Celebrate freedom at Suncoast this April!

We are celebrating freedom this April with a stellar line-up of events that speak to freedom, which is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants”. We as South Africans have come a long way in the past 22 years and looking ahead we need to continue building on past successes and freedom.

The befitting Marriott Freedom Racecelebrates this momentous occasion in South African history. Cycling enthusiasts from around South Africa are encouraged to take part in the Freedom Race. This is an exciting mountain biking event created to pay respect to Madiba’s legacy, whilst also promoting KwaZulu-Natal’s unique Heritage Route and countryside. Registration for the event will take place at Suncoast on Friday, 1 April with the races happening on Saturday and Sunday, finishing at the Suncoast.


On-road cyclists will be glad to know that the a’Quelle Tour Durban is also back. Like the Marriott Freedom Race this event celebrates the beauty and simplicity of KwaZulu-Natal’s city of Durban in three stunning events.It’s an event that is open to professional and amateur cyclists with a 45km fun ride, 55km cyclocross and 105km road race, all taking place on Sunday, 24 April. The registration and exhibition for the Tour Durban takes place at Suncoast from Friday, 22 April to Saturday, 23 April.

Hardcore athletes who are up for a challenge will need to register for the next TinMAN Triathlon event taking place Sunday, 17 April. This gruelling event takes professional and amateur participants on a 1km swim, 30km cycle and 10km run. It’s truly an event to tackle- if you have the heart – and great to watch.


Leona Dean, our dancing queen, will have you laughing and dancing with her latest production ‘Stand Up and Dance’. In this unique production, Leona teams up with stand-up comedians Muthu and SagieMurugan, Neville Pillay, Annalakshmi and her group of sensational dancers.Having brought Radio Gaga and Muthu’s Café to Suncoast in previous years with sold out shows, Stand Up and Dance promises to leave you wanting more!

We close off the month of April on an extremely sweet and caffeinated note with the Coffee and Chocolate Expo. Visiting KwaZulu-Natal’s shores for the second year, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than the last with more exhibitors and loads of exciting features, such as the Coffee Theatre, Chocolate Workshops, Pairing Theatre and the groovy Cocoa Mokka Music Lounge. This year’s event is so jam-packed it’s been spread over four days starting from Friday, 29 April to Monday, 1 May.


Whilst in Durban, make sure to take advantage of the SUNCOAST Towers Hotel special, you can save 15% when you book 21 days in advance with our SunBreak Holidays!

There are loads of events taking place at SUNCOASTthis month and YOU have the freedom to choose whichever one you like. You could – of course – also decide you would rather just chill! And you can do that here too, so see you at SUNCOAST!