Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour

Youth Education

(minimum of 12 clients per tour)

Bushward Safaris is all about adventure, great experiences and creating memories that will last forever. On the Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour we go towards the East Coast, leaving the noisy and busy city life behind to show you the awesome and unique African Nature.

The Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour will be during May 2019 in the Durban area, South Africa. This educational, fun and adventure filled tour has been compiled to make sure that the participants will experience and participate in activities that will bring them closer to nature. Not only will they experience great adventures but they will also gain insight knowledge of marine wildlife and marine conservation.

Professional registered service providers host all activities and client safety is always the number one priority. Expect superior knowledge and professionalism from our guides; they are experienced in the Wildlife & Environmental management, Nature conservation and Tourism industries and registered with the Field Guides Association of South Africa and South African Tourism.

Beachfront - Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational tour

Beachfront – Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational tour

Day 1 –Kwazulu-Natal – (B, L, D)

We leave early from Gauteng and head southeast towards Kwazulu-Natal. Arriving mid-afternoon, we’ll have enough time to visit the beach and experience some waves, sand and sun. We will be here for the next 5 nights.

Day 2 & 3 – Marine Conservation and Species identification – (B, L, D)

Nothing makes you feel more alive than getting closer to Nature and we see how we can contribute to help conserve and manage marine life. We gain some knowledge on the basics of marine ecology, animal behaviour, how we could be part of marine conservation and animal protection. We will be snorkeling along one of the reefs for fish identification and taking a boat ride to see how sharks are managed along East Coast of South Africa. Our host will point out various methods used and we’ll hopefully enjoy some shark spotting during our time on the boat. We spend the afternoon along one of the South Coast beaches enjoying the sun and waves. (Special permission from Parents or legal guardian required for some of the activities)

Ushaka Marine World - Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational tour

Ushaka Marine World – Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational tour

Day 4 & 5 – Kwazulu-Natal Coastline and Durban – (B, L, D)

These 2 days are all about awareness. We start our day with a discussion on how we can make a difference even if we’re not in the sea. We also visit the Natal Sharks Board to gain further insight knowledge on how these magnificent species are managed along the coastlines.

Shark spotting - Kwazulu-Natal Marine Education tour

Shark spotting – Kwazulu-Natal Marine Education tour

Day 6 – Ushaka Marine World and beach – (B, L, D)

We get the opportunity to visit the world renowned Ushaka Marine World to build our knowledge about sea birds, various fish species and marine animals. Ushaka also has a water theme park where we can enjoy some splashing fun and enjoy the beach one last time.

Day 7 – Homebound and waterfall- (B, L)

We head inland to go back home after the Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour. Along the way, we will stop at a waterfall and enjoy the views of this magnificent site. We should arrive back in Gauteng late afternoon.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ACTIVITIES DURING THIS TOUR ARE WEATHER PERMITTING

Pick-up points:

Drop-off points:

  • Usually mid- to late afternoon.

Payments:

  • Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational tour cost is: R 13 720 per person. (± €780)
  • 50% (R 6 860) deposit is required to confirm your booking on 28 February 2019
  • The outstanding amount (R 6 860) is required 30 days before departure on 14 April 2019
  • Payments can be done via:
    • EFT (Electronic funds transfer)
      • Make a payment in your local currency into a local bank account in your home country
      • This is the most affordable way to pay
      • Just click on the “Pay Online Now” button below
    • Credit or Debit Card
      • Pay with your credit or debit card via our secure online payment option
      • Card details remain completely secure
      • Payment accepted from VISA and Mastercard
      • R 350 will be charged when paying with credit or debit cards
      • Please enter R 14 070 as the amount to be paid when paying by credit or debit card
      • Just click on the “Pay Online Now” button below

(Please use YOUTHKZN and “YOUR NAME” as payment reference)

Please note that all bank charges and transfer fees are for the clients account. Bushward Safaris requires the full amount of R 13 720 per student. We know that some banks can’t transfer the exact amount with foreign currency transfers. Should this be the case we can make an arrangement that the outstanding balance is paid to Bushward Safaris either on the day of departure in cash or by EFT. Should it be the case that an amount of more than R 13 720 was paid to Bushward Safaris we will refund the student on the day of departure in cash.

Each student will receive an email indicating the amounts paid as indicated on our bank statements. For any enquiries about payments made and to be made you can contact our financial manager, Fanie, on +27 (0) 79 499 9829 or  accounts@bushward.co.za

Included:

  • Transportation for duration of tour
  • Professional registered field guides
  • Toll fees
  • Fuel
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees for client & vehicles
  • First aid kit
  • Activities as indicated on itinerary
  • Tour T-shirt

Excluded:

  • Traveling to and from Pretoria, South Africa before and after the tour
  • Beverages and snacks for duration of tour
  • Gratuities
  • Personal cost of any nature

Packing list for the Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour:

General:

  • Comfortable clothes – it is recommended that your shoulders are not exposed to the sun.
  • Clothes that can get wet when we are on the boat and when we go river rafting
  • Underwear and socks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm clothes – even though it is not as cold as Europe and other parts in the world it can still become quite chilly in the evenings.
  • Toiletry bag
  • Towel
  • Swim suite
  • Personal medication which includes: headache tablets, pain killers, diarrhoea tables and nausea tablets.
  • Mosquito and insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Spending money
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Note book and pen

Electronics:

  • Camera & Battery charger
  • Memory card
  • Spare batteries for camera
  • IPod or MP3 player
  • Electrical adapter – which includes adapters for two prong appliances. Our wall sockets are round, 3 prong, 15 amp units (not square as in the USA). Your plug set should contain a converter so that any equipment you bring along which usually runs on 110volts for example, can be converted to 220 – 240 Volts.
  • Cell phone and charger

Essentials:

  • Small backpack for the day that can hold a jacket, lunch pack and water bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Swim Suite
  • Headlamp and or torch with spare batteries
  • Binoculars – please do not go and buy if you don’t have one

Documents:

  • Passport or ID – for identification purposes (certified copies are accepted)
  • Copy of passport and travel documents
  • Medical aid card or Insurance papers copy

Kwazulu-Natal Marine Educational Tour booking form:

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