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Friday, August 21, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide


Saturday



Sunday



Coming Soon


Durban Fashion Fair August 26 - 29 Suncoast 

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 




Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review of the Segway Gliding Tours Durban


This week I was invited to try out the Segway Gliding Tour in Durban.  For those that have never done it, it is a wonderful experience and something to put on your bucket list for people of Durban and for Tourists from South Africa and Worldwide.



Once you put your helmet on, you head off to the Segway Training at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and you are given some tips on how to ride and do a few practice rides with the expert guides who are with you all the way along the ride.  Once you get the basics it is pretty easy to glide around.  Users lean forward to go forward, lean back to go backward and turn by using a ‘Lean Steer’ which is explained to you by the guides.  It’s all in the hips and knees, that’s all I’m saying. The Segway can go up to 23km/h but it will slow down automatically to notify you that you are going fast.



When you have the basics down you are taken on a wonderful guided tour of the Moses Mabhida Stadium.  Lovers of architecture and design will love this. 



Next you are taken along the beachfront and you really get to appreciate the beauty of the Golden Mile from high up.  You seem to whizz past everyone else. 



You even experience a pier on a Segway and that is something else. 



After that you take a long winding route back along the beachfront and past the sights which include coffee shops and of course Suncoast


The last stretch is wonderful and you might even get to push to up to 20km/h and enjoy the breeze as you go. 



There’s something called the Segway Smile, you will discover it along the way, you find yourself having so much fun you just have to Smile.



Before you know it you are back at the Stadium where the ride began and sadly you have to get off until the next time.

Interesting Segway Facts
The battery will last you for 40kms.  That’s about 2 hours at max. speed. 
They change the tyres around 3 or 4 times a year. 

Final Verdict: Highly Recommended

Contact Details for Segway Gliding Tours
Address: Shop 16A Moses Mabhida Stadium, 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Avenue, Durban, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 31 303 4534 or +27 (0) 83 226 9334
Open 7 days a week.

Review and Pictures by Fred Felton

Twitter @fredfelton 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Your Weekend Event Guide Durban


Plenty of events coming up this weekend in and around Durban




Coming Soon 










13 September 2015 - From Durban View Park, Marine Drive, Umhlanga from 8:30am


This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

11 mind-blowing music acts to rock BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio


A wonderful lineup will set the stage on fire at People's Park on 6 September 2015

Here is what awaits you:

Durban's Veranda Panda


Khuli Chana


MonArk


Mafikizolo


MiCasa


Thandiswa Mazwai


AKA


You can also look out for Prime Circle, Matthew Mole and Beatenberg.

They will be joined by the winner of East Coast Radio's #BeTheBand competition. The finals are being held at Palm Court, Gateway 8 August 2015.

Tickets to BP Durban Day with East Coast Radio: Computicket
6 September 2015
Gates open 11:30am

More details on www.ecr.co.za

#BPdurbanday 


This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton 






Monday, August 3, 2015

Countdown to Loeries Creative Week Durban 2015


It's almost time for the Loeries in Durban and they have negotiated some huge specials just for you if you are coming down to take part in all of the events.



Just some of what you can expect:


  • Creative Week
  • Judging Week Mon 10 - Thu 13 August
  • DStv Seminar of Creativity - Fri 14 August
  • Awards Ceremony - Sat 15 and Sunday 16 August
The Loeries has partnered with some local hotels just for you.

The best place to stay is the Elangeni starting from only R450 per person sharing including breakfast.
Other hotel options include Suncoast and Garden Court.

You can also get up to 18% savings on your SAA Flight and 20% off Hertz car rental

For more info on all the specials visit loeries.com

This edition by Fred Felton
Twitter @fredfelton