Durban Kids Guide – March

Groovyballs adventure park

This is one of South Africa’s only Zorbing parks. A Zorb is an inflatable ball that you climb into. It gives you the freedom to roll down hills tumble with getting hurt. A lot of fun and an adrenaline rush.

Mon – Sun @ 8am

Lot 152, 70005 Street, Outer West Durban. (Tel) 084-330-3112


Moses Mabhida Stadium Skycar

The SkyCar gives you the chance to discover Durban from a 106m-high vantage point. Look one way and take in the ocean views as far as the eye can see, look the other way and you’ll see the city living for miles.

Mon – Sun @ 9am – 5pm

R30 – R60

Moses Mahbida Stadium. 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-582-8222


Funky Monkey – Umhlanga

A safe environment for toddlers to 12 year olds to enjoy. They also offer some fabulous party packages and cater for the shopping mom with their new ‘2 hour max – Drop and Shop’ offering.

Mon-Thur @ 9am – 5pm , Fri – Sat @ 9am- 6pm

7 Tetford Circle, Umhlanga Ridge.

(Tel) 031-566-2000


Durban Botanical Gardens

The Durban Botanic Gardens is Africa’s Oldest surviving Botanic Garden in Africa and such we encourage that kids parties that occur in the garden be nature friendly. 

Opens Daily @ 7:30am

9A John Zikhale Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-322-4021



The ‘Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife’ is situated in Yellowwood park. They care for injured and orphaned wild animals. This is a great space to visit and learn more about wild animals and how to identify and care for them.

Open only on Last Sunday of the Month.


2 Coedmore Avenue, Yellowwood Park. (Tel) 031-462-1127


The Port Natal Maritime Museum

Exhibits are the steam tug “JR More” as well as the minesweeper “SAS Durban” and together with other exhibits like the “Ulundi” and “NCS Challenger” offer families and tour groups hours of exploration, fun and education. 

Mon – Sat @ 8:30am

Donations welcome.

Wilsons Wharf, Victoria Embankment, Maritime Place, Durban. (Tel) 031-311-2230


Wave House Extreme

There is no shortage of activities at Wave House. Ride artificial waves or ride a Super Tube. There is also a 4000 square metre skate park to play in, designed by 10 time world champion skater – Tony Hawk.

Fri – Sun

Session 1 – 9am – 1pm

Session 2 2pm – 6pm

R20 – R120

1 Palm Boulevard, Durban. Gateway Shopping Centre. (Tel) 031-584-9415


Jump 4 Joy

Trampoline parks are becoming a popular way to keep fit and have fun. Jump 4 Joy is an indoor park that has over 40 interconnected trampolines. Other attractions include; Basket Ball Slam Dunk, Dodge ball Court and Foam Pit.

12pm – 8pm (Mon), 9am – 8pm (Tue-Thur), 9am – 6pm (Sun)

R40 – R80

Unit 4 & 5 Chestnut Industrial Estate. 122 Brackenhill Road, Waterfall. (Tel) 031-766-0104


Swat laser tag and paintball

S.W.A.T. Laser Tag Games is a make believe combat game that can be enjoyed by all members of the family. The environment is safe and great for parties.

Booking Required.

Off Uitsig Road, Durban North. (Tel) 076-444-5570


Ushaka Sea World

One of thee largest aquariums in the Southern hemisphere. Get to see a variety of fish and sea life or watch a Dolphin or Penguin Show.

Mon – Sun @ 9am

R122 – R165

Ushaka Marine World. 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point, Durban. (Tel) 031-328-8000/8090

Ushaka Wet ‘n Wild

A fresh water world complete with lazy river and tubes, water slides and pools. Safe lockers, food shops and picnic spots also available.

Wed – Fri @ 10am & Sat – Sun @ 9am

R122 – R158

Ushaka Marine World. 1 King Shaka Avenue, Point, Durban. (Tel) 031-328-8000/8090


KZN Science Centre

An exciting space for kids to learn the laws or physics through play and activities. There are also interactive science workshops and planetarium shows.

Mon – Sun @ 9am

R23 – R30

Gateway Shopping Centre. Shop E51 Upper Level, Umhlanga Ridge, North Coast. (tel) 031-830-5379


The Old House Museum

The house is a time travelling experience to what it was like to live in Durban in the 1800’s. There is an interesting collection of artifacts from the 19th century as well as clothing and furniture of the period.

Mon – Fri @ 8:30am


31 St. Andrews Street, Durban. (Tel) 031-311-2261


Durban Ice Arena

Keep fit and have fun while learning to ice skate. Standard sessions are 3 hours and include skate hire. There are also 4 hours DJ Sessions on certain days.

10am, 2pm, 7pm (Mon – Sat) & 12pm, 4pm, 8pm (Sun)

R50 – R100

81 Sometseu Road, Durban. (Tel) 031-332-4597