THANK YOU to our 3 main sponsors

PERMOSEAL (PTY) LTD – manufacturers of ALCOLIN and BOSTIK adhesives – for the entrance fee sponsorship

DEBONAIRS Revel Williams – for the delicious pizza lunch

SOUTH COAST BUS HIRE – Upen and our extremely competent driver, Mandla – for the ride to uShaka and back to school

I get asked on numerous occasions weeks before this excursion, “Are we going to uShaka tomorrow Miss Terressa?”

The children count the days with much excitement and anticipation.

Tuesday 10th September EVENTUALLY arrived……

There was much excitement in the 3 x Grade R classrooms as the children got changed into their red t-shirts and black shorts ready to go on their uShaka adventure.

Mandla was on time and we set off for uShaka with the children all singing and cheering our driver.

It was a perfect Autumn day. The park was clean and we were met by friendly and enthusiastic staff.

The staff at uShaka enjoy our visits because the children are a happy group of little people and usually “entertain” the staff with songs they have learnt at school.

Hlengiwe hosted Yellow Birds, Xolile Yellow Butterflies and Elihle together with Fikele the Yellow Bees.

These ladies were well informed and made their presentations at all the different stations inside the aquarium interesting and age appropriate.

Here are 3 facts about OCTOPUS you might not know:-

  1. An octopus has 3 hearts
  2. They can change colour as a safety mechanism depending on their environment.
  3. If an octopus breaks a leg, another one grows back in its place so they will always have 8 legs.

This was the morning program:-

  • Arrive and wait for the guides
  • Each class to accompany their guide together with the Makabongwe educator and listen and learn as much as possible
  • Mid-morning snack of ocean sea creature mini biscuits
  • Dolphin Show – this always draws many gasps of delight and well as some very enthusiastic little people desperate to see themselves on the BIG screen or get chosen for an activity.
  • Penguin presentation
  • Debonairs pizza lunch and chilled water sachet
  • Board the bus and head back to school
  • On arrival back at Makabongwe 3 cheers for the bus driver and NAP time


  1. SEAFOOD choose to eat seafood from SUSTAINABLE stocks
  2. LOWER your use of ELECTRICITY
  3. Choose RE-USABLE shopping bags
  4. RECYLCE your WASTE – glass, plastics AND paper can all be re-cycled
  5. REDUCE use of SINGLE USE plastics

Another happy and successful Makabongwe excursion with 76 young learners well equipped with information about sea life.

Our ride too and from School.
Mandla our driver plus 76 learners plus 10 educators.
Waiting for the dolphin show to begin
Checking out the program – in the left corner
At the penguin presentation
Lunchtime – you could hear a pin drop…
Delicious pizzas from Debonairs.

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