Long weekend Durban action

So what’s up in Durban over the next 2 long weekends?
Here’s some of what’s on my radar:

Wine Pairing Dinner at Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els at the Hilton Hotel
Thursday 17 March
Cost R550 per person including wine pairing from the Waterford Wine Estate in the Blaauwklippen Valley between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.  Five-course menu created by Head Chef Janine Fourie with Sommelier Eric Botha.
Booking essential – call 031 336 8166 or email

Secret Sunrise Durban
Thursday 17 March
More details on their FB page

Camp I Heart Market at Decorex
18 – 21 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre

Party in the Park – Summer Feeling
Friday 18 March in Chris Saunders Park, Gateway
An under-18 only event to kick off the school holidays with a massive lineup of artists. Gates open at 2pm, pre-sale tickets at Computicket for R100 or at the gate for R150.

Dunrobin Easter & Night Market in PMB
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March
Held at the Dunrobin Garden Centere, the Easter market will be on the Thursday before the long weekend and then a night market on the Friday between 6pm and 9 pm.
Features live music and various stalls.

Hillfest at Durban Shongweni Club
25 – 27 March
An outdoor festival which will include sports demos & games, a kid’s adventure playground, food & drinks, a beer garden, live entertainment and more. This is a community centred initiative focused on families looking for entertainment and fun in a relaxed, well organised and safe setting.

Splashy Fen Festival in Underberg

24 – 27 March
So this seems to have had quite the revival – I must honestly admit that I have never been to a Splashy – I was overseas when they were in their heyday, so don’t judge. The line-up this year looks pretty good, maybe I will venture up into the Midland’s neck of the woods over Easter weekend. There’ll be 4 stage, morning trail runs, a craft market, kid’s entertainment, food & drinks, beer gardens and bars – fingers crossed it doesn’t rain!
Get all the deets on their website.

The Dutch Comedy Night
Catch Dusty Rich along with Neil Green, Neville Pillay and Jem Atkins for a night of comedy entertainment.
Open from 3pm for drinks and tapas, with dinner available from 7pm.
Cost: R130
Info/Bookings: 060 588 5674 or visit The Dutch website. 

Sunday Lunch at The Oyster Box Hotel
Held every Sunday in April you’ll get to enjoy Durban’s most magnificent view from The Ocean Terrace restaurant along with lunch.
Cost is R490 per adult, R200 Children under 12 years old and includes a plated starter, buffet main course and pizza station and a plated dessert. Kids can indulge in waffles, pancakes and a popcorn machine.
Bookings: +27 (0) 31 514 5018 or email

So that’s it – what else have you spotted happening over the next few weeks?

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