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Gotta Have It? Come get it at the ECR House & Garden Show



— Competition Closed — Winners have been contacted via email —

KZN’s biggest home expo boasts an all-new line up of activity and hot show deals you’ve just gotta have!

From July 1 – 10 at the Durban Exhibition Centre, this year’s ECR House & Garden Show will launch an entire new section dedicated to travel and adventure, Max’s Lifestyle shisa nyama, a competition to win a R5m home investment at Blythedale Coastal Resort, celebrity chefs and DIY appearances and a 400sqm kids jungle playground by Wild Adventures. Not forgetting the show deals and specials that have made this expo famous!

With 30,000sqm of expo space filled with home delights to explore, there’s a lot of bang for your buck. At R85 a ticket, R60 for seniors and under 12’s going free, you’ll want to visit on all 10 days.

We have 3 double tickets up for grabs Durbanites! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you love most about the ECR House & Garden Show! *Std. T&C’s apply.

Some useful show info.

Dates: 1 – 10 July 2016

Show Times:  Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm | Fri – Sat 10am – 10pm | Sun 10am – 8pm

Entrance Fees: R85 adults | R60 seniors (over 60) and students (bring student ID) | Under 12 FREE (with adult) | R50 after 5pm for all adults, pensioners and students

Mid-Week Senior Special: Mon – Thurs 10am – 11:30am one cup coffee / tea and one muffin or danish FREE

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road

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Prayer facilities are available and open during show hours: Show – Hall 2 West Mezzanine, Level – Jamaat Khaana


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of three double general access tickets to the ECR House & Garden Show 2016.
  2. Competition opens on 18th June 2016 and closes at midday on 23rd June 2016, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 23rd June 2016. 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. Tickets are single entry access, adult tickets that can be used on any of the show days.
  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 and non-refundable. 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. Sadeshni Naidu

    18 June 2016 at 8:18 am

    The best thing I like is the display of the garden

  2. Tracey Naidu

    18 June 2016 at 8:23 am

    I adore the displays off the beautiful settings which i need to get

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  4. K SINGH

    23 June 2016 at 8:52 am

    Really looking forward to this years show! I love everything about it! Usually buy all household and garden goodies from this show and ofcourse enjoy the great food on offer! 😀

  5. K SINGH

    23 June 2016 at 8:55 am

    Really looking forward to this years show! I love everything about it! Usually buy all household and garden goodies from this show since i always find them at bargain prices and its always great to see new products and items available that i wouldn’t otherwise know about! Love the cooking demos also and ofcourse enjoy the great food on offer! 😀

  6. caitlin borain

    23 June 2016 at 11:08 am

    My ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE is all the things that make cooking fun and easier.. I love looking at the new gadgets that make peeling potatoes easier.. that make blending spinach into smoothies a breeze and the new fancy pans that make sticking a thing of the past. I love wondering around like a kid in a candy store.. dreaming about “when i’m big”.. This year i’m off the the show to get my self a zoodle maker.. 2016 is the year of culinary adventure !

  7. Carmen Du Plessis Buckle

    27 June 2016 at 10:20 am

    I love looking at all the amazing things at the ECR Radio house and Garden Show, the gadgets are amazing and also the new things for kitchen and bathroom transformations . There are so many things to see and be inspired by. 🙂

  8. romlanco

    27 June 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Durban being the host of the biggest Home expo is something worth living in this city. House an Garden show has never failed to exhilarate our shores with top trendy up kick style as well as giving us a glimpse of the full potential that our durban soil could show. Remarkable expo. Its a must!

  9. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    28 June 2016 at 9:03 am

    I love the variety of stands and all the different ideas on display.

  10. TysonZA

    28 June 2016 at 9:07 am

    I always love walking around the camping trailers, and of course the range of awesome boats, and shortly thereafter walking past the rock pools stand that is always different and innovative every year, before walking into the hall to see the various other cool new stuff on offer .

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



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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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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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