KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board

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An integral part of protecting the vibrant tourism industry, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board has been protecting popular KZN beaches from shark incidents for over 40 years. KZNSB boats launch each morning to patrol the coast and clear the shark safety gear of any catches.

At least once a month each net is rotated ensuring that every net in the installation is removed and repaired before being placed back in the water. Marine growth as well as wear and tear can cause damage to the nets and it is only through the regular maintenance of equipment that an efficient and cost-effective service can be delivered to the local authorities.

The public are given a unique opportunity of being able to view firsthand the servicing of the nets off Durban’s Golden Mile from the KZNSB Tour Boat. These two hour trips leave Wilson’s Wharf at 06:30. After witnessing the meshing operations, there is the chance of opportunistic viewing of wildlife including seabirds. Trips are weather and sea conditions permitting. Bookings are essential – call 082 403 9206. Cost – R250 per person (as at August 2010).

The boat trip can be followed up by an excursion to the KZNSB Headquarters in Umhlanga at 1a Herrwood Drive. An audio-visual presentation is followed by a fascinating shark dissection on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 09:00 and 14:00. Sunday afternoon dissections take place at 14:00. Cost – adults R35, children or pensioners R20 (as at August 2010).

+27 (0) 31 566 0400

Tips for your safety at the beach from KZNSB:
Swim at protected beaches
Obey the lifeguards on duty
Avoid swimming in dirty water (river in flood)
Avoid swimming at night (between dusk and dawn)
Avoid swimming alone
Remember: Alcohol and seawater make a lethal cocktail – to be avoided at all times.


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Wow! - I was at Sharks Board with a friend last year and 'wow' is what I have to say. It's beautiful, clean, well organized and the staff is friendly. I was lucky to have disected a shark with a guy called Steve and enjoyed every moment, it's a pity that you guys don't take volunteers cause I would have loved to work with your team. I'm studying marine biology by the way!

Nqobile Hlophe
South Africa

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Nqobile Hlophe - 29 March 2011