Lotus FM (formerly Radio Lotus) is the national Indian radio station based in Durban, South Africa. Broadcasting is in English, however, the station provides entertainment language programs that teach listeners to speak their native language - Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu and Gujarati. Its line up includes news, current events, interviews, entertainment and competitions, as well as a mix of Indian music. Podcasts and a live stream option are also available on Lotus FM website.

Slogan: "Share the Experience"

Languges: English, Hindi.

Formats: Adult contemporary, Bollywood.

Genres: Pop.

First air date: 1983

Owner: SABC

Main shows and presenters

  • Walk the Talk – Neelofar Sayed
  • Press Play
  • Morning Inspiration
  • In Da Mix
  • The Weekend Fix
  • Bollywood Billboard – Varshan Sookhun
  • Bhakti Sangeet – Veena Lutchman
  • Breakfast Xpress – O Neil Nair, Shaastra Nagesar and Yashika Ramautar
  • Geetmala – Ashit Desai
  • Gospel Hour – Pastor Shirley Naicker
  • Guldasta – EB Mamode
  • Inisai Mazhai – Mala Lutchmanan
  • Kodam Bakkam – Mala Lutchmanan
  • Life and Style – Zakia Ahmed and Pravina Maharaj
  • Local Vocal – Zakia Ahmed
  • Morning Masala – Romeo Chonco and Senzo Mthethwa
  • The Lunch Break – Varshan Sookhun and Pravina Maharaj
  • The Weekend Explosion – Krsna Priya Dasa


Lotus FM broadcasts in the following cities on FM, AM or Online:

  • Durban 87.7
  • Durban North 89.4
  • Glencoe 90
  • Johannesburg 106.8
  • Ladysmith 87.9
  • Pietermaritzburg 88.3
  • Port Elizabeth 98.3
  • Port Shepstone 88.2
  • Sunnyside 100.6
  • The Bluff 88.9
  • Tygerberg 97.8



  • Koery
    I'm listening to Lotus radio right now. It's the best thing I've found in a while! It reminds me of my homeland. Thanks for the awesome music!
  • Nicka
    I work with pleasure and listen to my favorite Lotus! I know that a good mood is provided to me! Right now you're playing songs that evoke happy young memories. Thank you!
  • Jace
    To cheer myself up, I always turn on the Lotus and my day is more fun! This station has a good vibe. I enjoy listening to the live streaming of my favorite show. Lotus and guys, thank you!