Top things to do on a rainy day in Durban

Posted on 16 April 2024 By Louise Bell

While Durban is known for its sunny days and stunning beaches, it can sometimes experience gloomy weather. Luckily, this city has a cornucopia of indoor experiences if you’re looking for things to do that won’t get your hair wet.

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When the rain hits Durban, there’s no need to fret. The city offers a diverse range of indoor activities to suit every taste. So, beat the winter blues by indulging in something fun and exciting, whether it’s exploring museums, trying out indoor sports, or enjoying a cosy day at a cafe.

Explore the Durban Natural Science Museum

From the captivating lifesize display of dinosaurs to the fascinating kaleidoscope of informational displays, the Durban Natural Science Museum offers a unique experience to activate your brain on a rainy day. The best part? Admission is free, and the museum is open almost every day of the year, making it a perfect choice for a rainy day activity.

So, if you’re looking to drag your tech-crazed clan away from screen time during stormy conditions, the Durban Natural Science Museum is the place to be.

Location: 1, City Hall, 234 Anton Lembede St, Durban Central, Durban, 4000. Get active at BOUNCE Cornubia Mall

Get active at BOUNCE Cornubia Mall

While there are many things to do in Umhlanga, BOUNCE is the ultimate way to shake off some excess energy and have a wonderful time. From the ropes course to the Slam Dunk area, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to show off your skills in this activity-filled space.

Many believe BOUNCE is mainly for kids to jump their sugar rushes away, but this location also offers something for adrenaline seekers. The X-Park section is an adventure challenge course that will make any thrill-seeker sweat.

Location: Corner of Flanders Drive and Tacoma Drive, Cornubia Dr, Umhlanga, 4319.

Try your luck at the Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom

What better way to beat the gloom outdoors than to win money and save it for a rainy day (pun intended)? With a vibrant selection of card tables and gaming systems, you’ll have a ball wandering around the vicinity and watching the merriment of winners in action.

If you’re looking for a more relaxing activity, this establishment also has a luxury spa (Mangwanani African Spa) that will make you drift off in bliss on a rainy day. From jacuzzi facilities to serene-inducing treatments, this lavish location has it all.

Location: 1 Sibaya Dr Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, 4320.

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