Things to do with Kids in Durban 2020 under R 100.00
10 + Activities and Excursions for Families and Kids in Durban under R 100.00
One of our mottos here at Things to do with Kids is that we should invest in quality family time, creating memories, rather than buying endless toys and things in an attempt to keep the kids entertained while we keep ourselves busy with other things. The reality, however, is that taking part in certain family-friendly excursions does not always suit our budgets. We have therefore put together a guide to 10 affordable activities and excursions to do with the kids in and around Durban.
*Rates provided may be subject to change, please confirm with the establishment before you head out.
Explore the Great Indoors
Lumo Galleria Mini Golf (The Pavilion, Westville)
Who does not love mini golf? It’s simply a classic when it comes to family fun and entertainment. And this classic offers a twist: a glow-in-the-dark golf ball. The Fun Company is also a great kids party venue.
Cost: R 38.00 per person per round
Ages: 3+ (pre-schooler, scholar, tween)
Port Natal Maritime Museum (Durban Harbour)
Be transported into our maritime culture and history, from amazing voyages to interesting tales.
Expect to see various multi-ton floating vessels: steam tug JR More, minesweeper SAS Durban, Ulundi and NSC Challenger.
Adults: R 10.00
Children: R 5.00
Durban Ice Rink (Durban)
There is something so satisfyingly exciting about skating across the ice, gliding and twirling (and simply trying to not fall).
Entrance (including skates): R 90.00
Entrance (excluding skates): R 60.00
Spectator: R 50.00
Age: 4+ (toddlers, preschoolers, scholars, tweens, teens and adults)
SA Sugar Terminal ( Maydon Wharf, Durban Harbour )
Take the kids to visit the largest sugar terminal in the country. The tour will show you just how many tons of sugar is handled in a single hour. Something interesting for the whole family, just make sure you book ahead of time.
Cost: Contact for price
Contact: 031 301 3302
Warrior's Gate Museum
The Warriors Gate MOTH Museum began by veterans of World War. MOTH stands for Memorable Order of Tin Hats. Walking through the museum you will get to see a collection of war relics, medals, uniforms and other war memorabilia. If you would like a tour, please inquire.
Costs: Free but donations are welcome
Go Wild in Nature
Mitchell Park Zoo (Berea, Durban)
Although this reprieve from city life started out as an ostrich farm, it now houses a variety of small animals and birds, including crocodiles, racoons and more. The kids will love the walk-through aviary, sand-filled playground and jungle gyms. Picnics and braais and allowed.
Cost: Adults: R 11.00
Children (2 – 12): R 9.00
Pensioners: R 5.00
Umgeni River Bird Park (Durban North)
This tranquil park is situated in an old quarry site, on 3,5 hectares of lush tropical gardens. Take the time to stroll through the gardens keeping a look out for any of the 800 birds who call the park their home.
Adults: R 50.00
Children (3 – 12): R30.00
Pensioners: R 25.00
Glenholme Nature Reserve (Kloof)
The reserve has birds, a forest and a swamp with a dam at lower end. There is also a breath-taking waterfall that flows into a gorge. The Reserve has a variety of small animals and birds. Families can enjoy picnics and there are braai facilities.
Paradise Valley (Pinetown)
You will find that the Umbilo river runs right through the reserve. There is also a spectacular waterfall and you will be able to visit the Umbilo Water Works (1887-1905), which is a national monument. You will be able to walk through some wonderful trails, which lead through grasslands, forest and over bridges. Facilities include picnic and braai areas as well as a conference centre.
Costs: Adults: R13 | Children under 15: R10
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
The reserve has 2 fantastic picnic spots where the whole family can enjoy their day out together. You can also go on self-guided walks, information can be obtained at the picnic sights.
Costs: Adults: R40 | Kids under 12: R20
Have an Adventure
Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Trails (Pinetown)
Giba Gorge is a family-friendly place, safe for kids with loads of fun activities. You can hire a bike, go on out-rides, run, walk, or enjoy a picnic with family and friends.
Costs: from R40
Go Bananaz Adventure Park (Amanzimtoti)
This safe and controlled environment offers loads of outdoor family fun: from water fun (on a super tube), to physical gross motor skills development activities (such as balance and coordination activities, an air gym and jumping in the jumping mat), to riding on the ferris wheel.
Adults: R 25.00
Children (1 – 12): R 90.00
Sarie Marais Pleasure Cruises (Wilson’s Wharf, Durban)
Whether it’s for a fun family outing or a unique birthday party, this business offers personal and corporate cruises harbour cruises (lasting 30min), which can accommodate between 16 and 56 people at a time.
Adults: R 80.00
Children: R 50.00
Wet Rock Adventures (Waterfall, Durban)
This all-weather, all-season, indoor heated water park promises a thrilling outing for both adults and kids, offering a variety of slides as well as a lazy river. This venue is ideal for kids’ parties, team building evens or school excursions.
Adults: R 70.00 per hour
Children: R 50.00 per hour
Spectators: R 20.00
Zulumoon Gondolas (uShaka Village Walk, Durban)
Located on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal, these Gondola rides promise a unique and fun family (or romantic) outing.
Day Rate: R 60.00 per person for 15min
Moses Mabhida Sky Car
The iconic Moses Mabhida stadium is simply a must-visit tourist attraction when in Durban. The Sky Car ride takes passengers up the stadium arch, offering unparalleled views of this beautiful city.
Cost:Adults: R 60.00
Children (under 12): R 30.00
Children (under 6): Free
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using devices that are GPS enables or your smartphone. The kids love treasure hunts, so this is a good way to involve the whole family. Find your way to various locations, get there by following GPS coordinates. Once there you must find the geocache or container, which is hidden somewhere. Simply go to the website to see where a geocache can be found.