School Holiday Fun: Things to do in Durban for families on a budget

2017-09-10 08:06 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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However, if you are looking for family-friendly fun or exciting activities in and around Durban, we have a few ideas you might like.

From rolling down a hill in a giant ball to enjoying a deliciously relaxing morning at a food market, for just under R250.

We got you covered - literally!

Shongweni Farmers Market

Treat the whole family to the Shongweni farmers market, with classic ‘country style’ charm to decadent treats and freshly baked bread to handmade leather sandals and wooden furniture.

Cost: Free

Contact: 031 777 4686


Feel like a giant at Minitown, a replica 1:24 scale of Durban and some of its most iconic landmarks. With its mini-planes and mini-trains, and even a bridge that needs to be lifted to give way to incoming mini-boats, Minitown can be enjoyed and its detail appreciated by family members of all ages.

Cost: R20 kids and R25 adults

Contact: 031 337 7892

SEE: #EcoTravels: Durban and Jozi among the world’s top 10 cities with the most trees

Groovy Balls Adventures

Get in a giant hamster ball and go Zorbing. Don't know what's Zorbing?

You get into a large inflated ball and roll down a hill. If that doesn’t  roll your ball you can also go paintballing, go-karting or dress up like a sumo wrestler and battle it out against a friend.

Cost: From R200 Zorbing (for 2 people) 

Contact: +27 (0)84 330-3112

Ushaka Marine World 

Your little ones will experience a jam-packed day full of activities and interactive areas that will leave them astounded and amazed for one single price.

For Mom and Dad, you get to take some time out in The Duzi River Café situated within uShaka Kids World whilst the kids are kept entertained by our wonderful team of kiddies experts.

Cost: R169 to R210

Contact: +27 (0)31 328 8000 / +27 (0)31 328 8090

SEE: 35 best budget-friendly things to do in Durban

Bike & Bean 

Enjoy a scenic bike ride along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline Durban has to offer, with a variety of bikes and body boards to hire you can hit the beach or promenade and then enjoy a great cup of coffee and a snack.

Cost: R50 per person 

Contact: Facebook

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