#LoveSA: Find your escape in Durbs this Heritage Day

2017-09-10 09:40
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As one of South Africa's official public holidays, Heritage Day's significance rests in recognising aspects of South African culture through creative expression, historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the land in which we live.

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Celebrated on 24 September, on this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

Here are Traveller24's suggestions across Durbs

Heritage Day High Tea  

Taste a little bit of history this Heritage Day with the Oyster Box Heritage Day High Tea. This nostalgic South African-inspired journey into the past is a 'sweet treat' with syrupy koeksisters, creamy melktert and rich malva pudding are all on the menu, while a savoury balance of imfino, putu bites and ujeqe hit the spot.

Where: The Oyster Box/Palm Court

Date: 24 September

Cost: R450 per person

Contact: +27 (0)31 514 5000 / restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

Granada Square Food & Wine & Beer Festival 2017 

A weekend of great food, wine and beer stalls with awesome entertainment in the heart of Umhlanga at Granada Sqaure.

Think 30 wine farms, 30 beer and malt stalls and a host of artisan beverages. 

Where: Granada Square Centre

Date: 23 -25 September 

Cost: R125 - R200

Contact: Email : adspace@beetleinc.co.za

Big Easy Durban by Ernie Els 

Head on over to Big Easy this Heritage Day and enjoy a sizzling braai sharing platter served with 2 sides and sauces each. Let the mouth-watering aromas waft by as you sip on an ice-cold draft or glass of house wine.

Where: Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban

Date: 24 - 25 September

Cost: R 365 for 2

Contact: +27 (31) 336 8166 / bookings@bigeasydurban.co.za


The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in - or above - a 12-metre diameter pool of water. 

Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.

Where: Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World

Date: 22 - 25 September

Cost: R100 - R375

Contact: 031 328 3000 / suncoast.contactus@tsogosun

The Witness Garden Show 2017 (22 - 25 September) 

Whether you are looking for that special plant to add to your collection or just fancy stepping into spring for a while and taking home a stunning orchid for the table, this show is for you. Just about anything and everything will be at the show, with some wild rides and gourmet food to make it a thoroughly good day out.

Where: Royal Showground

Date: 22 - 25 September

Cost: Children under 7 admitted free, children 7 to 12 years: R40.00 and adults: 65

Contact: 033 345 6274

Versatile Vibes #24Sep with Dj Terrance

A unique lifestyle experience bringing together high quality live entertainment, food, and drinks with beautiful views from the St. Micheals Sands entertainment area as well as various pop-up stalls.

One can enjoy this lovely experience while networking with like minded individuals who appreciate good music, good food, and good company.

Where: St. Michael's Sands 

Date: 24 September

Cost: R150 - R200

Contact: 0835357131

Family Heritage Day with Samke the Best

Join Samke the Best and Friends in celebration of Heritage Day with style including an hour boat cruise, family braai, music, jumping castle for kids and more loads of fun.