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SA Bridal Fashion Week




New York has one…India has one…and now the opulent SA Bridal Fashion Week™ will take place in Durban from 7-10 August at Sibaya Casino, Cape Town from 16-19 October at GrandWest Casino and Johannesburg from 27-30 November at Carnival City Casino. This is South Africa’s only national wedding and fashion event, an event that targets all race groups across our rainbow nation and the only national fashion week for our country.

Hot of the heels after the success of New York Bridal Fashion Week and India Bridal Fashion Week, South Africa can showcase in this International event. South Africa has talented and celebrated bridal fashion designers and it’s time we show the rest of the world what we’re made of. Modelled and inspired by the International Bridal Fashion Week’s, SA Bridal Fashion Week’s key features includes a choreographed combination of themed designer catwalk shows covering exclusive new collections by couture bridal designers (Local & International), emerging and student designers, as well as boutiques for brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowergirls, mother and father of the Bride & Groom, as well as for the guests…bridal wear and evening wear for all our rainbow brides and catering for every cultural background.

Bringing the best of the best ideas and inspiration to our rainbow brides who are planning their big day with a luxurious display of offerings from the wedding industry. Related staged showcases include Lingerie, Hair, Makeup, Hennah, Jewellery, Shoes, Accessories (including handbags, veils and hair accessories), Cakes, Table Centerpieces, Décor (includes table decor), Flowers, Bouquets and an unique show that includes photographer’s and videographer’s work.

Set to take the SA wedding industry by storm…the first ever national multi-cultural wedding event. We have developed showcases, which take the form of fashion shows, which will display a service provider like never before. Imagine cakes coming down the ramp, table décor such as candelabras being displayed by models, makeup and hair options in a show, a spectacular shoe fashion show and many more shows…all themed and inspired to leave the spectators in a magical world, with ideas galore…viewing an exhibition on stage… just imagine.

Between 10 to 15 shows will take place at each city, providing bridal couples and their entourage with unique shows and great prizes to be won. Attendees can stand a chance to be chauffeur driven in VIP style to and from the event. Tickets can be purchased through Computicket and discounted packages are available should you want to watch all the shows in a city. A ticket purchased for any of the fashion shows, will allow you entry into the service provider display area which will include a luxurious display of industry offerings for your special day. Ticket holders stand a chance to win R500 000 worth of prizes including their wedding venue, honeymoon and your complete bridal look including their designer dress, gold and diamond jewellery, hair and make-up and the ultimate celebrity experience. Entry details available on our website,

SA Bridal Fashion Week certainly has so much more than just fashion on display, so be sure to purchase your tickets for the national event. Visit for more details and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, competition details and more information on the events in each city.

The Ultimate Fashion and Style Indulgence.

SA Bridal Fashion Week
Office: 011 620 3118


We have 5 double tickets to give away.

To enter, like the SA Bridal Fashion Week Facebook page and follow them on Twitter

Don’t forget to leave us a comment below, telling us why you want to win the tickets.


The following T’s and C’s apply:
– Entrants must like the SA Bridal Fashion Week Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to qualify
– Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged either for cash or for another show
– Tickets must be used for allocated show and date provided by SABFW and is not exchangeble
– Winners selection is final and no correspondence will be adhered to
– Tickets are valid for the Durban show at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom only
– To qualify for the free drive, entrants must sign up on with the promotional code: SABFW and receive a free first ride up to R200. To request their ride, they have to simply download the free application for iPhone, Android, Blackberry 7, or visit the mobile site:

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  1. Shirley

    28 July 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Just got engaged and getting hitched in December so I need all the bridal shows I can get..


    28 July 2014 at 3:07 pm

    would be so nice to win…

  3. Cindy

    28 July 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Would love to win and experience this with my hubby-to-be!

  4. Ashleigh

    28 July 2014 at 3:35 pm

    It’s about time South Africa gets to take part and enjoy the fashion industry!

  5. Teevashnee

    28 July 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Planning my wedding soon, this would be a great place to get lotsa wonderful ideas.

  6. Teevashnee Bernie Munsamy

    31 July 2014 at 7:45 am

    Just confirmed our wedding date for 21 February 2015. Will be needing all the ideas we can get.

  7. JANET

    13 August 2014 at 9:45 am

    My daughter and I were horribly disappointed when we attnded the 13h30 session on 9 August. We saw a display of what I can only assume were cocktail dresses, wedding cakes carried around, some jewellery and flowers. All in all approx 1/2 hour which ended in an anti-climax which I knw was shared by others. Still wondering what it was all about after paying R55

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.



Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.


Tickets on sale from Webtickets.


Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

As Mother’s Day approaches, families in Durban have the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style at the highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this special concert on Sunday, May 12 promises an unforgettable experience for all.


Here are the top five reasons why you should spend Mother’s Day at Music at the Lake:


Legendary Live Performance:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Mango Groove as they take the stage with their unique blend of pop, rock, and traditional South African music. Their infectious energy and timeless hits will create a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.


Comedic Entertainment:

Alongside Mango Groove, comedian Aaron McIlroy will keep the laughter flowing with his comedic talents. From hilarious anecdotes to clever observations, Aaron’s performance guarantees a side-splitting experience for all ages.


Spectacular Venue:

Nestled around the picturesque Lake area of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this event offers more than just music. Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Africa’s oldest botanic gardens, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.


Community Spirit:

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the Music at the Lake series is a testament to the power of community and cultural heritage. Through their support, Old Mutual aims to create lasting memories and bring people together through the universal language of music.


Picnic-Style Experience:

Bring your own food and drinks and relax on the shaded lawns of the gardens as you enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon. With Cooler boxes charged at only R50 at the gate, attendees can indulge in a feast for the senses while soaking in the vibrant sounds of the live performance.


“We’re thrilled to be part of such a special event, celebrating love, connection, and kindness on Mother’s Day,” said Claire Johnston from Mango Groove. “Join us at the Durban Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable afternoon of music, laughter, and cherished moments.”


Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones in a setting that blends nature, music, and laughter. Secure your tickets now from Webtickets and make memories that will last a lifetime.




Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens

Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: The Old Mutual Music at the Lake



The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series returns for a special Mother’s Day concert on 12 May at the Durban Botanic Gardens.


Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

~ Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate.
~ Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.


Ticket Prices

Phase 1:

Adults (Over 12) R195
Kids (U12) R100
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 2:

Adults (Over 12) R225
Kids (U12) R110
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 3:

Adults (Over 12) R250
Kids (U12) R120
Kids (U4) R10


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The highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is back with a special concert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. The event will take place at the stunning Durban Botanic Gardens, nestled around the picturesque Lake area.

Music enthusiasts and families alike can look forward to an unforgettable live performance by the legendary Mango Groove, known for their unique sound that blends pop, rock, and traditional South African music. In addition, comedian Aaron McIlroy will entertain the audience with his comedic talents, making this concert an unmissable experience for all ages.

Claire Johnston from Mango Groove is excited to return to Durban Botanic Gardens for the concert, saying “We’re so thrilled to be coming back to this glorious venue for the first time in several years. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity as we get to celebrate love, connection and kindness”.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the longest-running live music series in KwaZulu-Natal, offering a relaxing and entertaining Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting. The event is staged at the Durban Botanic Gardens Lake area, the oldest botanic gardens in Africa, providing a serene backdrop with its lush gardens and abundant wildlife.

“Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the Music at the Lake series underscores our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit and celebrating cultural heritage. We believe in the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories, especially on occasions as special as Mother’s Day. Our support for this series shows our dedication to the arts and the communities we serve. We are proud to create platforms where talent, laughter, and family joy can flourish in the heart of Durban’s historic Botanic Gardens,” said Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual.

Attendees are invited to bring their own food and drinks (cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate), blankets, and camping chairs to enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon on the shaded lawns of the gardens. Concert-goers can soak in the vibrant sounds of the live performance while observing an array of birdlife, including pelicans and spoonbills flying overhead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at the Durban Botanic Gardens and experience an afternoon of exceptional music and comedy. Don’t miss out on this unique event that blends nature, music, and laughter! Get your tickets now from Webtickets.


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Durbanite Spotlight: The Kickstands



In our latest Durbanite encounter, we step into the world of The Kickstands, a band that’s as vibrant and energetic as the city we all love. Welcome to another feature on Durbanart, where today we’re hanging out with Gary Nixon from The Kickstands. As they get ready for Splashy Fen and continue to make music that resonates with so many, we’re excited to chat with Gary about a few things: their tunes, what they love about Durban, and some fun, little-known facts.

Let’s jump into our chat with Gary and discover some new angles on both the band and our beloved Durban.


1. What draws you to Durban?

An active, outdoors lifestyle and the strong sense of community people share here.

2. Where is your favourite place to have breakfast in Durban, and why?

Mayfair, Durban North! Delicious, consistent and holds loads of memories

3. What Durban experience do all visitors need to try?

Promenade run/walk in the morning, swim around the peer and a Springbok game at Kings Park.


4. Nothing beats water, but where is a good Café or Bar in Durban?

Surf Riders


5. If you had to recommend a Durban spot to stay for the weekend, to an out-of-towner, where would you suggest?

If you’ve got the bucks, Oyster Box is mint! Otherwise come crash on my couch!


6. When did you know that music was your thing?

When people started paying me to do what I loved doing anyway


7. What’s your go-to shower song?

NOFX – Linoleum

8. You’re playing at Splashy Fen again this year. How many Splashy Fen’s have you been to? How many of those have you performed at?

I’ve been to 12 Splashy Fens, this will be my 11th time performing.


9. What’s your favourite thing about Splashy Fen?

The people, it’s what makes it what it is. Revelry.


10. Your Top Three Things to take to Splashy Fen?

My guitar, the vibes, and every year I try to convince a friend that’s never been to Splashy to come with me!

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