Durban – Things to do

Written by on January 27, 2012 in Travel

 

Activity: Contact details: Description : Pricing/ Times: Location:
Moses Mabida Stadium Kwanda Zondi Travel by funicular to the top of the stadiums arch for a 360º view of Durban Adults: R55 per person Look for it on Durban’s skyline 😉
+27 31 582 8242 Pensioners: R50 per person
1.   SkyCar +27 31 582 8252 Ninos is halaal. Children under 12: R30 per person 44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd (Walter Gilbert)
kwandaz@mmsdurban.co.za Children Under 6: Free entry Durban
Monday – Sunday 09h00 to 18h00 4001
Last SkyCar Trip at 17h30 29°49’44″S 31°01’49″E
2.   Big Rush Big Swing +27 31 312 9281 Jump 106 metres above the pitch and swing out in a huge 220 metre arc under the stadium’s arch R595 per person
bigrush.co.za (no children under 10)
9am to 5pm daily
3.   Stadium Tours Kwanda Zondi Explore Durban’s iconic stadium by foot, or with Segway gliding tours. ALL ACCESS TOURS:
+27 31 582 8242 / +27 31 582 8252 kwandaz@mmsdurban.co.za Tuesday – Sunday
12 pm to 1:30 pm, 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Segway Tours Contact them for latest prices
 http://www.segwayglidingtours.com/
4.       Adventure Walk Kwanda Zondi Walk up the arch-550 steps! (40minutes) Open weekends only
+27 31 582 8242 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm
+27 31 582 8252 R90 per person
kwandaz@mmsdurban.co.za Pensioners: R80
No children under 10 years old
Suitable footwear advised (trainers)
Swim at the beach Durbans golden mile is famous for its warm water. Ushaka beach. North beach. South beach. Umhlanga beach.
For more deserted beaches go further north (ballito/umdhloti) or south (sapphire coast)
Halaal food is available at north beach.
Visit uShaka Marine World ushakamarineworld.co.za Includes dolphin shows, seal shows, penguin presentations, shark dives, ray feeds, plus the aquarium in a shipwreck Sea World is open all year round Located near Addigton Beach
mkt@ushakamarineworld.co.za Times:
1.     Sea World +27 (0)31 328 8000 Monday to Sunday: 09h00 – 17h00 GPS Co-ordinates
+27 (0)31 328 8090  31°2’36″E, 29°52’0″S
Adults R110
Children (aged 3 – 12) R85
Senior citizens (aged 60+) R85
Children under 3: FREE
MARINE GUIDE
Take an informative tour of the aquarium with one of our knowledgeable guides
2.     Animal Encounters Choose from Shark Cage, Ocean Walker, Snorkel Lagoon Please see website for all the rates and times.
3.     Village Walk For those who don’t want to get wet you can shop around while waiting. 9:00 – 18:00
Halaal restaurants to choose from. Free entry
Wednesday to Friday: 10h00 – 17h00
4.     Wet n Wild Have fun and get high on adrenaline on the slides and in the pools. Saturday and Sunday: 09h00 – 17h00
Adults R110
Children (aged 3-12) R85
Senior citizens (aged 60+) R85
Children under 3 FREE!
Visit Minitown 031-337 7892 Mini town is a miniature city replicating Durban situated on the beach front. A lovely family outing that kids enjoy. R15.00 for adults and R10.00 for children (age 2 to 12) Mini Town is located near Fitzsimmons Snake Park on Snell Parade close to North beach.
Visit Wilson’s Wharf www.wilsonswharf.co.za A trendy waterfront with shops, harbour facing restaurants, theatre and boat rides. Lovely fresh juices (ali baba) and some halaal places too. Free entry 14 Boatman’s Road, Durban
GPS: 29°51’56.89″S, 31° 1’0.14″E
Go to the Natal Sharks Board +27 31-5660400 View a 25 minute audio-visual presentation on the day to day work done by the KZNSB as well as learn the important role sharks and other animals play in the marine ecosystem. Watch a 20 minute dissection! Adults R25 1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga
Kids R12  (just past Gateway Shopping Centre)
Shop! Shopping centres include: Gateway (Umhlanga), Pavilion (Westville), Musgrave (Berea), Westwood (Westville/Sherwood), and Galleria (Amanzimtoti). Halaal food is readily available. Each centre has its own entertainment as well such adventure golf at pavilion, the wavehouse, roock climbing and go karting at gateway, and ice skating at Galleria.
Relax at Mitchell Park (031) 303 2275 Mitchell Park zoo offers a whole host of animals and birds for you to see, including huge crocodiles, raccoons, cranes, flamingos, wallabies, monkeys and tortoises. There is even a walk-through aviary and playground. Ideal for a picnic. Park: 10 Ferndale Rd, Morningside, Durban
Free entry
Zoo:
Daily 8am to 4pm
Entrance fees: Adults: R4, Children under 18 years: R3
Go for a Rickshaw Ride Riding on a rickshaw along the beachfront is a wonderful way to get around and feel like a real tourist in Durban 0 Marine Parade
Have tea at Botanical Gardens www.durbanbotanicdurbanb.org.za Try the yummy scones while enjoying a cup of tea while taking in the scenery and then taking a walk. Gardens: 9A John Zikhale (Sydenham) Road, Durban
7:30-17:45 (Summer)
Gardens:
031 322 4021 Tea garden:
031 309 1170 Mondays : 10:00 – 16:00
 Tuesday – Sunday : 9:00 – 16:00
Tea garden:
031 2012766
Take a trail through Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve 083 293 3611 Visit the 76-hectare reserve with the largest population of mangrove trees in the Durban area, and see the birdlife. Enjoy the boardwalk and 3 trails. Saturdays and Sundays from 08h00 until sunset Off Riverside Road, Durban North
082 559 2839
(031) 274 1150
info@kznwildlife.com
Spend the day at Giba Gorge 031 769 1527 Enjoy dirt biking, guided walks, horse riding (separate company) and picnicking in this family fun orientated just 10minutes out of Durban CBD. Non riders: R10 110 Stockville road, Westmead
Riders: adults R40 , kids under 12: R15.
www.gibagorge.co.za
gibagorgehorsetrails.co.za
There are 3 different trails to choose from right in the heart of Durban! Pack a picnic or have a braai, but just be wary of  monkeys who steal food.
Enjoy Burman Bush nature trails (031) 312 4466 Free entrance Burman road, Morningside
Monday to Friday from 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Browse Essenwood Craft market +27 (0)82 558-6611 Lots of trendy stalls and unusual clothing, art and other odds and ends. Renowned for its pancakes, falafel and avocado sandwiches. Entertainment for kids also. Saturday mornings Berea Park, Essenwood Road (Stephen Dlamini Road)
9:00 till 14:00  Berea

source: Raeesa Hansa 

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