Celebrate Marine Week at uShaka Marine World

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It’s National Marine Week and what better way to celebrate the oceans and coastal environment than by visiting uShaka Sea World in Durban and enjoying close encounters with over 400 different species of marine creatures.

A one hour tour of the aquarium, starting at 2pm has been specially designed for visitors during National Marine Week.

The informal tour which is aimed at the whole family will take you on a journey of fun and discovery through the aquarium getting to know more about the animals and their unique and often comical characteristics.

The tour is included in the entrance ticket to uShaka Sea World at a cost of R100 only and is valid until Sunday, October 16. For more information call 031 328 8000.

uShaka Marine World celebrates Heritage Month this September

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With Heritage month upon us, uShaka Marine World is aiming to truly embrace the variety of cultures that make up our South African heritage, so visitors to the park can expect only the best in fun and entertainment to suit all who are proud of this beautiful country.

Wahooz on the Promenade will be presenting vibrant South African bands, Afro Divas on Saturday, September 10, No Fly Zone on Sunday, September 11 and The Meditators on Sunday, September 18.

Then, on the heritage weekend, Saturday, September 24, rock band, Warren Brothers, will take to the stage followed by Solomon Willy on Sunday, September 25.

Also on heritage weekend, uShaka Marine World will be featuring their legendary heritage parades at 10.45am and 1.45pm. The line-up includes Zulu dancers, marimba, Sotho dancers, Tswana dancers, Indian dancers, gumboot dancers, while Wet ‘n Wild-goers will also be able to dance to the vibes of DJ Daniel.

For more information contact uShaka Marine World at 031 328 8000.

Aeroplane lands in shark exhibit at uShaka

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Last week, before the park opened to the public, a six seater Beechcraft aeroplane was lowered into the shark exhibit at uShaka Sea World in Durban.

“I was approached by Nick Lincoln, a chicken farmer near Ballito and asked whether I thought we would be able to utilise his aeroplane which had recently been written off after an accident, as a feature at uShaka Marine World. It only took a few seconds to reply, as I knew immediately it would make a wonderful addition to the Aquariums shipwreck theme,” said Tony McEwan, director of uShaka Sea World.

Before being lowered into the exhibit, the aeroplane was stripped of its engine and all peripheral pieces before being sprayed with a protective epoxy coating.

The unique undersea theme of the aquarium is internationally acknowledged as one of the most creative throughout the world.

McEwan said: “We trust that the aeroplane will be an exciting addition to the aquarium’s unique theming and that the fish in the shark exhibit will enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies.”