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Durban - An Ocean Safari

Speed Machine
Speed Machine Credits: www.oceanventures.co.za

This Ocean Safari trip starts with a unique and thrilling surf launch aboard our specially designed Rigid Inflatable Boat. Later you will have opportunistic viewing of marine life, sometimes including whales, dolphins, turtles & seabirds. If you are really fortunate; our Hydro-phonic equipment may even pick-up the whale and dolphin calls.

Informative commentary from our experienced skipper is provided, as you enjoy this truly memorable eco-experience along the North Durban, KwaZulu-Natal coastline.

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Durban - Go to sea and service shark nets

The Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board offers daily trips out to sea leaving at around 6.30am. On weekdays the boat is alongside others from KZN Sharks Board as they service shark nets in the early morning.These early morning trips are on a small boat so please read the advice carefully.

Experience and enjoy the sights of Durban as you travel through the harbour and out to sea into the rising sun. These trips are run seven days a week, and on weekdays one can see the shark nets being

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Durban - Dissect a Shark

Dissect A Shark
Dissect A Shark Credits: www.shark.co.za
The Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board, which is the only organisation of it's kind, worldwide, welcomes and encourages visits by members of the public to its complex in Umhlanga Rocks.

One of the events, held at 09:00 and 14:00 on Tuesdays to Thursdays is a 25 minute audio-visual presentation on the day to day work done by the Kwa Zulu Natal Sharks Board as well as on the important role sharks and other animals play in the marine ecosystem.

This is followed by a 20 minute dissection of a shark which provides the unique opportunity to see (and smell!!) the internal machinery of one

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Durban - Go Ice Skating

While in Durban why not spend a few hours at the Durban Ice Rink at 81 Somtseu Road.
Ice skating, whether for pleasure or in serious competition is very exhilarating, lots of fun and definitely not cold, unless of course you spend more time flat on the ice than you do upright! 
Ice Skating at Durban Ice Rink is inexpensive and everybody can join in.
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Durban - Tandem Sky Diving

Tandem Sky Diving
Tandem Sky Diving Credits: www.skydive-tandem.co.za
The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn't it be? - it is the same the angels breathe - so said Mark Twain in "Roughing It". You can also be up there if you go tandem skydiving.

 It's a lot less effort than going for full time instruction to go solo skydiving and the thrill is just as sublime.

You jump from 9500 feet (that's around 3km up) and plummet earthwards in a huge adrenalin rush until your experienced guide opens the chute and you drift through the heavens back to

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4 X 4 Trails near Calvinia and Sutherland

Theres a woman behind the wheel
Theres a woman behind the wheel Credits: Catherine Andrew
There are several interesting 4 X 4 Trails in the Calvinia/Sutherland Area.

For details on availability, rates and gradings please call the relevant numbers

Agterkop 4X4             Deon Heyns          027 - 341 2344 / 084 513 3522

Kliphuiskloof 4X4        Elandsvlei             027 - 341 2326 / 083 303 5263

Klipwerf 4X4               Welbedag            027 - 314 2152 / 083 323 9033

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Get Lost in a maze - Mouille Point Cape Town

Serendipity Maze
Serendipity Maze Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Boredom has struck, the TV games, finally, have lost their excitement. The music on ipod is boring and there's nothing to say on mixit.

Solution – an afternoon out playing putt putt and a little bit of "mazeing" at the Serendipity Maze in Mouille Point.

Serendipity Maze was founded over 20 year years ago by the owner and current operator – one Jonathan. There are 1400 hedge plants in the maze

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Cape Town Jazz Fesitval - April 2010

Cape Town Jazz Fesitval - April 2010
Credits: www.the-aldgate.com
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a month away and things are hotting up. The Organisers have recently announced that they have secured over forty top performers including George Benson and world renowned saxophonist Charles LLoyd.

The festival will also be re-running "Gigs for Kids" which is aimed at little ones from 3years to 10 years. they get to know all about the various instruments as they dance away to the sound of some of the top Jazz artists in Southern Africa.

You can get your tickets online at the official website.
Remember the dates – 3rd and 4th April 2010
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Go Quadbiking at Sundays River Mouth

Quadbiking Sundays River
Quadbiking Sundays River Credits: www.quad-bikes.co.za

Just 8km north of Sundays River Mouth and Colchester on the East Coast of South Africa, and approximately halfway between Cape Town and Durban you can experience the thrill of some spectacular quad biking routes at Sundays River Mouth.

Sundays River Quad Bike Adventures run guided tours with an experienced rider guide on 2 seater auto 300cc machines. You can also use your own bike at a fee. The tracks used follow a natural rift valley that leads up onto a plateau from where the Indian Ocean can be viewed.

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Visit Iona Wine Estate In the Kogelberg

Scenic View from Iona
Scenic View from Iona Credits: www.iona.co.za

Not far from Grabou, Somerset West and Hermanus, and high up in the Kogelberg Mountains in a magnificent setting is the Iona Wine Estate. Because the average temperatures are so much lower at Iona, their grapes take a lot longer to ripen. As a result their wines are just a little more intense, a little more exceptional.

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