Ocean Ventures

Make the most out of your day at the beach!



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About Us
There’s nothing like the ocean to give you a fresh dose of perspective. Whether you’re an extreme adventurer, a beginner surfer or a passionate eco-tourist, the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal coastline has something special for you. Durban’s famous Ocean Ventures, situated at uShaka Marine World, brings you quality marine eco-adventures ranging from the sublime to the sensational. Enjoy Ocean kayaking, Surfing or Stand Up Paddling with our experienced instructors.

If you’d rather keep your feet dry take a leisurely bike or pedal go-kart ride down the promenade to experience all the sights and sounds of the “Golden Mile”. Surfing Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to surf? Do you dream about that first moment when you can glide down the waves? Consider an outdoor adventure with Ocean Ventures Surfing Lessons. We offer year-round professional surf instruction. Our team of CPR-certified, surf instructors guarantees your success! They will get you standing on the surfboard in no time.

We welcome any age or skill level. Beginner surf lessons will provide you with a sound foundation and skills that will last you a lifetime. Our intermediate surf lessons introduce special progressive learning techniques so you can improve your style and techniques in the water. We can make your surf experience an unforgettable one.

During each lesson, Ocean Ventures Surfing Lessons provides you with high-tech, top quality foam surfboards, wetsuits, rash guards and leashes. Lessons are 1 hour. We cater to small and large groups and events such as birthday parties and corporate gatherings.


Surf Lesson – private R250 (1 hour)

Surf Lesson – 2 or more R200 (1 hour)

Surf Lesson Loyalty Card R700 for 4 lessons

Choose from:

Bodyboard & Surfboard Hire
Private & Group Surfing Lessons (by prior arrangement)
Hire includes a rash vest

uShaka Kayak Lessons are a low-intensity activity, offering an exciting and educational experience just north of the Durban harbor in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Launch in front of uShaka Marine World and paddle leisurely to the magnificent Vetjies Reef, where on a clear day, you can see the reef and its entire splendor. Cruise over the shark nets and amble towards Limestone Reef where an abundance of life has grown over an old 1940 shipwreck. Guided by trained kayaking instructors, this is a not to be missed experience that is available to the young and old, fit and lazy!

Make the most of your day on the beach!
Sea kayaks are available for hire on uShaka Beach, in front of Durban, South Africa’s popular uShaka Marine World. Whether for individual pleasure or corporate teambuilding, kayaking allows you a chance to feel the ocean spray on your face and the wind in your hair. An activity with a difference, kayak hire is a popular, low-intensity past-time that can be enjoyed by young or old, individuals or groups. We have a range of single, triple and double kayaks for hire.


Single R100
Double R150


Kayak Tour / Lesson R220

Choose from:

Hire of single, double & triple kayaks
Hire includes a paddle, rash vest, and buoyancy jacket

Stand Up Paddling
Come and try the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stand up Paddling, Paddle-boarding or SUP’ing as it’s more commonly known is a great way to spend time in or rather on the water. Whether you want to catch some waves go for a leisurely paddle or get a great body workout SUP’ing is for you. uShaka beach is the ideal place to learn with calmer waters within Vetches reef and more challenging conditions as you make your way up the beach.

Come and try the fastest growing water sport in the world!

SUP Lesson R230 (1 hour)
SUP Hire R150 (1 hour)

Equipment Hire

Bodyboard Hire R60 per hour
SUP Hire R150 per hour

Umbrella Hire R150 for the day
Beach Chair Hire R50 for the day
Locker Hire R50 for the day

Bicycle & Go Kart Rentals
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What better way to enjoy Durban’s golden mile than a leisurely bike ride along the promenade.

Ocean Ventures at uShaka offers the perfect starting point to take in all of Durban’s beachfront splendor, including the Moses Mabhida stadium, all the way to the Blue Lagoon and the Umgeni river.

This is easily doable in a one or two-hour bicycle rental. We offer bikes for the whole family including tandem or bicycle with a baby chair.

The promenade is virtually flat the whole way so don’t worry if you haven’t cycled for a few years. If it’s been even longer than that fear not, they don’t say “it’s just like riding a bike” for nothing.’

Ocean Ventures offers a range of pedal go-karts, for the slightly more adventurous or those wanting more stability than a bicycle. We have singles, doubles, and four-seaters for both adults and children.

The promenade is the perfect place to go for a spin!

Our go-karts are made by Berg Toys in Holland to the highest standards and have been well tried and tested.


Single R90 R70
Single with baby chair R110 R90
Two Seater R150 R100
Four Seater R200 R150


Single Bikes R70 R110
Tandem R140 R180
Bike + Baby Chair R80 R120

Kids Parties
Let Ocean Ventures host your child’s birthday party. We offer surfing, kayaking, body boarding as well as a number of beach games. We provide a gazebo with trestle tables and chairs. Our experienced facilitators will make it a birthday to remember all the while keeping your children safe. We have a dedicated lifeguard on site, life jackets are worn whilst kayaking and rash vest available too.

Parties last for 2 hours and are ideally suited to those 5 years and up.

Enjoy the Party with Ocean Ventures!

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