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WIN a table for two: Gateway Celebrity Chef Showdown



Competition closed. Congrats to our lucky winner BRENDAN DAWSON!

If you haven’t already heard, the Gateway Celebrity Chef Showdown is on its way Durbanites! We attended last year and it was truly an experience compared to no other and certainly one not to be missed read further on to find out how you can win a table for two!

On each of the restaurant’s evenings, the meals prepared by the celebrities will be in line with the restaurants normal menu offering. Times are 18h30 for 19h00 at R180 per person for a set menu which includes; a starter, main and dessert.

  • 27 August – Stefan Terblanche vs. Leeanda Reddy: Ocean Basket
  • 3 September – Vanessa Marawa vs. Terry Pheto: Circus Circus
  • 10 September – Deena Naidoo vs. Natarah Nadesan: Nino’s
  • 17 September – Gangs of Ballet vs. Rosie Motene: Mo-Zam-Bik
  • 24 September – John Webb vs. Tumisho Masha: Café Limone

All winning celebs will take part in a final evening which will be held on 1 October at Beluga.

Each celebrity that competes will select a local charity of their choice at the start of the campaign. 10% of the income generated through these events will be donated to the winning celebrity’s charity of choice.

To book, please contact your selected restaurant.

Restaurant Contact Numbers

Ocean Basket: 031 584 7025

Circus Circus: 031 566 3212

Nino’s: 031 566 2070

Mo-Zam-Bik: 031 836 1574

Café Limone: 031 566 4417

Beluga: 031 584 7430



We are giving ONE lucky food / celeb loving Durbanite the opportunity to win a table for two to the showdown on the 27 August at Ocean Basket where you will witness Stefan Terblanche take on Leeanda Reddy! The dining experience for you and your partner will include selected drinks as well as your starter, main and dessert. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us why you deserve to win. Don’t forget to share with your friends (if they win, they will be obliged to take you along!) *T&C’s apply.


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning a table for two to Gateway Celebrity Chef Showdown on 27 August at Ocean Basket.
  2. Competition opens on 21 August 2014 and closes at midday on 25 August 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 25 August 2014. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take 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 may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  7. 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.
  8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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  1. Candy Dennis

    21 August 2014 at 9:08 am

    This sounds awesome! Would love to win and be a part of it!

  2. Dawn W

    21 August 2014 at 9:22 am

    I deserve this because I am a HUGE fan of Stefan Terblanche and Leeanda Reddy, not only do I love cooking but I enjoy baking and also Ocean Basket is one of my favourite restaurants, I would love to see these two go head to head.

  3. Larrinae Ballantyne

    21 August 2014 at 9:23 am

    It would be awesome to get to enjoy some local cuisine with one of my rugby heros.

  4. Ryan Quevauvilliers

    21 August 2014 at 9:23 am

    I deserve to win because I love good food and experiencing new tastes, it’s my favourite thing in the whole world.

  5. Cornelia Viljoen

    21 August 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love food that is well prep and enjoy watching chef hard at work using there talent:))

  6. Kate

    21 August 2014 at 9:35 am

    Wow! what an awesome competition! Would love to win this simply cause I LOVE FOOD… think it would be an amazing experience to see two great chefs go head to head all the while enjoying good company at a great restaurant! Yummy, getting hungry just thinking about it 🙂

  7. amith

    21 August 2014 at 9:50 am

    I deserve to win this, as I love good food, and I’m an outgoing person, and two meet Mr terblanche wow that will be the cherry on the top. Awesome first time experience

  8. Gloria

    21 August 2014 at 10:04 am

    I would love to see two chefs take it on, my favourite TV show is Iron Chef America and it is so awesome to watch them compete, to be able to see two chefs compete in real life would be something I can cross off my bucket list. I love cooking and I LOVE LOVE watching chefs cook

  9. Jessica

    21 August 2014 at 10:07 am

    OH my hat!!!!!! To be able to watch Stefan Terblanche would be a dream come true, not only is he a great rugby player but he can be called a chef because his cooking is fantastic!!!!! This would be fantastic

  10. Yogan Moodley

    21 August 2014 at 10:07 am

    I would really like to attend

  11. Dean W

    21 August 2014 at 10:09 am

    Good food, good wine, great company like Stefan Terblanche and Leeanda Reddy, what a combination of rugby, cooking skills and comradeship, this would be an evening to remember for the rest of my life

  12. Brendan

    21 August 2014 at 10:20 am

    Would love to win this, huge fan of Leeanda Reddy. Good food as well…Stoked about watching them cook!

  13. LAUREN

    21 August 2014 at 10:23 am


  14. SYDNEY

    21 August 2014 at 10:23 am

    Sounds like such a lovely evening, a chance to enjoy my rugby hero and watch this amazing cookoff …

  15. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    21 August 2014 at 10:25 am

    I would love to win because I have never been to one of these events before and it is my birthday next week. 🙂

  16. Jennifer

    21 August 2014 at 10:38 am

    I would LOVE to win this as I am a huge foodie, always keen on trying new food experiences and love the fact that Durban now has exciting opportunities and events like this one to try. Not to mention being a massive rugby fan to put the cherry on top of what sounds like an awesome evening 😉

  17. Amanda Wellmann

    21 August 2014 at 10:42 am

    Me me me me! Please I am such a foodie 🙂

  18. Amanda Wellmann

    21 August 2014 at 10:44 am

    Also because I am hungry.

  19. Mark

    21 August 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I’m a massive food and Stefan Terblanche fan!!

  20. Dave

    21 August 2014 at 1:27 pm

    There is nothing better then a meal cooked by professionals. No better way to experience that then in an Ocean Basket..

  21. dayas

    21 August 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Love to taste Deenas food hope to be lucky to stand a chance to attend

  22. Bianca

    22 August 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I would love to win this! I love love food and to be able to be live at a cook-off amongst some amazing chefs, would be an amazing experience!

  23. janet

    22 August 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I would love to win this as I am a seafood fanatic as well as I love to eat at Ocean Basket but don’t get to go there as often I would like to except for special occasions. I am on diet and I have been on it for a while so would be nice to be a little naughty even if its just for one day to indulge in the delicious meals and desserts prepared by Stefan Terblanche and Leeanda Reddy. This is would most definitely be priceless to be at such an awesome restaurant and one of my Favourite Gateway Theatre of Shopping Centre- Ocean Basket.

  24. Taryn

    23 August 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I loooooove Stephan and although I have a seafood allergy I’m willing to risk it to witness the showdown between him and Leeandra!

  25. Lyle

    23 August 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I want to see if Stephan cooks as well as he plays rugby!

  26. Alison

    24 August 2014 at 7:22 am

    Love cook off’s, love seafood, and to add celebs in the mix is fantabulous! Also would love a moms night off its been a while lol 🙂

  27. santi

    25 August 2014 at 12:13 pm

    id love to win, because i recently started dating a guy who is crazy about food and who is an ex-chef(not for too long) theres room of him starting over his career in food again, what better motivation than watching one of his idols in rubgy kick ass at the table! come on please give me this chance! !

  28. Shemona

    25 August 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I should win as for a change it would be lovely to be spoilt by someone else’s cooking and by the way… a celebrity cook off!! Also to enjoy the lovely atmosphere at the restaurant will be a bonus. Super awesomeness!!

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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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