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Cargo Hold

  • 1 Bell St. Map It
  • Beachfront
  • Seafood

Known for

  • Unique setting
  • Shipwreck decor
  • Tourists

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

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 carpaccio of smoked ostrich or tomato veloute—while massive ragged-tooth sharks drift right by your table and sand sharks stir up the sandy bottom. Aside from the array of generous seafood platters, Cargo Hold also serves beef fillet with oxtail phyllo and confit duck with an orange glaze. The restaurant is done up like a shipwreck; both floors have tank frontage. The view of the shark tank is best from the bottom floor, so ask for this when booking. The restaurant is part of the building known as the Phantom Ship, accessed from the promenade next to the ship's giant propeller; you don't need to pay admission to uShaka Marine World to eat here.

Restaurant Information


uShaka Marine World, 1 Bell St., Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4001, South Africa

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Published 05/20/2009


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