Fathers Day

Fathers Day Gondola Ride in Durban

Fathers Day Gondola Ride in Durban

Fathers Day Ideas

Fathers day is one of those days that sneaks up on you when you least expect and on a day that finds itself in the middle of winter if you are in the southern hemisphere. Whether looking for a easy fathers day filler or a thoughtfully planned event, you would be rewarded if you look no further than your own Durban waterfront. Zulumoon Gondolas is based on the canal next to Ushaka marine World in the Point area so have a look at all our packages.

Relaxing Day Ride R50 pp

Magical Night Ride R220 / couple


What Fathers love to do on Fathers Day

You can’t go wrong with boats or boat rides of any sort, especially on Fathers day. A little or lot of excitement is always embedded in almost any form of boat activity. When asking yourself what to do on fathers day, then a boat ride would be on top of my list. Of all the things to do in Durban a gondola ride is a must do and a real gem. Situated on the Durban Waterfront Canal next to Ushaka this stunning venue and activity is not to be missed.

Don't miss your Ride on Father Day with Zulumoon Gondolas

A Zulumoon gondola is one of those things to do in Durban that is almost a best kept secret when it comes to Father’s day outings. But thanks to some super new and focused social media marketing by the Zulumoon gondolas team, it has become one of those events or experiences that can claim for themselves a “ snooze you loose” badge. Durban lends itself to beautiful winter outdoor ventures and water temps are still enjoyable even though you are in a boat.

Fathers Day Things to Do

A Zulumoon Gondola boat ride down this gem of a canal is one of the top things to do in Durban because it will entertain, amaze and relax the man no matter what pedigree.
To those fathers with sons, this is something of a bonding experience: with water, wood and wonder all within your reach. A perfect activity to enjoy as you drift just a touch above the surface of a canal that teams with life. Fish follow the gondolas and frolic about near the docks in a glassy clear world of colour and movement.

Message in a bottle on Fathers Day

Send a special message to your father and add to the excitement by sending a personalised message. This will be floated in a bottle in the canal for him to find. Yes his very own message in a bottle.

Message in a bottle ride at Zulumoon Gondolas - a different way to show your love

Message in a bottle ride at Zulumoon Gondolas - a different way to show your love

Message in a bottle

R320 per couple

Snack or Picnic Rides

Snack and picnic rides are popular which is also something to consider for that peckish male on fathers day. And don’t forget to look out for the baby hammerhead sharks as you drift leisurely past their steel enclosure. This keeps them (and you) safe in a section of the canal. The aquatic life which is looked after by the marine biologists at Ushaka Marine World is an incredible system that gives life to this canal and will be especially admired by those lucky fathers who are given a chance to enjoy it with Zulumoon Gondolas.

Picnic Ride

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Location: Durban Point Waterfront Canal @ the Ushaka Village Walk end

GPS    Latitude = -29.868963      Longitude = 31.047157


General Directions

  • Drive down Mahatma Ghandi road towards Ushaka
  • Turn left onto Browns road
  • Go across the canal over the bridge
  • Turn left into Ushaka B parking lo
  • Exit the lot on foot @ the Ushaka end,
  • Walk down the road, away from the Sea towards the Canal and the 2 big anchors
  • You will see our Boat Dock this is where you need to be
  • Note all booked rides go directly to the boats

Top Durban Experiences ~ Picnic Gondola Ride

One of Top Durban Experiences:-

As one of the Top Durban Experiences, this is one not to be missed therefore read on to learn more. A Gondola Boat ride including a Picnic and Message in a Bottle is something unique therefore read on for the lovely review below. Thank you Tracy for posting this lovely review , because we aim to make memories we so appreciate this feedback. Our goal is to give you a unique experience that will become a treasured memory and one that you love to share so book now and don't miss out on this very special experience.

Wow just Wow

This was probably the best I could've surprised my Boyfriend with, and in the heart of our City!! :). Zulumoon you guys have out done yourselves. From the start of booking, to Kim consistently being in contact throughout the process - informing me of bad weather, etc. I felt like a bridezilla for the fact that I kept changing dates and times, and through it ALL Kim still managed to be as accommodating and sweet as can be! I cannot begin to express how Grateful Iam to Kim and her awesome team! they even guided me as to where to park, how to enter. Everything was absolutely EFFORTLESS. I chose the Picnic basket, message in a bottle Gondola and I all I can say is GO and experience for yourself how AMAZING this experience is!! had my bf in tears. This is an absolute MUST and I'll definitely be back! 🙂

Wow Tracy you nearly had me in tears too, this is so special so thank you again for sharing.


One of the Top Durban Experiences a Picnic and Message in a Bottle Ride in Durban

Picnic and Message in a Bottle Ride in Durban

This review from Tracy shows exactly what we aim for so don't miss out, book your ride now. Making memories that will last forever is what we are all about so take the time and have a look around our website, as we would really love to share some magic with you.

Needing a gift that is just different, then pop us an email to buy your lovely e-voucher.




Affordable Fun Durban ~ We have great prices

Affordable fun Durban ~ Look no further

We have some lovely packages which offer great prices for your “affordable fun Durban” needs

Come for a Gondola boat ride on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal because it’s affordable fun in Durban for the whole family.

Affordable Magic Night Rides for 4

This is a really great way to treat your friends or family. Buy your voucher now and don’t miss out on the specials we have running. Enjoy a Magic Night Ride for 4 at affordable rates through Hyperli.

Affordable Fun Sweets in a Bottle Ride for 2 or 4

Treat your children to a fun gondola boat ride and surprise them with a fun find of a bottle of sweets.

We bring you this affordable fun in Durban through Hyperli Sweets in a Bottle Gondola Ride Deal

Buy your voucher now because there is limited availability. Purchase your voucher then don’t forget to book your date and time with us at Zulumoon Gondolas. The details and booking links will be on your voucher.

Upcoming Deals : Affordable Day Rides for 4

Watch the Daddy’s Deals website for our new day ride deal. Don’t miss it though as the last deal sold out quickly. So if you want to do a day ride for 4 at affordable rates, head on over to Daddy’s Deals and buy your voucher for a Day ride for 4 at half price. When you buy a Day Ride with Daddy’s Deals  with it you also get a discount on night rides of R50 for 2 couples. Just email us with your Daddys Deal voucher to arrange this.

Affordable Fun Durban ~ on this Scenic Gondola Boat Ride

Affordable Fun Durban ~ on this Scenic Gondola Boat Ride

Affordable Fun Gondola Boat Ride in Durban

Affordable Fun Durban ~ Gondola Boat Rides

Fun Gondola Boat Ride







If you want to see our full ride selection, then just pop into our Ride Summary page. There you will find all the details and booking links. Stuck for birthday ideas, we can help because we offer a wide selection of rides. Say it in style with our unique message in a bottle ride or enjoy a romantic picnic with your loved one. Make memories to cherish and share when you experience a gondola ride right here in Durban – our very own Venice in Africa. Your slice of magic and romance at your finger tips. It’s easy to book, you can complete this yourself in the comfort of your own home with our online booking. Or you are welcome to call and email us your details when you know what ride you would like and we will gladly assist with the booking on your behalf.

Fun Things To Do In Durban

Fun Things to Do In Durban

Wondering where to go and looking for some fun things to do in Durban?

Sweets in a Bottle Gondola Boat Ride ~ Fun Things to do in Durban

Sweet Fun Boat Ride in Durban ~ Fun Things to do in Durban

Joy Shared on this Gondola Boat Ride ~ Fun things to do in Durban

Joy Shared on this Gondola Boat Ride ~ Fun things to do in Durban

Magical Gondola Boat ride ~ Fun Things to do in Durban

Find your magic ~ Fun Things to do in Durban










Sweets In A Bottle Gondola Boat Ride

Well we can help you find and share a little bit of magic. Your children will just love our fantastical sweets in a bottle gondola boat ride. Book it now, it is at your finger tips so don’t miss out, just click, book and surprise your children!

The ride starts once you board the gondola boat at the docks. Then you will all enjoy the sights and sounds as you drift down the spectacular canal. Surprise your children when they find a special bottle of sweets just for them floating on the canal. They will enjoy munching on the delicious sweets as they drift down the canal on a beautiful gondola boat. When you get home get them to colour in the fun colouring pages and put your feet up and relax.

Share the memory with all your friends. This is a really fun thing to do in Durban and one you will want to share. Don’t forget to take lots of pics during you ride and we would love you to stop in at our facebook page Zulumoon Gondolas and share some of them with us. If you are an Instagram fan, pop on over to zulumoongondolas there and post away so we can see your lovely photos.

Magical Night Ride on a Gondola Boat

If you prefer to take some time out in the evening you can treat yourself to the magic of the canal at night – of all the fun things to do in Durban, this is a must do so book now and don’t miss out on this memorable time.On a Magic Night Ride you get to take that time out and be transported to a different world

Proposal on a Gondola Boat in Durban

Proposal on A Gondola Boat

Thank you for this lovely review of your romantic and memorable proposal on a gondola boat.

“my beautiful proposal on a gondola ride”

my experience was amazing my fiancée had taken me on the gondola ride as it was my first time. the ride was so smooth and the atmosphere so serene , we had a lovely picnic on the gondola and a few sweet words were exchanged…….and then he popped the question ! it was beautiful beyond expection.

Visited August 2016
Proposal on a Gondola Boat in Durban

Proposal on a Gondola (picture compliments of Angelique and Steve – please note this is not from the reviewer above)

Proposal on a Gondola Boat in Durban

Proposal on a Gondola Boat in Durban

Thank you for sharing this lovely review soogrimnafiza. We always love to hear from our customers so please let us know what your experience was like. If you would like to share some pics with us head on over to our facebook page and share away.

Your Unique Proposal on a Gondola Boat ~ that something magical.

If you are looking for something really special and that extra bit of magic for your proposal then Book Now

This is a truly unforgettable experience as you relax and let yourself be swept away to another world. With the magic of the stunning canal you will feel far away from it all. Don’t forget to snap some pics or we can assist just request our photo add on and we will advise on the photography options.

We do have a big range of options to select from so have a look at our ride summary page. There are a lot of other fun and exciting things to do on our lovely Gondolas in Durban. Perhaps you would like to give a gift to a special friend or treat your mom, if so we also offer lovely gift vouchers. Don’t miss out as we have something for everyone.


Valentines Durban Special Gondola Ride

Gondola Ride ~ Valentines Durban  ~ with Live Dockside Music

Valentines durban – this night is the perfect evening to bring out the romance in you with our Valentines Special. Woo your partner and whisk her off her feet with our Valentines Special this year. Want her to feel special, then look at what we’ve planned : a magical evening under the stars. Just like a Dream. Yes that’s what our Valentines evening will feel like, with beautiful dockside music played on a Viola and (later in the evening on a Cello)

Arrive at the docks and receive a lovely bag of goodies to enjoy on your ride. With delectable chocolates to eat and amazing Venetian masks to snap some memorable pictures with you are all set. Be transported into another world as the lovely live dockside music floats with you down the canal. Bring your camera (your phone will do 🙂 ) so that you can capture the moments and share with your friends. How jealous will they all be when they hear what you did on Valentines Night!

Spoilt is exactly how your loved one will feel. Feel far away from it all as you drift down the canal on one of our luxurious gondola boats. Enjoy the delectable chocolates and amazing canal lights. Durban’s Waterfront is so magical at night that you really don’t want to miss this one so book now.

Share your Memories with us

Add some fun taking pics with our Venetian Masks then share them with your friends. Post them to the Zulumoon Facebook Page or tag us #zulumoongondolas. Have a look at some of the lovely Instagram shares from other customers on zulumoongondolas

We aim to make this a night to remember and share. These rides are fully booked every year so secure your ticket now and don’t miss out on this wonderful experience.

Summary of Other Zulumoon Gondola Rides

Click here to view our full list of packages.

valentines durban - gondola special

valentines durban – gondola special



Hello December


What does it mean for you?

For me, it’s a special time, a time to…take some time out of life’s constant rush, a time to spend with people. Family..friends and those who are just hurting. A time to give and a time to receive. A time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. A time to celebrate life!


There is nothing under the Sun like a Zulumoon


~ There is Nothing under the Sun like a Zulumoon ~

Such a great caption ~ don’t you think?

This was from the winner of our latest Insta competition and we LOVE it!!!!!

Ever feel like doing something in different and fun in Durban ~ but you just don’t know what …. head on over to Zulumoon Gondolas where we have a ride to suit everyone.

Life is just so busy ~ non-stop go go go and we all deserve some down time ~ time to treat ourselves to that much needed break. We are all about celebrating and creating great memories. Have a look at our selection of rides and come and try one ~ we are sure you will treasure it and hopefully be back to share the fun with friends and loved ones.

Relaxing Day Rides, Magical Night Rides, Picnic Rides or throw in some amazing Venetian Masks to amp up the fun. From Families to romantic couples we cater for them all.

Kids? Yep we cater for them with our exciting ” find those ‘Sweets in a bottle’ floating in the canal then open and eat – there are some colouring pages to take home and hopefully they will sit quietly and colour them in while you pop up your feet and snooze ….. hmmmmm

If you need to pop THAT question or just say “I Love you!” why not try our unique Message in a Bottle Ride. Then for those that really want to splurge …. we can arrange the works … you will be serenaded with live music in a second gondola while you feast on our picnic and watch as your loved one finds that special message in our floating bottle ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how ~~~~ ROMANTICAL~ yes romantical ~ another term coined by one of our winners.

Happy November peeps.

Cant wait to see you soon!!!


Tranquillity on a Gondola

Take some time out right here in Durban and be transported into a magical world on our unique and beautiful African Gondola boats. Thank you Kaveshan for this lovely review.
“Tranquillity on a Gondola”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016

I have seen these Gondola’s on various social media platforms but never actually enquired about them until I had seen a promotion on GroupOn. It was quite surprising at how reasonable the price was and without hesitation I bought the deal. I was not sure about the booking process so I emailed the team at Zulumoon Gondola’s and within 15 minutes I had received a call and was provided with the relevant steps to book the ride. The response was quick, efficient and very politely done. I booked for the first available time on the day which was 11am via the website and all I had to do was arrive with my GroupOn voucher and go to the canal where the boat is docked. The directions provided by Zulumoon Gondola’s are clear and precise and if followed correctly one cannot miss the boats. We had arrived around 10 minutes earlier and within about 5 minutes the gondolier arrived, had a look at my voucher and asked us to hop on in.

Then we were off, the weather was still, sunny even though there were a bunch of clouds in the sky, we could not have asked for better weather. The ride was smooth, peaceful and provides a real tranquil feeling. The scenery was just amazing, you would see the sun beaming down on the water, some of the locals enjoying a quiet snack on the benches around the canal and also some really cool apartment and small business buildings.

This was just an amazing experience at a very budget friendly price and I highly recommend it for everyone as you will not be disappointed. The team is quick, efficient and very accommodating, I will surely be back for more rides.

Visited August 2016


Thank Kaveshan K