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WIN: Wine O’Clock Hits KZN (27-29 August 2014)



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The Mercury Wine Week is KZN’s largest and longest standing wine show. In its 36th year, this sumptuous event has wine lovers from across the province thirsty for the illustrious array of Cape grapes. Hundreds of wines from the vineyards of the West will be exhibited under one roof and tasted by East Coast wine lovers and learners. Durbanite has 2 x double tickets to giveaway. To enter please comment below telling us why you would like to win. *T&C’s apply

Unlimited wine tasting each evening is coupled with a brand new feature, the Grindrod Bank Wine Theatre. This theatre will host three dedicated tastings each night, hosted by individual wine estates. Visitors are invited to pause for 20 minutes to learn about the estate and tantalise their taste buds with their unique aromas and flavours.

Finger foods and cheeses by Fairview and Checkers provide the perfect nibbles to accompany the fine wine. For those who consider ‘wine o’clock’ a sacred affair, a special R160 ticket will offer a satisfying two-night pass, valid for Wednesday and Thursday nights only. For wine clubs or groups of 10 people or more, a 20% discount applies.

Buy your tickets at the door or beforehand from Computicket at R100 per person.

27-29 August 2014

17:30 to 20:30 each night, at SUNCOAST


No under 18’s. Please drink responsibly. 

Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Holiday Home.

For more information, visit the Mercury Wine Week online:


Facebook: mercurywineweek

Twitter: @mercurywineweek and don’t forget #MWW2014


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning 1 of 2 double tickets to the 2014 Mercury Wine Week, hosted at Suncoast in Durban.
  2. Ticket covers entry to event only for you and partner, for one night only (date to be confirmed).
  3. Competition opens on 22 July 2014 and closes at midday on 19 August 2014, South African Standard Time.
  4. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 19 August 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  5. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  6. Winner/s tickets will need to be collected from Durbanite representative.
  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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    23 July 2014 at 8:10 am

    My wife and I are avid wine lovers, so being a part of this amazing experience will be a wonderful opportunity for us both!


    23 July 2014 at 8:15 am

    I love wine tastings and wine pairings. I only drink wine, so I am constantly trying out different selections to select the finest for my collection. Being here will definitely enlighten me on this new found hobby of mine.

  3. Brendan

    23 July 2014 at 9:54 am

    Would love to win this!

  4. Taryn

    25 July 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Why would I like to win….. Hello its wine!!! Wine is something that can be enjoyed by EVERYONE, and it is certainly enjoyed by me… sometimes a little too much. I would love to win this and would love to have wine flu the next day!! Pleeeeease 🙂

  5. Mendi

    26 July 2014 at 7:09 pm

    LETS DRINK!!! Besides my Coffee nothing excites me more than a day of drinking Wine. Winning these tickets would be amazing so PICK ME PICK ME!!:)  I will put those tickets to good drinking use. 

  6. pooja

    28 July 2014 at 10:20 am

    I have recently been for the Taste of Durban Festival at Suncoast Casino and really enjoyed it, so I would love to experience something similar again 🙂

  7. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    28 July 2014 at 10:20 am

    I love wine like no other <3


    28 July 2014 at 10:24 am


  9. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    28 July 2014 at 10:54 am

    I would love to win because I went last year and bought SOOOO much wine!! Yum!!

  10. nic

    28 July 2014 at 10:56 am

    Would smarkkks to go to this!!

  11. Jason

    28 July 2014 at 10:57 am

    Nothing seems to help my wife and I relax like a good meal and a great glass of wine, followed with lots of chit chat and laughter.

  12. Dianne du Plessis

    28 July 2014 at 10:59 am

    I have never been to the mercury wine week but i have heard all about it year after year. I love win and am looking at stocking up my wine rack. No better time to do it than at the mercury wine week 🙂

  13. Clinton

    28 July 2014 at 11:04 am

    Oooh, this would be an awesome night out. Here’s hoping I get lucky and win 🙂

  14. shemona

    28 July 2014 at 11:41 am

    Awesomeness… I can hear this event is calling out for me…… 🙂

  15. Trinisha

    28 July 2014 at 11:53 am

    I just started acquiring the taste of wine and I would luv to spend time with my husband over a great glass of wine and to enjoy this awesome event, we never won anything so it will be fantastic 😀

  16. Harsha

    28 July 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Love to win entry so more moola for wine… Hope its still as good as the previous years!

  17. Dudley

    28 July 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I never need an excuse to drink wine, but would love an excuse to try a few new types.

  18. Payal

    28 July 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to experience this event

  19. Terri

    28 July 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Would love to win, the world is a better place because of good wine!!

  20. Nicole Du Plooy

    28 July 2014 at 1:16 pm

    It’s simple really… Because my favourite wine pairing is me paired with a bottle of wine 🙂

  21. Bianca

    28 July 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I went to this last year and it was such a blast! Being able to try all sorts of wine and be in good company. I would love a chance to win some tickets to go this year!

  22. Tarryn Rademeyer

    28 July 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I have my first Cape Town Wine tasting holiday coming up in September that im so excited about, and to go to the Murcury Wine Week would be so great to teach me more about the different types of wines, so i dont look too much like a novice when im in the mother city!!

  23. Ian Lewis

    28 July 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Proving once again that Durban is the true home of foodies and winos!

  24. Celo Biyela

    28 July 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love wine 😀 lol

  25. Jolene Porter

    28 July 2014 at 6:38 pm

    I turned 40 recently and would love to go to wine week

  26. Neresh

    28 July 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Please can I win tickets. I love red wine.

  27. erosha

    29 July 2014 at 10:09 am

    I would really love 2 win… 2 taste n c different win…

  28. Sabashnee Pillay

    29 July 2014 at 10:17 am

    I love wine! I would love to taste the good wines of SA!

  29. Debbie

    29 July 2014 at 10:29 am

    We look forward to the Mercury Wine Week and have been attending for the last four years. We almost always leave having bought far too much wine, along with rosy cheeks and a big fat smile. No other wine show in KZN does it better!

  30. Charlie Birt

    29 July 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Less whine….more wine!

  31. Buyi

    30 July 2014 at 10:49 am

    I am just an extroverted young lady who loves and enjoys attending all sorts of events to get to know what is hip and happening within SA’s entertainment industry. A ticket to the show would give me more knowledge about what the different kinds of wine i drink most of the time when out, and i may just find my favourite – as all wine to me tastes good!

  32. Shannon

    30 July 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I would love to win 🙂 I have never been before

  33. Vuma

    2 August 2014 at 8:23 am

    After a attending Taste of Durban a week back im just emped for the wine week. Im a foodie and this will help my wine knowledge and pairing the wines with my dishes.

  34. Alfred

    2 August 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Such an awesome competition! would love to win 🙂

  35. Nicole

    4 August 2014 at 8:33 am

    Don’t make me WINE about not WINE ing these WINE er tickets!!!! Let me be a WINE er!!!

  36. Ntombi

    6 August 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I just love wine and what better to way it, than to have it with many other wine drinkers and be able to buy it too – while drinking!!!

  37. Cindy

    13 August 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Would love to win and take my fiancé! He absolutely loves tasting different types of wines!

  38. Larrinae Ballantyne

    18 August 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I would love to be able to take my bestie to enjoy some amazing wines. She has been having a rough time and could really do with a pick me up.

  39. Marilese Gomes

    18 August 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I need the tickets because I’m a teacher and next week is the half way mark of term 3 and if ANYONE EVER needs wine it’s us at this stage! 🙂 not to mention… Wine is amazing and it would be an amazing experience!

  40. Este

    18 August 2014 at 7:50 pm

    Laat hy val waar hy wil! Would be awesome to win!

  41. K. Naidoo

    18 August 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Learning about wine would certainly assist in appreciating it that bit more. What would be better than learning and enjoying oneself simultaneously?

  42. Ms Nemataheni

    18 August 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Looking forward to another AMAZING Durban experience!

  43. celeste greaves

    18 August 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Would really love to win:)

  44. Amanda Wellmann

    18 August 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Because it’s the only time I get to drink the expensive stuff!

  45. Glenda Robson

    18 August 2014 at 9:10 pm

    About three years ago I went over two days. One for the reds and one for the whites. I would love to go this year. A great way to spend an evening.

  46. Kirti

    18 August 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Would love this as a treat for my dad & dad-in-law.. they’re great buddies & really appreciate wonderful wine & its pairings.. they would love the experience!

  47. Charissa

    19 August 2014 at 6:11 am

    Bring on the vino! Whoop!

  48. Jason

    19 August 2014 at 8:07 am

    I am currently holding a bunch of grapes hostage… they are locked in my fridge where no one can find them… unless you know where I live.

    Give me the tickets and all the grapes will be set free. Give them to someone else and lets just say I’ll squash the life out of them…

    Do the right thing and save a bunch of grapes today!

  49. Harsha

    19 August 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Oh no… I missed the competition ***crying my eyes out***

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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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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




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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.

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