Citiliner goes to Durban: 5 fun-filled activities for the kids
With a warm climate all-year round, Durban invites you to a calm, open air way of life where beaches, grills, fish and curry eateries give you everything you may wish for on vacation with your kids. Also known as “Surf City”, Durban is famous for its wonderful surfing beaches, great for your older kids to explore.
Here are 5 fun-filled activities for the kids to do in Durban:
Explore the Durban Natural Science Museum
The Durban Natural Science Museum (DNSM) is one of the oldest and most well-known historical centres and not to mention the ONLY natural science museum in South Africa. At the museum you can see the second most complete skeleton in the world of the extinct Dodo, an Egyptian mummy and what the museum is possibly most famous for, the close-to-life-size Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) model plus loads more exciting and wonderful things. A fun and educational day out with the kids and best of all, admission is FREE!
Head down to Ushaka Marine World
Situated on Durban’s Golden Mile, Ushaka Marine World is a water theme park that offers an amusement park filled with water rides, giant slides and beaches. There are snorkel ponds and an aquarium where you can get up close to sharks! Feeling brave? Take the plunge and cage dive with these magnificent creatures. One of the biggest attractions of the park for the kids is the dolphin, penguin, seal and turtle viewings! So head through to Ushaka for a fun day out, some shopping, food and fun!
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Visit the Durban Fun World
Durban Fun World is an iconic amusement park on the Marine Parade with so much to offer! Thrilling rides and a cable way overlooking the park and the beautiful Durban scenery too. There are a variety of rides to choose from for adults and children and entry to Durban Fun World is free as you only pay for the rides you want to go on. Sounds like fun right? See for yourself!
Picnic at Mitchell Park Zoo
Mitchell Park Zoo has amazing gardens, and a play area with jungle gyms, swings and slides for kids to enjoy. The Zoo has a variety of animals like crocodiles, raccoons, cranes, flamingoes, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises. The beautifully manicured lawns make the Mitchell Park Zoo a wonderful spot for a family picnic. Definitely a fun adventure for kids!
Enjoy the sun on the Golden Mile
No trip to Durban is complete without going to the beach! The Durban Golden Mile is one of the foremost prevalent beachfront stretches in South Africa and one of the main tourist attractions in the Durban area. Dive into the warm Indian Ocean along a mile of beaches which are protected by shark nets and lifeguards most of the year. The promenade is lined with marvellous eateries offering brews, burgers, chicken and fish. The Golden Mile also has great spots for kayakers, windsurfers, Jet Ski riders and stand up paddle boarders.
There you have it! Five fun filled activities to do in Durban for the kids.
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