Durban Kids Attractions
KwaZulu-Natal has always been a popular destination for both
local and international families to holiday in, so it has quite a
few attractions that make Durban great for children.
The famous Golden Mile beachfront offers gentle waves for kids
to splash around in, and wading pools for those too little to
venture deep. The Fun World Beachfront Amusement Park has carnival
rides and an arcade, including a gondola ride that gives you a
great view of the city and the ocean, but it''s best to go there
only during the day. Minitown in North Beach is another way to get
a bird''s eye view of the city, with miniaturised versions of
buildings and landmarks to wander through.
uShaka Marine World gives children an exciting educational
experience in its massive aquarium, and you can let them let loose
in the Wet ''n Wild Water Park with its eight waterslides. Be sure
to pack sunscreen though, as the Durban sun can be brutal,
especially in the summer months.
Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Umhlanga has much to offer for
children of all ages, and ensures there''s a lot to do in Durban for
kids and teenagers, with a massive indoor climbing wall, a skate
park designed by Tony Hawk, and the Flowrider man-made wave at the
Wavehouse. It also boasts an IMAX theatre, ten-pin bowling, video
arcade, indoor carnival rides, and go-kart racing.
For a relaxed afternoon picnic, the Durban Botanic Gardens are a
scenic oasis in the middle of town, or you can visit the manicured
Mitchell Park, which has a restaurant and tea garden, a small and
slightly dilapidated zoo, and a playground that features a special
area specifically designed for handicapped children.
In January 2004 Sea World closed its doors to the public and
reopened as uShaka Marine World, which has become the largest
marine theme park in Africa. The park is tastefully themed with
A place of nostalgia for the parents who bring their children
here, the Fun World Amusement Park situated on Durban's bustling
beachfront provides safe and secure family entertainment that kids
For something fun and educational, take the kids to the Natal
Sharks Board, just 9 miles (15km) north of Durban in Umhlanga, to
learn about the marine life that lives off the shores of...
This knee-high miniature replica of Durban makes a great outing
for families and kids of all ages. Located on Durban's beachfront,
Mini town is a popular and well-loved tourist attraction for...
The Durban Natural Science Museum is of the old school of
museums, with diorama displays and stuffed specimens of extinct
animals rather than interactive experiences. There's a dusty
replica of a...
Tala Private Game Reserve, just a 45-minute drive inland of
Durban, is a relaxed sanctuary where visitors can view zebra,
hippos, rhinos, giraffe, kudu, antelope and other wildlife.
The Umgeni River Bird Park has had a dramatic history in recent
years, closed down by its owners due to unprofitability, then
rescued by the municipality after an uproar from the community....