Spending the Festive Season in Durban?

Spending Xmas in Durban?Before we leave to celebrate, we’d like to share some things to do that are a bit out of the box.

We’ve listed some ideas below, but have a look at the KITE blog to see the full list of activities and events that are happening in the KZN area.

Wickedly Odd

Wickedly Odd
Wickedly Odd

It’s a gloriously unusual Christmas dining and entertainment experience set in the heart of Durban’s greatest Botanical Wonderland.

Date: 29 Nov – 17 Dec
Time: 6:00pm sharp!
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Fee: R995 per person
Find out more here

Christmas Open Air Cinema & Market

Join for a Christmas themed festival of acoustic music, craft market and Open Air Cinema.
Movie: Santa Clause 2

Date: 3 Dec
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Fee: R90 for adults, R40 for children under 12
Book your tickets

Dolphins by Starlight

Christmas at uShaka means one thing – Dolphins by Starlight! This Christmas celebration will be showcasing all of South Africa’s diverse cultures in one festive fusion production!

Date: 8 – 13 Dec
Time: 6:30pm sharp!
Venue: Sea World Stadium
Fee: R170 for adults, R140 for children
Book your tickets


The stadium offers a variety of experiences and attractions, so take a trip and experience something different.

  • SkyCar – ride up the stadium arch
  • Big Rush Big Swing – free fall 80m
  • Segway Gliding Tours
  • Adventure walk to the top of the arch
  • Spend family time at People’s Park
  • Or attend one of the events taking place such as the Jump City Challenge or the I Heart Market

Have a look at the website

Jump 4 Joy

Come visit JUMP 4 JOY, the trampoline park with over 40 interconnected trampolines in the Open Jump area, a foam pit, dodgeball courts, basketball slam dunk.

Book your session now!

Animal Parks

Take your pick of animal parks!

View reptiles at the PheZulu Safari Park
Visit the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Marvel at the butterflies at the Butterfly House

Umgeni Steam Railway

Creep through the Valley of 1000 Hills in a vintage steam train on the Umgeni railway, one of the country’s oldest railway lines. Special Santa and Candles by Candlelight trains run on the 16 – 18 Dec.

Book now!

Explore Durban

Explore Durban with Beset. They facilitate free urban exploration tours through Durban.
Check their Facebook page for the next tour!

Visit the Coffee Hub

Coffee roasteries have popped up all over Durban, and is on track to be the next coffee hub.
If you enjoy coffee, visit these breweries.

Piggly Wiggly Country Village

Take the whole family to the Piggly Wiggly Country Village in Nottingham Road. Dip candles, play mini golf, wolf down a pizza, or shop till you drop.

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Author: Natasha Heiberg

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