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Durban- TOPS at SPAR Bierfest is back for a six!



It’s no coincidence that in the world of beer, good things come in sixes. It’s why we have the six-pack and why the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest celebrates its sixth year in existence as SA’s favourite proudly national annual touring festival of Bavarian bier culture! With a brand new venue, refreshed festival layout and a richly expanded entertainment programme, TOPS at SPAR Bierfest 2016 invites you to get in touch with your inner Germaniac, lug on the lederhosen, dust off the dirndls and get ready to party with added oompah at Sibaya, from Friday the 30th of September to Saturday the 1st of October.

The TOPS at SPAR Bierfest bring its barrels of beautiful bier to Sibaya. Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, whether you’re a loslappie or a Heidi wannabe, the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest brings together the best elements of the legendary Bavarian Oktoberfest in a uniquely South African setting. Amidst a menu packed with traditional Bavarian foods will again be the legendary 1 litre (half-litre for the ladies) steins of freshly-brewed Bavarian recipe craft biers, traditional Oktoberfest games, on-the- spot competitions, oompah music, party pop rock favourites and of course, a chance to win a trip to the actual Oktoberfest in Munich 2017 in the offering.

As with all its events, the TOPS at SPAR Bierfest supports responsible drinking and will have a range of options on hand to make getting home safe after a few drinks the most hassle-free and affordable experience it can be. #DrinkSmart!

Tickets on Tap: There are four different ticket options to get your oompah on:

– Braumeister (V-VIP option) from R875 per person (excl. VAT); a 3-course meal and a limited bar tab plus some fun dress-up options included!

– Brauhaus (VIP option) from only R445 per person (excl. VAT) a 2-course meal, limited bar tab and costume accessories.

– Über Bier Hall: Only R195 per person (excl. VAT) for the day-time session (Saturday), R215 per person (night time session) includes 1 x 500ml bier, bier tastings and a dress-up item.

– Standard Bier Hall Ticket: only R125 per person (excl. VAT) for the day-time session (Saturday) and R140 per person (excl. VAT) for the night-time session includes entrance to the event, along with a complimentary bier tasting.

All tickets can be booked through iTickets or through Bierfest’s Facebook page.
All food and drink purchases at the festival are made using Bierfest “Crowns.” Crowns are available in denominations of R30 and are sold in packs of five (non-refundable).
Pre-Order your Bierfest food platter online now (see the Bierfest Facebook page), and your Fraulein will deliver it directly to your table.

The event is not open to anyone under the age of 18.
For more details and bookings, go to
Follow the event on Twitter @SABierfest (#SABierfest) and on Facebook TOPS at SPAR Bierfest and on Instagram @SABierfest.


We have x2 Standard Bierhall tables of 8 to give away.
To enter, drop us a comment below and tell us why we should pick you.

– Winners will be contacted on 23 September 2016. –

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  1. Terry Munsamy

    24 Aug 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I like to drink a lot. Thank you 🙂

  2. Rudolf de Bod

    24 Aug 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I have the perfect 7 friends to fill that table. Please, please, please let us win.

  3. Kristen Pretorius

    24 Aug 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I have been a head fraulein at this event for 4 years and have travelled with the band and the bier! However, have never had the opportunity to be on this side of bier served. It would be nice to let my braids down and to let loose a little along with family and friends!

  4. Crystal Govender

    24 Aug 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I have never been for the bier fest. This would be an awesome way to celebrate my husband birthday which is coming up soon. Been full time working parents we dont get to go out much. I cant remember when last we spent time with friends, drank the night away and just social. This would be a perfect way to catch up with friends and celebrate my husband bday #im_A_Durbanite #bier_FEST crossing fingers

  5. Sharon Friedland

    24 Aug 2016 at 8:22 pm

    My two sisters have both had babies recently and i would love to take them and their long suffering hubbies out for a child free booze up, i think they really deserve it after giving up alcohol for the pregnancies and early months, lots of catching up to do. And who knows, maybe after dressing up and a few beers they might get some siblings for their little ones!

  6. Reece Williamson

    25 Aug 2016 at 7:55 am

    Thats easy. I love beer and therefore would appreciate the experience. ????????

  7. Marc Forrest

    25 Aug 2016 at 10:17 am

    I have 7 friends who need this more than I do. I think that should be a good enough reason to win 🙂

  8. Nathan Goosen

    25 Aug 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I love beer.. I have friends that love beer too…please sir, can I have some beer?

  9. Miles Jacoby

    25 Aug 2016 at 5:52 pm

    There the 7 of us sat, at a pub table, commencing our first Gentlemen’s Hunters and Diners Club meeting. The minutes book was out and beers were handsomely brim-filled. Amongst the mindless banter and BS, some business was discussed. Our first project was a beer pong table which we handcrafted in a garage and so dearly named ‘Beirut’ (apparently this was a foreign language term for beer pong). And so, the Beirut Beer Sessions were born. We now had the table and troops, all we needed was our own beer. The crew headed to the local home brewing outlet and purchased our first (“first”) home brewing kit. Needless to say, our next gentlemen’s meeting was brought forward for some reason… The gents rocked up to an evening of beer making, boerie rolls, 80’s TV games and some other locally made beer that would no longer be drunk once our brew had seduced us. The Beirut Beer Sessions were under way and our self indulgent evening of manly activities were not without some well thought out production line techniques. The beers were bottled by each hand of a fellow brewmaster and put away in the naughty corner to fester until they were ready for their judgement day. Our annual Christmas Party was on the rise and as attendees, we thought it fitting to proudly unveil our newborn brew to the masses (well, ourselves). Labels were made and an unsuspecting little bar fridge was packed to the rafters with all 68 bottles – with a red ribbon and bow. The day was upon us and we all huddled around the fridge. An unwarranted speech was attempted as the gents salivated and urged for the bow to be cut and fridge to be opened. It is at this point that most of us were praying that our first brew be somewhat bearable and not punish us with a lifetime of food poisoning (I mean, if the beer had some flavour and was mildly enjoyable, we would be over the moon). Alas, the beer was sensational! I could go so far to say that it was comparable to a foreignly brewed beer that rhymes with Lion King. There was some discussion and judgement on it’s low alcohol percentage, however, the opinions of the sceptics were corrected once they had had their second beer. Unfortunately, no close friends or family got to share in our experience as we all quite comfortably and happily drained the fruits of our labour. Of course, the evening could only have been completed with the addition of a beer pong table, which conveniently had been lurking in the garage.

    That very first beer was a Munich Lager: something that is clearly synonymous with the original Oktoberfest.
    Please grant us the pleasure of reminiscing this great tale with our plus ones this coming TOPS at SPAR Bierfest!

    The Beirut Brewers

  10. Kerry-Lee Gurr

    26 Aug 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve never been before and would really like to hare this experience with my sister’s and their partners

  11. yajna

    29 Aug 2016 at 10:21 am

    I live for beer and I’d love to take my friends with me to bierfest 2016????????????

  12. K SINGH

    31 Aug 2016 at 10:59 am

    Love beer! And heard fantastic things about this festival and would love the opportunity to experience it!!!!

  13. Siphephelo Maphumulo

    31 Aug 2016 at 11:12 am

    In recent year I have become a beer enthusiast, I have drunk and tasted as many beer as i can and i have since realized that there is more in beer than I initially anticipated.
    All in all I enjoy well Crafted, Malt, Lager,Draught,Cream Ale, Traditional beers from both international and local breweries.

    This event is for me not to miss.

  14. Yogan Moodley

    31 Aug 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I have never been to this event before. I am sure that it would be an incredible experience.

  15. Joao Paulo Rodrigues

    31 Aug 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Pick me. I like beer. A lot. Seriously. Beer is awesome. I am awesome. Free things are awesome! Free + Beer + Me = Triple awesome!

    Oh and I like beer.

  16. Cindy Liu

    5 Sep 2016 at 10:06 am

    We’ve gone every year with the same group of friends and this is the last year that we’ll be able to celebrate together as a few of our close friends are moving to the UK. Please let us celebrate the good old times together, one last time! 🙂

  17. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me ????????????????????????

  18. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me

  19. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Please pick me ????????????

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me

  20. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Pick me because I love beer and I love festival’s ????????????

  21. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me


  22. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:24 pm


    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me

  23. yajna

    13 Sep 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me

  24. yajna

    21 Sep 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I should be picked because i love bierfest ????????????????

  25. yajna

    21 Sep 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I’m the biggest bierfest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me ????????????????????????????

  26. yajna

    21 Sep 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I’m the biggest briefest fan ever! Winning this would be so amazing I could take all my friends along with me ????????????????????????????????????????????????

  27. yajna

    21 Sep 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Please pick me … For the love of beer ????????????????????

  28. yajna

    21 Sep 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I should be picked because i love bierfest…

  29. Joe Nina

    22 Sep 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I’ve been to every bierfest in Durban these last two years, please help me keep the streak going!!

  30. Martin Grondein

    22 Sep 2016 at 2:31 pm

    ‘Becoz it’z good ja! Prost!

  31. Sadesh naidu

    22 Sep 2016 at 2:59 pm

    This will be very fantastic…. my family and I love bonding and spending great quality time. Word of mouth is based with excitement and great company. Please allow us the opportunity to go. We will surely have a great time and give you feedback

  32. K SINGH

    22 Sep 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Omw I would to treat my friends and myself to this fantastic event! We’ve been wanting to go from foreverrrr! Please make this possible ????

  33. Lee Folkard

    22 Sep 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Pick me • Pick me

    I want to drink beer ????

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WIN: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
Website :

Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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