Get Geeked Out

Does your man totally ‘geek out’ over comic books, online gaming, console gaming, specialty board games or card games? Well, the month of June is time to celebrate our men and let their ‘geek flags’ fly high and proud!|

In this post we will be taking the time out to highlight some of the best specialty stores, conventions and exhibitions to be explored throughout Durban, Joburg and Cape Town.

Conventions such as the hugely popular FanCon, ICON, ICON By the Sea and Rage Expo are highlights to pencil into your diary for your dose of ‘geek culture’ when next holidaying in any of these three major cities, and don’t miss out on a visit to some of these lesser-known collector’s stores…

Cape Town

Stay at either of our centrally located properties such as Riviera Suites or Hastings Hall – both close enough to all the action at FanCon, which takes place annually in May.

Speciality stores:

Wizard Books and Games (Claremont)

Wizards Books & Games

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ICON is South Africa’s longest running comics and game convention, which takes place annually in June. Catch the event from 24 – 26 June this year.

Rage Expo is also one of South Africa’s most well-known computer and gaming technology conventions, which takes place in October each year. Swing by the event from 7 – 9 October.

Icon 2016

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Speciality stores:

Outer Limits (Melville)

Stay at Magalies Park, just over an hour’s drive from the city centre and a dream for anyone interested in drone photography and videography.


ICON by the Sea is a relatively new event which took place in April last year in this sunny, seaside city, and is a smaller version of ICON which takes place in Joburg. It will return in 2017 and we recommend staying at the central spot of The Palace Resort and Spa or the Oceanic on Durban’s beachfront or the Salamander Resort in Umhlanga – a bit further up the coast.

Speciality stores:

The Unseen Shoppe (Westville)
The BatCave Comics n Games (Hillcrest)

The Bat Cave

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