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The Durban Good Food & Wine Show is delighted that it will host the SCASA Coffee Competitions’ KZN Regionals Barista Championship at a dedicated Creative Coffee Theatre at this year’s show.

The show takes place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday October 28 to Sunday, October 30.
The World Barista Championships is the world’s most prestigious barista competition, welcoming participants from over 50 countries who have won regional and national-level competitions to represent their domestic coffee talent on the world stage.

So there is everything to play for as the KZN national barista champion goes through to compete at the World Barista Championships to be held in Seoul, South Korea, next year.

This competition is all about performance, skill and a passion for coffee, as well as being able to pour delicious coffee under pressure, with seven highly skilled judges watching the barista’s every move as they produce four espressos, four cappuccinos and four signature drinks, all in less than 15 minutes!
The Barista Competition is not the only coffee event that will be taking place.

Visitors to the show will be able to witness the Cup Tasters Event, which is a test of the senses and there is also the popular Latte Art Event, where the baristas impress judges with their milk pouring skills, producing flawless tulips, rosettas, hearts and other patterns.

Semi-finals take place on the Friday and Saturday at the show with the finals taking place from 10am to 3pm on the Sunday. The winner will be announced at 5.30pm.

Says organiser of the Creative Coffee Theatre Iain Evans, who is also the publisher of Coffee Magazine: “The Good Food & Wine Show is an incredibly important event because it allows the coffee industry and coffee professionals to meet and greet the public, to educate, inform and inspire people about coffee but most importantly it is about great coffee! Most people out there enjoy coffee in some way, shape or form but often don’t know much about it or how much better their coffee experiences could be. This platform allows us to take the latest trends, equipment and techniques to the public.”

He explains what he believes are the new trends in coffee: “Home coffee brewers are loving grinding their own coffee beans at home! This adds an exponential flavour to the cup as opposed to pre-ground coffee or worse, capsules or instant coffee. The aroma, the ritual, the flavour are just next level! Following on closely from this, the next big trend is to brew coffee using one of the more interesting brew methods, like an aeropress, a chemex or a pour over! These exciting new brewing methods for home are really catching on.”

Entrance to the theatre is free with a GF&WS entry ticket.
Go to:
Twitter @scasa_coffee

Dates: Friday October 28 to Sunday, October 30.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Hours: Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 10:00-21:00; Sunday, October 30, 10:00-18:00

Ticket Prices:
Early bird: R85
Adults: R100 at the door
Students: R70
Age 13-18: R50
Children under 12: Free
Senior citizens: R70. Free entry on Friday, October 28.
Weekend pass: R150
International chef table: R800
Local chef table: R300

Wine Tasting Prices:
Wine Combo Ticket: R130 (Includes show entry, wine tasting glass and five wine tasting vouchers)
Wine Glass and tasting: R 50 (Includes GFWS glass to keep and five tasting vouchers)

Available through Computicket ( or at the door.

The Good Food & Wine Show is bought to Durban by the following sponsors: Durban Tourism, SABC3, Core, Rolkem, Clover, Qantas, Taurus, Total Gaz, Sun Coast and Bidvest.

Go to:
Twitter @goodfoodSA
Facebook @Good Food and Wine Show SA


We have x3 double tickets to give away. Simple drop us a comment below, telling us what you’re most looking forward to at the event.

Winners will be contacted on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

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  1. Stewart Burton

    17 October 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Barista comp should be awesome. The lady & I share a love for coffee, after a year of black coffee mornings – I’ve decided we need a few Friday night reds. Plus, I’ve never been to the show ???? #firstcase

  2. Nicole

    17 October 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I want to see the celebrity chefs and taste the exclusive wines

  3. Craig Yelverton

    17 October 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I’m most looking forward tantalising my taste buds and creating a flavour explosion withthose delicious cups of coffee and all that wine. It’s been years since I did a proper wine tasting.

  4. Sineesa

    17 October 2016 at 9:41 pm

    i am most looking forward to experiencing a wide selection of coffee and wine with my bestie . we are coffee and wine fanatics and would love to spend a quality day together trying some of our favourite things in the whole world . what more could a girl ask for ;D

  5. Kirsten Jenna Lee

    17 October 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I’m most looking forward to seeing the Barista Championships, because we all know what an art coffee making is! But I’m definitely also looking forward to seeing the variety of wines on display.

  6. Nicola Meyer

    18 October 2016 at 5:35 am

    Seeing Neill Anthony and watching the baristas

  7. Ivan Van Der Merwe

    18 October 2016 at 5:46 am

    Wine tasting and the SCASA Coffee Competitions’ KZN Regionals Barista Championship.

  8. Harsha

    18 October 2016 at 7:09 am

    Have never missed a show yet and looking forward to new and different wineries, foodie stalls and of course the new Coffee addition… Will be interesting to see if the show is better than the previous year.

  9. Jessey Pan

    18 October 2016 at 8:26 am

    I am super excited that the KZN regional barista championship is happening at this year’s good food and wine show! My life is incomplete without a good cuppa in the morning, and am planning to go on a home barista course in November. This is the perfect opportunity to source the perfect beans and learn some skills. 😀

  10. Liza Bagley

    18 October 2016 at 8:29 am

    Latte art and the international chefs ❤

  11. Renuka Lallbahadur

    18 October 2016 at 8:35 am

    I’m a faithful attender at the GFWS…I’m looking forward to seeing Jenny Morris and Neil Anthony. Also I have saved my money to spoil myself with a few bottles of vino

  12. Kaylin Boucher

    18 October 2016 at 8:58 am

    I’m looking forward to tasting all the yummy food and seeing George Calombaris and Neil Anthony.

  13. Anaida Ramiah

    18 October 2016 at 9:41 am

    I’m looking forward to everything about the GFWS I love it so much and I can’t wait for it, I look forward to this time of the year cause it means it’s time for the GFWS. I love the GFWS so excited.

  14. Jess

    18 October 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I have never been before, but I would have to say that I would take my Mom who is an adamant coffee lover of epic proportions, so I think seeing the KZN Regionals Barista Championship would be fantastic for her to see. I am very much looking forward to everything in general – there is always a special place in my heart to great food though!

  15. Jessica Leigh Blom

    18 October 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Other than the fact that I have never been before, my boyfriend and I are coffee addicts and I think seeing the KZN Regionals Barista Championship will be absolutely amazing to see. I have a few friends who are taking part in this competition so I would love to see them doing their thing! And of course… fooooooooood!

  16. Melissa Moodley

    18 October 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I have never been to the show and have always wanted to go. My boyfriend and I are such food addicts!!! its crazzy! The hightlight of the show this year for us is getting to see some top chefs like George Calombaris of MasterChef Australia, and yes we watch masterchef 🙂 Getting to see the KZN Regionals Barista Championship is just an added bonus as well!!! 🙂

  17. Nivasha

    18 October 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Tasting wines and watching George Calombaris and Neil Anthony.

  18. Kaylon walker

    19 October 2016 at 8:35 am

    Would be my first time going I am looking forward to everything ..learning and tasting and getting inspired by all the amazing chefs and also meeting new people and cultures.

  19. Selina Padayachee

    19 October 2016 at 9:26 am

    Our group of friends have made this event a must have. Unfortunately 2 from our group will be moving back to Paris and another 2 are relocating to Cape Town. So this will be our last ” GF&WS” show together.

  20. Owey

    19 October 2016 at 10:30 am

    Love trying out new taste. Never been to the show before but this competition for the best barrister and most delicious cupper…I am keen on going. I could smell myself awake with coffee…Coffee addict.

  21. Michelle Haynes

    19 October 2016 at 11:31 am

    Im most looking forward to seeing George Calombaris!! and the KZN Regionals Barista Championship.. Cant wait 🙂

  22. Yolande Govender

    19 October 2016 at 3:24 pm

    I absolutely love this event. I attend every year with my aunt, she is the ultimate coffee & wine lover. It’s our special aunt and favourite niece time. The timing is always perfect as it’s just before exams so it’s the one weekend that I use to destress, my personal calm before the storm. I’m most looking forward to celebrity chef J’Something! It’s my dream to have him sing a little something to me while cooking and these tickets would bring me one step closer to realising that dream, all the yummy goodies are a bonus! ????????????

  23. Alan Wagner

    20 October 2016 at 12:28 pm

    This time its more than “another food and wine show”; our daughter will be there!

  24. Suzanne

    20 October 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing George from Masterchef Australia and Neil Anthony, and to taste all the delicious food.

  25. Losh Don Kisten

    20 October 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Besides the gourmet food and fine wine, definitely all those chefs – OMG I enjoy their cooking shows, and a Masterchef judge – wow # would be awesome – surely a culinary experience of note…

  26. Cathy Badenhorst

    21 October 2016 at 12:18 am

    Getting a chance to see the fabulous George Calombaris and J’Something in action as well as some amazing SA Chefs, the sighs and aromas of delightful food and coffee brewing…..this definitely ticks all the boxes for an amazing day. The show is a BIG highlight of the year for me.

  27. Lance Govender

    21 October 2016 at 1:59 pm

    George Calombaris !
    I dont need a second reason!
    This guy is the best in my local books! would be a dream after watching all his skills on tv

  28. Daniela Cardoso

    21 October 2016 at 11:15 pm

    absolutely love the GFWS and the biggest highlight for me is the amazing food to be tasted and getting to see the great chefs in action….this year getting to see my fav Porra chef J’Something in action would be totally awesome, as well as my other fav SA Chefs Jenny Morris and Sarah Graham. Would love to see the Barista’s in action this year. Would love to take my Mom with me as it is her Birthday the following week so this would be a great outing for her too.

  29. Michelle McDonald

    22 October 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I am looking forward to the delicious olives and yummy tasters 🙂 I really want to take my new best friend to this event!!

  30. Charmaine McDonald

    22 October 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love his event and would like to win some tickets.

  31. Charmaine McDonald

    22 October 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I love this event and sure would like to win.

  32. Charmaine McDonald

    22 October 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Looking forward to tasting the new foods and wine, and O those delicious Olives, and meeting new people as well.

  33. Mandy

    23 October 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Looking forward to EVERYTHING especially the local chefs just love the Good Food and Wine Show !!!

  34. Carmen Du Plessis Buckle

    24 October 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I would love to win tickets to the Good Food and Wine show. 🙂

  35. Harsha

    26 October 2016 at 11:10 am

    Winners announced yet?

  36. Jacquellen Gopaul

    26 October 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I am literally dying to attend the Food & Wine show this year, they are two of my favorite things after all but more importantly I am a HUGE Master Chef fan & I would love to see George Calombaris in the flesh. Please, please pick me 😊

  37. Bakhokhele Ndamse

    27 October 2016 at 4:51 pm

    My girlfriend wants to be a chef and she’s currently doing nursing which she loathes, thought it would be a nice surprise if I took her to GFWS.

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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:
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Follow Milky Chance online:
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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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