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Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights 2022

Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights 2022

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Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights Is Bringing JOY... to the 2022 Festive Season

Much to the relief of all fans, Durban’s most popular festive event will take place from 2 December 2022 – 2 January 2023. This year’s Trail of Lights at Durban’s legendary Botanic Gardens, promises to be bigger, better and brighter than ever.

Festooned with thousands of lights, in the awe-inspiring lighting displays, buzzing with live entertainment, Santa’s Grotto, magical festive characters, charity-hosted Santa’s Workshop, KZN’s brightest Christmas tree, a special Secret Garden of Lights concealed within the trail, all new horticultural displays and two fabulous food gardens… The Trail of Lights is back …bigger, better and brighter!

An exciting new addition to the event, are the two PAWS AND CLAUS nights on the 4th and 11th December, when visitors can bring along their ‘fur kids’ …dogs ONLY… to join in the fun!!  Ticket sales from these evenings goes to Feeding the Furballs charity. 


“We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters, partners and suppliers, who not only encouraged us to push ahead in some difficult circumstances, but pulled out all the stops to make this event a reality,” says event organizer Alene Naidoo. “For starters, the floods in April took a terrible toll on our beautiful Gardens and the landscaping team led by Curator Martin Clement, has been working non-stop to ensure that the venue is in tip-top shape and ready to welcome visitors again.”

ABOUT The Durban Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights 2022

The Trail of Lights takes place from 2 December 2022 to the 2 January 2022, excluding Christmas Day, in Africa’s oldest botanical gardens, from 18:00-21:30.


02 December – 04 December

09 December – 11 December 

14 December – 24 December 

26 December – 30 December 

01 January – 02 January 



Limited tickets will be available at the door. Children 2 years and under, enter for free.

Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za or Pick ‘n Pay at:

18:00 Entry R80 per person

19:00 Entry R75 per person

20:00 Entry R70 per person


Limited tickets are available at the door- R100pp (subject to availability) 

Tickets on the Paws and Claus nights are R30 per pet, when booked with a full-paying adult ticket.

Please click here for more information