Fashion designer David Tlale, Bonang Matheba and T-Bo Touch at yacht party. Picture: Supplied

For many, Saturday evening marked the end to this year’s Vodacom Durban July festivities, but for SA’s elite it was only the beginning. Hosts Tbo Touch, Bonang Matheba and David Tlale, along with 150 guests, walked the purple carpet on Sunday morning, to climb aboard The Ultimate Courvoisier Yacht Experience. 

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Officially kick-starting the experience was Tbo Touch who welcomed guests and proposed a toast to the days festivities, “Here’s to celebrating moments, celebrating life, and celebrating the future!” 

With cocktails in ha nd and DJ Simplicity and Andy X on the decks, setting the tone with a mix of House and R&B music, guests were ready for an experience unlike any other as the boat set off into the Indian Ocean.

What followed was an unforgettably elegant affair where guests socialised while savouring their host’s signature Courvoisier cocktails –Courvoisier Touch by Tbo, Fleur de Courvoisier by Bonang and Courvoisier Noir by David, while enjoying delectable French canapés.
Burlesque dancers set an exciting celebratory atmosphere making sure cocktails were always flowing in between theatrical dance performances, while the Courvoisier heritage was dramatised by an impersonation of Emperor Napoleon who conjured up memories of Courvoisier as the drink of choice amongst royal courts and the Paris Golden Age’s enlightened ones.

The day was a visual feast of guests in all-white attire with a touch of gold and purple. 

Bonang wowed in a striped creation by luxury fashion design duo Quiteria and George while being followed by an entourage of film crew capturing memorable moments for her coveted reality show Being Bonang. 

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Always challenging the norm, fashion designer David Tlale opted for something a little different, and spent the day in a black ensemble, reminding the guests of his high fashion, cutting edge style.

His thoughts on the day? “I’m having the time of my life with my Courvoisier family, friends and beautiful guests, and couldn’t think of a better way to conclude the Durban July weekend!”