Family hotels in Durban

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Located along the sun-drenched eastern coast of South Africa, Durban is an ideal destination for families seeking adventure and fun-packed holidays. With stunning wildlife encounters, world-class marine attractions, and thrilling amusement parks, there’s something for every family in Durban. So, whether you're looking for budget-friendly stays or luxury accommodation, we've got you covered. Read on to discover the best places to stay in Durban for an unforgettable family experience.

To help you plan your family holiday, we've put together a guide to Durban’s top attractions, visitor experiences that kids and adults will both enjoy, the best times to visit, and some useful information to make your holiday stress-free and memorable. Rest assured, your family is in for a trip they'll never forget!

Things to do

With an abundant array of family-friendly attractions, Durban is a must-visit destination for creating lasting memories. From exciting marine parks, fascinating wildlife, and thrilling amusement rides, there's something for everyone in Durban. Here’s our pick of the best family experiences.

Start your adventure at the Umgeni River Bird Park, home to over 800 beautiful birds representing 200 different species. Enjoy bird shows and hands-on experiences for kids, as well as a playground and picnic area for the perfect family day out. Then, head over to uShaka Marine World, Africa's largest marine theme park, featuring attractions like Sea World, Wet n Wild, Kids World, and more. Get up close and personal with marine life through snorkelling, scuba diving, and edutainment tours.

For a fun-filled day of adrenaline-pumping rides, visit Durban Funworld, offering attractions for adults and kids alike. Don't miss the Cable Car and Dodgems or the charming Train Ride and Carousel for younger guests. And for those seeking more natural experiences, explore the lush green spaces and pristine shores of Coastal Maputaland or venture to the Drakensberg for hiking adventures and unforgettable mountain vistas.

When to visit

The best time to take your family on a Durban getaway is during the winter months, from May to August. Not only is the weather mild and comfortable, but it's also the ideal time to visit the region's game reserves and national parks, as the dry weather allows for better wildlife viewing. Coastal Maputaland, on the other hand, offers stunning beach experiences and warm tropical adventures during the summer months from November to February.

For a more off-the-beaten-path experience, make your way to the awe-inspiring Drakensberg mountain range between April and September, where families can enjoy hiking, golfing, and breathtaking nature. Please take note that the Rovos Rail trips do not operate in May, June, July, or December. Additionally, if your children are in school, be sure to plan your Durban holiday during their term breaks!

JAN
27.7°
22.3°
68mm
11 days
FEB
28°
22.7°
100mm
11 days
MAR
27.4°
21.9°
84mm
10 days
APR
25.5°
19.7°
142mm
10 days
MAY
24.1°
17.5°
85mm
6 days
JUN
23.1°
15.1°
25mm
4 days
JUL
22.1°
14.5°
38mm
5 days
AUG
22.5°
15.4°
37mm
7 days
SEP
23.4°
16.8°
53mm
9 days
OCT
24.2°
18°
83mm
11 days
NOV
24.8°
19.3°
81mm
12 days
DEC
26.3°
21.1°
93mm
12 days

Things you'll love...

  • Marvel at the stunning variety of birds at the Umgeni River Bird Park with over 800 feathered residents
  • Experience Africa's largest marine theme park at uShaka Marine World, with attractions for all ages
  • Enjoy thrilling rides and classic amusements at Durban Funworld, perfect for family entertainment
  • Explore lush green spaces and spectacular coastal views along the natural beauty of Coastal Maputaland
  • Discover the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains for hiking adventures and striking scenery

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The Benjamin ApartHotel
Durban, South Africa

57
An outdoor pool, a business center, and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.
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Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
Durban, South Africa

56
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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Bayside Hotel 100
Durban, South Africa

55
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk.
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Belaire Suites
Durban, South Africa

55
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk.
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Avondale Boutique Hotel
Durban, South Africa

54
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Quarters Hotel Florida Road
Durban, South Africa

54
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. Weekly housekeeping is available.
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ONOMO Hotel Durban
Durban, South Africa

53
A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and dry cleaning are onsite.
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Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers
Durban, South Africa

52
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or pampering yourself at Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers's full-service spa.
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The Saint James on Venice Luxury Guest House
Durban, South Africa

51
A conference center, conference space, and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a library, and express check-out are onsite.
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City Lodge Hotel Durban
Durban, South Africa

50
This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite.
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Mesami Hotel
Durban, South Africa

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A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite.
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Bayside Hotel 116
Durban, South Africa

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Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided.
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