Don’t fret! You’ve chosen a great destination withplenty to do and see with the teens on your next holiday in Durban. You might be surprised at just how much there is to see and do.
Here are our top picks!
- Take a hike (with the kids)!
If you’re worried that you will end up wanting the kids to “take a hike” this holiday, why not go on one with them, literally. Hiking is a popular activity in and around the Durban area. In fact, if you take the kids to the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, you can stroll through the coastal dune forest and across the Ohlanga River. It’s a treat for all ages, and you will likely get to see vervet monkeys, blue duiker, red duiker, and over 200 bird species. That will give the kids something to talk about (once the exhaustion from the hike wears off!).
- Have Fun at Funworld
This one isn’t just for little kids. During the holidays, you will see plenty of teens frequenting Funworld on the Durban beachfront, by day and well into the early evening. This venue offers a great family-friendly day out. Send them on the aerial cableway, hop on the swing boat with them, or have a family bumper car event! What’s also great is that the rides are affordable at around R10 to R15 each. You could even add this one to the list of Things to Do in Durban for under R200.
- Get Wet ‘n Wild at uShaka Marine World!
The Wet ‘n Wild park at uShaka Marine World is jam packed with fun and adventure for all ages. Here you will find the highest slide in the Southern Hemisphere along with restaurants and shops aplenty. Want to catch a tan and “chill out” near the waves? The beach is a few steps from uShaka’s front door.
- Get Active at Giba Gorge!
Love nature? Love mountain biking? Giba Gorge awaits you and your family. It’s especially fun for teens as this is where energetic youngsters gather to work off their pent-up energy and frustrations left over from the school term. Giba Gorge has a 40km mountain bike trail, thrilling BMX track, a laid-back restaurant, art gallery and a number of picnic areas too. Go for a few hours or the whole afternoon.
- Shoot the Kids…at the Paintball Range!
Paintball warfare is a great way to work off some steam and energy. At Hillcrest Paintball there are two paintball themes to choose from. One is the African bush experience, and another offers a SWAT team style environment. There’s a tuck shop and braai areas if you want to spend a bit more time relaxing and unwinding after all the excitement. It’s advisable to book in advance.
- Boggle their minds at Mind Escape!
Wear them out, body and mind! At Mind Escape, you can get the kids locked in a room where they have to solve riddles and clues in order to work their way out of the room! Participants can choose between the Houdini Escape Room and the Sherlock Holmes Baker Street Room. It’s fun for the whole family!
- Send them Down the Canal with Gondola Rides in Durban Point Waterfront Canal.
A gondola ride doesn’t have to be romantic! It can be a fun experience for the whole family. These rides offer a unique view of the city, and while prices may change at any time, you can expect to pay around R60 per ride.
- Stroll the Rooftop Market.
Markets are fun at any age and for the teens, getting out at night to enjoy live music, food stalls, craft stalls and meet other teens is what it’s all about. The Musgrave Rooftop Night Market makes it possible. The market is held on the first Friday of every month on the 5th floor of the Musgrave Centre.
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