Umhlanga and surrounds
Umhlanga and surrounds have a lot to offer for the whole family. There are plenty entertainment for young and old. Below we would like to mention but only a few of the attractions of this wonderful slice of the east coast of South Africa.
Natal Sharks Board
1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga Rocks
Tel: Tel: 031 566 0400 or
Cell: 082 403 9206 (Boat trips)
Visit the only organization of its kind in the world
The Audio-Visual Programme is a visual spectacle. It is a powerful combination of sweeping aerials, slow pans, tight close-ups & superb imagery. Although this 26 minute long presentation is designed to entertain, it is also educational with information on the sensory biology of sharks and their role as top predators in the marine food chain.
The audio-visual and shark dissection is presenter at the following times :
Tuesday 9h00 & 14h00
Wednesday 9h00 & 14h00
Thursday 9h00 & 14h00
No shows on recognised public holidays.
Watch a shark dissection and see the internal anatomy of one of the ocean's most awesome predators.
Visit the display hall and view the large variety of lifelike replicas of sharks, fish and rays, including that of a 892kg Great White Shark.
Browse in the Curio Shop where a treasure chest of unusual and stylish gift, including hand crafts, T-shirts, leather goods, jewellery and other ornaments, awaits you.
The Curio Shop and Display Hall are open to the public from 08h00 to 16h00 Monday - Friday and Sunday 13h00 to 16h00
Look out for dolphins and whales on these early morning boat trips on a Sharks Board skiboat and observe first hand how the meshing crews go about their servicing of the shark nets off Durban's Golden Mile. Experience and enjoy the sights of Durban as you travel through the harbour and out to sea into the rising sun.
uShaka Marine World
Ushaka Marine World offers a world of entertainment. This aqua-marine park has a world-class aquarium, a water theme slide park, village walk, private beach and lots of restaurants and shops. For more information click on the picture above to look at their website!
Sibaya CasinoSibaya Casino is only 20 minutes drive away North of Umhlanga. They offer gaming, live entertainment, conferencing, accommodation and food. There is also a cultural village.
Tel: (031)580 5000
You won't believe your luck!
Suncoast CasinoSuncoast Casino and Entertainment World is situated along the beachfront in Durban and offers not only gaming, gambling and Restaurants but also access to one of Durban's cleanest beaches.
Nature and Amusement Parks
CROCODILE CREEKOpen 9h30 -17h00
Tours 10h30 / 11h30 / 12h30 / 14h30 / 15h30
Feeding 11h00 / 15h00
Curio Shop - Coffee Shop - Crocodile Dishes - Bush trails
Tel: 082 920 0730
CROC VALLEYOpen Tues - Sun : 9h00 - 17h00
Feeding on Sundays at 15h00
Crocs - Ostrich - Snakes - Arts & Crafts - Bird watching
Picnic and Braai - Bush walks - Tea Garden
Tel: (039) 976 1103
UMGENI RIVER BIRD PARK
Open 9h00 - 17h00
Bird Shows at 11h00 and 14h00 Tues - Sun
Teagarden serves light meals
Tel: 031 579 4600
Horse Trails and Horseback Riding
Giba Gorge Horse TrailsADDRESS: Swallow Farm, Giba Gorge
TEL: 082 6233 783 (Cheri) 082 448 3130 (Nic)
Giba Gorge Horse Trails Horseback Riding
Quiet time by the streams and waterfalls and exploring the valleys rich fauna and flora, streams and waterfalls.
A vailable rides: Morning, Day, Sunset, Night and destination rides, and Lessons.
Magical pony walks for the kids ,
WE CATER FOR ALL LEVEL'S OF RIDING SKILLS. Open 6 days a week, all rides are guided.
12 Sew Drive, Verulam 4339.
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