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Destination: Durban
Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Durban



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Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third largest city in the country

Durban is famous for being Africas busy port and for its glorious beaches and warm subtropical climate.


Things to do in Durban with children

The beachfront, known as the Golden Mile, despite being 6 kilometres long, has an array of entertainment for the family including amusement parks, paddling pools, fishing piers, surfing, craft markets as well as excellent swimming facilities.

Children will love Seaworld or the adjacent Dolphinarium. Seaworld houses huge turtles, stingrays, octopuses, corals and a myriad of dazzling fish. Sharks are fed by Scuba divers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12.30. More details...

Head to the heart of Zululand for an exciting day of fantastic game viewing at the picturesque Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, renowned throughout the world for its dedication to Rhino conservation. More details...

Gain an insight into the Zulus' former traditional way of life at Shakaland, at the open-air museum near Eshowe, and the oldest town in Zululand. More details...


Recommended family friendly hotels in Durban

The Belaire Suites are modern with contemporary styled apartments with kitchenette and marble bathroom, perfectly positioned overlooking the beaches of Durban. More details...

Ushaka Marine World in Durban


Durban's world class saltwater aquarium, Ushaka Marine World will have young and old delighted! With over 30 indoor and outdoor exhibits, Ushaka Marine World includes a variety of marine life - see a dolphin, penguin and seal show, and marvel at the intelligence of these animals.

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Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari


Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Located in the heart of Zululand, this huge, well managed reserve is home to 84 species of game and an impressive variety of bird species. It is also home to the magnificent "Big Five" - lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephant and leopards, as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebra, blue wildebeests, spotted hyenas and wild dogs.

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Zulu Heritage Trail


Enjoy a cultural walking tour of diverse Durban, and learn about the Zulu and Indian subcultures of this South African city as you stroll. This half-day tour with a local guide takes you to historical apartheid-era points of interest like the Kwa Muhle Museum, the Cato Manor Heritage Centre and the Old Court Museum. Learn about Zulu tribal customs at a dance performance, as well as Indian-African history along the Inanda Heritage Route. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

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Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center


Visit an authentic Zulu kraal, Shakaland, and watch the day to day activities of the people of this village. Learn the A to Z of Zulu life from the people living it. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the kraal and watch the Zulus perform their local tribal dancing.

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Durban City Sightseeing Tour


Experience Durban, a city of contrasts on the Durban City Sightseeing Tour. Shaped by the early Colonial settlers, see the city has developed from the indigenous Zulu population and the Indians who arrived as indentured laborers in the 19th Century.

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Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World


Discover the highlights of the city of Durban, with the morning dedicated to showing you the cultural and historical contrasts of this city.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Durban
Rooms from: 356 ZAR

Belaire Suites Hotel

  
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151 Snell Parade, North Beach, Marine Parade 
Distance: 1.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Belaire Suites Hotel

Tribeca Serviced Apartments offers spacious, modern apartment-style accommodation, just 500 metres from Fitzroy Gardens. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a fitness room. Each apartment includes separate bedroom and sitting room areas. The fully equipped kitchens includes a stove, oven, dishwasher and microwave. Air conditioning and heating are provided. All apartments have a private balcony/courtyard, cable TV, DVD/CVD player and full laundry facilities with washing machine More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Belaire Suites Hotel

The Belaire Suites are modern with contemporary styled apartments with kitchenette and marble bathroom, perfectly positioned overlooking the beaches of Durban.



Rooms from: 250 ZAR

Albany Hotel

  
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Cnr. Smith Street and Albany Grove 
Distance: 0.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Albany Hotel

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Rooms from: 900 ZAR

The Royal Hotel

  
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267 Anton Lembede Street 
Distance: 0.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
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Rooms from: 335 ZAR

Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre

  
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1 Durban Club Place 
Distance: 0.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre

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Rooms from: 935 ZAR

Hilton Durban Hotel

  
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12-14 Walnut Road 
Distance: 0.4 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Hilton Durban Hotel

This stylish design hotel, opened in August 2012, is 1.5 km from Helsinki Central Station and just 50 metres from Hakaniemi Metro Station. It offers free Wi-Fi, a lobby bar and 4 restaurants, serving fine and casual dining. The bold and contemporary furnishings at Scandic Paasi are inspired from the area's history, from Finnish boxing to a 19th-century circus. All rooms have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Some also feature a minibar and private balcony. Guests can enjoy surfing the internet More details

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Rooms from: 439 ZAR

Riviera Hotel Durban

  
127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade 
Distance: 0.4 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Riviera Hotel Durban

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Rooms from: 650 ZAR

Seaboard Hotel & Holiday Apartments

  
577 Mahatma Gandhi Road , South Beach 
Distance: 0.5 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Seaboard Hotel & Holiday Apartments

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Rooms from: 946 ZAR

Tropicana Hotel

  
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85 Marine Parade 
Distance: 0.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Tropicana Hotel

This Moroccan-style guest house is a 10-minute walk from Jamaâ El Fna Square. The hosts offer traditional meals and organises Moroccan cooking lessons and Oriental dance classes. The guest rooms at Dar Salam are all uniquely decorated in warm colours and feature traditional, Moroccan furniture. Each room has a private bathroom and Wi-Fi connection. Breakfast is served every morning in the communal lounge with Berber carpets or directly in your room. You can also admire the views of the Medina More details

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Rooms from: 740 ZAR

Beach Hotel

  
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107 Marine Parade 
Distance: 0.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Beach Hotel

This residence is located just 1.5 km from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. Self-catering facilities, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV are provided in the soundproofed apartments, and private parking is free on site. Featuring a modern décor, the air-conditioned apartments have a kitchen including a microwave, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub. Breakfast items are provided in the apartments upon arrival at the Ciléo Residences. Ernest-Argelès More details

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Rooms from: 1560 ZAR

Balmoral Hotel

  
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125 Marine Parade, Beach Road 
Distance: 0.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Balmoral Hotel

Taipei Metro Stay – Shihlin Stay is conveniently located a 2-minute walk from Shihlin Metro Station. It offers modern accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. Air-conditioned guest rooms are fitted with a work desk, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. Shihlin Stay - Taipei Metro Stay is a 10-minute walk from Shihlin Night Market and a 20-minute bus ride from the famous Yang Ming Shan. The National Palace Plaza is a 30-minute More details

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