Shisa Nyama Festival brings flame-grilled goodness to Durban

Shisa Nyama Festival brings flame-grilled goodness to Durban

Heritage Weekend brings Durbanites the smokiest, flame grilled event the city has seen in ages, when the very first Shisa Nyama Festival lands at People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium, on Sunday, September 25.

Seven of the KZN’s most legendary open-flame chefs will be stoking the coals side-by-side, offering visitors eKasi cuisine in South Africa’s biggest shisanyama spectacle. Finalists in the Shisa Nyama Awards are lined up to cook, from Eyadini Lounge, Max’s Lifestyle, Café Skyzer, One and Only, Sbu’s Lounge and Tate’s Kasi Grill. Spiced brisket, t-bone and chicken wings will fill hungry tummies, along with side dishes like chakalaka, pap and ujeqe.

Join in on the biggest communal dining sit-down to be held at People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida. Take your spot at one of the 350 tables and wooden benches to experience a festival unique to SA, alongside a VIP tent that will include a pop-up store by fashion designer Makhosa by Laduma.

Adjacent to the sizzle, a full stage will host big home town acts. Local stars The Dream Team, Veranda Panda and Holly Wasserfall, as well as a crew of Durban’s hottest DJs, will soundtrack the get-together.
And finally a market will feature fashion, accessories and crafts from the city’s hottest young designers on the rise: Snerry Online, GlamDiva, and more.

* Gates open 12 noon and close at 8 pm.
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