Welcoming of the Whales Festival

A  two day whale festival, co-hosted with SODURBA will be held from Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 June at Anstey’s Beach on The Bluff. This community event will celebrate Durban’s location as ‘The Gateway to the Humpback Whale Migration Route’, and  raise awareness of the threats facing cetaceans around the world.

Day 1: Saturday 24th June – Free entrance 

6h00   Surf Competition at Anstey’s Breach

7h00   Soccer at Brighton Beach

8h00   Registration – Rocky Shore Walk @ R35pp

8h30 – 15h00 Market

9h00   Jumping Castle

9h00 – 15h00 Various Exhibitions @ Anstey’s Square

9h00   Opening

9h00   Sand Sculpting @ Surf Competition – Judging @ 11h00

9h15   Zulu Dancers on Promenade

9h30   Indian Dancers on Promenade

9h45   Rocky Shore Walk Starts

9h45   Sand Sculpting starts

9h30   Yoga on grass

10h00 – 15h00 Educational Talks @ Main Conference Room

12h00 Beach Walk Returns – Lucky Draw

12h00 Sand Sculpting @ Swim Area – Judging @ 14h00

12h30 Zulu Dancers

12h30 – 15h00 WhaleTime standKiddies Activities @ Anstey’s Square 

– 4 guides giving information about Whale Time & the history of whaling

– Whale of Fortune: Kids whale education game (spot prizes to be won) (I have secured all the materials for this)

– 1x raffle at the table

Craft tables

– Craft materials

– Whale colouring in stations

-Prizes for craft stand 

MACE Lab stand

– Micro plastics educational games

– Marine specimens 

Ocean Stewards stands:

– Info stand on Ocean Stewards

– Whale Watching

14h00 Thank Manor Gardens School

15h00 Group photo on Beach

15h30 Packing Up

Day 2: Sunday 25th June

Day 2 will be the workshops with an entrance of R150 pp also open for the public. Payment on door is possible, but pre-registration is required at: office@sodurba.co.za. 

More details to follow.