Commanding a prime position overlooking the home straight and finish line at the Greyville racecourse, guests will be catered to by celebrated chef Vicky Crease, entertained by SAMA winner Lloyd Cele, treated to a fashion show by 8 leading South African designers in Vodacom’s custom designed VIP paddock which will be decorated in a largely white pallet accented with red.
Making things as effortless as possible Vodacom has created a mobile App exclusively for its guests who will be able to track their travel and transfer arrangements, get fashion and betting tips, detailed race and jockey information, notifications on food and entertainment throughout the day, as well as being able to order their drinks all from the comfort of their cell phone.
Vicky Crease will be creating a menu to inspire and entertain guests from breakfast through to dinner – there will be living tables, champagne showers, smoothie, cocktail and coffee bars serving throughout the day and into the evening.
In between the racing, leading South African designers Terence Bray, Jean Paul Botha (Ruff Tung), Bianca Warren, Hanrie Lues (MejLues), Hangawani Nengovhela (Rubicon), Haroun Hansrot, Francois Vedemme and Craig Jacobs (Fundudzi) will be showcasing their interpretation of the Posh Oh My Gosh theme to the Vodacom VIP guests as well as judging who is the best dressed in the Vodacom VIP paddock. Rounding off the day will be a live performance by SAMA winning artist Lloyd Cele.
The 2013 Vodacom Durban July marks 12 years of Vodacom’s sponsorship of this premiere horse racing event that attracts both local and international interest. Tsabiso Letsoela Vodacom Executive Head Of Sponsorships commented, “We are really looking forward to hosting the 2013 edition of the popular Vodacom Durban July. The combination of fashion, horse racing and entertainment makes this a must attend social event. And behind the scenes we will ensure a seamless communication and networking experience for the 50 000 fans gathered at Africa’s greatest horserace.”
The 2013 Vodacom Durban July takes place on Saturday 6 July at Greyville racecourse in Durban and will be broadcast live on SABC 3.