Welcome to the website of The Grapevine Magazine. The most popular, free, direct response magazine for home improvement and renovation advertising in Durban and KwaZulu Natal.
The Grapevine Magazine was established in 1992 and since then has established itself as the leader in its field. With its variety of advertising categories, from home improvements through to health and beauty, and its interesting little mix of editorials, the magazine is extremely popular with the public and has proved to be an effective and powerful marketing tool for the advertisers.
We envisage this website complimenting the printed magazine and hope it will provide an online connection for our existing readers, as well as attracting new potential customers (people who may not receive the printed magazine at their homes) for our advertisers.
The Gardener's Grapevine was established in 1992. It is headed by Rose McDonald as Owner/Editor, assisted in the following spheres by:
The distribution is a key factor in the success of The Grapevine, and is done by Vibrant Distributors. We have in place various checks to ensure quality distribution. Apart from the systems that Vibrant use, we have our own mobile checker who drives around each area as it is being done, ensuring that the suburb is covered efficiently. In addition, we do telephone checks into each area a day or two after distribution, to get feed-back from the residents and to follow up on any previous queries.
The Grapevine magazine has a monthly print order of 130 000 copies.
(This figure can be verified with full documentation from our printers, Paarl Web, Kzn.)
113,000 magazines are distributed free of charge, knock-and-drop, to houses and townhouse complexes in the Greater Durban area.
16 336 copies distributed to selected Post Office and Cluster Boxes.
Below is a breakdown of the suburbs to which The Grapevine is distributed every month.
|Amanzimtoti 1:||Amanzimtoti, Athlone Park, Umbogintwini.||3 333|
|Illovo Beach; Winklespruit; Astra Park; St Winifreds; Doonside; Illovo Glen; Warner Beach; Doonside; Doonheights; Shulton Park.
|Berea North:||Musgrave; Essenwood; Windermere; Morningside; Overport; Stamfordhill; Greyville; Puntans Hill; Kenilworth.
||Glenwood; Carrington Heights; Bulwer; Westridge; University; Manor Gardens; Umbilo.
|Berea 3 (Umgeni South)
||Brighton Beach; Grosvenor; Ocean View; Fynnlands; Wentworth; Fynnland; Wentworth.||8 095
|Bluff 2: (Merebank)
||Merebank East; Treasure Beach.
||Mobeni Heights; Havenside; Umhlatuzana; Kharwastan; Silverglen; Burlington.
|Dbn. North 1:
||Somerset Park; Prestondale; Herwood Park; Upper Umhlanga; Lower Umhlanga; Upper La Lucia; Lower La Lucia; Sunningdale; Glen Anil; Glen Hills.
|Dbn. North 2:
||Virginia; Glenashley; Broadway; Athlone; Prospect Hall; Umgeni Park; Parkhill; Redhill; Rosehill; Briardene.
|Dbn. North 3: (Duikerfontein:)
||Greenwood Park; Effingham; Avoca.
||Crestview; Crestholme; Waterfall; Forest Hills; Everton; Assagay; Botha's Hill; Hillcrest; St Helier.
||Gillitts; Winston Park; Emberton; Kloof; Maytime; St Mary's.
||Isipingo Beach; Isipingo Hills
||Montclair; Woodlands; Woodhaven; Yellowwood Park.
||Ballito; Westbrook; Bulk Drop
|Old Main Line:
||Bellair; Hillary; Mt Vernon; Memorial Park.
||The Wolds; Berkshire Downs; Cowies Hill; Cowies Hill Park; Central; Manors; Padfield Park; Bamboo Lane; Stapleton Road.
||Caversham Glen; Marianhill Park; Ashley; Pinelands; Hatton Estates; Farningham Ridge; Highland Hills; Glen Park; Sarnia; Moseley Park.
||Northdene; Escombe; Malvern; Moseley.
||Atholl Heights; Chiltern Hills; Dawncrest; Grayleigh; Beverly Hills; Berea West; Essex Terrace; Dawncliffe; Devon Terrace; Mottramdale; Jan Hofmeyr.
|Post office boxes:||Ballito; Bothas Hill; Scottburgh; Umdloti Beach; Umhlali; Umkomaas; Zimbali.|
|Cluster boxes:||Botha’s Hill: Drummond. Gillitts: Everton. Hillcrest: Aintree Lane Estate; Augusta Country Estate; Brayfield Estate; Camelot Estate; Chacely Estate; Clifton Hall Estate; Croft Estate; Everwood Estate; Highmead Estate; Kingswood Estate; Kirklington; Le Domaine Estate; Manorfield Estate; Plantations Estate; Polo Pony; Queens Bridge Estate; Sandalwood Estate; Silver Oaks Estate; Waterford Estate.Mount Edgecombe: Broadlands; Kindlewood Estate; Mt Edgecombe Country Club; Estate 1,2,3 Internal; Estate 4 Internal; Estate 5 Internal; Estate 6 Internal. Winklespruit: Panorama Park.Zimbali: Zimbali; Zimbali Coastal Lodge. Tongaat: Westbrook. Umdloti: Mt Moreland.Ballito: Caledon Estate; Hilltop Estate; Seaward Estate; Simbithi; Dolphin Coast. Salt Rock.|
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