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A Feast of Wining & Dining



— Competition Closed —

This August the Mercury Wine Week graces Greyville Racecourse with hundreds of the world’s best Reds, Whites, Rose’s and Sparkling Wines. The fine wine feast was born at Greyville 38 years ago. This year marks the first return to the venue, just one on a list of new twists on offer.

Connoisseurs are invited to an intimate sampling experience at the Wine Tasting Theatre, where great estates present their best to a setting of 30 persons only. One show ticket includes free entrance, but limited seats means quick thinking. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

Tradeswomen and men are invited to beat the rush with the Special Trade Preview. Set for the Wednesday prior to opening, winemakers and trade representatives will be waiting to entertain industry movers on a one-on-one basis.

Hungry tummies haven’t been forgotten. Mediterranean delights will be on sale. Restaurant Eat Greek brings Mercury Wine Week visitors tasty tapas pop-up style, with the option to enjoy wine purchases on site, no corkage required.

The Mercury Wine Week experience is rounded off with another benefit of the brand new venue – Greyville Racecourse’sabundance of free and secure parking.

Entrance is R120 per person on pre-booked tickets via iTickets from 25 July, or R140 at the door on the night. Strictly no U18’s.


We have x2 double tickets to give away. To enter, leave us a comment below telling us what your favourite wine is.
Competition closes on Monday 14 August.


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  1. Cornelia Viljoen

    22 July 2016 at 8:43 am

    i Love wine.Would love to win some tickets to this amazing events…PRETTY PLSS OJA AND I LOVE Alto or Spier wine:))

  2. Nalika Pather

    22 July 2016 at 9:03 am

    Robertsons wine is my favourite!

  3. Mari Coetser

    22 July 2016 at 9:52 am

    Nederburgh winemaster reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

  4. Sadeshni Naidu

    22 July 2016 at 10:01 am

    Red Wine is amazing………….

  5. Tracey Naidu

    22 July 2016 at 10:04 am

    Obviously Robertsons wine hmmmmmmmmm

  6. Harsha

    22 July 2016 at 11:47 am

    Favourites are by estate wineries eg. Vrede en Lust, Morgenster, Meinert and my favourites are Cabernet and Merlot… Summer is definitely Chardonnay or a lovely dry Rose like Oranje Rivier or Hill & Dale…

  7. Mulalo

    30 July 2016 at 8:16 am

    My favourite is Douglas Green Pinotage….you can never go wrong with this one.

  8. Mandy Osborne

    11 August 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Organic Swooping Falcon Merlot

  9. Kendra Stoffberg

    12 August 2016 at 8:21 am

    Beyerskloof Pinotage!

  10. Sharon Friedland

    12 August 2016 at 8:26 am

    Diemersfontein Pinotage, yum.

  11. Chiselle Coffin-Grey

    12 August 2016 at 8:27 am

    Paul Cluver Pinot Noir!

  12. Harsha

    12 August 2016 at 8:44 am

    Cabernet or Merlot preferably from 2012 or 2010 … rather rare but love it when we do find these especially at the wine shows

  13. Renuka Lallbahadur

    12 August 2016 at 8:46 am

    My fave is Nederburgh 2013 Shiraz

  14. Losh Don Kisten

    12 August 2016 at 10:04 am

    Spier Signature Merlot #Rich Red, Sweet Ripe Red and Black berries gives it its distinctive taste..;-)

  15. Mireesha Narsai

    13 August 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Vrede en Lust – Boet Erasmus

  16. Jodi-Lee Giselle Melrose

    17 August 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Douglas Green Shiraz 😀 😀 😀 😀

  17. Nerisa Moodley

    17 August 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Nederburg Rose

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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:
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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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