House & Home improvement, contractor & property renovation magazine in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Welcome to the website of The Grapevine Magazine. The most popular, free, direct response magazine for house & home improvement contractor 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 it's field. With it's variety of advertising categories, from home improvements contractors 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 home improvement contractor 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.

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

  • Operations Manager - Philippa Armstrong
  • Credit Controller - Gypsy Clothier
  • Sales Consultants - Diane Shuttleworth
  • Distribution Controller - Christine Hornik
  • Graphic Design - The Creative Factor
  • Knock & Drop - Vibrant Direct
  • Printers - Paarlmedia KZN
  • Website development - Bluemunky

Distribution Below is a breakdown of the suburbs to which The Grapevine Magazine is distributed EVERY MONTH.

  • Total monthly 130 000 distribution.
  • 111 780 copies distributed Knock & Drop in the Greater Durban Area.
  • 6 516 copies distributed to the northern suburb of Pietermaritzburg.
  • 9 500 copies distributed to selected Post Office & Cluster Boxes.
  • 1 130 copies for Admin and Administrative distribution..


Amanzimtoti 1:Amanzimtoti; Athlone Park; Umbogintwini.3 269
Amanzimtoti 2:Illovo Beach; Winklespruit; Astra Park; St Winifreds; Doonside; Illovo Glen; (Kingsburgh) Warner Beach; Doonside; Doonheights; Shulton Park.4 328
Berea North:Musgrave; Essenwood; Windermere; Morningside; Overport; Stamfordhill; Greyville; Puntans Hill; Kenilworth.8 944
Berea South:Glenwood; Carrington Heights; Bulwer; Westridge; University; Manor Gardens; Umbilo.6 541
Bluff 1:Brighton Beach; Grosvenor; Ocean View; Fynnlands; Wentworth; Fynnland; Wentworth.7 905
Chatsworth:Mobeni Heights; Havenside; Umhlatuzana; Kharwastan; Silverglen; Burlington; Shallcross.8 628
Duikerfontein:Greenwood Park; Effingham; Avoca.3 306
Durban North 1:Somerset Park; Prestondale; Herwood Park; Upper Umhlanga; Lower Umhlanga; Upper La Lucia; Lower La Lucia; Sunningdale; Glen Anil; Glen Hills.5 850
Durban North 2:Virginia; Glenashley; Broadway; Athlone; Prospect Hall; Umgeni Park; Parkhill; Redhill; Rosehill; Briardene.7 420
Highway 1:Crestview; Crestholme; Waterfall; Forest Hills; Everton; Assagay; Botha's Hill; Hillcrest; St Helier.5 570
Highway 2:Gillitts; Winston Park; Emberton; Kloof; Maytime; St Mary's.5 903
Highway Bulk Drops: 197
Isipingo:Isipingo Beach; Isipingo Hills1 500
Merebank:Merebank East; Treasure Beach.1 135
Montlands:Montclair; Woodlands; Yellowwood Park.3 790
Newlands:Parlock; Bakerville.1 100
North Coast:Ballito; Westbrook; Bulk Drops.2 500
Old Main Line:Bellair; Hillary; Mt Vernon; Memorial Park.2 300
Pinetown 1:The Wolds; Berkshire Downs; Cowies Hill; Cowies Hill Park; Central; Manors; Padfield Park; Bamboo Lane; Stapleton Road.5 836
Pinetown 2:Caversham Glen; Marianhill Park; Ashley; Pinelands; Hatton Estates; Farningham Ridge; Highland Hills; Glen Park; Sarnia; Moseley Park.4 975
Phoenix 1 and 2:Cambellstown; Centenary Park; Starwood:1 850
Phoenix 3:Sunford; Broadlands; Mt Edgecombe.1 683
Queensburgh:Northdene; Escombe; Malvern; Moseley.7 300
Umgeni South:Sherwood; Westriding.700
Westville 1:Atholl Heights; Chiltern Hills; Dawncrest; Grayleigh; Beverly Hills; Berea West; Essex Terrace; Dawncliffe; Devon Terrace; Mottramdale; Jan Hofmeyr.6 172
Westville 2:Reservoir Hills.4 300
Pietermaritzburg:Athlone; Northern Park; Chase Valley; Oak Park; Montrose; Wembley; Clarendon; Blackridge; Boughton; Hilton; Leonards; Hilton Gardens; Worlds View; Winterskloof.6516


POST OFFICE BOXES: Ballito; Bothas Hill; Scottburgh; Umhlali; Umkomaas; Zimbali.

CLUSTER BOXES: Salt Rock. Tongaat - Westbrook. Umdloti - Mt Moreland. Mount Edgecombe - Broadlands; Kindlewood Estate; Mt Edgecombe Country Club. 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; Polo Pony; Queens Bridge Estate; Sandalwood Estate; Silver Oaks Estate; Waterford Estate. Winklespruit - Panorama Park.

Top ten benefits of advertising your business in Durbans house & home improvement magazine.

  1. The Grapevine is a specialist product - the first publication people pickup when they are looking to improve their homes, holiday homes and business premises.
  2. A household name and in business for 25 years, the Grapevine is the most comprehensive free publication in Durban.
  3. Our long shelf life and convenient A5 (handbag-size, the smallest magazine is always on top of the pile) have proved to be a winning formula.
  4. A proven, monitored, FREE distribution of 130 000 copies per month.
  5. Distribution is staggered, giving our clients a steady source of leads throughout the month.
  6. Free design of full-colour adverts and no charges for changes.
  7. Informative and relative editorial content makes us unique.
  8. The printed magazine is replicated online, is our user-friendly website for greater exposure.
  9. Regular, long-term advertisers (some since inception) are proof that advertising in The Grapevine works - and their testimonials back that claim.
  10. The Grapevine is committed to service excellence in all departments from the quality of the adverts, printing and distribution, to the relations we build with each advertiser.

Contact Us

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The place to ADVERTISE your home improvement business to get the BEST results in Durban!

"The Grapevine has been a very effective marketing tool - we recommend it to any business looking for new clients."
Justin Mc Garry, Alliance Security - 0312058690
"Established advertising business, compact advertising booklet and fixed drop off time schedule. Being able to deal with responsible people."
Robbie Moore, Mend-A-Bath International (Natal) - 0312626143 / 0828825826
"Handy size book, good response, well-known and reliable."
Roan Campbell, Wonder Bars - 0317660027 / 0823743774
"Good response from nicely presented adverts. Distribution is good."
Maureen, Gutterwise - 0844544083
"Good content, good response - it’s a popular publication."
Jan Van Der Merwe, Design-A-Deck - 0837763130
"Reliable professional coverage. Response from customers."
Gordon Scott, Pave Seal - 0319164205 / 0836551730
"Great service, advertising works and co-operative staff. Advertising works."
S.U Hoosen, Silver Lining. - 0312072410 / 0839268386
"Good exposure, handy magazine size, reputation for having a variety of home products. The magazine is well known and distributed to people's homes on a regular basis."
Karen Maiden, Ecology Plastics - 0315694305 / 0823211032
"Our advertising in this mag is effective – bottom line. Advert "life" is longer than other similar mediums. Our advert reaches our specific target market via this medium and is effective in generating enquiries.
Glenn Jones, Built in Concepts - 0315791725 / 0824666503
"The Grapevine is a well established medium when it comes to marketing our product/service. This magazine is widely distributed and user-friendly. The wide exposure this magazine warrants."
Manoj Manilal, Precast & Razor Wire Specialist - 0314015888 / 0832747083
"Popularity of Magazine, good service and comprehensive guide for home reconstruction. Prompt service"
Dinisha, All Steel Fencing - 0861777576 / 0798816927
"Assured distribution - The Grapevine gives me consistent leads."
Peter Bresler, Magnador - 0219310150 / 0827776019
"Professional service and excellent quality. Excellent feedback from advert."
Leon Mandhiri, Magnum - 0314014533 / 0837782408
"It works, it works, it works!"
Pepe, Windbuster - 0829207090

Contact Us You can contact us on weekdays from 8am to 3:30pm using the contact details below.

Physical Address

18 Cartledge Avenue
South Africa

Postal Address

P.O. Box 41120
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Telephone: (031) 4653-431
Fax: (031) 4653-416
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