Unmissable Events in Durban

January 16, 2019 / South Africa

What’s not to love about Durban? From the city to the sea, this vibrant cosmopolitan city never sleeps. If you’re headed here for a weekend of fun, the question shouldn’t be what to do in Durban, but what to do first. Here are our top suggestions to get you started, with the best events in Durban this weekend, the next and the one after that, too!

Laughter is the best medicine

Laugh away the blues of January – or the heartbreak of a Valentine’s blind date – with the East Coast Kings and Queens of Comedy at Durban ICC. The show rolls into town on February 16th and you’re sure to be rolling on the floor in laughter for the 12 leading acts on the lineup, including Carvin Goldstone and Tumi Morake.

Or try a stronger tonic

With your gin, that is. The Great South African Gin Festival arrives in Durban on March 2nd and it promises to be to a weekend to remember. Featuring tipples from around the world, endless tasting opportunities and rousing talks from producers of the globe’s trendiest spirit, you’ll leave as a positive gin-ius! Starting at midday and running till late, don’t let the worry of getting home stop you from indulging in a tasty gin or three when you can schedule your Uber well in advance.

Fall in love

If your spontaneous Valentine’s sweetheart has lost their novelty by Day 2, the Lovers & Friends 2nd Annual Concert is the place to go – our multidestination rides can even drop your lovelorn partner off on the way there. An intimate and elegant way to share a lovely evening with a friend, partner or just show a little love to yourself, you’ll be treated to everything from premier DJ sets, fine food, spa treatments and the opportunity to get your groove on, the perfect way to mend a broken heart.

Enjoy sweet eats

On March 30th, the Dessert Festival comes to the city – need we say more? Sure to be the sweetest of all events in Durban, you’ll have two days to enjoy the sugar rush. With dozens of food stalls showing off their delectable cakes, ice creams and sweet treats, leave your guilt at the door and dive in.

There you have it, the best events in Durban for you to look forward to and help you get through the long 9 – 5. Take on the best of the city and make the most of your precious weekends, just let us know if you need a ride.