Baby shower venues in and around Durban

Planning a baby shower for a friend or family member? You’ll want a venue that will make the event as special and memorable as possible.

But with so many options available, it can be tough to decide which is most suitable for your needs. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the best baby shower venues in and around KZN.

Willow Way Manor (Hillcrest)

Willow Way Manor is a magical space for any event. It’s a family-run estate and has a homely, country-chic feel. You can choose between the Upper Room or a picnic on the lawns. All food and beverages must be purchased through Willow Way Manor, and a booking fee of R1000 is charged, which will be deducted from your bill, or refunded if the terms and conditions are adhered to.

You can bring your own Champagne or wine, with a corkage fee of R50 per bottle. You can also bring a cake at a cost of R200, or order cakes through the on-site bakery.

Call 072 124 4408 or email for bookings.


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The Grand Exotic (Salt Rock)

The Grand Exotic is a wonderful place for your baby shower, helping you escape city life to a more relaxed environment. High tea costs R175 per person and includes four savoury dishes and a sweet dish for 12 people.

The minimum booking for high tea is 12 people and it’s offered from Monday to Saturday. The biggest table they can accommodate in the restaurant is 16. If your event is bigger than that, it will be hosted one in The Grand Room where the venue hire is R2500.

The attention to detail is extraordinary, and there is little need for additional decoration. For those who wish to add their own personal touch, the options are limitless. Regrettably no children under the age of 14.

For reservations, contact  or call 076 435 6090.


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The Acacia Restaurant at The Rain Farm Game Lodge and Spa (Ballito)

This tranquil spot boasts spectacular views. The Acacia Restaurant is open for private functions, as is the Boma (50–120 guests at R80 per person), the Fairy Light Patio (20–50 guests at R80 per person), the Adventure Hub (20–50 guests at R80 per person) and the Viewing Deck (10–30 guests at R2500).

There is no surcharge for external catering of birthday cakes, cupcakes or doughnut walls. Corkage for Champagne is R80 per bottle. A R150 per person surcharge will be charged for any special dietary requirements or menus ( halaal-certified suppliers can be arranged).

For reservations, call 083 352 6830 or email

The Harvest @ Camp Orchards (Hillcrest)

This is perfect venue for a small baby shower of up to 30 people. You can order platters and boards in advance, which include delicious quiches, croissants, breadsticks, cheesecakes, brownies and so much more! Alternatively, book a table and order from the Harvest Café.

There is also an in-house barista and you’re welcome to bring your own cake. You can choose to sit on the verandah or under the trees and kids are welcome. There is also a picnic option where you can purchase picnic boards (choose between meat, vegetarian or vegan). There are no booking fees.

For reservations and more info, contact Jodie on 060 859 9114  or email

Sophies Café (Salt Rock)

This is the perfect Instagram spot! Everything is pink – from a pink rose wall, pink cherry blossoms, pink neon sign, and even pink food.

The food is prepared by Olive Twist Boutique Catering and high teas vary from R140 to R200 per person. The ‘create your own meal’ concept allows you to choose a base, topping and sauce for your meal, and they cater for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free free diets. Drinks include delicious cocktails and coffees.

They also have a deli that offers mouth-watering baked goods. The venue hire fee is R3000 and they’re open Tuesday to Sunday from 8am. To make a booking, call 078 191 7355.


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Madelaine’s (Hillcrest)

Madeleine’s prides themselves on creating delectable cakes and lunches made using the finest ingredients. It’s a perfect spot to indulge in the small pleasures of life, with superb service.

There is no venue hire fee. The party is expected to order from the café (other options are available) and buy a cake from their bakery. The average main meal costs R60.

They do not have a liquor licence, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks with no corkage fee.

To make a reservation, call or WhatsApp 082 712 5812.


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1904 Americain Bistro (Kloof)

Five-star service and the elegant surroundings of 1904 Bistro make for the perfect venue. For baby showers, they offer a two-course (R189 per person) or three-course meal (R220 per person), which includes a drink.

They also offer delicious platters. Choose between indoor dining (up to 130 guests) or dining on the terrace (up to 50 guests).

Bookings of 10 or more incur a R50 deposit per person that must be paid a week before the date. If you arrive on time, your deposit will be deducted from your bill.

For private functions and venue hire, email

The Treat Café at Talloula (Bothas Hill)

The Malakyte Room at Talloula is ideal for baby showers and seats up to 30 guests. Serviced by their popular Treat Café, you can choose a menu that suits your function, from simple platters to three-course meals.

Talloula will stop at nothing to ensure a stress-free experience for your special occasion.

Email or call 031 777 1586 for more info.

The Ocean Terrac Restaurat at The Oyster Box (Umhlanga)

With its remarkable location overlooking the beach at Umhlanga, and an up-close view of the iconic red-and-white lighthouse, The Oyster Box is the perfect location for unforgettable events and celebrations.

From the spacious Ocean Terrace Restaurant to the function rooms, your choices are endless.

The Ocean Terrace has a bistro-style menu, perfect for casual al fresco dining, while The Lighthouse Bar offers delicious cocktails. Another great option for a baby shower is the high tea in the Palm Court, which is hosted daily and costs R390 per person.

It includes delectable sweet and savoury treats. To make a reservation, call 031 514 5000.

Old North Karibu (Umhlali)

This is a real hidden gem. The private events area is situated at the bottom of the Karibu farm, next to the dam.

The dam area offers a beautiful view and natural ambience, perfect for any type of event.

There is a kiddies’ play area, ample parking and   live music from Thursday to Sunday. Book well in advance as the venue is popular.

For bookings, contact Diane on 082 575 1973.



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