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uShaka Marine World a World of its own



“Unlimited Fun” is the motto at uShaka Marine World, and there isn’t a more accurate and true statement to describe the fun park which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in our beautiful city of Durban.

I was lucky enough to be taken on an adventure for the day, to explore the park and all that it has to offer and now, I get to share all that uShaka has to offer… with YOU!

Dangerous Creatures (and some creepy crawlies)

Upon entering the Village Walk, we found some very alluring Dangerous Creatures on exhibit for the whole family. If you are wanting to pay the exhibit a visit you can be sure to see some exciting reptilians, including but not limited to the Black Throated Monitors (A.k.a The Dragons), Dart Frogs, Tarantulas and the venomous False Water Cobra! If you enjoy creepy crawlies, then this exhibit is for you and best thing, they are open ALL YEAR ROUND!

Sea World 

Set inside an old ship wreck on its very own island, Sea World is home to a variety of beautiful and interesting underwater creatures.

It is here you can go to a live Dolphin, Penguin / Seal show (daily)…the shows are fun and aimed at educating the public and as always, a strong message of conservation is conveyed in a way that is understood by all ages. The beautifully manicured gardens and pathways lead you around different pools and areas to explore.

If you have a love of dolphins or just curious how sharks interact, then you definitely have to make a plan to visit and try one of the Sea Animal Encounters – surely a once in a lifetime experience – from the Xpanda Shark Dive (for the BRAVER humans beings out there) to a Dolphin Encounter, live feeds, snorkeling and the Ocean Walker – you may just need more than one day here to do everything your heart desires!

For show times, click here.

uShaka Dolphin Encounter

uShaka Dolphin Encounter

Wet ‘n Wild Water Park

Wet ‘n Wild caters for all, from families coming to relax for the day to the adrenaline junkies out there! It boasts the highest slide in Africa, which is an 18m drop, and will certainly get your adrenaline pumping and your heart racing! There is also the Body Tornado, the Mamba Tunnel Slide, as well as the Supertubes and much more for all to enjoy. Kids can enjoy splashing around in a designated kiddies pool, while the adults who need some ‘RNR’ can relax and unwind in the adult pool (yes please!)

If you are visiting uShaka Marine World for the first time, or are a regular, you can be assured you will have a good time, go home happy and have learnt something new. No matter which experience you choose you can be sure it will be educational, interactive and fun.

Current combo ticket pricing (below) is valid until the 14th Jan 2018, so get in on the deals before they end! 

uShaka Marine World Combos

uShaka Marine World Combos

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Diarise these upcoming Old Town Italy events



Don’t miss out on Old Town Italy’s upcoming events:

Pizza Making Class

We’re happy to let you know that Old Town Italy will be hosting regular Pizza Making Classes from Thursday, 17 June! 🍕
Old Town Italy brings you an evening filled with Antipasto’s, their house wine and an experience to create your own masterpiece with their esteemed chefs, for R325 per person🥂

🇮🇹 Book at Umhlanga between 5pm – 8pm. | 031 566 5008

Upcoming Classes:
15 July
19 August


24 June – La Dolce Vino

Join Old Town Italy for yet another incredible wine & dinner pairing, hosted at their Old Town Italy stores alongside Steenberg Wine Farm 🍷

Bring your Amico’s along and prepare to be taken on a wine journey, exploring 5 wines of which Steenberg has carefully selected to offer from their range of wines, paired with an exciting menu, curated by their in-house chef.

Allow the live entertainment to ease you into an evening filled with famiglia, fun & festivity 🎷
The evening begins promptly at 6pm on Thursday, 24 June

See the Menu below;

🥂 Welcome Drink
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 La Minestra
Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper La Minestra
Served with Parmesan Grissini
🍷 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 Antipasti Board
A Selection of Imported Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats.
Served with Traditional Sides
🍷 Steenberg Nebbiolo

🍴 Fesa di Agnello
Grilled Lamb Rump
Served with Cauliflower, Baby Peas & Marrow Ribbon Salad
Finished off with Mint Gremolata
🍷 Steenberg Merlot

🍴 Dolce
Classic Tiramisu.
Served with Wild Strawberry, Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Compote.
🍷 Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential.
Make your booking at your favourite store below: | 031 566 5008


3 July – Cake & Prosecco

Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at their adored Old Town Italy stores.

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco.

This class is R750 per person & includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

Upcoming dates & themes:
3 July – Naked Cake w/ Rice Paper Flower
7 Aug – Buttercream Flower

Bookings can be made below:
Umhlanga | 031 566 5008


9 July – Pasta Making Class

Enjoy a Pasta Making Class at Old Town Italy  Umhanga from 6pm for just R325 per person.
Grab your wine-loving partner and come join for a fun and pasta-filled evening.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a light antipasto to warm the appetite as well as a bottle of wine to share during the class. Next, their head chef will teach you how to cook like an Italian and finally, prepare your homemade creation for you to enjoy in-store!

Seats are limited to 12 pax and booking is essential:
Here’s our calendar for the rest of 2021:
9 July | Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
13 August | Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
10 September | Cavatelli Pasta
8 October | Sacchetti Pasta
12 November | Manicotti Pasta
10 December | Fusili al Ferretto

Bookings can be made below: / 031 566 5008

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The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience




The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience is supported by Hall & Bramley is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. Bringing you the best Gins and Mixers with Live Artists performing to keep you entertained.

Tickets include entry in to the event as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass.

Saturday 8 May 2021
Gates open at 12:00
Event ends at 18:00

Northwood Crusaders.
The perfect setting for a Saturday sundowner in the picturesque lawns.

Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird – R160
General Admission – R180
Add a picnic hamper for R150

Tickets available at Webtickets:

This event is strictly over 18 – leave the kids at home
No own food or drink is permitted in to the venue
No weapons, drugs or illegal substances are permitted in to the venue
There will be cash and card facilities at the Cash Loading station
Don’t drink and drive – Arrive aliveCovid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don’t forget your face masks and personal sanitiser.

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La Dolce Vino – Old Town Italy Umhlanga




We are excited to announce that Old Town Italy’s La Dolce Vino evening will be happening every last Thursday of every month!

  • R425 per person
  • Start time: 6pm
  • Live entertainment
  • Last Thursday of every month

Why not indulge in Old Town Italy’s 4-course authentic Italian dinner menu, carefully paired with immaculate wines from the renowned Buitenverwachting wine farm, nestled in Constantia? 🍷

From 6pm you can be prepared to be taken on a culinary journey, with live entertainment to keep you entertained throughout the evening 🎶

View their delicious menu below:
Black Garlic Grissini,
Topped with Al Pomodoro
🍷Buitenverwachting Rosé

A Selection of Imported Italian Cured Meat, Cheeses and Preserves
🍷Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc

Hand-Made Short Rib Tortelloni
Braised in Sangiovese And Napolitana Sauce with Gremolata
🍷Buitenverwachting Meifort

Dark Chocolate Gelato Served with Millionaires Crumble
🍷Buitenverwachting Little Richard
Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential:
Phone: 031 566 5008
Online booking:


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