Category: Giveaway

**WIN** tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus at Silverstar Casino

SPLASH! The Water Circus is set to enthrall audiences at Silverstar Casino on its first visit to South Africa, direct from Russia.

Launching on 19 August, the show will be at Silverstar Casino until 17 September, before heading off on a nationwide tour until January 2018.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

SPLASH! The Water Circus is a circus for the modern-age, presenting a variety of all circus genres, but with a unique, visual twist. The traditional acts look completely different as they are presented in – or above – a 12-metre diameter pool of water. Accompanying this is a dazzling lighting and laser show which perfectly displays the impressive body manipulation and contortion feats amongst a series of water fountains.

You will gasp as you watch traditional aerial circus acts such as the spectacular Silks all take place above water. Added to the already impressive list of circus acts is the Brazilian Espana family performing their daredevil Wheel of Death and The Russian Swing.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

In addition to all the circus acts which we’re accustomed to seeing, the show also has a full team of synchronized swimmers who add to the magic of the performance. Their disciplined and well trained displays are one of the reasons why the show is considered to be so unique.

This circus is totally free of animals and showcases the extreme talent and capabilities of the human body in an action-packed show presented around the custom-built pool ensuring a truly memorable audience experience.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

A few interesting facts about SPLASH! The Water Circus:

~ On April 17, 1998, the first Russian Water Circus was performed under the name ‘Circus on Water’.

~ Since then, the creative team has continually developed new acts and shows which captivate families across the world.

~ Over the past 19 years, the ‘Circus on Water’ team has toured Russia, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Oman, Lithuania, UAE and China.

SPLASH! The Water Circus

The importance details:

~ Performances are on Thursdays and Fridays at 20h00, Saturdays at 11h00, 15h00 and 19h00, and Sundays at 11h00 and 15h00.

~ Ticket prices range from R100 – R375 and bookings are through Computicket at or 0861 915 8000.

~ The show runs 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20-minute interval.

~ No children under 2 will be allowed into the auditorium and most especially no babes in arms.

SPLASH! - The Water Circus

The best part:

You can WIN tickets to SPLASH! The Water Circus 😀

I have 3 sets of family tickets to give away – that’s 4 tickets each, for 3 very lucky people!

Please note that the tickets are for the performance on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 3pm. Tickets are non-transferable (may not be changed for a different date or time).

Here’s how to enter:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales on Facebook
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post (pinned to the top of the page)


~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Twitter
~ RT the giveaway post (pinned to the top of my profile)


~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Instagram
~ Tag 2 (or more) friends in the comments of the giveaway post

Or do all 3 if you like (that would be really neat). ☺️

And for an extra entry, comment on this blog post. All the best! 🙂 Winners will be announced on Monday, 21 August.

**WIN** tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show (Johannesburg) #GFWS2017

The world’s first celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, and South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will be turning up the heat as the international headliners at this year’s 2017 Good Food & Wine Show. South Africa’s largest culinary event first opened in Cape Town on Friday 2 June until Sunday 4 June at the CTICC, and is now making its way to Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday 28 July until Sunday 30 July, wrapping up at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 October.
The latest foodie trends will be dished up and South African foodies will have the chance to interact with the line-up of exciting food personalities, including headline chef, restaurateur and foodie Joao Da Fonseca, popularly known as J’Something, who will share his secret recipes by preparing a tasty feast for the shows. As an added bonus, J’Something will take to the stage to perform his music as this multi-talented personality is also the leading man of popular band Mi Casa.
Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony and Sherwyn Weaich are also on this year’s Good Food & Wine menu, in addition to headline sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) – who will all share some of their fine wine knowledge with show attendees.
Over 60 000 visitors attended the three Good Food & Wine Shows in 2016, and this year’s footfall is expected to increase with chefs like White and Van der Westhuizen on the bill of fare, a huge T Rex dinosaur cake and a wide selection of vendors and interactive installations showcasing food and fare from around the globe. The floor will be divided into nine specific exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol.
North meets South

Trailblazing British chef Marco Pierre White has been dubbed the world’s first celebrity chef. White was 33 when he was awarded three Michelin stars, and still holds the title as the first British chef and the youngest chef ever to earn this honour. He featured as a star judge and guest on MasterChef Australia where he was called ‘the godfather of modern cooking’.

White has also trained famous chefs like Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. After retiring from the kitchen in 1999 Marco became a restaurateur and has published several books, including the best-selling cookbook/autobiography White Heat.

“I was last in South Africa in 2014 so I am excited to be returning in 2017 to headline the Good Food & Wine Show for the first time,” says White. “As much as I will be sharing my culinary journey with the visitors attending the shows, I am also looking forward to transferring knowledge and experience to some of the top local talent in South Africa and partaking in the diverse food culture this beautiful country has to offer.”
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, and owner of JAN Restaurant in Nice on the French Riviera. Also a gifted photographer, food stylist, writer, entrepreneur and businessman, Van der Westhuizen’s humble Middelburg origins set the foundation for his Boereseun and French twist cooking style on Boerekos.

All visitors to this year’s show will get a chance to watch White and Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre. In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table: smaller, more intimate ticketed events where people will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food and sample some of South Africa’s top wines. 

“We want to engage with visitors and involve every one of their senses,” says Maria Chieppa, Managing Director of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa. “We have used taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to tell a 360° story about food and wine. It’s a great occasion for food lovers, families and professionals to enjoy food and wine at all levels.”
This year, the show hosts nine theatres, of which seven are free of extra charge for entry, serving up even more value for those attending. The Good Food & Wine Show theatres include: Eat Well/Live Well, Wine Theatre, Baking Theatre, Cake Deco Lab, Chefs’ Table, Chefs’ Open Theatre, Cooking with Chefs, the Kids Deco Lab and the SCASA Barista Championships – a new partnership with the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) partnership and the show to host the 2017 Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Regional Barista Championships.
Children under 12 attend free, and Fridays are free for pensioners. Tickets are available online at and Ticketpro for Johannesburg.
WIN!!! 😀

I’m giving away two sets of double tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg. Here’s how you can be one of the two winners:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales on Facebook

~ Share the post (its pinned to the top of my Facebook page), and tag two or more friends

~ Like GFWS on Facebook

And for extra entries:

~ Comment on this blog post

~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Twitter

~ RT the tweet (pinned to the top of my profile)

~ Follow GFWS on Twitter
~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Instagram
~ Follow GFWS on Instagram
All the best! 🙂

** WIN ** Tickets to Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition (2 x family packages worth R400 each)


This month marks 10 years since the release of Transformers, the first in a series of films based on the Hasbro toys. The 2007 film was the first, and also the best in the series (this is my opinion, but let’s face it, it’s the truth 😉). Yes there were flaws, but these are nanoscopic when compared to the brilliance that is the film as a whole. I’ve watched all of the Transformers films, with the exception of The Last Knight (because, parents), but I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched the first one. From the funny one-liners… to seeing them all transform for the first time… Optimus giving the iconic command, “Autobots, roll out!”… and the unmistakable intro to Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done at the end, before the credits roll… it all makes for an absolutely unforgettable film!

Of all the characters, Optimus is my favourite and Shawn’s (the film is THAT good – you get emotionally attached to a truck!), and Bumblebee is Zee’s. Mega fans that we are, you can just imagine the excitement when we got the chance to see these guys up close at Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition!



Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition is in South Africa for the first time! It is a walk through exhibition depicting the Transformers from the iconic 1980’s toy line, to the animated Rescue Bots, and finally incredible, towering sculptures which represent the Transformers we see in the film series. The exhibition features sculptures of varying sizes, some up to 11m tall (wow!), all made from re-used car parts, metal and other repurposed materials.

After an amazing 3 months at Emperors in Johannesburg, the Autobots and Decepticons have now arrived in Centurion, just in time for the Winter school holidays! They’ll be at Centurion Mall until 15 October 2017.

** WIN ** 

I have 2 sets of family tickets (2 adults + 2 kids) worth R400 each, to give away to 2 moms (or dads) to Transformers Animatronics in Centurion! 😀

To enter:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales Facebook page, and tag 2 friends on the giveaway post (pinned to the top of the Facebook page)

For extra entries:

~ Subscribe to the blog (enter your email, hit subscribe, then click on the link in the confirmation email you receive… easy peazy)

~ Comment on this blog post

~ Follow me on Instagram

~ Follow me on Twitter

~ Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Happy entering! Winners will be announced on Friday, 30 June.