A Durban Easter

2013-02-24 22:09
uShaka: Famed for a reason!

uShaka: Famed for a reason!

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Durban is a city as friendly as they come. So why not spend your Easter holiday there? If you need that extra nudge, we gives you ten reasons to enjoy Easter with your family, Durban style.

Hit the beach

Durban is famous for its beaches. If you just want to laze about on the warm white sands or catch a wave with some of the best surfers in the world, go right ahead! The KZN area also boasts some of the best surfing beaches in the world, making this a prime surfing destination. As well as catering to the hardened surfer, lessons are also offered by qualified instructors for those wanting to take this up as a new sport.

Have a picnic in the park

There are several world-class nature parks in and around Durban North, including the botanical and Japanese Gardens. African flowers are some of the most beautiful in the world and have been the genus of many hybrids in Europe and the USA.
Durban's' parks showcase a vast selection of our best indigenous fauna.
Picture yourselves relaxing surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature all day long.

Visit the Botanical Gardens website or contact: (031) 903 7498

Ricksha rides are it

A traditional experience not to be missed, the colourful Ricksha rides are almost a landmark in Durban. A short jaunt in one of these man-drawn carriages harks back to an early means of travel in the area and is a brief but memorable experience for children and adults alike.
You can sightsee, bond as a family and munch on yummy Easter eggs all at the same time.

Contact:  (031) 332 5671

Everyone knows about Ushaka

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 has something for everyone.
This is a place that is very well known by locals and tourists to South Africa and never allows a moments rest, so be prepared for tons of fun!

Visit the Ushaka Marine World website for more details.

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Have a Roller-blading experience

Cruise along the Golden Mile, the paved northern beach-fronts or the popular local roller rink, conveniently situated for kids to enjoy while parents are off shopping.

Don't forget the knee and arm pads as you wonder why you ever started walking.

This requires your own skates though, so don't forget them!

Get a little adventurous

In the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean you swim down to the hidden depths with nothing but your wetsuit, aqua lung and the amazing underwater world. No phones or beepers, just you and the majesty of the Indian Ocean.
Stunning coral reefs make this an outstanding location for both diving and snorkeling and not only for the experienced.

If you've ever wanted to get your diving certification, this is the place to do it. For an experience to be remembered, under the guidance of world-class instructors, try this dive operator:

Adventure Dive SA offers escorted dive tours to all of South Africa's' best dive sites.

Contact: Paul on 083 657 0965

It ssslithers

See the wide variety of indigenous snakes from the lurking boomslang (treesnake) to the spitting cobra, along with many imported species at the Fitzsimons Snake Park. The hypnotic stare of these pre-historic creatures will have you spellbound.

All viewed from a safe and secure distance; the snake park is a favoured attraction for locals and visitors to the area.

Daily talks and demonstrations are presented and feeding of snakes and crocodiles can be seen on weekends.

Address: 240 Lower Marine Parade, Durban. Tel: (031) 337 6456

Move on the wild side

Spend a day on safari in the magical Hluhluwe Imfolozi Wildlife Preserve on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This gate to the wild is located conveniently in the heart of Zululand.

It's an amazing way to spend the day with the family and get close to the wild species South Africa is known for.

Visit the Imfolozi Wildlife Preserve website.

Birds of a feather...

Umgeni River Bird Park is amazing. Be prepared to see birds that you only see in story books. Take the kids and spend the day looking at birds with plumage that reflects the colours of the rainbow. It's enough to brighten up anyone's day. Guaranteed.
Contact: (031) 579 4600

Don't forget what the day is for

As fun as the idea of an Easter holiday in Durban with the family is, be sure that all of you never forget what the holiday actually symbolizes. Visiting a nearby church to partake in the celebrations is a very good idea.

Why not try: Visiting the Churches of South Africa site. It will help you to choose a church of your choice in the Durban area.

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