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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Restaurants

Cargo Hold

  • 1 King Shaka Ave. Map It
  • Seafood

Updated 11/26/2012

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You might need to book several weeks in advance to secure a table next to the shark tank here, but if you do it'll be one of your most memorable dining experiences. Enjoy a duo of carpaccios—smoked ostrich or peppered beef—while 13-foot ragged-tooth sharks drift right by your table and sandsharks stir up the sandy bottom. Aside from the array of fish dishes like salmon trout in a phyllo pastry wrap or peri-peri (spicy chili pepper sauce) calamari with basmati

rice, Cargo Hold also serves meat dishes like slow-braised lamb shank in tomato, honey, lemon, and Dijon mustard. The restaurant is done up like a shipwreck; of three floors, two have tank frontage. The view of the shark tank from the bottom floor is best, so ask for this when booking. The restaurant is part of the building known as the Phantom Ship. Access to the ship is from the promenade next to the ship's giant propellor.

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1 King Shaka Ave., in the Phantom Ship, Durban, 4001, South Africa

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations essential

Updated 11/26/2012


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