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Saturday, October 26, 2013


(Rory Booth, Brendon Mendez & Peter Court with Kelpie the Dolphin. Pic by Val Adamson)

Witches and werewolves will be prowling the Village Walk at uShaka Marine World this Halloween as part of the spine-chilling Halloween parades that takes place every weekend until November 2 and 3.

That’s why, getting the shivers will have nothing to do with a dunking at Wet ‘n Wild and everything to do with visits to uShaka’s House of Fear created by renowned set designer Greg King and eerie Phantom Ship. uShaka is going all out to trick and treat its visitors in the lead up to one of the world’s most fun-filled festivals. 

Even the friendly Village Walk has a spooky corner as you’ll discover at the “House of Fear" where doors creak and ghoulish characters, coffins and blood spills greet the wary explorer. With surprises around every corner, you can get into the Halloween spirit for just R40.  (NB: Not for children under the ages of 13).

A splash of magic is added to the whole terror-ific Halloween experience with a jaw-dropping dolphin experience on October 26 and 27 at 16h00.

You’ll be led by colourful Halloween characters and the kids will be offered the opportunity to fill their goody-bags from all the retail stores in Village Walk as they Trick or Treat to their hearts’ content. The trick or treat tour - led by Durban designer and stylist Kevin Ellis and featuring his terror-rific costumes - will take youngsters to the Wreck Aquarium in the Phantom Ship where, at 17h30, the uShaka Sea World dolphins will entertain young and old in a be-witching show.

Written and directed by Charon Williams Ros and featuring everybody’s favourite characters - Flotsam & Jetsam - played by Rory Booth and Brendan Mendes. The two chums encounter some Halloween problems with mean and bossy witch Wilhelmina (played by Peter Court) who will stop at nothing to get her own way! The show features song and dance and is aimed at children young and young–at–heart features well known songs like Somebody’s Watching Me, These Boots are made for Walking and the traditional showstopper Thriller.

Dress to impress according to this year’s witches and werewolves theme. A freaky fancy dress competition will mean prizes for the best-dressed and most scary outfits. Tickets for the Halloween dolphin show cost R110 (adults & kids under 12). Children under 3 are free.

Performances take place on October 26 and 27 at 16h00. Tickets are limited, so book well in advance at Computicket outlets or at the uShaka Marine World ticketing office.  For more information visit: or call 031 328 8000