Inaugural kota festival set to ignite Durban.

The inaugural Durban kota festival will celebrate all things kasi, with local and national chefs putting their culinary minds to work to create dishes with kota at the center. With delicious delights to tickle all tastebuds, the 2023 edition will be hosted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on the 28th of October, with tickets gobbled up for the one-day spectacular.

The festival will bring together the finest culinary talents, including a renowned SA chef who will lead a special 2-day training session.

In an exciting exchange, the top five Kota vendors from Johannesburg will journey to Durban to impart their Kota-making skills to the people of Durban, while Durban locals will share their expertise on crafting delectable bunny chows with their counterparts from Johannesburg.

There will be mouthwatering street food displays and food challenges, as well as live music, craft stalls, and foraging tours. Not forgetting the kids, there will be plenty to keep them amused during cooking sessions.

Tickets can be bought online by visiting the website. Adult tickets cost R100.00 and R70.00 for kids. A VIP ticket costs R250.00. Car parking is also included in the price.

Event organizer Sipho Somniso says they are thrilled to host the inaugural Durban Kota festival. “Our goal is to support small businesses and local Kota catering outlets, providing them with a platform to exhibit their talent and expertise”, added Somniso.


Somniso further indicated that by attending the festival, kasi food enthusiasts will not only indulge in the rich flavors of South African street food but also contribute to the local community, as the event will create job opportunities for over a hundred residents.


For more information, people should visit www.mzansikotafest.co.za or follow their social media at Durban Kota x Bunny Chow Festival.

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