Heading to the coast for the December holidays? Check out these fun things to do in Durban and KwaZulu-Natal. By Liesl Saayman
We’ve all experienced the frustration of finally having some time on our hands to spend with the kids and then not knowing where to go. Rather than visiting another child-friendly restaurant in Durban, I love to find new places for my kids to experience. Fortunately, there are a number of wonderful options in Durban and its surrounds that will appeal to the whole family.
Explore uShaka Kids World
uShaka Kids World brings family and fun together. There are an abundance of fun, creative and educational activities for the kids to explore. They can hang around on the largest jungle gym in Africa or enjoy a show at Cast-Aways. Here they can make new friends among feathered beauties while engineering geniuses often prefer to create masterpieces in On da Block Lego Lounge.
Where: Kids World Entertainment Park, Durban
Who: Kids aged 2-12 years
Discover with Scootours Drakensberg
Go and find an adventure with Scootours Drakensberg. They give kids the freedom to demonstrate their agility in a cool adventure park where they can climb a 12-meter tree, zip down a 75 x 5-meter zipline, or have fun with paintball target shooting. All these activities are equipped and safe for kids.
Where: Dragon Peaks Park on the R600 via Winterton
Who: Kids aged 2-8 years
Visit the Durban Botanic Gardens
The beauty of the oldest botanical gardens in Africa is mesmerising. While there, you can take an enchanting journey along an illuminated trail of lights winding through the gardens during the festive season. Mingle with the forest fairies in this magical setting, peruse the colourful festive market and visit the food garden where you can indulge your taste buds with delicious snacks.
Where: The Durban Botanic Gardens in Berea
Who: Children of all ages
Jump at Jump 4 Joy Indoor Trampoline Park
Durban North is home to this fun trampoline park, Jump 4 Joy. Over 40 interconnected trampolines make this a jumping haven for everyone. Kids of all ages can be seen jumping among the dodgeball courts, a foam pit and basketball slam dunk to their hearts content. This is the perfect indoor venue to get rid of loads of energy in a fun and exciting way!
Where: Waterfall in Durban North
Who: Kids aged 4 years and older
Mangwanani Kids Spa
The soothing setting of the Mangwanani spa boasts a beautiful section dedicated to kids. This is the perfect indoor venue to spoil your little princess with some indulgent pampering. The kids’ spa is a great place for moms to spend some quality time with their daughters while enjoying the pleasure of a neck, hand and foot massage and more.
Where: uShaka Marine World, King Shaka Avenue, Durban
Who: Kids aged 2 years and older
More about Liesl
Liesl Saayman blogs for Things to do With Kids and knows how important is for families to have fun together. South Africa is a beautiful country delivering on a magnitude of possibilities to do just that, make beautiful memories with your loved ones. Therefore she loves to explore the possibilities of #FamilyFriendlyZA with you.
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