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Photo Competition: Win with the Durban Boat and Lifestyle Show

Calling all Photographers, iPhoneographers, Phoneographers, Amateurs and Hobbyists!  The Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show wants to give YOU something truly special!

Durban Boat Show 2016

Durban’s marina and yacht mole are a proud jewel in the landscape of the city, and The Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show wants to showcase that beauty, and the talent of our many photographers, whilst rewarding you for your dedication to making boating look so good!

Over the next two weeks, submissions will be open – we want you to submit your best “Boating” or “Marina” pic in Durban (it doesn’t have to be recent – so dust off a favourite from your archives!) for a chance to win.

Durban Boat Show

The Prize:

The top three entries will each win;

  • 1 Double Ticket to the Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show (24th-26th June)
  • 1 Double Ticket for uShaka Marine World & Wet ‘n Wild
  • The top three entries will also be featured online with 5 Star Durban


How To Enter:

  • Like “Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show” on Facebook (Click HERE)
  • Post your images on Facebook and @mention their page “Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show” in the post, or use the hashtag (#durbanboatshow)
  • Remember to make sure the image is “public” (for us to see it)


Competition closes 21st June.  Winners will be selected by a team of judges from 5 Star Durban and the Durban Boat Show organisers.  Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  Prizes are not transferable.

About uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is a water wonder world perched on the southern end of Durban’s iconic Golden Mile.

As Africa’s largest marine theme park, this is a unique combination of fun in the sun and marine conservation. A trip to uShaka Marine World means having a splashingly good time beside the sea whilst also experiencing the beauty of our ocean first hand and understanding just how important it is to conserve this precious natural resource.

uShaka is home to the fifth largest aquarium in the world. Known as Sea World, this is anchored by the majestic “Phantom Ship,” an old 1920’s Cargo Ship that is said to have been wrecked on the Sea World Island. Stroll through underground viewing galleries extending through the ship wreck that provide a fascinating insight into the secret lives of more than 300 species of marine life and 10 000 sea creatures

Experience non-stop entertainment for all – from the thrills of adrenaline pumping slides at Wet ‘n Wild Slip and slide into excitement with thrilling water slides – including Africa’s highest water slide to that of uShaka Kids World, a kiddies seaside play paradise that is home to one of Africa’s largest jungle gyms with netted mazes, tunnels, stairways, link bridges and swings. Designed especially for youngsters between the ages of 2 and 12, it is jam packed with activities and interactive play areas including the giant Crabby Beach sandpit, a show time stage area known as Cast-Aways and even the new Mangwanani African Kids Spa. 

Young and old alike can meet Delia the Dolphin, Slippy the Seal, Rusty the Penguin and Raggy the Shark as they “strut their stuff” through the park over weekends.

uShaka Marine World’s Sea Animal Encounters Island is a legendary marine adventure. Touch and feed a dolphin or a huge ray, hug and take a photo with a loveable seal, get close to majestic yet mysterious sharks during a shark cage experience or take a walk on the wet side as you work your way along the ocean floor as an Ocean Walker, watching huge fish and rays swim by. What’s more, there’s also an opportunity to snorkel amongst a number of brightly colourful fish and reef sharks at the Snorkel Lagoon.

uShaka is known for its amazing dolphin shows at the Dolphin Stadium. This includes world famous star Gambit, the largest bottlenose dolphin in any oceanarium in the world.

Also on the checklist of things to do at uShaka include the ultimate creepy crawly adventure –  a visit to Dangerous Creatures. Here you are granted a chance to get up close and personal with things that are slimy, scaly and creepy, including poisonous snakes such as the king cobra, black mamba and Gaboon adder, crocodiles, poison dart frogs, tarantulas, tree vipers as well as a few surprises. These exotic creatures are said to have been saved from a shipwreck and call this exotic “Zanzibar” warehouse their home.

Plus there is also the Chimp & Zee Rope Adventure Park, which consists of a series of rope bridges, obstacle courses, climbing nets, and crossings with the longest continuous belay system in Africa, and offers a bird’s eye view of uShaka. It features two courses which travel over the scenic Sea World and uShaka’s signature phantom ship. These are suitable for youngsters from 12 years to thrill seeking adults. 

Both the Dangerous Creatures warehouse and The Chimp & Zee Rope Adventure ticket and administration office are located in Village Walk – which also offers plenty of beach friendly retail therapy and plenty of yummy treats and meals!

Finally, as the sun sets, kick back and enjoy the rhythms of live music at beachside bar, Wahooz or enjoy the delights of fresh seafood prepared by our master chef at the Cargo Hold.  

For more information go to www.ushakamarineworld.co.za

About The Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show

The Durban Marina will once again play host to the 13th Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show, from Friday, 24 June to Sunday, 26 June. Several marquees will be erected around the Durban Marina area and boats will be moored in the Marina itself, as well as being showcased on the surrounding areas.

The Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show is a 3 day annual lifestyle event that showcases all sorts of weird and wonderful boats from affordable inflatable motor and paddle powered boats to luxurious yachts and catamarans. The show also features exhibitors showcasing the latest fishing, navigational, electronic equipment and much more.

It is an event that has been able to successfully establish itself as a major Durban and KwaZulu-Natal event that attracts thousands of local and domestic guests, and has directly injected millions of rands into the local economy.

“This year we are excited to have the latest from Riviera, Maverick, Mariner/Tui, Jeanneau, Cap Camarat and Knysna Yacht Co on the Show” says Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show organiser, Barry Meehan. “Some of the boats are imported, with the others built locally, mainly down in the Cape”.

The lifestyle section features off-road vehicles and 4×4’s, caravans and outdoor equipment, including some amazing outdoor furniture made from scrapped Arab dhows from Tanzania.  Destinations also feature prominently, from fishing expeditions in Mozambique and Tanzania, as well as safaris to Botswana and around Southern Africa. The ultimate event for outdoor enthusiasts, the show also features a kids’ play area, food stalls, free boat rides for kids, a possible place on a racing yacht during the Simply Sailing Regatta on the Saturday and Sunday, and a whole lot more fun and exciting activities still to be confirmed.

Parking space will be available next to Hakuna Matata Charters, just past the Royal Natal Yacht Club (at the end of the island). “Parking will be at a cost of R5 per vehicle and is a donation that will go towards the National Sea Rescue Institute – a 100% voluntary charity that saves lives on South African waters,” says Barry.

Tickets are R70 for adults and R40 for kids over 12 and senior citizens. Kids under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be available at both entrances of the show. Gates open at 09h30 until 17:00 on Friday the 24 June and Saturday the 25th, and from 09h30 to 16:00 on Sunday the 26th June.

For more information, visit the Boat Show website www.durbanboatshow.co.za or email creative.events@eastcoast.co.za 

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