Mystery Ghost Bus
Take a tour around Durban aboard the mystery buss and learn more about Durbans haunting past. Venues, stories and routes constantly change. Fun for the whole family, kids 13 years an up only.
6 Aug @ 7pm
Protea Hotel Edward OR Tambo Parade, Beachfront. (Tel) 031-337-3681
Gcina Mhlope is a world renowned story teller, get to hear some of her amazing African stories at the Festival in the Hills.
27 Aug @ 11:45am
Media Hall. 2 Blessing Ninela Road, Hillcrest. (Tel) 031-765-2752
‘Aussie’ is a modern day circus which represents the inventive, daring and cheeky nature fo the Australina spirit. See a person getting shot out of a cannon or a watch as FMX riders jump into the ball of death.
1 – 28 Aug @ 7:30pm
R200 – R400
Golden Horse Casino. 45 New Englang Road, Pietermaritzburg. (Tel) 033-395-8136
Open Air Salsa
Learn to dance at no cost from the Red Salsa team. No partner or experience needed.
20 Aug @ 3pm
Amphitheatre. Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade. (Tel) 011-461-9744
Funland Entertainment Centre
Fun for young and old awaits. Enjoy a game of tenpin bowling, ride dodgem cars or try your hand at making a high score on video games. There is also a 4D simulator here, which is always fun to try.
Mon – Sun (9am till late)
19 Beach Road, Amanzimtoti. (Tel) 031-903-1068
House of Curries
This local spot has been serving up some of the most mouth watering curries since 1999. Quality food and must if you want to tuck into a Durban Bunny Chow.
Mon – Sun @ 10am
275 Florida Road, Morningside. (Tel) 031-303-6076
8 Morrison Street
Part of the Urban Regeneration in Durban, this is a great trendy spot to check out local business, creative’s, food markets, music and workshops.
Open Daily @ 9am
8 Morrison Street. (Tel) 062-455-6067
Find authentic and affordable Indian food here. Offering includes: Samoosas, Bunny Chows, Pakoras, Roti, Pickles and a whole lot more. Strictly vegetarian.
Open daily @ 8:30am
43 Prince Edward Street, CBD. (Tel) 031-305-3148
No booking required, just pitch and book your session. There are a few packages to choose from and they have an amazing track.
Mon – Thurs @ 11am
Fri – Sat @ 9am
Sun @ 9am
R70 – R170
Old Balgowan Farm, Nottingham Road and Michaelhouse. (Tel) 082-800-1431
The Ocean Terrace
Dine with the view of the majestic Indian Ocean as the back drop. Choose from Buffet or a la carte menu. Plenty of great dishes for the whole family to enjoy.
Open daily @ 12pm (Lunch), 6pm (Dinner)
2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga. (Tel) 031-514-5000
Umgeni River Bird Park
The Umgeni River Bird Park was designed and built by Dr Alan Abrey. It is situated in an old quarry site which used to contain water and was visited by Alan as a young boy growing up in Durban. 800 birds from 200 species.
Open Daily @ 9am
R30 – R50
490 Riverside Road, Durban North. (Tel) 031-579-4600
Umgeni Steam Ralway
Hop aboard a real steam train in Kloof and head to Inchanga Station using the railway line which overlooks the valley of 1000 hills. This is an amazing experience and there is a market and food outlets at Inchanga Station.
28 Aug @ 8:30am
R140 – R200
Stokers Arms. Old Main Road, Kloof. (Tel) 031-764-6706
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
Gateway Shopping Centre. Shop E51 Upper Level, Umhlanga Ridge, North Coast. (Tel) 031-830-5379
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.
Off Uitsig Road, Durban North. (Tel) 076-444-5570
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 Sky Car 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.
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
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
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
Wilsons Wharf, Victoria Embankment, Maritime Place, Durban. (Tel) 031-311-2230
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