Sunday Picnics Are A Great Way To Enjoy The Sunshine And Spend Some Time Out With Nature Recharging Your Batteries For The Week Ahead. Here Are Some Great Picnic Spots To Try Out!
The calming effects that spending time out with nature has on you has been noted by many wellness professionals. Durban is blessed with an abundance of places to reconnect yourself with your surroundings and refuel yourself with the benefits of nature. Packing a picnic bag and enjoying some of Durban’s natural beauty is an ideal Sunday activity. Here are some great spots to picnic out today.
Durban Green Corridor Picnic Spots
Durban Green Corridor is a conservation project that manage various locations in and around Durban. They have a host of picnic spots that they manage. Your support of their locations assists their conservation efforts. For those looking for new picnic spots in Durban to simply relax and have a day out, Durban Green Corridor manages amazing spots with incredible, scenic and special destinations right here on your doorstep like the Valley of A Thousand Hills. The perfect, safe venues to get out for the day, bring your picnic basket, simply relax and enjoy the sunshine and natural beauty.
From the shores of Inanda Dam at eNanda Adventures to the wild banks of the uMngeni River at iSithumba (in the valley of a thousand hills), we have views that will blow your mind, excellent facilities, safe, secure, peaceful and fun.
To book a picnic spot please contact 031 322 6026/7 or 073 088 9874
Durban Botanical Gardens
The Durban Botanical garden is the oldest Botanical Garden in Africa. Surrounded by lush greenery, the garden is the perfect spot to set up your picnic, sit back and relax. Explore the gardens amazing collection of indigenous and exotic plant collection.
The Garden’s main plant collections are cycads, orchids, bromeliads and palms. The Garden also has a unique selection of trees from all over the world. There are more than eighty heritage trees which, in many instances, exceed one hundred years old and therefore have historic value.
Mitchell Park Zoo
The Mitchell Park Zoo is the only zoo in Durban. Surrounded by a beautiful park, this great family spot is popular as there is a host of kiddies entertainment. The zoo has a variety of animals to see, including the blue duiker, small South American Monkeys, raccoons and various birds. The largest animals in the zoo today are Aldabra Giant Tortoises.
The playground provides hours of kiddie fun for the little ones, with many bringing their bikes and scooters to zoot around and make a few new friends. Entrance is free to the park but you can expect to pay a small cover charge at the zoo.
Filled with flower blossoms and bamboo reeds, the tranquil setting is a great escape from the city. The name comes from the Japanese structures laid out in a traditional style. The Japanese Garden ponds attract a variety of water birds. There are picnic areas and a playground make this a wonderful spot to get out and get some fresh air. The garden also offers you a braai facility for those looking to have a fun day out.
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Situated just inland of Durban, on the coastal escarpment between Pinetown and Hillcrest, this nature reserve is the spectacular meeting place of two river gorges, the Molweni and Nkutu. There are two picnic areas in the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve – the main Kloof Falls site and the Nkutu site in Valley Drive. Both picnic areas offer an area to relax with the family while enjoying the babble of the nearby streams. A gate entrance fee is payable at both picnic areas.
Braai facilities are provided at both picnic sites. Should you prefer to bring your own, the braai must be at least 50cm off the ground to prevent damage to the lawns.