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WIN tickets to Pecanwood Octoberfest 2017



We are excited to announce the return of Pecanwood Oktoberfest – South Africa’s most versatile Sport and Lifestyle festival. This year sees all the fun and entertainment you’ve come to expect, with the addition of new and exciting attractions.

Escape to the KZN Midlands for Pecanwood Oktoberfest between 28 – 29 October for the perfect ‘get out of the city’ event, situated only one hour from Durban and 15 minutes from Pietermaritzburg. This year, the theme of the festival is the exhilarating #ChooseYourAdventure – built around selecting your own personal adventure at the festival, whether you are a sporting enthusiast, beer connoisseur, thrill seeker or just want to enjoy some of South Africa’s top music acts live on stage. There is truly an experience to suit all tastes.

With over 6 000 people last year, Pecanwood Oktoberfest was voted SA’s Number One Sport & Lifestyle festival and KZN’s biggest beer fest.

Tired of the same old trail runs? They are often disappointing to many people that are seeking a different course that they have not seen before or just a course that can challenge or excite them. This in many cases is hard to find. We have spent the last year designing and setting trail run courses that will be that one course that sticks out heads above the rest for its originality, diversity and unspoilt routes as some of its trails have never been run before. These trails include a wide variety of single tracks, valleys, forests and escarpments set in the breath taking KZN Midlands that will be hard to beat. Our trails have been set for runners looking for a challenge as well as the runners just looking for a great fun run with breath taking scenery.

This year we have also created not just a mountain bike race but an MTB experience like none other in the country. With carefully designed courses for all skill sets, this race can be done by race snakes as well as the weekend warrior. Courses include a wide variety of single tracks, valleys, forests and escarpments set in the breath taking surroundings of the KZN Midlands. The courses that we have designed can never be too hard nor too easy, they have been specialised and carefully selected to cater for every type of rider.

For the Enduro bike fans. We have arranged South Africa’s No 1 Enduro rider, Travis Teasdale to perform a training day on the specialised Enduro X course that was designed by Travis Teasdale and his team. You will be giving a crash course of the track and be giving a unique training experience to the individual specialised obstacles that have been laid out by the top 10 rider in the world. After which, you will be able to test your own skills out on the course for the day and then come and enjoy the rest of the festivities that the Pecanwood Oktoberfest has to offer.

Last but not least for the 4×4 enthusiasts, the Landrovers owners club have combined forces with the PMB Landrover team and will be putting on a unique show case of souped up vehicles with your top of the range luxury landrovers. You will be picked up in style and be treated to a VIP experience on the track that has been especially built and be taken back into the festival to carry on with the festivities. For any 4×4 fan, this is something not to be missed. In addition to the sporting experience, we also have a wide array of different outdoor activities to entertain you throughout the entire day.

In keeping with the title of KZN’s biggest beer fest, this year Pecanwood Oktoberfest boasts a vast selection of beers from around the country, along with our Wine and Coffee Tasting Tent featuring coffees from around the world. #ChooseYourAdventure continues with fans choosing which of SA’s top bands they’d like to see perform live at the festival. This year’s acts, will be announced soon.

Interested in staying over? Bring your own tent and camp for free, or book a place in the tented camps on offer from Rush Adventures. If you’ve been before, you’ll know why the festival is attended by people from almost every province in the country. If you’re a Pecanwood Oktoberfest virgin, you’ll soon find out.

See our new website for more details.
Early bird tickets on sale now at Webtickets.

We have x2 double tickets to give away to this year’s Pecanwood Octoberfest.

To enter, drop us a comment below with what you’re looking most forward to at the event.

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  1. Elize Schoeman Ferreira

    28 Sep 2017 at 2:32 pm

    It would definitely be the Live music from South African artists, whilst enjoying craft beer so true to South African culture, and just see people come together from near and far singing, cycling, camping, kids running around playing, it’s just an AWESOME family weekend!

  2. Tarryn du Plessis

    28 Sep 2017 at 2:41 pm

    My husband and i had an absolute blast at the last pecanwood and really looking forward to attending this years one again. The atmosphere is just the best, with the craft beer supported but the best SA artists, just makes for an awesome time away!

  3. Jenine Chetty

    28 Sep 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Would love to experience the live music as well as the coffee/wine tasting

  4. Colleen Clarke Parker

    28 Sep 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I have never been so it would be an awesome new experience for me to go to this year’s Pecanwood Octoberfest. I have heard so many good things about it. I would LOVE to go.

  5. Dhesh

    1 Oct 2017 at 9:24 pm

    While I would look forward to the beer while enjoying some live music I am also finding the coffee tasting tent concept quite interesting.

  6. Olga Thangavay

    16 Oct 2017 at 8:34 am

    Ooh the idea of a trail run, socialising, meeting new people, enjoying the experience with my better half, wine, beer, coffee, great music… I could go on!

  7. Tarryn du Plessis

    16 Oct 2017 at 2:49 pm

    My oh my what better way to spend some quality time with my hubby than a night away with awesome music, great food and craft beers!! Yes Yes pleeeaaasseeee!!!!!

  8. Theo de Bruin

    27 Oct 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Looking for the session tomorrow with mates and family very excited going to be an awsum day full of fun and laughter

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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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