Family-friendly Durban, enjoy one last summer vacation

Before summeruShaka Marine World_Durban ends, one  must take some time to visit  a city in KwaZulu Natal, the glorious Durban. This family-friendly city makes the perfect getaway destination because offers so many things to see and do before the winter weather starts to kick in. Make the uShaka Marine world the number one spot to visit. Your children will especially love it and you, yourself will absolutely love the invigorating  experience that takes you back to your youthful years and release your inner childishness.

The Durban Botanical Gardens make a perfect spot to be on a hot summer’s day. Filled with tranquility and an ever green charm, an opportunity to experience the beautiful nature in plants is all you get, nothing less nothing more. The  beautiful golden beaches are to die for in the family-friendly Durban. Sunbathing, swimming and a host of other watersports can be enjoyed  while you children splash into tidal pools abound.  Durban Promenade, image Shaen Adey 0852For quality time with the little ones, spending some time at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World is time well-spent with lots of games and activities to enjoy as a family. Durban is also home to a number or museums that are worth visiting  and taking the time for sightseeing is surely not regrettable here. Durban is also home to an endless list of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and atmosphere. Ranging from beachfront and al fresco to inland and fine dining, whatever your preference is,  you are sure to find a perfect fit for a bite for you and your family. If you know you need to take this last break, make it a point to visit the family-friendly Durban, enjoy one last summer vacation.

Stay in the loop to keep up to date with our newest members of our growing family. This week, we are are proud to announce : 87 Marine Drive, Struisbaai, a beautiful lower level beach house less than a 100m from the ocean.

Christmas Events South Africa

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Christmas time – lights, tinsel, decorations and festive feasts. For South Africans, this time of year is associated with the blazing sun, the smell of sun-tan lotion, beach days, lazing by the pool, braaing, and thunderstorms.Image Credit - elitemillennialChristmas is a time of giving. It is a time of self-reflection, paying thanks, of love and unity. It is also a time when loved ones come together to celebrate the end of another year. In light of this, here are some amazing activities over which families and friends can bond, brood, or perhaps rekindle their relationships after a long year.

CAPE TOWN

Kirstenbosch Carols by Candlelight Concert

One of the most popular Cape Town events in December, that has been running for more than 20 years, is the Kirstenbosch Carols by Candlelight Concert. This is a great time to get into the festive mood and to spend time with loved ones. Image Credit - capetown.travelRunning from 17th December to 20th December 2015, tickets are affordable, ranging from R20 to R65.

PORT ELIZABETH

Seaview Predator Park

Visit the Seaview Predator Park just outside of Port Elizabeth for a unique experience this festive season. Get up close and personal with lions, tigers and cheetahs or play with tame lion cubs. Along with these rare interactions, visitors get close-up views of other wildlife such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope and jackals within their natural habitat. There are also enclosures where lynx, warthogs and meerkat among other wildlife can be viewed. Image Credit - Seaview Predator ParkWith views of the ocean and wildlife, Seaview Predator Park truly is a unique experience. It is open daily between 08:00 to 17:00 and lion feeding time is on Sundays at 12:00.

JOHANNESBURG

Montecasino

If travelling to the coast is not on the cards this festive season, don’t despair – Montecasino in Johannesburg has a wide variety of activities suitable for all members of the family.

Swan Lake on Ice runs from December 17 2015 to January 31 2016 at Teatro at Montecasino. This dynamic interpretation of a festive classic, performed by The Imperial Ice Starts has received standing ovations from audiences in 15 countries around the world!
Image Credit - pietertoerienPerformed at the same venue, the popular on stage musical Singin’ in the Rain runs from December 17 2015 to March 13 2016. Packed full of comedy, romance, and glamour, it’s not to be missed!

Parkers Comedy and Jive is an exciting regular at Montecasino, designed to showcase only the very best in local and international stand-up comedy. Shows run daily until January 2 2016, with a variety of different performances lined-up.

Visit Computicket for more information on all of the events mentioned above.

DURBAN

Durban boasts great weather all year long, so over the festive time when we are just entering summer, the beach is definitely the place to be. Spend the day with friends and family building sand castles, playing bat-and-ball, and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean waters. Image Credit - Robbie RibeiroAll in all, no matter where you are or what you are doing, remember to spend time with your family and friends. Spoil them with your time and shower them with love. This is after all “the most wonderful time of the year”.

Don’t forget to visit Venues4Africa.com to book your South African summer holiday!

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capetown.travel
Seaview Predator Park
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Robbie Ribeiro