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George Calombaris – who has become famous around the globe as one of the judges of the hugely popular TV show MasterChef Australia – is heading to Durban as the 2016 Good Food & Wine Show comes to town.

The new look Good Food & Wine Show will once again take place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from October 28 to 30 and is bang on trend with food and cooking fashions. Calombaris will be joined by a stellar line-up including Siba Mtongana, Jenny Morris, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony and J’Something.

Genial George – who will once again keep viewers glued to the screen when the highly anticipated eighth season of MasterChef Australia returns to M-Net on October 10 – will help the Good Food & Wine Show create its own MasterChef magic.

Calombaris may be recognisable around the globe thanks to his TV work but there’s so much more to this likeable chef who a number of award winning restaurants: “I am thrilled to be coming to Durban. There are going to be a few little surprises during the demonstrations and I am going to ‘play’ with people’s senses. It’s also an opportunity for people to come and meet me and get a good idea of who I am and why food has played such a major part in my life.”

The theme of the 2016 show is “Fresh and, for the first time in the Durban show’s history, curator Hannerie Visser has been appointed to oversee installations that excite all of the senses and enable visitors to interact with, and immerse themselves completely in, the event.

This year’s show will be divided into zones: Wellness; lifestyle; wine; market & street food; beer & alcohol; gourmet; baking and an area for children. Other highlights include:

  • For the first time in Durban, entry to the celebrity chefs theatre and other theatres is included in the ticket price (with seating available on a first come, first served basis)
  • Chefs Table: unique and exclusive masterclasses with the headline chefs.
  • A new wine theatre in which leading sommeliers and wine makers teach the art of their craft.
  • A new and exciting theatre called the Cake Deco Lab

Once again GF&WS is working with Durban Tourism to promote the city and all the wonderful attractions it has to offer on the food front.

Says Head of Durban Tourism Phillip Sithole: “The Good Food & Wine Show has been identified as the best platform to showcase Durban’s unique and multi-cultural cuisine to an array of globally recognised chefs and food television networks.

We are delighted to expose our authentic cuisine globally and part of this culinary exchange is to take the visiting chefs to partake in a unique township cook-off, whereby valuable cooking skills will be shared to our local communities.  Ultimately we want to use platforms like these to develop food tourism and nurture  the culinary talent in our city.”

Dates: Friday October 28 to Sunday, October 30.

Celebrity Chefs: George Calombaris, Jenny Morris, Siba Mtongana, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony and J Something. More chefs will be announced shortly

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban

Hours: Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 10:00-21:00; Sunday, October 30, 10:00-18:00

Ticket Prices:

  • Early bird: R85
  • Adults: R100 at the door
  • Students: R70
  • Age 13-18: R50
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Senior citizens: R70. Free entry on Friday, October 28.
  • Weekend pass: R150
  • International chef table: R800
  • Local chef table: R300

Wine Tasting Prices:

  • Wine Combo Ticket: R130 (Includes show entry, wine tasting glass and five wine tasting vouchers)
  • Wine Glass and tasting: R 50 (Includes GFWS glass to keep and five tasting vouchers)

Tickets: Available through Computicket ( or at the door.



South Africa’s largest and most popular beer festival, the Cape Town Festival of Beer is back and set to rock the Mother City this November! Hosted at the Hamilton’s Rugby club from 25 to 27 November 2016, this year’s event promises to be bigger, better and even more epic!

Returning for a 7th consecutive year, the 2016 event will feature some of the most sought after local and international beer brands with over 200 beers being showcased from 60 different breweries. The festival will boast a monster entertainment line-up with the Parlotones live on stage on the Friday and will also serve as the ideal spot to watch the Springboks vs Wales game on the Saturday.

Whether you’re a beer enthusiastic, connoisseur, socialite or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

“After six remarkable events, we both excited and proud of what we have achieved thus far, and we are extremely grateful to our loyal CTFOB fans that have supported us over the years. We have been plotting all year to make this event our biggest to date, by adding some really cool new elements to our festival offering and securing one of SA’s most iconic music acts, the Parlotones to headline the festival. I’m pretty certain this will be our most memorable festival to date”, says Martin Tucker co-owner of the Cape Town Festival Beer.

Guests will have loads to look forward to including guided beer tours with experts to ensure you get the most out of your experience as well as amazing food options from: Celeb Chef and MasterChef SA Judge Pete Goffe – Wood, popular burger joint Hudsons, RAITH gourmet and more…

Let your guide take you around while you meet the brewers and sample a variety of beers, watch home brewing demonstrations and participate in blind tastings. If that’s not enough there will also be a beer judging competition, beer merchandise for sale, lucky draws, raffles and all the works to make for one proper weekend of complete FUN!

Rugby fans can catch the South Africa vs Wales game at 19:30 on Saturday, on big screens at the Festival! Tables can be booked at

To avoid having any sort of “FOMO” head over to to purchase a ticket – you will get a free beer mug along with your ticket for only R150. Tickets will also be available at the door for the same price (beer mug not included) and of course you will be able to sample all the beers on show for FREE!

Event details:

  • Date: 25, 26 and 27 November 2016
  • Operating times:
    • Fri 12:00 – 23:00
    • Sat 12:00 – 23:00
    • Sun 10:00 – 18:00
  • Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
  • Price : R150 for adults and R50 for children (under 13 years)
  • Tickets Available from




Midrand. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the BMW Group, presents Pure & Crafted SA, a two-day music and motorcycle festival featuring South Africa’s top music acts, artisanal food, craft beer and gin, an exclusive selection of premium wines and champagnes, motorcycle displays, outrides and stunt shows set in the picturesque venue, Ground in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, from the 26th to 27th November 2016.

Inspired by the Berlin Pure & Crafted Festival, the local event is a celebration of the burgeoning sub-culture celebrating motorcycle heritage, as well all things artisanal and South African in music, food and family entertainment.

Pure & Crafted SA highlights include: three music stages, Germany’s finest beers, SA craft beers, wine stalls, a cheese and olive shed, a dedicated kids’ entertainment area, coffee baristas, artisanal food trucks, live tattoo and barbering, a “gin”tlemen bar, whiskey tastings and a variety of fashion and lifestyle stands to explore.

Motorcyle fans young and old, riders and non-riders alike, can also look forward to one-of-a-kind motorcycle experiences, including daily stunt shows by world-renowned BMW stunt-rider, Mattie Griffin, scenic outrides, off-road trails with team South Africa, winners of the International GS Trophy 2016 and custom motorcycle displays.

What’s more, there will be BMW GS Trophy team displays, custom motorcycles and off-road riding available. Pure & Crafted SA celebrates all things motorcycling – and we welcome all riders of any brand of motorcycle to enjoy the weekend.

The music line-up includes: Mi Casa, Prime Circle, Parlotones, Rubber Duc, Goodluck, The Rocketeers, Bad Peter, Sutherland, Eva Morgan, The Oompah Band, Dean Fuel, Michael Lesar to name a few.

Ticket options

For a limited time only, Pure & Crafted SA Early Bird tickets will be available for only R199 (Saturday), R179 (Sunday) and R399 for a Weekend Pass.

Buy yours here:

Thereafter, tickets are:

Saturday only:

Pre-sold: R299

Door: R350


Sunday only:

Pre-sold: R229

Door: R300


Weekend Pass

Pre-sold: R499

Door: R500


Pure & Crafted SA tickets give you access to the entire event, which includes all music stages, Munich Beer Garden, shopping areas, stunt and display areas, kids’ area and all the food stalls.

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