Family-friendly Holiday Resorts in KwaZulu-Natal

Things to do with Kids: Family-friendly Holiday & Team-building Resorts in KwaZulu-Natal 2019

Weekend Getaway Resorts

Family getaways should be synonymous with long relaxing walks, hours spent in (or next to) the pool, kids’ laughter as they run around and go wild, and most importantly, parental relaxation. Backpacking through Asia does not fit this brief (even though this would also be amazing), but an affordable break away at a holiday resort definitely does. Holiday resorts offer various kids’ activities and they offer family-friendly accommodation. In short, they make life for parents easy and that in itself means: relaxation!

Don't miss out on our guide to Family-friendly Holiday Resorts in and around Gauteng, as well as Family-friendly Holiday Resorts in the Western Cape.

Where to take Employees and their Families near Durban

These resorts often also offer team-building and conferencing facilities which make them the ideal venues for family-orientated corporate events.

ATKV Drakensville, Drakensberg

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

Situated near the foothills of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, a world heritage site, this holiday resort offers access to numerous landmarks and tourist attractions, as well as breath-taking views of mesmerising Drakensberg.

Activities and Excursions included:

  • Variety of accommodation
  • Adventure activities and recreational facilities
  • Swimming Pool with Slides
  • Putt-putt
  • Horse riding
  • Animal farm
  • Hiking
  • Games room
  • Kids Programme
  • Restaurant
  • Fast-food outlet
  • Coffee Shop
  • Gift shop

Accommodation: Self-catering, BnB, Camping

Contact: ATKV Drakensville

Alpine Health Resort, Jagersrust, Northern Drakensberg

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

This exciting resort offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities suitable for the whole family. Parents will love the stunning Be Spoilt Beauty Salon and Spa while the kids will have a blast with the 7-day-a-week kids' entertainment programme.

Activities and Excursions include:

  • Games room with board games, ping pong and gaming
  • Trampolines
  • Fishing
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Kids’ entertainment
  • Horse riding

Accommodation: Chalets


Margate Sands Beach Resort, Margate Beach, Margate

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

If you love the beach, then this resort is perfect for you, as it is situated on Margate’s popular main beach. The accommodation, in the form of 3-bedroom apartments, can be found in a high-rise development overlooking the ocean and offers families a fun-filled getaway.

Activities and Excursions include:

  • Swimming pool (heated)
  • Wellness Spa
  • Games room
  • Adventure golf
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle hire
  • Kids’ Club
  • Playground
  • Trampoline

Accommodation: 3-Bedroom apartments


Sierra Family Adventure Resort, Mooi River

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

Situated against the beautiful background of the Natal Midlands, this holiday resort farm offers wide open spaces, adventure and peace and tranquillity.

Activities and Excursions include:

  • Mountain bike trails
  • Tennis and volleyball courts
  • Putt-Putt and adventure golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing
  • Kids playground
  • Large swimming pool

Accommodation: Hotel and Chalets


Dolphin Holiday Resort, Ballito

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

Expect sandy beaches, dolphins splashing in the waves and sub-tropical forest-like surroundings at this kid-friendly holiday resort.

Activities & Excursions:

  • Birding
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor chess
  • Trampolines
  • Volleyball
  • Pool tables
  • Braai Area

Accommodation: Camping and Self-catering

Contact: 032 946 3490

ATKV Natalia Beach Resort, Durban

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

Holiday Resorts | Durban | Things to do with Kids

Found just 40km south of Durban, this family-friendly resort boasts a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters.

Activities and Excursions included:

  • Close proximity to exciting tourist attractions
  • Swimming pool with a brand-new water slide
  • Braai area
  • Games room
  • Semi-private beach with shark nets and lifeguards
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Miniature golf
  • Trampolines
  • Snooker, pool and games arcade
  • Fishing

Accommodation: Self-catering and Camping

Contact: ATKV Natalia


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