Tourists and scholars can enjoy a dynamic audio visual presentation that has a powerful combination of aerials, slow pans, tight close-ups and superb imagery. Walk through the Shark Museum which is home to a variety of life-like replicas of sharks, including a 892kg Great White Shark as well as other marine animals.

The KZN Sharks Board is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against sharks while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa.

In summary the KZN Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence:

  • Protects bathers against shark attacks
  • Conducts biological research on sharks
  • Educates the public about the activities of the KZN Sharks Board
  • Informs the public about the role of sharks in the marine environment
  • Contributes immensely towards beach tourism in KwaZulu-Natal

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1a Herrwood Drive Umhlanga KwaZulu-Natal South Africa


031 566 0400