uShaka Village walk, 1 Bell Street, Point, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Photo courtesy of Ocean Ventures
Ocean VenturesGetting out on the ocean is a major part of daily life for many Durbanites. With help from Ocean Ventures, it can be a part of your plan, too. Based in uShaka Marine World, the company offers a range of water activities, from surfing lessons to ocean “seafaris.” Rent a stand-up paddleboard and experiment on your own, or book a guided kayak tour and see the shark nets designed to keep predators away from swimmers and divers. Depending on the weather, Ocean Ventures also offers a trip to the nearby Limestone Reef, where you can snorkel and see marine life like crabs, rays, eels, octopuses, and angelfish.