Durban Family Guide – Sep/Oct

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)

Free entry

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


Little Gujarat

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


Epic Karting

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


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.

Booking Required.


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.

(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


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

Donations welcome.

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