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The KZN Sharks Board plays a vital role in protecting and educating the public about the sea and some of the predators that live in it. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline has 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear supplied and maintained by the KZN Sharks Board that also conducts research into the biology of sharks and other animals.

WITH OVER 50 YEARS of experience, the KZN Sharks Board is a world leader in the field of bather protection against sharks. Tourist visits to the Province’s beaches form a significant proportion of international and local tourism. Bather protection against sharks ensures the safety of tourists and supports tourism growth. Key supporting activities include educational outreach and marine tourism programmes to create awareness about safe bathing and the marine environment.

The KZN Sharks Board offers a dynamic audio-visual presentation that is both entertaining and educational, providing information on subjects such as the sensory biology of sharks and their role as top predators in the marine environment. The show is followed by a shark dissection where you can see the internal anatomy of one of the ocean’s most feared predators. (A minimum of 15 people required for a shark dissection show to take place, please contact the office to confirm bookings)

Even more exciting is an early morning Boat Tour, where you get to see the staff from Operations Department servicing the shark safety gear off Durban’s Golden Mile beaches. Experience and enjoy the sights of Durban

which includes the beautiful Moses Mabida Stadium as you travel through the harbour and out to sea into the rising sun. The Boat leaves the harbour at 06h30 and the trip lasts for approximately 2 hours. Trips take place from Monday to Friday.


FEE: R350.00 per person (children under the age of 6 are not permitted) BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Boat tour fee includes complementary ticket to see the educational Audio Visual & Shark Dissection show.

KZN SHARKS BOARD (Show days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, subject to a minimum number of people attending the show).

1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal


031 566 0400