EIGHT THINGS TO DO IN DURBAN
Mark your calendar now!
In less than the time it takes to drive from Lusaka to Livingstone, music and sports fans could be watching their favourite megastars live in South Africa thanks to the new direct flights launched from Lusaka to Durban this month.
There’s plenty to do in Durban in the coming months, from international musical acts such as Roxette and Rodriquez to world-class sports and inspiring exhibitions. Here are a few to watch out for:
September 25, 2015
Sharks v. Blue Bulls
Watch the Sharks’ last home game of the season at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Friday, September 25 at 20hrs.
September 26-October 4, 2015
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet
A concert in memory of the great Russian ballerina, Natalia Bessmertnova with Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet and Stars of the Ballet Moscow. Scenes and extracts from Spartacus, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda and Nutcracker.
Venue: Durban Playhouse Opera Theatre
October 17, 2015
Sultans of Swing
If you’re a fan of Dire Straits, then make sure you don’t miss the one-night-only performance of Sultans of Swing at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on Saturday, 17 October. For the past eight years, multi-talented musician and master guitarist Mel Botes, has tantalized audiences all over the country with his critically acclaimed musical performances in his series of Pink Floyd tribute shows.
Now, by popular demand, he is presenting the next chapter in this remarkable series of stage productions with the long awaited Sultans of Swing – A Tribute to Dire Straits featuring an overview of the complete anthology of the band and its enigmatic front man, Mark Knopfler. Tickets are R150 per person and for bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 – 566 3045 or visit www.barnyard.durban. For further information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/gatewaybarnyard.
October 30-November 1, 2015
Good Food & Wine Show
SA’s biggest and best food, wine and lifestyle event, The Good Food & Wine Show Durban Show is a not-to-be-missed showcase of trends, interactive cooking demonstrations, foodie entertainment, fun for the kids and a shopping and taste experience you will greatly enjoy.
January 31, 2016
An Evening with Rodriquez
Rodriguez has one of the most unique true stories of fleeting fame finally realised, the collective heartfelt dream of a musician beating the odds and finding a place in music history. With a music career that has withstood the test of time; the story of Rodriguez is one of sweet success.
His last tour to South Africa sold out in minutes performing to over 40,000 fans across nine shows in Cape Town and in Johannesburg. Tickets are expected to sell quickly so don`t miss an evening with the legendary Rodriguez as he returns to South Africa to play all of your favourite songs.
Venue: I C C Durban Arena, Durban
Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 9am from Computicket and http://www.bigconcerts.co.za
February 2, 2016
Roxette in concert
Roxette`s on-going world tour will lead up to the celebration of the band`s 30th anniversary in 2016. “XXX – The 30th Anniversary Tour” has been celebrated by critics and fans all over the world, and the band has sold out several legendary arenas such as The O2 Arena in London, Olympia in Paris and Olympiahalle in Munich.
Four years have passed since Roxette last visited South Africa to perform six sold out shows on the world tour that followed the release of the album “Charm School” in February 2011. In January and February 2016, they will return with four arena shows that have now been added to their on-going world tour in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town and it is now confirmed that Roxette`s anniversary year “2016” starts off with four concerts in South Africa. Due to the phenomenal demand that they received last time fans, are recommended to book their tickets quickly.
Venue: I C C Durban Arena, Durban
Book at www.computicket.com
July 1-10, 2016
House & Garden Show
House & Garden Show is a ten-day event being held from July 1-10, 2016 at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban, South Africa. This event showcases products like Gardener magazines, Plants and flowers, Demo kitchen sets, Kitchen components and interiors, Laminates, Home appliances and gas stoves, Bedroom cupboard display products etc. in the architecture and designing, hand, machine and garden tools industries.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
August 6-7, 2016
The first The Wedding Expo Durban was a huge success providing brides-to-be with the best experiential wedding shopping adventure in the South Africa.
A visit to the Expo in Durban will introduce brides-to-be to a wide range of wedding industry service providers that will help her plan her wedding from the engagement ring to the honeymoon!
Getting to Durban
Proflight Zambia starts direct flights to Durban from September 22, 2015, linking Lusaka to one for the most exciting cities in South Africa.
Proflight will fly three times a week to Durban using its 50-seater CRJ-100 aircraft.
P0024 will leave Lusaka at 11:00hrs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Durban at 13:30hrs. The returning P0025 flight will leave Durban at 14:10hrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays arriving in Lusaka at 16:40hrs. On Sundays P0023 will leave Durban- at 12:00hrs and arrive back in Lusaka at 14:30hrs.
This means travellers from Lusaka and elsewhere in Proflight’s extensive network will be able to attend to business in Durban, go shopping, visit the sea and spend time on the beach, visit family and friends, go to concerts and shows, and attend rugby, football and cricket matches.
Fares start from $210 pp / K1,785 one-way excluding taxes, with children at half price.