Bring the whole family and ‘Make Yourself at Home’. This year’s show promises ten days of non-stop local entertainment and these are the top 8 must see and do’s:
1 SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP
You can, and should, wander through more than 500 exciting stall-holders and shop for your home and garden. Exhibitors will be showing off their latest products and offering exclusive show deals and discounts, creating your dream home has never been this easy.
2 MAGIC FOR YOU AND THE KIDS
This year, kids ages 3 – 10 will be hosted by the Magic Bean Foundation –keeping children entertained with fun educational activities, arts and crafts, imaginary play and interactive exercises.
Also, learn easy tricks to recycle with the plastic eating whale, as well as gardening tips for a healthier outdoor lifestyle.
3 LOCAL IS LEKKER
Enjoy a delicious bite to eat and maybe a craft gin or beer with the sound of live, local music in the background whilst browsing the latest in local craft and design at the Home-Grown Design and Food Fair.
4 FOODIES REJOICE
To the foodies and budding cooks out there, your taste buds are in for a real treat as Durban Tourism brings you Discover Durban Cuisine. Top-class chefs will share their tips and tricks to help you conquer the kitchen and impress even the most discerning palate with your new cooking skills.
5 LOCAL DESIGN AT ITS BEST
Design aficionados should expect the unexpected with this year’s Discover Durban Design installation, curated by renowned South African stylist, Claire Clark, in collaboration with Angela Shaw of the KZNSA Gallery. Based an AfroFutura, the exhibition will highlight the immensely original work of Durban’s emerging and established artists and designers in a visual journey that is bold and brave.
6 DÉCOR IDEAS TO TAKE HOME
Those devoted to décor can expect to be inspired by some of Durban’s top interior designers, affiliated with the African Institute of Interior Design Professions (IID) who will show you simple and practical ways to bring the latest décor trends to life in your own home.
7 A TINY HOME
A first for the show and for South Africa is the launch of ‘A Tiny Home’ – purpose-built, moveable homes that promote energy-efficient, sustainable living. These affordable and stylish down-sized homes embrace the concept of “work anywhere, live anywhere” and visitors to the show will have the opportunity to tour one of these homes before anyone else in the country.
8 EXPLORE KZN VIRTUALLY
Ever wanted to give surfing on Durban’s golden mile a go? Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of zip-lining across a deep gorge? This year you can with Tourism KZN’s virtual-reality experience. Immerse yourself in KZN’s diverse culture with this interactive and fun experience that the whole family can enjoy!
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