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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.

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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:

  • 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.

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


Northern Suburbs: Somerset Park; Prestondale; Herwood Park; Upper Umhlanga; Lower Umhlanga; Upper La Lucia; Lower La Lucia; Sunningdale; Glen Anil; Glen Hills. Virginia; Glenashley; Broadway; Athlone; Prospect Hall; Umgeni Park; Parkhill; Redhill; Rosehill; Briardene. Greenwood Park; Effingham; Avoca. Phoenix: Southgate; Cambellstown; Centenary Park; Starwood, Stonebridge. Rydavale; Sunford; Broadlands; Mt Edgecombe. Brookdale; Newlands: Parlock; Bakerville. North Coast: Ballito; Westbrook; Bulk Drops.
Central Suburbs: Berea; Musgrave; Essenwood; Windermere; Morningside; Overport; Stamfordhill; Greyville;Puntans Hill; Kenilworth; Glenwood; Carrington Heights; Bulwer; Westridge; University; Manor Gardens; Umbilo. Sherwood; Westriding.
Western Suburbs: Westville; Atholl Heights; Chiltern Hills; Dawncrest; Grayleigh; Beverly Hills; Berea West; Essex Terrace; Dawncliffe; Devon Terrace; Mottramdale; Jan Hofmeyr. Reservoir Hills. Pinetown: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. Upper Highway: Crestview; Crestholme; Waterfall; Forest Hills; Everton; Assagay; Botha's Hill; Hillcrest; St Helier. Gillitts; Winston Park; Emberton; Kloof; Maytime; St Mary's.
Southern Suburbs: Bluff - Brighton Beach; Grosvenor; Ocean View; Fynnlands; Wentworth; Merebank East; Treasure Beach.

Montlands: Montclair; Woodlands; Yellowwood Park.
Old Main Line: Bellair; Hillary; Mt Vernon; Memorial Park.
Queensburgh: Northdene; Escombe; Malvern; Moseley.
Chatsworth: Mobeni Heights; Havenside; Umhlatuzana; Kharwastan; Silverglen; Burlington; Shallcross.
South Coast: Montclair; Woodlands; Yellowwood Park.
Montlands: Isipingo Beach; Isipingo Hills; Athlone Park; Umbogintwini; Amanzimtoti; Warner Beach; Doonside; Doonheights; Shulton Park; Illovo Beach; Winklespruit; Astra Park; St Winifreds; Doonside; Illovo Glen.
Pietermaritzburg: Hilton; Leonards; Hilton Gardens; World’s View; Athlone; Northern Park; Chase Valley; Oak Park; Montrose; Wembley; Clarendon; Blackridge; Boughton; Lester Park.


POST OFFICE BOXES: Ballito; Bothas Hill; Scottburgh; Umhlali; Umkomaas; Zimbali.
CLUSTER BOXES: Ballito:Seaward Estate; Dolphin Coast.Tongaat: Westbrook. Umdloti: Mt Moreland. Mount Edgecombe: Broadlands; Kindlewood Estate; Mt Edgecombe Country Club.
Winklespruit: Panorama Park. 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; Manorfield Estate; Polo Pony; Queens Bridge Estate; Sandalwood Estate; Silver Oaks Estate; Waterford Estate.

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Advertise with us

10 Benefits of advertising in the Grapevine

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 23 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 The Grapevine Magazine 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.

The place to ADVERTISE your business to get the BEST results!

"It works, it works, it works!"
Pepe, Windbuster - 0829207090
"My advert in The Grapevine has taken my business to a whole new level!"
John, Blue Olive Design - 0826003953"
"The Grapevine generates about 40% of my leads - almost 10 times that of other publications."
Larry Tait, Pro Blind - 0314624987 / 0825762857
"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
"Assured distribution - The Grapevine gives me consistent leads."
Peter Bresler, Magnador - 0219310150 / 0827776019
"Good response from nicely presented adverts. Distribution is good."
Maureen, Gutterwise - 0844544083
"Handy size book, good response, well-known and reliable."
Malcolm Campbell, Wonder Bars - 0317655900 / 0823743774
"Excellent response - guaranteed lead generation and good distribution."
Mark Bird, Modugroup - 0317051733 / 0832773807
"Good content, good response - it’s a popular publication."
Jan Van Der Merwe, Design-A-Deck - 0837763130
"The Grapevine delivers to my target market - people improving their houses page through thisbest known booklet."
Kevin Sparg, Northside Electrical. 0315691005
"The Grapevine works - we get results."
Kim Wood, Big Sky - 0317677227 / 0824558452

We have more testimonials on record.

Please fill out the details below and one of our consultants will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Contact Us

You can contact us on weekdays from 8am to 3:30pm using the contact details below. Alternatively, use the form below to drop us an email at any time!

Physical Address

18 Cartledge Avenue
South Africa

Postal Address

P.O. Box 41120
South Africa

Say Hello!

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (031) 4653-431
Fax: (031) 4653-416

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