Family and Kids in Durban

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Durban? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Durban, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Durban.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Durban for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Ushaka Marine World

    Theme Park, Water Park, Aquarium

    Everything you could possibly require of a water theme park, the uShaka marine world provides. Boasting the fifth largest marine aquarium in the world, the park also hosts a waterplay park, a beach and an African themed village. The aquarium is the main attraction. A large number of sharks, rays and other large fish draw people from everywhere. These are after all, the world’s finest pred...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    The Golden Mile


    It’s a beach, not a street paved with gold, but it’s more fun this way. One of Durban’s most popular hangouts, the sandy shores of this beach provide a wide expanse for swimmers and sunbathers to dip into the Indian Ocean. It’s also a good place for novice surfers to learn their art. Adding to its draw is the fact that it’s laid out b so many other fun destinations...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Moses Mabhida Stadium

    Family and Kids

    The stadium, built specifically to host the FIFA World Cup, is fast becoming one of Durban’s more popular hangout spots. And why not? It’s funky, hip and modern. A favourite draw is the SkyCar, a capsule that’ll take you to the top of the Stadium’s northern arch to a platfor with a view. And what a view… the great expanse of the Indian Ocean on one side and the th...Read more
  4. Amazing Durban attraction for kids
    Durban Botanical Gardens

    Botanical Garden, Picnic Spot

    These beautiful and precious gardens were brought into being by its curators, who introduced their special botanical interests over a century and a half. Rare cycads, ferns, thousands of orchids, bromeliads, trees and palms all have their dedicated sections. It’s not merely botanists who visit though. Bird-watchers, dog walkers and tea and crumpet enthusiasts alike come to lose themselves...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Valley Of Thousand Hills

    Family and Kids

    This isn’t really one attraction. It’s many attractions spread out over a scenic drive through hills, valleys, ridges and cliffs that were all brought into being by the umgeni River as it flows to the Indian Ocean. So what can you see here? Let’s tackle nature first. The valley can be breathtakingly beautiful, especially early in the morning or at dusk. Lush tropical forests, ...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Durban
    Kwa Muhle Museum

    Family and Kids

    This elegant building was once one of the world’s most reviled buildings, host to the Department of Native Affairs. From here authoritarian apartheid policies were enforced across the populace. Today the building is a museum showcasing important portraits, documents and other memorabilia of the time leading up to the apartheid era and during. The content is starkly honest, yet free of any...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids

    Beach, Water Sport

    The Indian Ocean provides opportunities for tourism for development all along the Durban coastline. Umhlanga used to be a sugarcane estate but is now a thriving retail, hotel and office hub. It’s essentially a miniature resort town north of Durban and every bit of it caters to the whims of tourists. The best hotels in the area are ere. The golden beaches bordering the warm Indian Ocean st...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Umgeni River Bird Park

    Park, Wildlife Park, Bird Watching

    Once upon a time, this was a quarry filled with near stagnant water. A bird fanatic named Dr. Alan Abery transformed the quarry into a lush and wet avian sanctuary, one of the best of its kind in the world. 4500 birds from over 400 different species reside in the park, filling all of it with their calls and the sound of their flapping wings. The park has several much vaunted man made waterfalls...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Gateway Theatre Of Shopping

    Family and Kids

    They weren’t messing around when they designed this place. The idea was to blow people’s minds with the sheer number and range of entertainment options available to them. Twenty seven movie theatre, a stage theatre, the highest indoor climbing rock wall in the world, a massive skate park, a gym, Africa’s highest fountain, mini-golf, a science park, go karts, bungee… the...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Natural Sciences Museum

    Science Museum, Educational Site

    What kid wouldn’t love to immerse himself into the world wild animals, dinosaur fossils, stuffed birds and lovingly preserved insects? At Durban’s Natural Science Museum, inside Durban City Hall, children have a gala time delving into African wildlife and archaeological history. They’ve even scrounged up an Egyptian mummy named Peten Amen from somewhere. Another highly popular...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Victoria Street Market

    Family and Kids

    Durban has its own Indian district. Sadly they don’t have a catchy name like Chinatown, but they do have Victoria Street Market. Kurtas, saris, incense, other fabrics, spices and pretty much anything appropriately Indian is available here. The place is a thrill for the senses, with over a hundred and fifty stalls filling the air with sharp, spicy scents. Apart from spices, there’s a...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    The Bat Centre

    Family and Kids

    Do take a moment to get over your pangs of disappointment that this place has nothing to do with Bruce Wayne. With a name like that, what else can you expect? Well, you can expect the Bartel Arts Trust, an urban community art and cultural centre that focuses of promoting the works of emerging artists. The exhibits here are usually brilliantly original and innovative, breaking traditional art bo...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Virginia Bush Nature Reserve

    Family and Kids

    Bequeathing you with a dose of wilderness amidst the urbanness of Durban, the Virginia Bush Nature Reserve can be that breath of fresh air, quite literally. A trail suitable for all ages, this reserve can be accommodated in every Durnan itinerary. It is calm, peaceful and gives you sweeping views of the adjoining region. If you are here with your dog or are fond of dogs, you can venture the sep...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Panama Room

    Family and Kids

    The Panama Dining Room and Bar is an awesome food retreat equipped with stunning arched windows, romantic lights, exposed brick works and the wonderful vintage décor. Their worldly inspired menu is especially Australian, but has the essence of many countries in the world. Saganaki, Humus, Pork, Beef, Chicken, Kingfish, Oysters, Mushrooms, Ox tongue are some of their speciality. As for de...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Glenwood Village Shopping Centre Image

    Family and Kids

    This is a fantastic shopping center in the heart of the city in Glenwood. You will be amazed to see the stores here with a lot of collections. The best part about this beautiful and convenient place is that you will get everything under one roof. Apart from the stores, there is a very good pool bar here with 6 pool tables. You will enjoy the perfect gaming experience here besides enjoying quali...Read more