Wednesday, 08 December 2021 08:48 AM
It’s the holidays, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fun time away. It’s a time to reconnect and reunite with loved ones and kulula (as always) shows up to ensure you have an unforgettable getaway. kulula does local lekker!
Durban holds a soft spot in many of our hearts with fond memories of buckets, spades and umbrellas being hiked to the beach, the joy of dripping ice cream down our chins, adorning ourselves in the beauty of beaded jewels and the rush and tumble of the waves - bliss.
But, there is more to KwaZulu-Natal than Durban. So, take a look at some exciting happenings up and down the coastline over the festive season.
With kulula you can have all this and more in a balmy tropical paradise.
Exciting Family-Friendly Events
1. SPCA Durban 2021 Christmas Market
4 December (Durban)
A fun morning of shopping with crafts, second-hand goodies, delicious food from Coffee Cats and a book room.
2. DCC 80's Music on the Lawn
5 December (Durban)
Get your razzle on and visit the exclusive Durban Country Club for an 80's Revival on the Lawn with Major Tom bringing all your favourite 80's Hits alive.
3. Dolphins by Starlight - A Schrinchmas Musical
9-12 December (Durban)
uShaka Marine World presents “A Schrinchmas Musical” highlighting the importance of unity, togetherness and acceptance through exhilarating music and dance and aquatic aerobatics from the world-famous uShaka Sea World Dolphins.
4. Secret Sunrise Yoga
11 December (Durban Beachfront)
Welcome to Secret Sunrise yoga. If you've ever wanted to try yoga, what better way than with headphones and some smooth tunes. Just bring a yoga mat and yourself!
5. Durban Gin Festival
11 December (Durban)
Enjoy the Durban Gin Festival with a variety of gin brands, food stalls and live music. This event will be hosted at one of the most scenic venues in Durban, right on the water’s edge. Picnic blankets welcome.
6. Carols and crafts
16 December (Durban)
Afternoon market with festive fun, crafty traders, good food, and Father Christmas combined with carols at 19h00 – ideal for the whole family.
7. Litchi Festival
16-31 December (Salt Rock)
The annual Litchi Festival on the spectacular Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal celebrates the fresh flavours of the delicious litchi fruit. Enjoy the picturesque setting as you indulge in these sweet treats.
8. Christmas Wonderland
17-19 December (Bluff Eco-Park)
This December, Christmas Wonderland is returning to the Bluff Eco-Park brimming with many jolly activities for the whole family. Enjoy live nativity scenes, gingerbread cookie decorating, stage productions, carols and outdoor drive-in movies on the big screen.
9. KZN Vegan Christmas Market
18 December (Durban North)
Browse the Christmas market in Durban North under the trees with delicious food, awesome gifts to buy for loved ones (or treat yourself), and great live music.
10. Two-hour evening scenic cruise
18 December (Durban)
Sit back and relax while onboard and relish a delectable finger lunch, photoshoot and complimentary bottle of champagne while gliding across the shimmering water.
11. Gin and Tonic Festival
26 December (Durban)
Enjoy a boutique mini-festival set in the heart of Morningside Durban with eight craft vendors, gin tasting, a music stage and street food vendors.
Don’t miss these – available year round
High Tea at the Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga)
Beneath waving fans and crystal chandeliers – imported from England, they once hung in the Savoy Hotel – The Palm Court is the memorable setting for leisurely High Tea at The Oyster Box. Local culinary traditions are celebrated in the crisp samoosas and fragrant chilli bites. Those with a sweet tooth will love the delicate buttermilk apple crumble, chocolate tarts and the teatime classic; fresh scones with cream and preserves – heavenly.
KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (Umhlanga)
Enjoy a dynamic audio-visual presentation that has a powerful combination of aerials, slow pans, tight close-ups and superb imagery. Learn about the sensory biology of sharks and their role as top predators in the marine environment. The show is followed by a shark dissection where you can see the internal anatomy of one of the ocean’s most feared predators – fascinating.
uShaka Marine World (Durban)
A must-visit is to uShaka Marine World, the largest Aquarium in Africa with the highest slide in the southern hemisphere. Visit Sea World comprising a saltwater aquarium with indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits, the iconic cargo shipwreck and the 1200-seater dolphin stadium. A fun fresh water world of slides and pools, uShaka's Wet 'n Wild caters for the adrenaline junkies and those less adventurous. The Village Walk is a lively market, characteristically Durban. uShaka Kids World has been designed with kids in mind, boasting Africa’s biggest jungle gym.
So, pack your bags, head to the airport and prepare for the festive season with kulula.com.