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– Competition Closed –

Winners: Lezaan, Nicholas, Megan C, Jess G, Tina D.


We are giving away 5 x double tickets to this AWESOME event. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us why you NEED to go. T&C’s apply.


The stage is set for the fifth Pecanwood Oktoberfest – a day of music, activities and entertainment that over the years has turned into one of the most anticipated dates on the Midlands events calendar.


Set on the picturesque Pecanwood farm just outside Pietermaritzburg and an hour from Durban, this year’s Oktoberfest (Saturday, October 4) will be headlined by versatile folk artist Jeremy Loops. Known for his ability to move across a host of genres, Loops has fast become one of the most respected artists on the South African circuit. With a love for music being a common theme of Pecanwood Oktoberfest every year, Loops will be supported by Veranda Panda, Amigo Santana, Chris Wigens, Oompah, Red Light Stereo, Angus amongst others.


A new addition to this year’s programme is the inclusion of the ROAG-affiliated Pecanwood Oktoberfest 20/40km MTB challenge – a scening ride that will take you through the surrounding pine forests before finishing back on the farm.

Registration for the MTB ride can be done on and this will also include a ticket for the rest of the day’s festivities.


The always popular Beer Pong Championships remain a feature at this year’s Pecanwood Oktoberfest. Once again, the winners of the tournament will win a trip for two to next year’s Munich Oktoberfest – flights, accommodation and food all courtesy of Student Flights and Busabout. Spaces are limited, so anybody wishing to enter into the Beer Pong Championships should do so as soon as possible on Simply click on the Beer Pong link, fill in the details and bring your printed out form to the gate as your ticket in to the premises on October 4. Those wishing to take part in the Beer Pong Championships and the MTB race need only register for the Beer Pong. They will then need to forward their proof of payment to ROAG, who will sign them up for the ride.


For the 4×4 enthusiasts, the Land Rover owners club and Killarney have designed and built a 4×4 course especially for Pecanwood Oktoberfest. The team will be demonstrating their 4×4 skills while offering to take festival goers along for a ride. Definitely one for the petrol heads.


All festival goers are given the option of free camping when purchasing their ticket. The farm is spacious, and Pecanwood Oktoberfest does not want anybody to drive home after having a few beverages. So, instead, get there nice and early, pitch your tent and let your hair down.


There will be over 22 different types of beer on offer from various breweries as well as the full range of Distell’s brands and beverages for those of you who don’t drink beer. As always, traditional German cuisine will be on offer throughout the day but there will also be loads of other food options.

There really is something for everybody at this year’s Pecanwood Oktoberfest. Dodge ball, human foosball, a mechanical bull, a bungee trampoline, prizes including free weekend giveaways and the Pecanwood Oktoberfest craft village will all form part of what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. The Springbok game against the All Blacks will be televised at 5.05 pm and the atmosphere for that is sure to be electric. Also look out for the 12 2014 Pecanwood Oktoberfest calendar girls, who will be hosting the evening.

Gates open at 10 am on Saturday, October 4 and close at 12 pm on Sunday, October 5. No alcohol will be allowed into the event – security will check.

Pre-booked tickets are available at Computicket for R150 on-line or at any Checkers or Hyper Market stores. Tickets will be more expensive if you buy at the gate.

Check out the insane video of last year on Youtube by searching ‘Pecanwood Oktoberfest 2013’.

Brought to you by MRJ events and TZ productions


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning 1 of 5 sets of double tickets to the Pecanwood Oktoberfest 2014.
  2. Competition opens on 29 September 2014 and closes at 16h00 on 02 October 2014, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 02 October 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. joann

    30 September 2014 at 10:39 am

    i feel it would be great to attend ,reason being im a very adventurous lady with great friends and i think winnning this would be grat for my friends and i

  2. Megan

    30 September 2014 at 10:51 am

    I NEED to win these tickets as I’ve been living in Durban for 8 months and yet to experience any KZN festivals. I leave at the end of October and would hate to not have been able to go

  3. Nicholas Shiells

    30 September 2014 at 11:30 am

    2014 hasn’t been a kind year so far and the last few months can only be compared with having my face slowly chewed by a tiger but things can only go up from here and what better way for the universe to show it doesn’t hate me anymore than to hook me up with tickets to Pecanwood Oktoberfest 🙂

  4. Tina

    30 September 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Wow this sounds like an exciting event… Never been… as October is Rocktober… would love to win to experience this awesome event 🙂

  5. Tina

    30 September 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Wow this sounds like an exciting event… Never been… October is Rocktober… would love to win to experience this awesome event and be part of all the excitement 🙂

  6. Jess

    1 October 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Newly single (I.e. just went through a break up), busy studying my postgrad and working at the same time(#havenosociallife). This weekend is the last party I can have before my dreaded exams!!! I will take full advantage of every drinking game available 😉 so the tickets will not go to waste.

  7. Shane O

    1 October 2014 at 12:07 pm

    When it comes to beer, and the drinking thereof, I believe there are no better ambassadors to the sport, than that of my cronies and I.
    We understand and appreciate the brewing process – knowing that the most important element in brewing is the drinking. As such, you can rest assured that awarding this bearded individual tickets to the Pecanwood Oktoberfest would not go unnoticed. 😀

  8. Tracey Potgieter

    1 October 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Have to, have to, have to go!!
    I went to the Tops Bierfest at Suncoast and was so disappointed at the tiny range of beers on offer. Pecanwood Oktoberfest sounds way more awesome with 22 different beers and spans of activities!
    (P.S. I also have to agree with Nicholas Shiells above – 2014 has been a super non-awesome year!)

  9. Mahomed Azeez

    1 October 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Great beer, great fun and great times with great people. How best for a Beer Connoisseur to have the best of it all then by going to the all amazing OKTOBERFEST 2014. Enjoy life to the fullest and have a taste of different countries all in our backyard. Rock On OKTOBERFEST….

  10. mahomed azeez

    1 October 2014 at 4:42 pm

    OKTOBERFEST… OKTOBERFEST… a Beer Connoisseur’s dream come true. All this in our backyard…what more could one ask for….Let the Great times roll and may they live on…Best way to say 2014 did rock

  11. Natalie

    1 October 2014 at 5:04 pm

    For the past 2 years I have wanted to attend but never got the opportunity. Please make this happen for me this year!!

  12. Lezaan Prinsloo

    1 October 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Wanna go sooooo badly, just finished financial year end at work today and think this would be the perfect opportunity to let my hair down and have some fun, have never been to one and think it must be such an awesome experience! Please consider, thanks.
    P.s. a girl that’s stressed and need some rest 🙂

  13. Megan

    2 October 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I need to go as it is my friends hens night! However with all the expenses I gave been faced with I don’t think I can afford to go-which makes me very upset. I would love a night out with some of my closest & most special friends. Plus the whole event sounds absolutely amazing & I would hate to miss out!

  14. Warren Hunter

    2 October 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I have never been to Oktoberfest before but my wife has always told me amazing stories! Would love to experience it for myself as well as get to taste all the beer!

  15. Megan Hunter

    2 October 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I have lived in PMB my entire life & have only good memories of the 2 Oktoberfest’s I have attended previously! It was filled with laugh, precious memories & times with friends – oh & don’t forget all the beer on offer.
    I would love to go again – especially seeing as friends are back from overseas for a short while & any quality time with them would be simply amazing.
    Holding thumbs this will be my lucky day!!

  16. Claire

    2 October 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Am I original?
    Am I the only one?
    Am I sexual?
    Am I everything you need?
    You better rock your body now

    Rock your body
    Rock your body right
    Oktoberfest’s back, alright

    So hook us up and have NO FEAR,
    Don’t be afraid, we’ll drink your beer!

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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:

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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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