Es­cape to the Great Out­doors Expo

The Independent on Saturday - - METRO - | ZANELE ZULU

THERE is only a week left be­fore the in­au­gu­ral Great Out­doors Expo takes place at the Dur­ban Shong­weni Club, so get your tick­ets on­line be­fore they sell out.

This expo aims to show­case new out­door lifestyle prod­ucts with in­no­va­tive brands and takes place on November 17 and 18. The expo will cover var­i­ous as­pects of the out­door lifestyle, from bakkies, Un­i­mogs (multi-pur­pose all-wheel-drive trucks), car­a­vans and off-road trail­ers, to 4x4 ac­ces­sories and camp­ing equip­ment, as well as boats, moun­tain bikes and mo­tor­bike stands.

Test your driv­ing skills on a 4x4 course cre­ated by the KwaZulu-Natal 4WD club, or take a flip with JNC He­li­copters.

For the kids, there will be an amaz­ing “In­flat­able City”, with 11 gi­ant in­flat­a­bles set up for them to go wild on.

There will also be paint­ball, pony rides, Xtreme Archery, and loads of flea-mar­ket stands.

The Hansa beer gar­den will keep you cool and hy­drated, and the all-im­por­tant trendy gin and cock­tail bars will be ready to African News Agency (ANA) serve up the best our coun­try has to of­fer.

There will be live mu­sic, and loads of craft food and tasty treats avail­able to keep even the hun­gri­est fam­ily mem­ber sat­is­fied.

If that is not enough, the main stage will keep you en­ter­tained, with Gavin Fer­gu­son play­ing his dis­tinc­tive tunes, award­win­ning hip-hop dancers West Crew will be strut­ting their stuff, and a Gi­ant Ham­burg­ereat­ing com­pe­ti­tion will chal­lenge the brave.

Get your tick­ets on­line to make your date with the Great Out­doors Expo. Go to www.webtick­ets.co.za to book. The expo is open from 9am un­til 6pm on the Satur­day and 9am un­til 5pm on the Sun­day.

On­line gate en­try fees are: adults R60; pensioners R40; youth aged 12 to 18, R40; chil­dren 12 and un­der R30; and those un­der 5 years free.

On-day gate fees are: adults R70; pensioners R40; youth aged 12 to 18, R50; chil­dren 12 and un­der R40; and those un­der 5 free.

SOME of the ‘un­guarded, at ease’ faces caught by Fo­to­booth Dur­ban.

DON’T miss the Great Out­doors Expo at the Dur­ban Shong­weni Club on November 17 and 18. The Expo will cover var­i­ous as­pects of the out­door lifestyle. From left: Ge­off Cour­tis, of Natal Car­a­van and Marine; In­de­pen­dent on Satur­day mar­ket­ing and brand of­fi­cer, Jaidene Mood­ley; and Damian Bradley, di­rec­tor of B-Ac­tive Sports.

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