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Win Tickets to Tops at Spar Bierfest



Durbanite and Tops at Spar Bierfest are giving away 4 x double tickets to the years most anticipated event at Suncoast Casino!

Simply Tell us below what your favorite part of Bierfest is and why you deserve to go! It’s that easy!

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TOPS at SPAR BIERFEST is back! And this year it is bringing loyal Bierfestarians more of everything that they have come to know, and love, about South Africa’s biggest, annual, national, Oktoberfest festival of fun, food, frauelins and of course – three specially brewed Bavarian beers! Bierfest will be taking place in Durban at Suncoast from the 19th – 21st of September.

The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest, in association with Dryver, Good Fellas, Jiguja, Jagermeister and Tsogo Sun brings together the time-honoured arts of dining, drinking and dancing, all within the traditional setting of a giant Brauhaus marquee, bringing South Africans a taste of historical Munich Oktoberfest, right here on home soil.



*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning 1 of 4 x Double tickets.
  2. Competition opens on 09 September 2014 and closes at midday on 17 September 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 17 September 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. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions you agree to receive emails from Durbanite and its partners.
  6. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
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  1. Ryan

    9 September 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Beer, fun, food & frauelins i’m so ready

  2. Nicholas Shiells

    9 September 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I have been living in Durban now for 4 years and this is the first year that I’m not unable to attend due to work commitments so really looking forward to experiencing it for the first time 🙂

  3. Shannon Naylor

    9 September 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I have NEVER been to a Bierfest… This would be an awesome experience for me and my partner to enjoy together 🙂

  4. Katharina Steffen

    9 September 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Es ist das beste Bierfest nach dem Oktoberfest;)
    I’m German and have never been to a beerfest, I mean c’mon!

  5. Jessica

    9 September 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Went last year, not once, but TWICE and it was the total highlight of my year. Craft beer, awesome people, amazing vibe, beer pong, dancing and singing. The best of all, was that I got to dress up myself and have the time of my life!!
    Cant wait to do it again this year!

  6. Divesh Hargovan

    9 September 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t think of anything better than enjoying a few cold ones with other beer enthusiasts! :D. #BeerForLife #DrinkResponsibly #BierFest

  7. amith

    9 September 2014 at 12:57 pm

    It’s all about the beer, fun and the awesome people that is going to be there. It will great fun socialising and having a splendid time.

  8. Shireen Steytler

    9 September 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Never been – would love to go!

  9. Nicky

    9 September 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I went for the first time last year I was 7 month pregnant and the designated driver for the day, I still had a blast. This year I would love to go and experience tasting the beer!!

  10. Rochelle

    9 September 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I have never been to bierfest before. Think it would be an amazing experience 🙂

  11. Tyra Lee

    9 September 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I am getting married in November and it is my God given right to enjoy one more Bierfest before I tie the ol’ ball & chain on… But, seriously, had crazy fun last year and, most importantly, BEER!!!! 🙂

  12. Melissa

    9 September 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Definitely the beer, Prost! The Oompah band, amazing costumes as well. The atmosphere is awesome, the vibe unbelievable

  13. Grant Massey-Hicks

    9 September 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I love beer and good company and just the experience of going to a bierfest whould be great

  14. Chantal Embleton

    9 September 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Whats not to love! Drinking Cold Delicious beer in the Durban Sun with my closest mates! I have unfortunately not been in town for the last two “sob’ and would love to be able to make up for it this year! 😉

  15. Siobhan Hughes

    9 September 2014 at 1:05 pm

    My favourite part is the delicious beer tastings and getting the chance to do something different and exciting with my friends. I’ve never been to the Tops Bierfest and would REALLY like to go!!!!

  16. ashley

    9 September 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Because I’m beautiful and everyone loves beautiful! Its science really. Xoxo beer guy

  17. Shelley

    9 September 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Bierfest! Such a jol. Super keen!!


    9 September 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I would be lying if I didn’t say my favourite part was the getting tipsy and having a good laugh with my mates (and of course the tastings of amazing delicious yum yum beer.) Ooh and the dress up part too looking all fraulein-like. So that is my final answer.
    “lass mich gewinnen” 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. Samantha

    9 September 2014 at 1:23 pm

    I went last year and ABSOLUTELY loved it! I went every single night – no lies! By the end of the few days I even knew all the German songs off by heart! Vlieg Vlieg Vlieg! Swem Swem Swem! What a wonderful event to have in Durban! Cannot wait for a yummy pretzel, some pork pate and a tasty bier in hand! Would LOVE to be a winner this year!

  20. vanessa

    9 September 2014 at 1:25 pm

    It is my fiance and my anniversary today, so this will be like an awesome event to go to to celebrate it! ☺

  21. Angie

    9 September 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Its not just a Beer Fest, but an all round experience of beer, fun, laughter, and making good memories (depending how much beer you have..) that keep you wanting to come back the next year! Awsome vibe & one of the most fun had on a night out ever.

  22. Thirusha Naidu

    9 September 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I cannot tell you what my favourite part of bierfest is as I have never attended and that is why I deserve to win 🙂 Thank you!

  23. Steve

    9 September 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Getting to taste some truly amazing beer while enjoying the company of some real jolly people. Try go every year, has always been amazing!!

  24. Dale

    9 September 2014 at 1:31 pm

    One of the years best and BIGGEST events! BIG beer, BIG food, BIG laughs and BIG Frauline Bo—- let’s leave something to the imagination here… The only regret I have about last year is that I didn’t wear lederhosen!! If I get these tickets, then you’ll be sure to see me in some! Good luck everybody!

  25. Prelesh

    9 September 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I have never been soooo it sounds super exciting!! I would love the chance to experience this cool Bierfest!beers and food is what Durbz is all about!! Plllllllsss pick me …. Working in the hospitality industry and Waitin to experience this:))))) Pre

  26. kayla van diggelen

    9 September 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I love it because of the different beers that are there. all the socializing that happens aswell and most importantly the fun that accommodates it!

  27. Levonne

    9 September 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Carbo loading in advance for the Amashova 😉

  28. Gary scott

    9 September 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I love the Beer and atmosphere! The lovely beer servers and the music!

  29. Nikki

    9 September 2014 at 1:52 pm

    DAS BOOT ! AKA the boot!

  30. deren

    9 September 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy ☺

  31. Claire

    9 September 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I have committed myself to a 3 month fitness challenge, but would love to have an ULTIMATE Cheat Day involving Beer and Bratwurst + I’ve never been so would be AWESOME to win some Freeeeeee tickets!! 🙂 Danke und guten tag!

  32. Valen

    9 September 2014 at 2:06 pm


  33. Harsha

    9 September 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I’m a wine drinker…. change my mind!!

  34. Mel G

    9 September 2014 at 2:27 pm

    It’s a tough call between the opportunity to taste some awesome beers and the amazing social atmosphere created by the band and Durbanites…that’s why it all works so well together! 🙂

  35. Dani

    9 September 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I went last year with my dad and we created great memories!
    Would love to be able to treat the old man to some great beer,food and fun for 2 years straight!

  36. Dani

    9 September 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Would love to go on a fun date with the 2 men in my life!!

  37. Thami

    9 September 2014 at 2:51 pm


  38. Laura

    9 September 2014 at 2:52 pm

    My favorite part about Bierfest is BIERFEST!!!! What more is there to say!?

  39. Dudley Stops

    9 September 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Being a bit of a Beer connoisseur , I thoroughly enjoy being able to tast so many types.
    Where else do you get an opportunity like this.

  40. Taryn

    9 September 2014 at 3:25 pm

    What is my favourite part about bierfest? EVERYTHING! I cant think of a more entertaining way to spend the evening than drinking Weiss and eating giant prezels with friends! Not to mention listening to fun music and seeing all of the fraulines run around in their cute outfits! Drunken men running around half naked and just an overall good time! I think I deserve a night off! And I certainly need a drink! 🙂

  41. Mark MacFarlane

    9 September 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer,Beer,Beer,Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer, Beer


  42. Gwa

    9 September 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I like all the delicious beer because it helps me dance.

  43. Aemey

    9 September 2014 at 5:57 pm

    There’s no doubt about it the answer has to be the beer!!
    It’s the one place I can go as a female and drink beer without being sized up for being a beer drinker, I feel accepted, not that being glared at by the bar man (or any others standing around the bar when I order a beer) stops me from ordering that beer. Beer is the best accessorie when you want to have sone conversation with your friends and chill out..

  44. sfiso

    9 September 2014 at 7:46 pm

    its tasting something new and get inspired to travel around overseas

  45. Kirsten

    9 September 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I’m German and never been to a Bierfest! My Dad and I would have a great time bonding over a couple of large beers! wählen Sie mich! Prost!!!

  46. Jackie

    10 September 2014 at 7:58 am

    Because my boyfriend is awesome.. and a serious beer connoisseur.. imagining his face if I arrived at his house dressed in a beermaid costume and handed over tickets!

  47. Heidi Ferreira

    10 September 2014 at 9:12 am

    I’m Austrian and I have only always attended the German beer fests in JHB at the German schools and have never been in Durban. (So that would be an awesome experience!!!)My husband and I simply love Austrian food and the culture and we miss having the proper ambience and definitely the Eisbiens!!!
    We promise to wear full traditional clothing
    Would be so grateful for tickets. Fingers & toes crossed

  48. Yogan Moodley

    10 September 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I would really like to win tickets to attend

  49. Kyle

    10 September 2014 at 1:02 pm

    My favourite part is the beer ofcourse! I deserve to go because I will buy lots of beer!

  50. Trevor

    10 September 2014 at 6:59 pm

    My girlfriend won’t allow me to drink but if I get these tickets she doesn’t have a choice… Proud Durbanite baaabbey!!!

  51. Leverne

    10 September 2014 at 8:04 pm

    My best part of the Bierfest last year was the atmosphere, the music, the different beers, the items we could purchase and the beer pong!

  52. Greg Spence

    10 September 2014 at 8:04 pm

    its my 31st birthday and I think that this would be an awesome event to celebrate it at.

  53. Miss Mulalo Grace Nemataheni

    11 September 2014 at 5:58 am

    Fun. Fun. Fun. I deserve to go have Fun!

  54. Bianca

    11 September 2014 at 9:20 am

    I have never been to bierfest and would love to go, to experience a whole new vibe that catches Durban every year!

  55. Faye

    11 September 2014 at 10:48 am

    I would love to go and drink beer! Durban is the place to be, I have never been so would really make the most of it.

  56. Shannon

    11 September 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I have never been so it would be awesome to go

  57. Sarah

    12 September 2014 at 7:08 am

    German beer is my favorite !! please please i have never been before and would love to take my friend for her birthday!!! 🙂

  58. Natashia

    12 September 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Beer beer the more you quaff the more you cheer….. I would love to win this prize for my man, he loves his ice cold beer, and as the saying goes, a man without beer is no man at all!!! The experience would be a life changing one indeed 🙂

  59. laurenzo naidoo

    13 September 2014 at 6:12 am

    One beer, two beer, three beers, more! Its all about the brews 😀

  60. kirsti

    13 September 2014 at 6:49 am

    I would love to go as I have never been and love craft beer, leaving the country soon so its my last chance too!!

  61. dalvin

    13 September 2014 at 7:05 am

    Would love 2 experience something different from what I’m used 2 here in durban to actually drink at a festival of beer lol, count me in

  62. stephanie millar

    13 September 2014 at 12:39 pm

    The food! I’ll be celebrating my 29th birthday with my hubby and I can’t wait to pig out at bierfest!

  63. Ryan Trevaskis

    13 September 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I’m from Port Elizabeth,half Irish and beer runs in my blood,and by the sounds of things the Bierfest sounds like one of the best in the country!

  64. Marc

    14 September 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Last year was awesome – the beer was amazing, we had a top jol – please I NEED to win these tickets!!!!

  65. sasha

    14 September 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Well, ive never been to Bierfest so would love to go to experience the whole festival. 🙂

  66. Damian

    14 September 2014 at 8:58 pm

    beer,food and lovely german ladies can not wait at all!

  67. Angela B

    14 September 2014 at 9:48 pm

    It sounds like an amazing experience – Ive never been before – good fun with friends surrounded by good beer 🙂

  68. Tsepo Khonyane

    15 September 2014 at 2:29 am

    The best part of Bierfest is the part where you DRINK the beer. I feel I need to be at this fest simply because I love beer and Id do almost anything just for a funnel of Beer.

  69. Nandi

    15 September 2014 at 8:22 am

    Well, firstly I have never been to Bierfest and I’m a huge fan of beer.
    Beer tasting is of course my most favourite part. Would love to win these tickets:D

  70. Teresa Patrick

    15 September 2014 at 9:40 am

    The Munich Dunkel ofcourse. Love the Bierfest. Best event ever in Durbs. Can’t wait to attend 🙂

  71. Sam

    16 September 2014 at 8:48 am

    A long time ago, way back in history
    when all there was to drink was piddly cups of tea
    along came a man, we’ll call hime Charlie mop
    he made a wonderful thing, and he made it out of Hops

    Beer beer beer diddly beer beer beer

  72. Priscilla

    17 September 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Awesome way to spend an afternoon 🙂

  73. Melissa

    17 September 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I would like to WIN because I have never ever been to a bierfest before 🙂 I love BEER!! And would love to experience this event! 🙂

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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.

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1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Instagram pages.
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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:
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Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
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Tickets are on sale from and are selling fast, so get yours now!

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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
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(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
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18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
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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.

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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.

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