Welcome to The Grapevine Magazine

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.

Advertisers, please be aware of the following Chatsworth scam!

Health & Beauty

The Gardener's Grapevine was established in 1992. It is headed by Rose McDonald as Owner/Editor, assisted in the following spheres by:

  • Philippa Armstrong as Operations Manager
  • Val Hughes as Credit Controller
  • Anne Aston, Anele Shandu and Diane Shuttleworth as Sales Consultants,
  • Christine Hornik as Distribution Controller
  • The Creative Factor as designers.

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
Amanzimtoti 2:
Illovo Beach; Winklespruit; Astra Park; St Winifreds; Doonside; Illovo Glen; Warner Beach; Doonside; Doonheights; Shulton Park.
3 036
Berea North: Musgrave; Essenwood; Windermere; Morningside; Overport; Stamfordhill; Greyville; Puntans Hill; Kenilworth.
7 839
Berea South:
Glenwood; Carrington Heights; Bulwer; Westridge; University; Manor Gardens; Umbilo.
5 966
Berea 3 (Umgeni South)
Sherwood; Westriding.
Bluff 1:
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.
6 653
Dbn. North 1:
Somerset Park; Prestondale; Herwood Park; Upper Umhlanga; Lower Umhlanga; Upper La Lucia; Lower La Lucia; Sunningdale; Glen Anil; Glen Hills.
5 850
Dbn. North 2:
Virginia; Glenashley; Broadway; Athlone; Prospect Hall; Umgeni Park; Parkhill; Redhill; Rosehill; Briardene.
7 620
Dbn. North 3: (Duikerfontein:)
Greenwood Park; Effingham; Avoca.
3 306
Highway 1:
Crestview; Crestholme; Waterfall; Forest Hills; Everton; Assagay; Botha's Hill; Hillcrest; St Helier.
5 545
Highway 2:
Gillitts; Winston Park; Emberton; Kloof; Maytime; St Mary's.
6 003
Isipingo Beach; Isipingo Hills
1 500
Montclair; Woodlands; Woodhaven; Yellowwood Park.
6 345
Parlock; Bakerville.
1 100
North Coast:
Ballito; Westbrook; Bulk Drop
2 200
Old Main Line:
Bellair; Hillary; Mt Vernon; Memorial Park.
3 274
Pinetown 1:
The Wolds; Berkshire Downs; Cowies Hill; Cowies Hill Park; Central; Manors; Padfield Park; Bamboo Lane; Stapleton Road.
6 036
Pinetown 2:
Caversham Glen; Marianhill Park; Ashley; Pinelands; Hatton Estates; Farningham Ridge; Highland Hills; Glen Park; Sarnia; Moseley Park.
4 975
Northdene; Escombe; Malvern; Moseley.
6 900
Westville 1:
Atholl Heights; Chiltern Hills; Dawncrest; Grayleigh; Beverly Hills; Berea West; Essex Terrace; Dawncliffe; Devon Terrace; Mottramdale; Jan Hofmeyr.
6 412
Westville 2:
Reservoir Hills.
4 300

Post Office Drop

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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