooms
    I lost my mum a few yrs ago, and my wife as well. But there’s a wonderful friend who is like a mom to me and my two kids. Love to win this for her. Thank you.

  58. rebecca lynne lewis

    10 May 2014 at 9:50 am

    15 bedrooms! I would absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this for my beautiful mother to show her how much i love and appreciate all she has done and still does for me! <3 We have been for High Tea once before and absolutely loved it! Devine food, beautiful interior and peaceful atmosphere, i cant think of a better place to spend mothers day, really really really hoping to win!!! 😀

  59. Julian

    10 May 2014 at 9:59 am

    15 Elegantly decorated rooms. I really hope I can win as this would be an amazing way to give my Mom, who does so much for me, a great mother’s day!

  60. Claire Forrester

    10 May 2014 at 10:31 am

    Fifteen bedrooms

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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.

Sean Koch is one of SA’s most-loved indie-folk artists who brings a mixed bag of African and western, influence alongside messages of home, a connection to nature, the ocean and the people around him; to his storytelling, feel-good music. While rooted in his flowing-folk style, his music is diverse. From dance infused songs like ‘Lift You Up’ the standout single from his collection (including the Double MZK & G DOM remix) to the dreamier songs like ‘Feel the Energy’ that carry deeper messages of connection to the natural world and the people that surround us. There is something for everyone in Sean’s catalogue.

How to Enter:

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


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:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Tickets are on sale from and are selling fast, so get yours now!

Neon Dreams

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour 2024 details:


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
General Admission Phase Two: R595 ex R35 Fee
Ticket Link:
Facebook Event:


For more info, go to:
Ticketing link:

Follow Milky Chance online:
Official Website:

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour Dates:

15 February 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Cape Town
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch + final opening act to be announced)

18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
(supported by Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced)






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Win Surf Lessons with Surf School Durban!



Surf School Durban, led by the experienced local surfer Fika, stands as a beacon in the surfing community. Known for its inclusive and friendly approach, it’s a place where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can enhance their skills and embrace the surf culture.

The school’s ethos revolves around unity and inviting individuals of all backgrounds to share the excitement of surfing. The team, made up of passionate local surfers, emphasises personalised coaching, ensuring a welcoming learning environment for everyone.

Adding to its allure, Surf School Durban has launched a competition that’s creating a buzz. The prize: five group lessons for the winner and two friends, offering a unique blend of fun, friendship, and expert instruction.

This surf school is more than just a place to learn; it’s a community hub where the spirit of Durban’s surf culture thrives, making it an ideal destination for anyone keen on experiencing the joy of surfing in a supportive and vibrant setting.

Win Surf Lessons for You and 2 Friends, with Surf School Durban!

How to Enter on Instagram:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Instagram page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Instagram page and tag who you’d take with if you win.


How to Enter on Facebook:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Facebook page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Facebook page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

Entries limited to 5 per day.

Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Durbanite T&Cs apply.

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Ziggy Alberts announces his debut South African tour as he heads to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this October




Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from


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