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Travel Hints for Umhlanga

Natal Sharks Board
The public shark diissections take place on tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays at 9 am and 2 pm and on sundays at 2 pm in the Visitors' Centre of the Natal Sharks Board, 1a Herrwood Drive, Umhlanga (sign-posted). They are preceded by an informative bigscreen multimedia show on the life and behaviour of sharks.

Also offered are 2-hourly boat trips to the shark nets. They start at Wilson's Wharf in Durban and include an inspection of the nets offshore the Golden Mile, whereby sightings of dolphins and whales can be expected. Preregistration required. Contact: Tel: +27 (0)31 5660400. Fax: 0)31 5660499.

SibayaSibaya Casino
This new "Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom" lies north of Umhlanga. In the huge gambling complex, part of Sun International chain - more than 900 one-armed bandits are waiting for you. It includes conference facilities, restaurants and bars. Tel 0800 006008.

Croc Valley Nature Reserve
Close to Salt Rock / Umhlali lies - amidst of a swamp forest - a private crocodle farm. Here live more than 100 Nile crocodiles and many snakes. There is also a teagarden and a curio shop. Tel 032 5255374.

Umhlanga Accommodation

8 Royal Palm B&B
Quiet position with sea views; en-suite bedrooms with TV; free Internet; pool, garden. Tel ++27-(0)31 5611369. eMail

Sylvan Grove Guesthouse
Homely house with tropical garden; en-suite bedrooms with aircon, telephone, TV; pool. Tel ++27-(0)31 5615137. eMail

Umdloti Accommodation

The Dune Guest House
On the Umdloti Dune; beautiful views; stylish rooms with aircon and DSTV; large garden. Tel ++27-(0)31 5682089. eMail

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