07 Dec In & Around Zimbali
Durban and the North Coast offer many attractions and parents have the option to assist their younger family members to get to such locations, as they would do in any city.
In Durban, there is the Dolphinarium and Oceanarium complex, the Snake Park, Minitown and the Umgeni Bird Park – all are educational and very well worth a visit. There are tours around the Harbour, the Sugar terminal and deep-sea fishing trips are available. In Umhlanga, there is the Sharks Board, the town centre with cafes, and lots to see and do.
The Gateway Theatre of Shopping is located less than 20 minutes from Zimbali Estate. It is one of the largest enclosed shopping centres in South Africa and provides you with a safe one stop shopping and entertainment experience. From international brands, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, clothing stores, an IMAX theatre and double standing wave!
Closer to home, there is Flag Farm Animal Farm, Crocodile Valley and Shakaland on the North Coast. Microlight flights for the more adventurous. Golf is available at Umhlali Country Club where carts are not necessary, and there is an Arts & Crafts Market close to Umhlali town. The Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve and the Midlands Meander are only 2 hours from Ballito – perfect for a family day trip.