Preparations are in place for this year’s Vodacom Durban July.
More than 50 000 people are expected at Greyville Racecourse to witness South Africa’s best thoroughbreds race to the finish off the R3-million event.
Glitz and glamour will be the order of the day, but betting and festivities will not be limited to the racecourse.
Entertainment outlets in the region are gearing up to entertain fun lovers.
Residents of townships around Durban such as Umlazi and Umgababa on the south coast say they are ready to spoil the local visitors and holiday makers.
Owner of a venue near the Old uMgababa Sunlight Beach, Mondli Mtsho Makhathini, says they are looking forward to the weekend.
“Umgababa will host a showstopper event from Friday up until Sunday, where we will be wrapping up the July fun. The Coastal Lounge just opened its doors last month, and the fun is endless. KZN holiday makers who will be returning from the Durban Vodacom July have nowhere but the Coastal Lounge to go. We boast with a sea view and fun. Security has been beefed up, and people should not miss the happiness. The festivities begin on Friday and end on Sunday night.”
This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “It Is Time” and event organisers say the concept has been warmly received in racing, fashion and social circles.
Fashion designers, hospitality providers and race goers will give their own interpretation of this theme to find that perfect look for the day.
Just a few more days to the ever so epic #VDJ2018… We followed #KhosiBackInTime winner @Remoleah and her cousin as they were out and about looking for their outfits for the Vodacom Durban July VIP Experience. pic.twitter.com/HdTVmTxHaN
— Vodacom Soccer (@VodacomSoccer) July 4, 2018
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