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Outdoor fun kicks off

The Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. Picture: Facebook

The Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. Picture: Facebook

Published Dec 3, 2021


FESTIVE fever is kicking in and a few fun outdoor events will start this weekend to help set the December mood.

Here’s a look at some events to consider:

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Botanic Garden Trail of Lights. Facebook

THE Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights is back.

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With lighting displays, an illuminated trail winds its way through Africa’s oldest surviving botanic garden, providing a magical experience.

Follow the trail along the garden’s paths through the trees and landscape, which will be spectacularly lit. Meet the festive characters scattered along the trail and visit their famous food garden, with loads more entertainment on offer.

Embracing the season of giving, the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust has included KZN based charities, who will be involved in the event and raise funds for their causes. All the proceeds raised from these activations go directly towards their causes.

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The 2021 chosen charities include Feeding the Furballs, Hero777, Saambr, The Reach for a Dream Foundation, Rainbows and Smiles and more.

*More information here.

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DOLPHINS BY STARLIGHT (December 9 to 12)

A file photograph of Dolphins by Starlight held at Ushaka. Picture: Shelley Kjonstad

USHAKA Marine World will present another four nights of Dolphins By Starlight.

Themed "A Schrinchmas Musical" this year, expect a night of music and dance, coupled with the graceful aquatic aerobatics from the famous uShaka Sea World Dolphins. The show will feature the cast of Tory Du Plessis, Lasandra Majola, Sindi Mabika, Rory Booth and some new talent.

More information here.


A recent mpvie night at Fairways Family Market, Durban North.

Movie Boyz will present an outdoor screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the Morningside Sports Club on December 3.

According to the movie’s plot, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they have never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars. The cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.

Food stalls will be available, or picnic baskets will be welcome.

* No refunds: In the event of weather changes, the event will be postponed.

For bookings visit Quicket. For updates follow Facebook page: Movie Boyz

*At the time of going to print these events were still scheduled to take place. This could change. Please confirm with the event organisers.

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