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Over 60 Fun activities to enjoy with your family in KZN....

Very Important - Prices are subject to change and venues may close down so please check with the respective venues prior to visiting.

PheZulu Safari Park - show times are 10:00, 11:30, 14:00 and 15:30. www.phezulu.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Flag Animal Farm - Whether your kids are animal lovers or not, the Flag Farm which is situated on the North Coast tops our list of things to do. They have over 1000 animals, birds, reptiles, wolves and Barney too! Bring a picnic/braai ( coffee shop also on site) and join us for a real farm experience , we open daily 9am until 4:30 pm.
Sheffield Beach R‬oa‪d‬, ‪Durban‬,‪4390, 032 947 2018, www.flaganimalfarm.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Durban Natural Science Museum - 1st Floor, Durban City Hall, Smith Street, Durban. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 8.30am to 4pm. Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Not open Voting Day, Good Friday or Christmass Day. 031 311 2256

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Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve - is a 253 hectare reserve in Yellowwood Park, Durban. It was established as a result of a bequest of land from Mr. Kenneth Stainbank. You will find fine examples of coastal forest and grassland habitats for many species of plants and animals. Be sure not to miss the visit to Coedmore Castle – it’s magical!! 90 Coedmore Avenue, 031 469 2807 or 083 423 0843, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Makaranga Garden Lodge - wonderful walk in the garden with your kids, 30 acres of indigenous and exotic botanical gardens, 18 ponds, meandering streams, 1km long labyrinth and a waterfall await your discovery, a Kidzone which is visible from the restaurant, call 031 764 6616 for more details, Address - No 1A Igwababa Road, Kloof, www.makaranga.com email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tala Game Reserve -  We are open from 7:00am to 18:00 daily. Our conservation fee/gate entry  is R80 per vehicle, R70 per adult and R50 per child aged between 3-12 years. We have 3 game drives daily at R295 per adult and R195 per child (up to 5 years not permitted on game drive vehicles) for a 2 hour duration. The game drive times are as follows: 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Please note that booking is essential. Gate entry entitles you to self drive around the reserve and the use of our tranquil picnic area with a swimming pool and braaing facilities which are on a first come basis. See website for directions www.tala.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Durban Ricksha Bus - There are two tours a day, seven days a week on the Ricksha Bus. The first tour runs from 9am – 12pm and the afternoon tour from 1pm – 4pm. Tickets are R100 for adults and R50 for pensioners and under seventeen's while children under five ride for free. Reservations and departure from Ricksha bus kiosk at the Old Pavilion Site, Bay of Plenty, North Beach. For more information call Durban Tourism on 031 322 4164 / 031 322 4209.

Duck n Deck - 2 Willow Way, Assagay, cost R15pp, under 1 years free, Open: Tuesday - Sunday 9.30am to 4.00pm and public holidays. School Holidays:  Every day 9.30am to 4.00pm and public holidays. www.duckanddeck.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mr Funtubbles Gateway Umhlanga - the kids will love it, Mon to Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 11pm, Sat 9am to 11pm, Sun and holidays 9am to 9pm, Mon to Thurs all ride half prize except during school holidays. www.mrfuntubbles.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Wet n Wild uShaka Marine World, 031 328 8000 www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/wet-n-wild

Sea World uShaka Marine World, 031 328 8000 www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/sea-world

Epic Karting - Pinetown 076 3758466 / 086 11 11 88 9 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Pietermaritzburg 033 386 33 84 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 086 11 11 88 9 and Amanzimtoti 031 904 5470 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 086 11 11 88 9. www.epickarting.co.za

The Lucky Bean Assagay - Lucky Bean's play areas are suitable for ages 0 to 10 years (but everyone is welcome)  The tea garden is suitable for all ages. Opening Hours are : Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm Pricing Exploring the play equipment Cost :  Adults : FREE  Kids 0 – 8 : R 20 for the first child and R15 for each child FROM THE SAME FAMILY thereafter. www.luckybean.co.za email Sharks Board - Umhlanga Ridge, Tel: 031 566 0400, shows on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm. www.luckybean.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sharks Board - Umhlanga Ridge, Tel: 031 566 0400, shows on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9am and 2pm and Sundays at 2pm. www.shark.co.za

Shongweni canoeing, 031 769 1283, R33 per adult, R20 per child, R20 per pensioner for entry fee into the park, canoes hire extra R150 for the day including life jackets, no cash accepted at gate, only debit and credit cards, click to see website. Gates open 5am and close 7pm, office opens 7am and closes 4pm. www.msinsi.co.za/shongweni-dam

Mitchell Park - lovely restaurant, kids play area and zoo, 10 Innes Road (corner of Ferndale Road) Morningside, Durban 031 303 2275

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Fun World Amusement Park - Durban Beachfront

Mini Town Durban Beachfront, 031 337 7892, Snell Parade, open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily, entrance fee R20 adults and R15 for 3 to 13 years, under 3 free

Umgeni River Bird Park - 490 Riverside Road, Durban North, 031 5794600, Tea Garden, open daily 9am to 5pm, free flight bird shows Tuesday to Sunday 11am and 2pm, with shows on Mondays only during school holidays, www.umgenibirdpark.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Big Rush Big swing at Moses Madhida Stadium - R 595, Shop 15, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban Telephone: 031 312 9435 Opening hours: Daily from 09h00 to 17h00, weather permitting. www.bigrush.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Windsor Park Mashie Course - NMR Avenue Durban, 031 312 2245, open 6am to 5pm daily.

Umgeni Steam Railways - booking enquiries phone Robbie on 087 808 7715. www.umgenisteamrailway.co.za

CROW, Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife - last Sunday of every month, opening times 10.30am and guided tours start at 11am, donation of R20 per person upon entry. www.crowkzn.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Action Bowling - Gateway, Umhlanga, 031 566 5668/9. www.gatewayworld.co.za/entertainment/electricavenue

Skate Park, Gateway, Umhlanga, 031 584 8400, www.gatewayworld.co.za/entertainment/skatepark

Flow boarding. Wave House, Gateway, Umhlanga, 031 584 9400. www.gatewayworld.co.za/entertainment/wavehouse

Super tube, Flow RiderWave House, Gateway, Umhlanga,  031 584 9400. www.gatewayworld.co.za/entertainment/wavehouse

Horseback Beach Adventures, Durban, 084 467 0752. www.horsebeachrides.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ocean Ventures - Dolphin Viewing and Whale watching - experience the thrill of the ocean while seeking dolphins or whales in Durban  Spotting whales, whale sharks and other dolphins is not uncommon. Contact 086 100 1138 www.oceanventures.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Crocodile Creek - near Ballito, North Coast 032 944 3845 / 082 920 0730 opening times 9.30am to 5pm, feeding times 10.30am and 2.30pm, guided tours 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, Adults R50, 11 to 18 years R 30, 4 to 10 years R 20, under 4 free. www.crocodilecreek.net email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Surfing lessons - uShaka Surf and Adventure, based at uShaka Beach, private lessons R150 per hour, group lessons R20 per hour, surfboard hire R50 per hour. 084 823 9470. www.learn2surf.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sky Car & Adventure Walk - Operating times 9am to 6pm Mon - Fri and Sunday, on Saturday 7am to 10pm. R 55 per adult, R50 per pensioner and R 30 children under 12 and children under 6 free entry, you have the option to walk up the arch. 031 582 8242 www.mmstadium.com email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Splash Water World Amanzimtoti, mini golf and braai area, 1 person R70 -  after 2pm R45, 1 child (below 1.1m in height) R 50 - after 2pm R35, pensioners R20, special rates after 2pm. 031 904 2273 / 082 781 5535. www.splashwaterworld.co.za

1000 Hills Bird Park, 1 Clement Stott Road, Botha's Hill, Admission Fees R25 for Adults and Children over 10, R15 for Children under 10, R22.50 per Zip Line Ride, Trading Hours: Tues - Sunday 8.00am - 4pm Open on Public Holidays. 031 765 6090. www.1000hillsbirdpark.com email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Crocworld, mammals, birds and reptiles, near Scottburgh, South Coast, 039 976 1103, open 7 days a week, 8am to 5pm, adults R55, children R35, tours at 11am and 3pm, croc feeding at 11am and 3pm weather permitting. www.crocworld.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

uShaka Kids World -  031 328 8000, Times: Off-Peak Season:  Wednesday to Friday:  09h00 - 18h00, Saturday and Sunday:  09h00 - 18h00 Peak Season:  Monday to Sunday: 09h00 - 18h00 Peak season includes all public and school holidays Rates: Adults R15, Children (aged 2 - 12)  R55, Platinum Pass  R25. www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/ushaka-kids-world email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Durban Ice Rink - click on logo above for more info. 031 332 4597 www.durbanicerink.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sail Africa - Youth Development foundation - learn to sail 031 811 5326, youth courses click on logo above to see prices www.sailafrica.org email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Guided walks HILLCREST SPRINGSIDE NATURE RESERVE: 2nd Sun & 2nd Wed of the month, 8.30am for 2 hours. Contact Sue, 031 765 6809. www.kloofconservancy.org.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Guided walks UMHLANGA LAGOON NATURE RESERVE: Daily, leaving from Breakers Resort. 90 minutes, with trained guides, suitable for children. Contact 031 566 4018 or Breakers 031 561 2271

Animal Farmyard and Tea Garden, Botha's Hill, Entry fee R12.00 per person, open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 4.30pm Including school and public holidays, Tel:031 765 2240 Address 3 Lello Road, Assagay, Botha’s Hill, web address www.animalfarmyard.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Litchi Orchard Market: 1st & 3rd Sat, 9am - 1pm, last Fri of the month, 5pm - 9pm, Salt Rock. Contact Jeremy, 032 525 5118. Litchi Orchard Facebook Page

Giba Gorge, mountain bike park and tea garden, Stockville Rd off ramp on N3, Monday to Sunday 7am to 5pm. Riders Adult R40, children R15, Non-riders R10, Mon to Fri non-riders Free 031 769 1527. www.gibagorge.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

uShaka Beach, calypso dive and ocean ventures 031 332 0905. www.calypsoushaka.co.za

Durban Botanic Gardens Berea - Tea Garden: Refreshments, lovely tea and scones,  from 9.30am to 4.15pm (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day), 031 201 1303 or 309 1170. www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Amanzimtoti Bird Sanctuary, Umdoni Road - Entrance Free, Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 6pm. Tea Garden, 30 minute self-guided trail, 150 bird species, 031 903 7498

The Waterberry Coffee Shoppe is located at the bottom of Leonora Drive, Ballito, 032 946 2797, lovely kids play area, right on the edge of a green belt consisting of indigenous trees and plants. There is a lovely walk through this "mini forest" which I would recommend you take. www.thewaterberry.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Galleria Ice Rink Amanzimtoti - 031 904 1156, R50 per session including skate hire, R30 with own skates, click to see website for times. www.skategalleria.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Riverbend Crocodile farm old national road Southbroom 039 316 6204. Open every day from 9am to 6pm except Christmas Day. View Africa's giant reptiles close-up. Witness the awe-inspiring feeding frenzy. A snake house features some of Africa’s deadliest and most beautiful snakes and the Crocodile Cafe sumptuous meals includes a kids menu. www.crocodilecrazy.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sciencentre - Gateway, 031 566 8040 Rates Child R35, Adult R30, Pensioner R25, group of 4 - R30pp, open Mon-Thur 9am to 7pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 9pm and Sunday 9am to 6pm. www.kznsc.org

Lucky Linton Animal Farm and Goldmine - Genuine Gold Mine amongst the North Coast Sugar Cane. 15km from Ballito and 60km from Durban. Outdoor children’s entertainment as it used to be. Perfect venue for children's birthday parties, school outings or just family fun. 7am to 4pm. R 20 per child and R 20 per adult. Bring a picnic or braai. Cell: 0832551277 or 0832878383 Home: 0329471459 email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.luckylinton.com/

Sugar Bay Holiday Camp - 032 485 3778 or www.sugarbay.co.za or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mini Train rides Durban - Kelleway Hall, 10 Hinton Grove, Virginia, Durban. Open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm. Great for party hire on a Saturday, book your party in advance to avoid disappointment. Contact Alfie 082 577 2067

Growing Parks , Case Valley Road, Pietermaritzburg - Mum's can bring their children for an outdoor picnic or a braai or just to play on our massive jungle gym at Growing Parks in Chase Valley road in Pietermaritzburg. We are open 7 days a week and entrance is free. See school competition for naming this park on www.facebook.com/growingparks

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Butterflies for Africa, Pietermartizburg - Adults R37 Children (16 and under) R23 Pensioners R23. www.butterflies.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mini Train rides Pietermaritzburg - First Sunday of every month 10am to 4pm 78 Rudling Road, Bisley, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal 033 345 3810. www.pmes.co.za

Champagne Castle Adventure Centre, Winterton - family friendly activities, located on the R600 via Winterton next to the world famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir, 074 103-3613 special packages for children ages 3 to 7.Booking is essential. Zip-line, Tree climb, Water tubing, Paintball target shooting. www.adventurecentre.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Assagay Coffee Farm, Cato Ridge - No.21, D157, Harrison, Cato Ridge, 031 782 1268 R 25 pp and tours set up by appointment only

National Botanical Gardens, Mayor's Walk, Pietermaritzburg 033 344 3585, Entry fee charged. Open 8am to 6pm. A children's area near the restaurant will keep the kids entertained while you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea beside the pond. Before leaving these magnificent gardens, make a wish as you toll the old HMS Princess ship's bell at the end of the long avenue of plane trees - you'll wish to return to this little piece of heaven!

Cumberland Nature Reserve This peaceful reserve has picnic spots and braai facilities. Take a walk to the river and view herds of game wandering through the picnic site. Open from sunrise to sunset. Venue: Table Mountain, Pietermaritzburg  Cost: R10 per person, payable at the honesty box  Telephone: 082 376 5600

Piggly Wiggly Family restaurant with a variety of other shops in the complex. Children’s play area and  a new maze also available. 5 seater helicopter now on site, with flights over the midlands available.  Venue: R103, Lion’s River  Cost: Free entry  Telephone: 033 234 4323  Website: www.pigglywiggly.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Crafty Duck Village, Bishopstowe, Pietermartizburg, R25 entrance fee from 1 years upwards, opening times 9.30am to 5pm, lovely restaurant 033 390 1334. www.craftyduck.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Natal Lion Park Visit the lion park and Zoological gardens to view lions and other big game. Open 8am to 4pm, Venue: Umlaas Rd, Cato Ridge  Cost: R100 per car Telephone: 031 785 1423 / 083 640 2641. www.natallionpark.co.za

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