uShaka Marine World (Sea World) features the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere. This breathtaking Phantom Ship themed Aquarium has underground viewing galleries extending 500 meters through a series of four superbly designed old ship wrecks.
Sea World boasts an impressive Dolphin Stadium, seating over 1 200 spectators. An entertaining, educational dolphin show is part of this unforgettable marine experience.
A fun filled afternoon at uShaka’s Wet and Wild water park can satisfy from the extreme adrenalin seekers to the more sedentary. This fun fresh water world of slides include: The Body Tornado; Mamba Tunnel Slide; Squid: mini super tube; Cuda: super tube; Zoom Zoom: multi lane racer; Torpedo: kamikaze speed slide; Plunge: free fall slide; The Drop Zone (the rush); Jika Jika (family rafter); Toti Splash (kiddies slide); Fast River Ride (pre-adventure); Dizzy Duzi (adventure ride) or laze around the various pools.
At the the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa, tourists and learners are educated with dynamic audio-visual shows and shark dissections. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by this organization. They also conduct research into the sharks and other animals caught in the shark safety gear. This has already produced vital insight into shark behaviour, feeding and breeding.
Kwa-Zulu Natal’s naval history is showcased through photographs and notable displays at the Natal Maritime Museum at the Durban Waterfront. There are three ships on display and learners are allowed to explore these vessels: The Ulundi , a 75-year old vessel with a coal-fired engine, is the oldest of the three; the JR More, an oil-burning engine which is 38 years old and was not only used as a tugboat at the harbour but was also used in the salvage operations in the open seas, and though not that old, the SAS Durban, the largest ship on display is a 42 year old minesweeper.
Learning through a scenic, guided boat ride in the Durban Harbour, the biggest and busiest port in Africa, makes learning fun. The boat ride tours are especially educational for learners as the boat takes them to points of interest and shows them the route through which ships enter the harbour, discharge cargo and exit again. Get up close to the enormous ships, loading and unloading.
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site with its impressive sculpture where 50 rods of steel create something of an optical illusion, is a must-see for anyone travelling along the Midlands Meander. Visiting this site is possible for schools traveling through Howick to KwaZulu-Natal by bus. This is where we commemorate history of where Mr Mandela was waved down by the police on a quiet country road when posing as a chauffeur and arrested on 5 August 1962, resulting in the Rivonia Treason Trial and he being sentenced to spend 27 years in prison.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.