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Durban Kids Activity List

54 Fun activities to enjoy with your kids in Durban....this is a printable format so you can tick off as you go...

Very Important - Prices are subject to change and venues may close down so please check this with the respective venues prior to visiting, perhaps give them a call first.

PheZulu Safari Park - Our 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 031 777 1000

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 visable 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 seventeens while children under five ride for free. Reservations and departure from Ricksha bus kiosk at the Old Pavillion 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

Fun World Amusement Park - Durban Beachfront

Mini Town Durban Beachfront, 031 3377892, Snell Parade, open 9am to 4.30pm daily, enterance fee R15 adults and R12 for 2 to 13 years

Umgeni River Bird Park - 490 Riverside Road, Durban North, 031 579 4600, Tea Garden, open daily 9am to 5pm, 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, Wave 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 opening times 9.30am to 5pm, feeding times 11am and 3pm, guided tours 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm, Adults R 50, 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 50 per adult and R 25 6 to 12 years, 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

Westwood Paintball - Westwood shopping centre, indoor, day and night, 083 644 3050. View website for rates www.westwoodpaintball.co.za email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text90092 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> 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 R 55, children R 35, 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 '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text52867 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> 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

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:031-7652240 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 offramp on N3, Monday to Sunday 7am to 5pm. Riders Adult R40, children R15, Non-riders R10, Mon to Fri non-riders Free. 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 Sancturary, Umdoni Road - Enterance 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 .z'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text74901 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Galleria Ice Rink Amanzimtoti - 031 904 1156, R 50 per session including skate hire, R 30 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 exept 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 click This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to email us for all the details.

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

Please let us know of any wonderful activites not listed here so we can share this with the other Mums.

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