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KWAZULU-NATAL SHARKS BOARD - KwaZulu Natal: Dolphin Coast, Umhlanga Rocks

     Activities: Sailing & Boat Cruises, Weird & Wayout TeamBuildingFamily FriendlyWeb SiteContact KWAZULU-NATAL SHARKS BOARD

1a Herrwood Drive Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal
Tel: 031 566 0400
Cell: 082 403 9206
Fax: 031 566 0499

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South: 29° 43" 26'
East: 31° 4" 23'
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Cost R250 per person per seat, irrespective of age.
Regret NO under 6 Yrs of ages are permitted on the early morning boat trips due to duration of trip being 2 hours.
Booking for the boat cruise trips is essential, so book here today, simply scroll down and complete the enquiry form.
There is an organisation situated in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal that is unique in the world and that is the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board.

Established in 1964 to provide shark attack prevention measures for beach users, the KZNSB  proudly performs this duty on a daily basis at popular bathing beaches from Richards Bay to Port Edward.  Launching their boats at dawn, highly trained and experienced teams negotiate a sometimes volatile surf zone to reach their installations and begin the task of checking each net for entangled marine life, ensuring all is in order before the onset of beach users.
: <br>View towards Durban
View towards Durban
: <br>In the surf
In the surf
Although shark attack can spell economic disaster for the local hotels, resorts and businesses dependent upon the holidaymakers, it is necessary to put the threat of  shark attack into perspective.  The sharks mostly pose little or no threat to humans who enter the sea, however, there are certain factors and conditions which can play a role in increasing the possibility of an encounter.

You can stay safe by following these simple do’s and don’ts:
Do always swim at beaches offering the protection of shark nets.

Do  obey instructions from the lifeguards

Do remember Alcohol and swimming don’t mix.

Don’t swim at dawn and dusk when sharks are more active and come inshore to feed.

Don’t swim in a dirty water or in a river mouth.

Don’t swim with an open wound as sharks can detect blood in the water.

Don’t ever swim alone. 

: <br>Daily action at sea
Daily action at sea
: <br>Interesting and informative for groups
Interesting and informative for groups
While its key focus is protecting humans from shark attack, the Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board actively promotes the conservation of all marine life and has built up a worthy reputation of ecological conscientiousness.  Net reduction together with the policy of tagging and releasing all live specimens has resulted in a significant drop in fatalities.

The Kwazulu-Natal Sharks Board presents public awareness programmes :  An audio-visual presentation and shark dissection can be seen on Tuesdays to Thursdays at 09h00 and 14h00, and Sundays at 14h00.  Browse the exhibition area and curio shop.  Costs: Adult R25 and Children\Pensioners R12.

For the more adventurous, an early morning boat cruise to see not only the shark nets being cleared off Durban’s Golden Mile, but the opportunistic viewing of marine animals and seabirds as well.     
: <br>Dissecting a shark
Dissecting a shark
: <br>Get unusual curios and souvenirs here
Get unusual curios and souvenirs here


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