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WIN: Star light, star bright at uShaka Marine World



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Hip Hip hooray … Christmas is on its way!  And to check if you’ve been naughty or nice , Santa ‘s sending friendly elves from the land of snow and ice!

The countdown to Christmas has begun and, at uShaka Marine World, preparations are already underway for the eagerly anticipated “Dolphins By Starlight” extravaganza and we are giving 2 lucky Durbanites 4 x tickets each to the show on Wednesday, December 9!

To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you love most about uShaka Marine World. *Std. T&C’s apply.

This year’s production, themed “A Christmas Adventure”, promises to continue the tradition of thrilling and delighting young and old alike. It will run from December 10 to 14 and creatively directed and produced by Karen van Pletsen of Raise Your Voice. Multi award winning creative Gouldie will lend his talents to the staging and choreography of the show.

Dolphins By Starlight will star Durban divo, Clive Gumede and songstress Samanther Landers. They will be accompanied by the magnificent voices of the 20 piece Durban Gospel Choir, angelic child star, Lasandra Majola,  and a live band headed by award winning  maestro musical director, Evan  Roberts .

Our cast will lead the audience in festive sing-alongs as well as perform musical hits such as Rihanna’s “Halo”, Josh Groban’s  “The Prayer “, Luther Vandross’ “Love the one you’re with”, and Nicolas Jonas’ “Christmas Prayer” to name but a few.


A troupe of glamorous contemporary dancers, together with ballet sensations Nkanyiso Kunene and Leagan Peffer will add to this spectacle and sparkle of the show, but the most graceful stars will undoubtedly be our stunning Sea World Dolphins. This special ‘fun finned’ cast will also include 2015 Durban’s Living Legend Gambit.

This show promises many surprises – including precious snowflakes sent from the North Pole (courtesy of Minette de Klerk Dance Studio) and some rather excitable elves (played by Paz Genik, Daisey Spencer, and Jacobus Van Heerden) who will get the audience bopping to their North Pole Musical Hits “I want to swing from the Christmas Tree ” and “It’s all about the toys”.

Our much loved uShaka Ocean Warrior Mascots – Slippy, Raggy, Rusty and Delia – will once again be on hand to remind our audiences that the very best Christmas present of all is protecting our precious ocean.

“Dolphins by Starlight” is one family treat that you don’t want to miss this festive season, so don’t delay, book today!

Tickets are now available at Computicket and at uShaka ticketing on 031- 328 8000.

Dates: 10 – 14 December.

Time: 7pm

Adults: R160

Children: R130

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*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one set of four tickets to Dolphins By Starlight at uShaka Marine World on the 9th December 2015.
  2. Competition opens on 02 December 2015 and closes at midday on 06 December 2015, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 06 December 2015. 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. Matthew Chetty

    2 December 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Wish I could see the show 🙁

  2. Shalona Reddy

    2 December 2015 at 9:44 pm

    The animals are just simply amazing.. The atmosphere is super fantastic ..
    Going to ushaka always puts a smile on my face.. Even when I am having the worst day!! Ushaka durbans fun world

  3. Eneshan Govender

    2 December 2015 at 10:11 pm

    My little guy lives dolphins, fish, sharks and the ocean. This would be such a awesome surprise to take him for the Dolphins by starlight. He’s never been to one crossing fingers for my baby

  4. Yashupal Mohanlal

    3 December 2015 at 7:08 am

    The water and marine life, i’m a pisces

  5. Dawn Wallenkamp

    3 December 2015 at 8:38 am

    WOW this is one show I have been wanting to see for so many years but never get to go there it would be an awesome blessing to see these beautiful intelligent animal under the stars

  6. Gloria Strydom

    3 December 2015 at 8:42 am

    This has been a dream of mine for so long now as I love dolphins, they are magnificant creatures, intelligent, funny and so talented, it would be an honour to see them

  7. Kathleen Germaine

    3 December 2015 at 9:51 am

    My family and I are so passionate about animals and is so rewarding to see and be close to them. We love the sea life and of course the dolphins and seals are secretly our favourites! (We dont show favouritism though?) Perfect Durban evening under the stars would be a treat #durbanite #ushakamarine

  8. Julie Ann Kreusch

    3 December 2015 at 9:59 am

    I love ushaka marine world with my whole heart it brings out the child in me and can play for hours and seeing the dolphin show at night would bring joy to my families life. #Durbanite


    3 December 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I love the dolphin show <3 I would love to experience this starlight show with a Christmas theme with my boyfriend

  10. Crystal Govender

    3 December 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This is for our baby……….. He loves the ocean and specially dolphins……….. Dolphins by starlight will be such a awesome gift for him… his dad and i r always working ….. now its the festive of season and we are getting a break from work and to spend time with our son is Priceless but to take him to see the Dolphins will be and even priceless moment for our son

  11. LadyAnne

    3 December 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I love everything about Ushaka, from the theme parks to the animals, to the shows. It’s a magical place and I have been loving it ever since it opened. I think it’s one of the best attractions in Durban and I’m always showing it off to family and friends who visit. These tickets will be a lovely treat for my parents and I

  12. Anthea Joseph

    3 December 2015 at 3:08 pm

    My fascination of dolphins started at a very tender age,and has been passed onto my little boy,who loves everything about them, I would love to be apart of this experience

  13. Janet Moses

    3 December 2015 at 10:48 pm

    My daughters and i love going to Ushaka. We love watching the dolphins and we are huge Ushaka and Dolphins Fans 🙂


    4 December 2015 at 7:51 am


  15. lynnith andreou

    4 December 2015 at 8:03 am

    Aw, I would love tontake my boys to see this, they would be over the moon! X

  16. Haggai Ndlovu

    4 December 2015 at 5:15 pm

    The atmosphere at Ushaka is simply the best! Would love to take a friend or two there!

  17. Janet Moses

    4 December 2015 at 10:53 pm

    My family and I love going to Ushaka and love Dolphins. This would be an amazing and exciting experience to enjoy with my family as well as been one of the most joyful Christmas presents ever. 🙂

  18. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    6 December 2015 at 9:39 am

    I just adore the dolphins. They are so special!! I wear a dolphin pendant around my neck 24/7/365 xx

  19. Tyson

    6 December 2015 at 9:42 am

    I love the lazy river ride, especially when it goes past the Shark tank window.

  20. Kim Marlene Marchbank

    6 December 2015 at 10:56 am

    What’s love about ushaka is not matter how many times you visit Ushaka you always have such a good time. You justvwan5ct9 go back for more.

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The Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival Durban




Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival in Durban
Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival in Durban

Swirl, sniff, and sip your way through some of South Africa’s best wines 🍷 at the annual Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival in Durban.


And we are giving away 4 x double tickets valued at R275 each! 🥳 Read to the end to find out how to enter!


The retailer brings the Cape Winelands to Chris Saunders Park in uMhlanga for one day only on 27 July, accompanied by delicious food and an afternoon of live entertainment.


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With every imaginable varietal on offer for wine lovers to sample, alongside a sumptuous selection of fresh and delicious food offerings, wine enthusiasts are invited to discover new wines and enjoy old favourites, from elegant, crisp white wines and full-bodied, robust reds, to the finest sparkling wine, Cap Classiques and MCCs.


Some 30 farms will be showcasing their wines at the Festival, and a general ticket includes a tasting glass and 20 wine-tasting vouchers. Producer representatives will guide festivalgoers through the various tasting options and explain each wine’s unique flavours and aromas for a renewed appreciation for the different wines.


Guests who want to level up their tasting experience can also book one of the 30-minute Pick n Pay Tasting Room wine and food pairing sessions, limited to 40 guests per session.  A sell-out in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Durban Tasting Room tickets are flying too.


On the food front, the Pick n Pay Fresh Food Market 🍲 will ensure you don’t go hungry with a selection of delicious pizzas, burgers, cheese and charcuterie platters, fish and chips, grilled Chicken Espetada, curry & rice, as well as oysters and sushi, along with vegan and vegetarian offerings.


👉 Check out their latest menu and pricing here.


🧺 The popular Pick n Pay Picnic Bag is available for pre-booking and is jam-packed with a curated showcase of delectable offerings, including cheeses, cured meats, freshly baked bread, biltong, hummus, and more.


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Live music 🎶 will provide the perfect backdrop to the afternoon, featuring local musicians The Black Lapels, Afro Divas, and saxophonist Tim Lewis 🎷 on stage.


Tickets are available at Webtickets, priced from R275 per person (includes tasting glass and 20 wine tasting tokens).


🚗 Limited Designated Driver tickets are also available on request via


Booking tip: Pick n Pay Wine Club members qualify for exclusive early access. Click here to become a member, or send your Smart Shopper card number to 36775 to join free of charge.


Click here for information.


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We are giving away 4 x double tickets valued at R275 each!


How to Enter:

1. Follow Durbanite and Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival Instagram pages.
2. Comment your best wine & food pairing & tag a friend.


1. Follow Durbanite and Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival Facebook pages.
2. Comment your best wine & food pairing & tag a friend.

No Under 18s are permitted to enter.

Closing Date:
Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Winners Announced:
Thursday, 25 July 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from all valid entries – tickets will be emailed to winners.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Please always drink responsibly, more on the events recommendations here for your review.

We encourage all patrons to Uber to the event, or have a designated driver who will not consume alcohol at the event.

Do not drink and drive.


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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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