KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence

A global leader in bather protection against shark-related incidents

KwaZulu-Natal’s coastline in South Africa has 37 beaches with exclusive bather safety gear, managed by the KwaZulu Natal Sharks Board

Sharks Board Maritime Centre

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The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark 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.

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First lite this morning Sharks Board's meshing team from Glenmore reported a strong smell of sardines and shortly afterwards reported that there were at least 3 000 common dolphin off the lighthouse at Port Edward. There were thousands of gannets raining from the sky and humpback whales breaching in the background.

This activity has now made its way through to Ramsgate, stretching southward to Port Edward.

This is the “Greatest Shoal on Earth” that is now in our KZN Waters. The views are spectacular and this is the moment in time that you want to be out there viewing the “sardine run”

Bathing has been banned from Port Edward through to Umtentweni.
Bathing is open at:
South Port
Sunwich Port
Banana beach
Umzumbe
Hibberdene
Karridene
Winklespruit
Warner Beach
Amanzimtoti main beach

Credit to Jay Steenkamp for beautiful pictures below.
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First lite this morning Sharks Boards meshing team from Glenmore reported a strong smell of sardines and shortly afterwards reported that there were at least 3 000 common dolphin off the lighthouse at Port Edward. There were thousands of  gannets raining from the sky and humpback whales breaching in the background.
This activity has now made its way through to Ramsgate, stretching southward to Port Edward.
This is the “Greatest Shoal on Earth” that is now in our KZN Waters. The views are spectacular and this is the moment in time that you want to be out there viewing the “sardine run”
Bathing has been banned from Port Edward through to Umtentweni.
Bathing is open at:
South Port
Sunwich Port
Banana beach
Umzumbe
Hibberdene
Karridene
Winklespruit
Warner Beach 
Amanzimtoti main beach
Credit to Jay Steenkamp for beautiful pictures below.Image attachment
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book Boat Tours

Be part of the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence exciting early morning Boat Tour, where you get to see the staff from Operations Department actually servicing the shark safety gear off Durban’s Golden Mile beaches. Experience and enjoy the sights of Durban which includes the beautiful Moses Mabida Stadium as you travel through the harbour and out to sea into the rising sun.

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Shark Dissections

Tourists and scholars alike can enjoy a dynamic audio visual presentation that has a powerful combination of aerials, slow pans, tight close-ups and superb imagery. Although the 26 minute presentation is designed to entertain, it is also educational, providing information on subjects such as the sensory biology of sharks and their role as top predators in the marine environment.  The show is followed by a shark dissection where you can see the internal anatomy of one of the ocean’s most feared predators. (A minimum of 15 people required for a shark dissection show to take place, please contact the office to confirm bookings).

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