Jeremy Clarkson sounded very impressed with Moses Mabhida during the Top Gear Festival which took place in Durban from the 16th to the 17th of June.

“I saw the Cape Town stadium and the Johannesburg one (FNB Stadium/Soccer City) during the world cup. They were beautiful but this is the most beautiful stadium I’ve ever seen”, Clarkson said.

A tweet from Jeremy Clarkson afterhe Top Gear show;

“The Riva Aquarama. The Eagle Speedster. The Humber Bridge. The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. 4 best looking man made things in the world”.


Chief Operating Officer, Top Gear Festival

“As the SA Daily News stated on Monday 18 June: “Some say…this was fantastic!”

You may have seen many of the emails and letters of praise and thanks for the Top Gear Festival. I can’t remember an event (and I have been involved with a large number!) that has received such adulation.

Frequently when on site, when you’re buried in a problem or an issue, it is difficult to step back and just appreciate what we collectively built and staged. Considering the ambitious scale of the event it is a huge credit to you all, that it was such a mega success.

I hope in the last couple of days you’ve had a chance to reflect on the amazing job you all did and how the team pulled together. I hope you have a deep sense of pride; it was an incredible world class event staged by a fantastic team.

Thank you for all your time, dedication and professionalism.

James Cooke-Priest
Chief Operating Officer, Top Gear Festival