SA Insider: A weekend not to be missed in Durban

2017-08-20 11:10 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Shut Durbs down with a massive bang this last weekend in August!

And the best way to do so is by checking out two Houseboats that offer the most spectacular Day Cruises from the Jozini Tiger Lodge on the Jozini Dam in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, courtesy of Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa or impress with partly interactive gourmet dining experience with emphasis on plating techniques and flavour combinations with Jess's 'Divine Dinner Party Masterclass'.

Friday, 25 August 

SEE: KZNSA Gallery has an exhibition opening titled "Re-membering Memory, Intimacy, Archive" by
Jordache A. Ellapen, Reshma Chhiba and Sharlene Khan at  17:30.

DO: There are two Houseboats that offer the most spectacular Day Cruises from the Jozini Tiger Lodge on the Jozini Dam in Northern Kwa Zulu Natal, courtesy of Jozini Tiger Lodge & Spa, starting at 08:00 for the cost of R650 - R900.

TASTE: Impress with partly interactive gourmet dining experience with emphasis on plating techniques and flavour combinations with Jess's 'Divine Dinner Party Masterclass'. R550 per person and bookings are essential at cooking@geckoevents.co.za.

EXPLORE: Join geeks and game enthusiasts at the first ever #GeekGamingNight taking place in Umhlanga as the event brings together anyone who has an interest in playing online games - on your computer or on a console. The event starts at  18:00 - 21:00 and cost ranges from R50 - R100.

SEE: #EcoTravels: Durban and Jozi among the world’s top 10 cities with the most trees

Saturday, 26 August

SEE:  Durban International Convention Centre is hosting one of the most exciting fashion events to date, Durban Fashion Fair that includes workshops, shows, a buyer's lounge, emerging, local and international designers. Various shows featuring a multitude of designers and fashion houses are on offer. Cost ranges from R50 - R350.

DO: Celebrate the 48th anniversary of the 'three days of peace & music' celebration, 'Woodstock' where 32 acts performed to an audience of 400 000 young people at the Rhumbelow Theatre and R150 gets you in. 

TASTE: Sugar Rush Market is all about good quality local, fresh, organic handmade products and the market is timed to coincide with the very popular parkrun at 08:00. 

EXPLORE: Its poets vs rappers 'The Musical Competition' at the BAT Centre. The event is a battle of the arts, where poets will go head on with rappers to create musical performances aided by Duran's leading instrumentalists, all for the grand prize and R59 gets you in.

SEE: #WinterEscapes: How to have a mini-break in Durban

Sunday, 27 August

SEE: S43 Home to That Brewing Co. will be screening the Mayweather and Mcgregor fight and Judd from The Preproom will be bringing his coffee machine and providing coffee with a sound rig so good vibe guaranteed. Book your tables on 031 3032747.

DO: One of KZN's biggest music festival, Ashburton Family Festival is happening in aid of 4 Charities with 10 music acts all on one stage, over 100 market stalls, 5 beer tents and kiddies play zone. Tickets are selling fast so get yours now for the price R200 - R400.

TASTE: Wonder Market is the place to be this last Sunday of the month as it offers KZN's best in craft, design and food in a beautiful location for friends and family to come together from 09:00 - 14:00.