DURBAN WEEKEND DIARY: 27-29 October 2017

With a payday weekend upon us, here are just some of the events happening over the weekend in Durban and surrounding areas that you may want to enjoy!


Tasmin Hewitt & Shaina Krummik (1)
Image courtesy of Granada Square


Date: Friday, 27 October 2017

What: October Beer Fest at Granada Square

Where: Umhlanga: Granada Square

 Time: From 4pm till 11pm

Price: R125 per person includes 2x beverage tokens and a free beer glass. Tickets are now available through Zapper and Webtickets

Full event information: Expect chilled vibes, and some of SA’s favourite beers including Stella Artois, Castle Light, Hansa, Pilsner Urquell, Redd’s, Flying fish and Grolsch. Plus, challenge your mates at some intense beer pong with bragging rights up for grabs. All this, at the inaugural October Beer Festival, set to rock you this Friday, October 27th at Granada Square in Umhlanga from 4pm till 11pm with entertainment by Durban DJ, DJ Spike. Granada Square is also known for its restaurants, including Angelos, Europa, Little Havana, Pintxada and Ferrucci, so you can also grab a bite to eat whilst on your rounds at this first-time festival dedicated to all things beer, to hit the Chartwell Drive strip! Indulge in the delicious food offering, including ½ Eisbein and sauerkraut (2 tokens), ½ footlong Brockwurst with relish and onions (1 token or 2 tokens (full meal), Pulled chicken on sourdough (1 token), Apple strudel (1 token), German Lasagne (2 tokens), German gnocchi with chorizo (2 tokens). Plus, there will also be restaurant specials at little Havana, Pintxada and Angelos including Smoked turkey Drummies (2 tokens), as well as single drinks with a mixer (1 token each) or a double for 2 tokens. For those needing more tokens, they can be bought at R25 each, on the night. Strictly no Under 18’s and for the non-beer drinkers, cocktails (400ml for 2 tokens) and non-alcoholic beverages (1 token each) will be available. Drink responsibly!

Hashtag: #GranadaBeerFest



Naazneem Khan, Jarred Viljoen & Hlengiwe Soni..
Naazneem Khan, Jarred Viljoen & Hlengiwe Soni


Date: Friday, 27 October 2017

What: Cargo Holds relaunches Carnival Style

Where: Cargo Hold, uShaka Marine World

Time: 6:30pm

Price: R350 per person which includes a night filled with fabulous food, canape style, as well as entertainment by the KZN Philharmonic Quartet.

Full event information: On Friday, October 27th, the all-new, refurbished Cargo Hold Restaurant at uShaka Marine World will now embark on an exciting culinary voyage! To celebrate this vintage chic refurb, Cargo Hold will be hosting a special Carnival Masked Ball event at an official launch on Friday, 27th October at 6:30pm, so don’t delay as tickets are limited; book now to be part of the celebration – Carnival Style. For only R350, come decked out in your formal attire, with mask in hand, for a night filled with fabulous food, canape style, as well as entertainment by the KZN Philharmonic Quartet. On the night, Executive Chef Warren Frantz and his team of chefs will be presenting items from the new gastronomical a la carte menu in the form of hot and cold snacks and will also feature decadent desserts, as well as complimentary cocktails, award-winning wines and champagne, local craft ciders and whiskeys.  If you wish to enquire or book for this special night, please call 031 328 8065.



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Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017 until Sunday, 29 October 2017

What: Pecanwood Oktoberfest powered by Blythedale Coastal Estate

Where: KZN Midlands: Pecanwood Farm, Merrivale
Time: Registration for MTB race and Trail run events kick off at 6am. Festival gates open at 10am.

Cost: R200 per person. Tickets are available through webtickets

Full event information:  South Africa’s most versatile sport and lifestyle festival featuring 20km and 40km MTB races, 7km and 14km trail runs, 4×4 technical challenge, Enduro  X, 5-a-side soccer and more with top local SA acts hitting the stage throughout the day accompanied by artisanal food stalls, coffee tasting, wine tasting, a G&T garden, beer tent and so much more. Camping is available, so bring along your tent and sleeping bag. Other accommodation options are available. Plus every ticket purchased is an entry into the competition where 1 lucky person will win a life changing R650 000 Blythedale Coastal Estate property they can call their own! Tickets must be purchased by today (25 October 2017) to qualify for the competition. No U18s. For more information visit Online sport entries

Hashtag: #ChooseYourAdventure




Image: uShaka Marine World


Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017 and Sunday, 29 October 2017  

Where: uShaka Marine World in Durban

What: Halloween at uShaka Marine World

Time:  4:30pm- Trick or Treat through Village Walk and scary aquarium tour

            5:30pm – Halloween Dolphin Show

Price: R143 per person. Book through online ticketing or at uShaka Marine World ticketing office.

Full event information: uShaka Marine World is going all out to spook and thrill you this Halloween with a daring dolphin show, plenty of trick or treating and an opportunity to show off your most spooktacular Halloween costume ever!On Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th, families can join us for a real treat which includes a brand new Halloween interactive dolphin show starring Peter Court as the Mad Professor and Nicole Theuniessen as his assistant, Igor and the scary Plastic Man. This highly entertaining, interactive and fun-filled production, which also features the dolphin boys and girls and uShaka’s Ocean Warriors, comes with a strong conservation message and plenty of laughter.

Everyone, both small and tall are invited to join us at 4.30pm for some trick or treating just before the show, and with over 3400 sweets, everyone is sure to get a bag full of sugary treats.


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