OUR TOP 5 AWESOME CHILD-FRIENDLY #DAYCATION SPOTS IN DURBAN
"Kids are never short on energy (especially during the holidays), so it’s always a challenge to find ways to keep the little ones entertained. But sit back and relax – our favourite and affordable #Daycation ideas will have you sorted."
Have no doubt: our beloved city of Durban is fantastically geared towards accommodating children of all ages in an abundance of enjoyable activities. To ensure that your child-friendly Durbs #Daycation is every bit as awesome as it should be, we’ve partnered with the #SaferThanSafe folks at Dunlop to create a list of amazing destinations that are guaranteed to make you the most popular parent in town!
Travel back in time on the Umgeni Steam Railway
“Maureen” – Transporting South African Travellers Since 1912
Disconnect from the digital overload for a few hours and treat the little ones to a gentle trip on a steam train that dates back more than 100 years. The idea of boarding an old steam train at the Kloof Station and slowly puffing along to the Inchanga Station should sell itself, but so few take advantage of this unbelievable opportunity. Sit back and take in the spectacular views of the Valley of a Thousand Hills.
Enthralling and educational – The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board
Sand Sharks Have Made Waters Just South West of Durban Their Mating Ground
Situated in uMhlanga, the Sharks Board centre is the headquarters of the province’s shark safety and research efforts. The Board is the only institution of its kind in the world, and if this claim to fame isn’t enough, the visitors’ centre houses life size replicas and skeletons of terrifying sharks, graceful rays and other exciting sea life. Kids will be fascinated by the centre’s truly informative audio-visual display and the one-of-a-kind live dissection of a real shark.
Durban at a child-friendly scale – Mini Town
Leave the larger than life urban landscape of this harbour city behind and explore Durban at a more manageable size. Mini Town is certainly worth a visit and has proven to be a fun and popular attraction, especially amongst children. The area is quite exposed to the sun, so take the necessary precautions. Kids are certain to become absorbed by the scale models of well-known Durban landmarks, aeroplanes, and working ships and trains.
Always a winner – Funworld Amusement Park
For kids, no Golden Mile beach #Daycation is complete without a visit to the very affordable Funworld Amusement Park. The park has a variety of exhilarating rides for tiny tots as well as older children. And don’t miss out on the cable car: On a clear day, few views can compare with the sight of endless sun-kissed sands and the astonishingly blue Indian Ocean.
The best ocean side wonderland of them all – uShaka Marine World
A Diver and a Short Tail Ray at uShaka Marine World
This one hardly needs further explanation, and although it isn’t the cheapest destination on our list, the experience is worth every hard-earned Rand. From the brilliant and colourful aquarium, to the dumbfounding acrobatics of Dolphins, to nerve-wracking waterslides, uShaka Marine World is sure to captivate the whole family.
In all the excitement, keep a firm eye on road safety
To be #SaferThanSafe on our dangerous South African roads these holidays, visit your nearest Dunlop Zone, Request a Quote Online or check out Dunlop’s Red Hot Rubber Sale – knowing your options is always empowering. Finally, enjoy your spectacular #Daycation, wherever it may take you!