“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!
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.
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!
High G&T at Old Town Italy
Let the good times be”GIN” with Old Town Italy & Malfy Gin, presenting you with the ultimate High G&T experience at all their stores the second Sunday of every month.
Ladies, this is an afternoon for you & the girls, by celebrating your bachelorette, kitchen tea, birthday or any special occasion! 🎀
Get ready to be taken on a G&T journey. Enjoy a complimentary Malfy Gin & Tonic and enjoy their selection of High Tea Treats for your friends to share.
Old Town Italy have a lineup of soulful live entertainment at each store that will keep you grooving into the evening 🎷
R245 per person 💕
To enquire, see information below:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 031 566 5008
SOUTH AFRICA’S FRIENDLIEST FESTIVAL RETURNS!
SPLASHY FEN IS SET TO WELCOME 3000 FANS AFTER A 2 YEAR BREAK.
3 000 eager fans can let out a sigh of relief, as the promise of another beautiful Splashy Fen Music Festival is confirmed by event organisers, Impi Concept Events. Finally, something to look forward to, Easter 2022 is set to be one to remember as the Splashy Fen Farm in Underberg, KZN is once again transformed into a magical music festival for those who have been missing out not only on the festival’s traditional music, arts, crafts and lifestyle festivities, but a sense of freedom and normality.
Tell your friends, gather your families, mark your calendars and get ready to secure your limited #splashy2022 ticket to what will truly be the best, most anticipated, Splashy Fen Music Festival ever. South Africa’s longest-running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 14th of April to Monday the 18th of April 2022, and tickets, which are limited to 3000, will open on Wednesday the 6th of October.
All ticket holders from the cancelled 2020 festival will have first dibs on purchasing tickets for next year’s event. These 2020 ‘ticket holders’ will be sent an exclusive clickable link via email, which gives them access to buy the same amount of tickets as they had in 2020 at the discounted Otter Club ticket price. There will be a 2 week period in which to purchase these discounted tickets, thereafter, general and normal priced ticket sales will open to the public. Those who became a #splashyhero back in 2020 when they donated a portion of their 2020 ticket to the festival, will be eligible for the promised 20% discount – which will be applied to the Otter Club ticket price.
The year 2020 would have been Splashy Fen Music Festivals’ 31st edition. It would have been 4 days of music, merriment, and time away from the hustle and bustle of city life for fans looking for a fun, safe, inclusive home away from home in one of the most beautiful parts of our country. But the year 2020 was a non-event for the music industry, and the world at large, as festivals across the globe were shut down due to the global pandemic that was, and is, Covid-19.
“It seems like a lifetime ago when we made the announcement to cancel our 2020 edition festival,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “Collectively, with our fans, we were devastated, but the choice was not ours to make. None of us had any idea just what we were up against, how long we would be away for, and what the music scene would look like when we eventually returned. For months we have waited patiently for the green light from authorities and for the infection rate to drop. We have also watched, longingly, as international festivals have taken the lead with a number of entry regulations that allow hundreds of thousands of fans to return to packed stadiums to enjoy live music and entertainment again – something that we are determined to be able to offer to both our South African fans and musicians; as we continue to champion the local entertainment industry that has been hit so hard with the shutdown of events and festivals.”
The Splashy Fen website – www.splashyfen.co.za – has been updated with all the important information that fans need to navigate the latest ticket options. In keeping with the festival’s ethos of transparency and integrity, event organisers have done everything they can to ensure no risk to ticket holders, and fans are therefore guaranteed a 100% refund on their ticket, should the festival be cancelled due to COVID lockdown regulations. At this stage, no day visitors will be allowed to the 2022 festival.
“We are sure our fans will have many questions regarding the 2022 festival,” says Festival Creative Director Andrew van Rensburg. “Our website should be able to address all of these queries, including what we envisage will be the COVID regulations at Splashy Fen 2022. It has been great watching the European Festival season operating with full capacity crowds and we cannot wait to get back out there and deliver a world-class experience once again. It has been a tough 2 years, in which we have all been taught to stay away from each other and disengage, and we hope to get everyone back sharing, laughing, and smiling together again. Now more than ever, we need it.”
Summary of pricing options:
Otter Club Ticket R1050** Available 6th Oct – 20th Oct
20% Discount R840
Early Bird Ticket R1300* Available 21st Oct. Limited to 1000 tickets
General Festival Ticket R1450*
Kids 4-12 R450*
Kids U4 R50*
Early Camping R180* Limited to 500 passes
Family Camping R180* Limited space: 1st come, 1st serve
Reserved River Camping R1200* Limited to 80 sites. 4 adults per site
Powered Campsite R2000* Limited to 50 sites. 4 adults per site
* Excludes bank charges (4%). All tickets are fully refundable on the ticket price (not the bank charges) should the event be cancelled due to COVID regulations. Should a ticket holder test positive for COVID-19 and be unable to attend, the normal refund policy will apply.
** R840 (excluding booking fee) for 2020 ticket holders
TAPAS OYSTER BOX STYLE
With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.
With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.
Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.
Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.
The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.
Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail email@example.com
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