Kirstie Hogg

Kirstie Hogg


9 Fun places to take kids in Durban


Looking for something to do with the kids in Durban?

Durban is one of the best cities in South Africa. It is home to beautiful beaches, warm weather and really awesome people.

It’s also fun for the whole family. Whether you are visiting or you live in this amazing city, here are a few great places to take your kids.

Durban Natural Science Museum

Make your way to Durban City Hall and enjoy one of the most popular natural science museums in South Africa. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

The museum is a fun and educational experience for kids. From seeing a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex, enjoying diorama exhibitions and hearing educational stories to viewing the third largest collection of birds in Africa, the museum offers an unforgettable experience.

Durban Botanic Gardens

The gorgeous botanical garden is home to more than 80 heritage trees and rare plants. You and your kids can get up, close and personal with nature at the popular venue. 

Galleria Ice Rink

Put on some ice-skates and cool off at the Galleria Ice Rink in Durban. Join one of the epic ice skating events or free skate in the day or evening. This is a great activity for kids who need to get rid of some energy!


WavePark Gateway

Cool off at Gateway! Kids can have fun at the skatepark, enjoy Durban’s funnest water slides, learn how to surf and enjoy other watery fun at WavePark. There are lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

Mini Town

Enjoy this iconic beachfront attraction with your kids. Mini Town is a mini replica of Durban. The buildings in Mini Town are scaled down 1:24 of their size. Enjoy seeing little versions of buildings, miniature trains and planes and even a miniature harbour with ships.

KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts

The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts is one of KwaZulu-Natal’s best contemporary galleries. It houses work from local and international artists. Let your kids see some of the best works of art in the country!

KZN Science Centre

For all the young, budding scientists out there, KZN Science Centre is the place to go. Kids can interact with experiments and exhibits.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

There’s so much to do (besides watch sports games) at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. You can take a ride in the SkyCar to the top of the stadium’s arch and enjoy seeing Durban from up high. Or, children over 10 looking for an adrenaline rush can swing the length of the pitch on the Big Rush Big Swing.

Groovy Balls Adventure Park

You can roll around in a giant plastic ball like a hamster. How exciting! Groovy Balls Adventure Park lets you roll down a hill in a large transparent ball. This is an unforgettable experience for kids!

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Eating out in South Africa in 2019


What’s eating out in South Africa going to be like this year?

South Africans love food. Good food, of course.

Eating out in South Africa has become very costly. Yet we still choose to spend our hard-earned money on fantastic dining experiences. This is because our restaurants provide delicious foods and drinks! And, they also change their menus and services according to what their customers want.




Here are the tech tips you need to know if you’re going on a road trip in South Africa

“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”

-Emma Chase

Are you embarking on a long trip? If you’re travelling anywhere in our beautiful country, you will see beautiful destinations. But, we want to make sure your experience is comfortable and hiccup-free. Here are some of our practical tips for planning the best road trip in South Africa.

Tech-related stuff

Initially, the first two things that pop into your head when you think “road trip!” are food and petrol. These two things are important. But, to avoid unforeseen issues, such as getting lost, make sure your tech-related stuff is all set up. This will make your trip smoother, less stressful and more enjoyable.

So, what tech-stuff do you need to sort out? Here are a few tech tips:

#1. Install your apps beforehand

There are so many apps available that can help you make your road trip better. Here are a few free apps you can install before you hit the road.


Waze is a handy navigation app. One of the best things about this app is that it uses real-time user-generated data to show you the best route to take. Download it now and avoid traffic and find the best way to get to your destination without any hassles.

Download for iOS

Download for Android



One of the toughest questions you will need to answer during your road trip is “what should we eat?”. Do you want to find the best restaurants? Thanks to the TripAdvisor app, you get access to information about restaurants around South Africa. The best part is that you can read reviews before dining somewhere.

Download for iOS

Download for Android



This should be at the top of your list of important apps to download before a road trip. Having good music on your trip will make it a whole lot better. This app is free. If you’re serious about good music, subscribe for a monthly fee to access more features.

Download for iOS

Download for Android


Entertainment apps

This will depend on what you enjoy. Perhaps download a podcast app or set up the Kindle app on your phone or another device. Just make sure you have enough entertainment for along the way. That’s if you’re a passenger, obviously.

#2. Decide how you’re going to charge your devices

If you’re going on a very long trip, your devices may need to be powered-up during your trip. Especially if you’re using your devices for music, navigation and other apps. You can purchase a car charger (original brands over cheaper brands) to keep your devices powered.

Pro tip: don’t forget about backseat drivers. They may need a longer car charger cable to reach them all the way at the back of the car.

#3. Get a hands-free setup

Make sure you stay safe on the road by setting up hands-free in your car. Setting this up is always easier if you have a modern car, but there are ways to get a great hands-free setup going in an older car. Click here icon to view a whole lot of hands-free devices and device holders that can improve your travelling safety.

#4. Get a portable battery jump starter pack

There’s nothing worse than having your perfect road trip in South Africa ruined by a dead car battery. For this reason, buy a battery jump starter pack that is easy and convenient to use. The most important thing to remember is to buy a quality brand and the right type of jump starter for your battery.

The next most important thing to remember is, when you jump-start your car, you need to follow the right procedure. You do not want to ruin your battery or hurt yourself. Once you purchase a battery jump starter pack, read all the information on the provided instructions to maximise your safety.

Take a look at the best prices on Price Check.

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Enjoy your trip!

We hope you have an unforgettable road trip in South Africa! Don’t forget to book your accommodation in South Africa early to avoid disappointment and click here to find out SA Best’s list of the best malls in the country.