Shisa Nyama Festival – the Oktober Fest of Africa

Dubbed as the ‘Oktober Fest of Africa’, this event is one not to be missed. The Socialite has the exclusive as well as a ticket giveaway, check it out…

Shisa nyama is synonymous with authentic food, friends, family and good times. And, of course, loads and loads of flame-grilled meat. The Shisa Nyama Awards were created in recognition of the value of this South African cultural phenomenon.

The festival brings together Durban’s top Shisa Nyama venues as voted for as part of the Shisa Nyama Awards, to cook for South Africans on the weekend of National Heritage Day. While you enjoy traditional South African food, top SA musicians will be hitting the stage for your entertainment.

Held at People’s Park East at Moses Mabhida Stadium, a line-up of SA’s top music acts will perform on stage such as The Dream Team, Veranda Panda and Holly Wasserfall.

Visitors to the event will also be witness to the crowning of SA’s first Shisa Nyama Awards winner for the Durban region.

The judging process kicked off on 1 July in Durban, when an epic epicurean team of six judges comprising editors, food critics and renowned restauranteurs visited 25 of the city’s hottest venues.

Durban’s top seven venues were selected through the gruelling judging process (which, let’s face it, involved eating loads of flame-grilled meat) and ranked according to a 50-point scoring system. These are:

  • Cafe Skyzer, Mayville
  • Eyadine Lounge, Umlazi
  • Max’s Lifestyle, Umlazi
  • One and Only, KwaMashu
  • Sbu’s Lounge, Inanda
  • Tate’s Kasi Grill, Clermont
  • Under The Moon, Inanda

The winner among these will be announced at a Shisa Nyama Festival on Heritage Day, Sunday 25th September, at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, in Durban. Because if there’s one thing South Africans love to do more than eat loads of flame-grilled meat, it’s to party.


People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium


25 September 2016 | 12pm – 8pm


Veranda Panda | The Dream Team | Holly Wasserfall | More to be announced!


Early Bird tickets are available from iTickets now at just R120

Earlybird – R120 | General – R150 | Earlybird VIP – R640 | General VIP – R 800


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