Kwazulu Natal is one of the most picturesque and fun places to visit in South Africa. While there are many sightseeing attractions, historical sites and places of natural beauty to be seen, there are three family-friendly attractions not to be missed during your stay in KZN, South Africa.
The province is known to have only 2 seasons - Summer and SUMMER! So grab your swimsuit and towel and enjoy the FUNSUNZI (Fun-Sun-Sea).
uShaka Marine World on Durban's Golden Mile is one of the most popular attractions in South Africa and on every visitor's itinerary when they are in the area. This fun water park, aquarium and lifestyle center caters to adults and children alike.
The many Wet & Wild rides keep visitors enthralled and captivated for hours on end. Some of the rides require an extra dose of courage!
The park was opened in 2004 and took 3 years to build. The park does offer value for money, especially if you spend the entire day there.
Store your valuables safely while enjoying the thrills and spills. Lockers are available so that you can store your valuables safely while you enjoy all that the park has to offer. Enjoy lunch and drinks at any of the great eateries situated in the park.
Next stop is the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. This sports stadium was named after the late famous South African politician Moses Mabhida. Mabhida was an influential figure in the ANC's department of intelligence and security. He was also a member of the South African Communist Party.
Inside Moses Mabhida FIFA 2010 World Cup Stadium.
Moses Mabhida FIFA 2010 World Cup Stadium at night. The arch partly represents the unification of the once divided nation. Sky cars ride to the top of the arch during daytime hours providing breathtaking views.
The stadium is used primarily for soccer events, concerts and cricket matches. Visitors are encouraged to take a tour of the stadium with one of the knowledgeable tour guides sharing interesting facts.
For the more adventurous tourists, there is a 500 step walk to the Adventure Walk. Another huge attraction is the Sky Car ride to the top of the arch. The most thrilling aspect of this tourist attraction is the Big Swing (bungee) from one side of the field to the other.
You can enjoy browsing through the numerous shops and restaurants before heading to your next stop.
Suncoast Casino has all the indoor entertainment you need after a day of fun in the sun or on a rainy summer afternoon. The casino will keep gamblers occupied until all hours with over 1400 slot machines to play. There are cinemas, shops and restaurants galore. Guests can maximize on their time in the Suncoast Casino by staying at the adjacent hotel.
There is a blue-flag private swimming beach which is patrolled by lifeguards and guests of Suncoast Casino can pay a nominal fee to enter.
As you can see, KZN is a phenomenal province with a rich blend of diverse culture and endless entertainment. Apart from these upmarket entertainment venues the lure of the day-to-day lifestyle of the South African east coast provides all the thrill and enchantment any tourist can handle.
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