10 Things to do in Durban for less than R50
1. Fall in Love at the I Heart Market – Free
You’ll find this market on the lawns of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and it’s packed with homemade food, fascinating curios, upcycled goods and more! It’s a great way to relieve your wallet of its weight, especially when you get to enter for free.
2. Spend a sunny day at Jameson Park – Free
Take long lazy strolls amongst 600 rose bushes and discover over 200 different species of roses at the Jameson Park. You can bring a friend, a boyfriend, a mother and even your dog! Entry is free, you just have to pay for your own picnic.
3. See what strange creatures live at the Mitchell Park Zoo – Under R20
Flamingos, monkeys, crocodiles, tortoises – whatever you can think of – you are sure to find it at the Mitchell Park Zoo. If you tire from all the walking, hang out at the aviary, braai area or tea garden.
Cost: R10 adult, R7 children, R4 pensioners
4. Release your inner child at Funworld – Under R20
Take advantage of various carnival rides or gain a different view of the Beachfront from the top of a carousel or cable car. Funworld is situated on the Marine Parade in Durban and is open from 11 am to 5 pm during weekdays.
Cost: R17 adult per ride, R14 child per ride
R20 per cable car and dodgem ride
5. Experience a unique mode of transport – Under R25
Hitch a ride on one of the colourful and peculiar, three-wheeled rickshaws. Allow the ‘driver’ to take you on a scenic ride along the Golden Mile in his/her fascinating outfit. It’s a can’t-miss authentic South African experience.
Cost: R20 per ride
6. Honey, I shrunk Durban! – Under R30
View Durban’s attractions at a charming scale of 1:24 at Durban Mini Town. This cute mini town is located at the northern end of the beachfront and features city hall, a cricket stadium, an airport and the Golden Mile. This is an attraction that is sure to delight your kids.
Cost: R25 adult, R20 child
7. Cool off at the Durban Ice Rink – Under R50
When last did you go ice-skating? Well, you can relive your childhood memories at the Durban Ice Rink. Whether it’s your first time or you consider yourself to be an expert, everyone is welcome.
Cost: R40 per skater
8. Immerse yourself in a game of Adventure putt-putt – Under R50
Few people are adverse to a game of putt-putt and people of all ages can enjoy the game. There is an 18-hole putt-putt course located at Gateway that features waterfalls, rocks and more to challenge players of all ages.
Cost: R40 adult, R30 child
9. Get romantic with a gondola ride – Under R60
This is your perfect Valentine’s Day activity. If you happen to find yourself at the Durban waterfront, look for the 1st Zulu Safari Shop in uShaka Village Walk where you will be able to buy tickets. Who said you had to go all the way to Venice? This is much cheaper!
Cost: R50 per person
10. Face your fear of heights inside a Sky Car
If you want to view Durban as you’ve never viewed it before, you have to pluck up the courage to ride in the Sky Car to the top of Moses Mabhida Stadium. This will give you a breath taking 360 degree view of the Durban coastline.
Cost: R55 adult, R50 pensioner, R30 child under 12, Free if you’re under 6
Don’t let transportation to Durban chow all of your spending money. We have various discounts and specials running throughout the month. Just have a look, book your bus ticket and be on your merry way to Durban!
Please note that all of these prices are subject to change and may not be the same as those mentioned in this article.