2018 will welcome fans across two festival days, back at Eyadini Lounge, uMlazi.
Saturday 1 September to Sunday 2 September, 5,000 fans each day will EAT. PARTY. REPEAT from 12 noon to late.

The best shisanyama venues from Durban will cook alongside an unparalelled music line-up. A venue cook off will take place on Saturday with the best dish awarded on stage that night. Winners from the Shisanyama Awards will be announced on stage on Sunday evening.

Join us to celebrate South African culture at its best.

Dubbed Afrika’s Oktober Fest, the Shisanyama Festival is a celebration of the best of South African culture – good food, music, and fashion. Visitors can expect the ultimate in township red carpet experience; the best in local cuisine from spiced brisket, to t-bone and chicken wings, along with chakalaka, pap and ujeqe; and to wash it down – premium whiskey,  brandy,  champagne and ciders.


The top 5 finalists for from the Shisanyama Awards will be invited to cook. Follow shisanyamaawards.co.za to find out who will make the cut this year.

Music Line-Up

To help you digest the delicious dishes, you’ll be able to dance to some of the hottest names in music right now.

This year’s line up includes Babes Wodumo, DJ Tira, Mampintsha, Dladla Mshunqisi, DJ Feel, Benni Mavrick, and many more to be announced.


General access R150, and VIP costs R300.

Tickets are now available to buy from Computicket.

BUY HERE, or at Shoprite and Checkers stores. We have limited capacity, including VIP, so buy quickly to avoid disappointment.

Where & When

Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September. Eyadini Lounge, uMlazi. Gates open 12noon and close late.