Animal Farm Yard & Tea Garden in Valley of 1000 Hills, Ximba, KwaZulu-Natal
The Animal Farm Yard & Tea Garden can be found in the Valley of 1000 Hills area of KwaZuku Natal in South Africa. The area lies between the city of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, approximately a half hours drive from Durban city centre.
This is a wonderful venue for a family outing for all ages. Children can enjoy tractor or pony rides or play on the playground equipment while Mom and Dad enjoy a light lunch. Milking demonstrations are held daily at 10h30 and 15h30 and all ages can try their hand at milking a cow. Older children can have fun on the Zipline slide and the animal touch farm is always as popular as ever.
Accommodation of all types can be found in this area, from backpackers to country lodges, B&B’s and Guest Houses.
Things to do and see
- Animal Touch Farm
- Milking demonstrations / milk a cow
- Pony & Tractor Rides
- Zipline / Foofy Slide Rides
- Tea Garden
- Jungle Gyms & Slides
- Picnic and Braai Area
- Party Functions
- School Outings
- Leadership Development / Outdoor Workshop
Open Monday to Sunday (including Public Holidays & School Holidays) – 09h00 to 16h30
Nominal entrance fee please contact the venue directly for confirmation of pricing.
Durban has a warm climate throughout the year with cooler evenings in the winter months and rainfall in the summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 29˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 7˚C and 20˚C.
There are Domestic and International flights into Durban’s King Shaka Airport on a daily basis. Car rental companies are available for easy access around the area.
February – Dusi Canoe Marathon: One of the worlds’ toughest and most prestigious canoe races held over three days and 120 km.
May – Comrades Marathon: The world’s greatest ulta-marthon, 89 km long run between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
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