Affordable Durban Holiday Activities

Affordable Durban holiday activities are hard to come by, I know. It’s near-impossible to not get sucked into the throes of the festive season – and drain your wallet accordingly. Gifts, end-of-year functions, New Year’s Eve bashes and general merrymaking aren’t cheap.

If you find yourself stuck in the catch 22 of wanting to have a great time without depleting your savings, we’ve got you. Here are some affordable Durban holiday activities we know you’ll want to try.


Download the ENTERTAINER App

First things first, if you want incredible two-for-one deals to use at your leisure, you’ll need to buy the 2019 ENTERTAINER App. With this compadre on your side, you can buy one and get one free on just about anything, from cocktails, brunches and snazzy dinners, to yoga classes and spa days. Armed with the app that makes holiday activities 50% cheaper, here are some fun (and now affordable) Durban holiday activities for you and your besties.

Meander through a coffee farm

….The Assagay Coffee Farm, to be precise. This is a gorgeous spot that gives you that ‘holiday at home’ feeling on arrival. Guided by the well-versed coffee farmer, Rick James, you’ll explore the coffee farming journey from plant to plunger. The tour ends, of course, with a detailed tasting at the quaint coffee house.

(Somewhat unnecessary disclaimer: Must. Love. Coffee.)

Get wet

Slip into those flip-flops – and real summer mode – at Aliwal Shoal Scuba. A short trip from Durban, this scuba diving resort has everything to give you that holiday feeling – think jacuzzi, hammocks, tidal pool and a braai area mere footsteps from the ocean. Divers, you’ll want to take a look at our two-for-one specials for sure.

Take it outside

In the heat of Durban summer, this is truly the perfect time to visit Butterflies For Africa. Why? Because butterflies actually love the warm weather (and go into hiding in the cold). So pop the kids in the car and take a short trip to Maritzburg for a day of feeding the kois, holding stick insects and hedgehogs, as well as learning all about butterflies in their natural habitat. Affordable Durban holiday activities with the kids for the win!

Wine and dine

We’ve all got to eat and drink – you might as well do it with a little pizzazz. If there’s an eggs benedict with your name on it, head to Fabrica – a stylish brunch spot in Sunningdale Village. If sundowners and ocean views are what you’re after, take a drive to the East Oasis Curry Bar & Grill. Located in Ballito Old Town, this cocktail-bar-cum-restaurant supplies you with all your pizza, burger and curry favourites with a trendy new twist. Finally, craft drink lovers, you need to head to Alchemy immediately – where you’ll drink your fill in a unique, upmarket venue that prides itself on innovation. (The gin-tasting board is a must.)

Are you ready to explore Durban’s wealth of fun and affordable holiday activities? What will you be trying first?

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