2019 Vodacom Durban July
6 July 2019

Amazing Hospitality

Party late into the night!

The Continents Finest Horses

Trying to win the Big One!

Get your friends together!

For the biggest social event of the year!

  • 2019 Durban July - Stay up to date with all the news and latest hospitality releases

    Although you can watch great sporting events on television there is no substitute for being right there, right in the thick of things to experience the sights and the sounds, that come with live action.
    On the first Saturday of every July nearly 60 000 people head towards Greyville to experience "July Fever". And it's not all about the horses! It is a fashion and entertainment extravaganza where everybody wants to be seen.

    Click through to sign up for our newsletter and be the first hear when our 2019 Durban July packages are release.

2019 Durban July Hospitality has been released!

  • Boomtown Music Lineup Announced!!


    Heineken Boomtown Music lineup for 2019

    Unrivalled entertainment on the day. Combining a hand-picked selection of Mzansi’s most talented artists that create a high energy experience, offering top class sound stage and lighting for ther BOOMTOWN guests enjoyment.

    The artists for BOOMTOWN presented by Heineken for 2019 are as follows:

    • KWESTA
    • SJAVA
    • SUN-EL
    • MLINDO THE VOCALIST
    • DJ SUMBODY
    • LADY ZAMAR
    • BUSISWA
    • BENNY MAVERICK
    • BLACK MOTION
    • DA CAPO
  • Boomtown Hospitality


    Boomtown stage with Music

    BOOMTOWN is back for a 11th year at the Vodacom Durban July.
    This Marquee is widely recognised for consistently providing the ultimate in expert hospitality, and world class stage & lighting complimented by Mzansi’s top musical artists. BOOMTOWN will be changing the game in 2019 and raising the bar to bring you an unforgettable Durban July experience.

    Read more →
  • Pegasus Lounge


    Pegasus Lounge Trackside

    The Pegasus Lounge prides itself on offering luxury hospitality at the most desirable event on the social calendar.
    With a focus on attention to detail, service, high-end catering and beverage offerings as well as superior décor elements, you and your clients will have peace of mind on the day whilst entertaining and networking with your guests. With clear views of the horses from The Pegasus Lounge, one gets a true sense of the occasion that is the Vodacom Durban July.

    Situated on the in-field among the marquees. Right on the edge of the track, this glass fronted marquee is built on a raised deck offering clients a premium lounge experience from a breath taking vantage point. The facility also includes an outside deck to fully experience the excitement of the day.

    Read more →
  • Glenlivet Jazztown Hospitality


    The Jazz Singer lady at Glenlivet Jazztown

    The VIP HOSPITALITY Jazztown lounge ensures guests a glamorous day out at the races with some of the best Jazz musicians in the country.
    THE GLENLIVET JAZZTOWN is a premium entertainment environment, offering unique furniture & décor inspired by award-winning interior decorator.

    THE GLENLIVET JAZZTOWN will bring urban rhythms to the event and offer a luxurious environment for corporates and socialites to network whilst experiencing the thrill of thoroughbred horse racing.

    The 2018 marquee occasion, brought the live Jazz Entertainment offerings of THANDISWA MAZWAI, RINGO MADLINGOZI, VUSI NOVA and many more. 2019 will bring you a host of Mzansi’s most admired jazz musicians.

    Read more →
  • Durban July Accommodation


    Boomtown stage with Music

    We have put together a range of packages to suit EVERYONES budgets and preferences. The 2018 July Fever package is just round the corner from Greyville and the Florida Road area at 64 on Gordon; Want the best of Beachfront party zone, then The Belaire Suites, just a 15 min drive from Greyville will be perfect for you and there is our ever popular Luxury package at Zimbali Resort in Ballito. Loads more options to choose from

    All packages include 2 nights accommodation and entrance tickets to The Vodacom Durban July.
    As you have come to expect, you are able to add transfers, hospitality options and any other extras like car hire or flights or extended accommodation.
    Do not leave your accommodation too late. Book Now.

    All Packages Include: 2 nights bed and breakfast except * Capital Pearls which is 2 nights self catering


2018 Vodacom Durban July

    • Posted: 1 June 2018
    Thandiswa Mazwai

    2018 Glenlivet Jazztown Lounge artists

    Press Release

    The VIP HOSPITALITY Jazztown lounge ensures guests a glamorous day out at the races with some of the best Jazz musicians in the country.
    THE GLENLIVET JAZZTOWN is a premium entertainment environment, offering unique furniture & décor inspired by award-winning interior decorator.

    Jazz artists this include:

    • THANDISWA MAZWAI
    • RINGO MADLINGOZI
    • VUSI NOVA
    • NOMFUNDO XALUVA
    • BOKANI DYER
    • DJ PH

    TICKETS ARE R 4 595 including entrance, full premium bar, lunch and dinner and much much more...

    • Posted: 4 May 2018
    Oh Susanna the winner of the 2018 SunMet

    2018 Durban July Entries

    Press Release

    The initial entries for the 2018 Vodacom Durban July have been revealed, with Justin Snaith’s Oh Susanna topping and impressive list of 69 entrants.

    From sprinting, Oh Susanna has made a successful step up to running one milers over recent months. The four-year-old filly has claimed a strong victory at Kenilworth before going on to win the 2018 SunMet. Last year’s Durban July winner, Marinarseco came in 3rd at the SunMet and Oh Susanna became the first three-year-old filly in over a century to win in that historic contest.

    To see the full field of 2018 Durban July hopefuls click here

    • 12 April 15

    Durban July After Party

    Did you think Durban July Day was about horse racing? It is one of the most anticipated events not only in the KZN social calendar but South Africa’s as well, and 2015 Durban July lived up to that anticipation.
    As soon as we have details of where the party's are going to be for 2016, we will let you know.

    • Posted: 4 July 2018
    View of runners from Pegasus Lounge

    2018 Durban July Runners
    - Final Field Announced

    2018 entrants were announced on 21 June

    Download the fun office 2018 Sweepstakes sheet here

    Click below to see all the runners

    Public Gallops will be at:
    7am at Greyville Racecourse,
    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    • Posted: 27 November 2017
    2017 Vodacom Durban July Winner

    2018 BoomTown tickets released!

    Boomtown - The party that EVERYONE wants to be a part of!
    The 2018 tickets have just been released to us. Just like last year we have early bird prices for those who want to get in now!

    Price Freeze for groups
    • Posted: 03 December 2017
    2017 Jack Daniels BoomTown

    2018 BoomTown

    BOOMTOWN is back for a 9th year at the Vodacom Durban July. This Marquee is widely recognised for consistently providing the ultimate in expert hospitality, and world class stage & lighting complimented by Mzansi’s top musical artists.
    BOOMTOWN will be changing the game in 2018 and raising the bar to bring you an unforgettable Durban July experience.

Durban July FAQ's


Who won the 2019 Durban July?

Do It Again…. Did it again!!
Do It Again won the Vodacom Durban July this afternoon, becoming the first since El Picha in 2000 to record back to back wins.
Read more here →


What is the 2019 Durban July Theme?

The 2019 Vodacom Durban July Theme is Stars of Africa
2019 Theme details →


When is the 2019 Durban July?

The 2019 Durbanjuly will be run on Saturday the 6 July 2019 at approximately 16h20 (4.20pm).
Exact Times will only be confirmed about a month before the race


What is the 2019 Durban July Theme?

The 2019 Vodacom Durban July Theme is Stars of Africa
2019 Theme details →


Where is the Durban July run?

Greyville Racecourse in Durban. It is a 2800m track with a slight uphill run from the 2400m to 1800m mark.


What is the schedule for the 2019 Durban July?

While the exact schedule is not released until about a month before the actual race, every year follows a similar format. You can read more about the 2019 provisional schedule here
2019 Schedule →


What horses are running in the 2019 Durban July?

Click below for a list of the 2019 runners, the jockeys, the trainers and the reserves for this years Vodacom Durban July.
2019 runners →


2019 Durban July Office Sweepstakes fun form.

For offices and clubs looking to have their own fun sweepstakes for the Durban July, we have a print-out with all the horses on to help with the draw. Simply cut out the tickets, choose your lucky horse and write the names down next to the choices. we have done all the hard work for you!
2019 Sweepstakes form →


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