uShaka Sea World is a world of wonder and magic. This outstanding shipwreck-themed aquarium is linked to the dolphinarium where delightful dolphin, seal and penguin shows take place throughout the day. There's also a snorkeling lagoon and a touch pool. Scuba divers feed fish, giant turtles and stingrays by hand, and the sharks are awe-inspiring. Sea World is run by SAAMBR (The South African Association for Marine Biological Research), a non-government, non-profit association that also incorporates the Sea World Education Centre and the Oceanographic Research Institute.
Kloof is the elite suburb of Durban, and lies on the western side of the city, easily reached by the N3 freeway. This large nature reserve is one of 20 in the city and lies to either side of the Molweni river. You will find a magnificent 20Km nature trail with fantastic views of the Krantzkloof gorge. There are three waterfalls, one of which is 90m tall, and two picnic sites available to visitors for the day. Nature reserves are a safe environment in which to explore the rich African wildlife.
If you are driving north from Durban, a few miles past Umhlanga, is the 'sugar town' of Tongaat. Crocodile Creek is located on the Tongaat river in sub-tropical bush and is home to over 7,000 Nile Crocodiles, Alligators, Caiman, snakes and other reptiles. The farm includes bush and hill trails, a waterfall, river plains, and thatched buildings with tree top walkways. There is a shop selling curios, crocodile leather goods, and croc dishes. Refreshments are also available.
Fun for everyone. Durban's only amusement park, situated on the Marine Parade. It is a wonderland of family fun and fantasy, offering breathtaking rides on an aerial cable way, tilt n whirl, dogems and the hair-raising swing-boat, to mention just a few. There are also plenty of rides for the little ones, such as the bumper cars, a carousel and kiddy-rides. There are plenty of thrilling adult rides for the adrenaline junkies too! Of course, this is no Disneyland, and children who are used to a larger scale park may be disappointed. Rides are moderately priced, but costs can add up. Funworld is open daily 11 am onwards.