A great weekend at the Durban July (link). A 6 hour trip to Durban, dinner with friends, some stories (which I wont be mentioning here) and a mellow sunday morning on the beach watching the Gunston 500.
There were quite a few blazing honies about - its always impressive to see everyone dressing up for a day of horse racing... Comparing it to the Met, which is a larger event, the Durban July has a lot more class and character. I ended down loosing quite a bit on the horses but made back my losses on the 10th race. I used to be able to read a race guide quite easily... I felt blinded with all the statistics and numbers. Quite uncomfortable. I would recommend getting your hands on one of those books before the race day. Its never pleasant having to rush your decisions before placing your bets.
We stayed at the Blue Waters Hotel which is along the beach front next to the Sun Coast Casino and Vecca Matta. It proved, once again, to be a great hotel to stay. Its in walking distance to quite a few points of intrest. We were about 20 strong and having breakfast with friends and a view over the ocean is a pleasant change to the buzz of JHB.
I can only recommend to those that havnt been to find the time to get out of JHB for a weekend and enjoy their time in Durbs.