Treat your family to a day out on Durban's beaches or let the young one's really have a fun day at the Beachfront Amusement Park.
The beaches of Durban come alive during the South African school holidays, offering a feast of fun for the whole family. There's sea swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, rock pools and warm tidal pools.
Durban's world-famous Golden Mile is ideal for swimming and surfing, as it is protected from the powerful westerly winds and large waves by the Bluff. Along the beachfront hawkers sell Zulu bead work, baskets, woodwork and handicrafts, and ricksha drivers ply their trade.
And at the end of the Golden Mile, spanning over 15 hectares of prime beachfront, lies uShaka Marine World, Africa's biggest marine theme park.
uShaka Marine World
A world-class entertainment centre with a focus on family entertainment in terms of fun, excitement, friendliness, imagery, activities, education and unique experiences, grouped into five distinct areas.
Blue Flag Beaches
Blue Flag gives local and foreign visitors the knowledge that their beaches are clean, environmentally sound and adhere to international safety and other tourist standards.
Blue Flag beaches in Durban include Addington Beach, Bay of Plenty Beach, South Beach and Umhlanga Rocks Main Beach outside Durban
Conservation of sharks and their close relatives, rays is becoming a global concern, and the Board is very involved in this issue.
Umgeni River Bird Park
In Durban North situated on the banks of the Umgeni River, is the Umgeni Bird Park, which offers walkways and hides for close-up views of colourful birds from around the world.
A miniaturised display of Durban City, with working models of ships in the harbour, rail and airport facilities. Well known buildings and landmarks will give adults and children alike a pleasant experience.
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View tortoises, snakes and thousands of crocodiles oblivious of the modern day rush and stress.
The Beachfront Amusement Park is a wonderland of fun and fantasy for both adults and kids. Situated on Marine Parade, the Amusement Park provides secure entertainment for the whole family in a world of carnival lights, music and entertainment.
The cable car provides a scenic and majestic view of the beach-front from the air, while the bigger kids have the fun and the exhilaration of the break dance and experience the thrill of the Swingboat.
The little ones can experience the Elephant Ride or Carousel. All this in the safety of controlled facilities. Paddling pools near by.
Where to Stay
Durban Accommodation options are numerous; with a large variety of different types spread throughout the city.