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Natal Shark Board

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Well worth a visit

Visited during Christmas holiday in Durban. Audio-visual display on what the Sharks Board does... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
679greigr
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Morning visit

It was a rainy day and we thought of doing something til the sun came out. Great... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Drdmwolf
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London
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4 Umhlanga Rocks off the M, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The intention of the visit to the Sharks Board was supposed to be an educational experience for the young member of the family but it turned out to be an educational experience for me. The greeting at the reception was indifferent, with a cursory wave...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during Christmas holiday in Durban. Audio-visual display on what the Sharks Board does followed by shark dissection. Very interesting indeed. Also good educational display on sharks. Picked up some cool souvenirs too. Best to check what days they have dissections on and plan your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 679greigr
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The natal Sharks board murder sharks all to protect beach goers do. not support them our white shark population is at an all time low and is facing extinction the nets need to go

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank ivanhoeseasafaris
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We didn’t do the shark digestion show, we only looked in the small museum. The museum provides lots of information and was under some construction ( just a couple of new exhibits). It is completely free to look at the museum though I am not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank XxTheTravelDiaryxX
Reviewed 8 May 2018

You can visit this place as a group or individual in the form of educational tour, you will learn everything that you need to know about the life of sharks, you will learn how do they mate, how do they survive in the sea and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Highly informative and super interesting. This board have successfully thwarted shark attacks from the Durban beach bathers for decades, by using their skillful shark net application

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mandy g
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy day and we thought of doing something til the sun came out. Great museum. Unfortunately we went on a Friday which meant there was no shark dissection which we really wanted to see. Dissections are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Worthy cause though...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Drdmwolf
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Sharks Board is the best shark information center I've seen (and I've been to more than a few worldwide). While they tend to feature South African sharks, the displays and information apply anywhere and there's nothing lacking - by the time you've walked through...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alec P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

What an jawesome experience. A great outing for kids and adults alike. Sharks are an amazing part of the ecosystem and must be respected. The Sharks Board are doing an excellent job of keeping shark-human interaction minimal and testament to that is that there hasn't...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank daouda260
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a world leading research facility that on certain days is open to the public. However it should be remembered that essentially The KZN Sharks Board is a working marine research facility that specializes in shark research and the safety of the marine ecology....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter R
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