Waiting to Open – Yes we are – Patiently I hope

We are waiting to open here at Zulumoon Gondolas. And while we do we are enjoying this Beautiful Day in Durban – we feel the chills but are enjoying the coolness while we wait for the green light.

waiting to open at zulumoon gondolas

Update …. We are now OPEN – read below for how we waited and waited during the COVID shutdown ….

A Waiting list

And Covid-19 brings yet another change for us. A waiting list. This is not something we normally do as we run online bookings and when we are full thats it. But now – we have had so many queries that we have started a Waiting List ! Yes a good old fashioned waiting list –  so if you would like us to let you know when we do open please pop us an email on [email protected]
Our signature and most booked ride is our Message in a Bottle Ride. 

Message in a Bottle Gondola Ride. This is Our signature ride and most popular one! The unique message in a bottle gondola boat ride will wow your loved one and create a memory to cherish. When boarding the gondola, you and your loved one will already feel incredibly special, but just wait until they find a bottle with your personal message inside it! A memory indeed and so romantic as a marriage proposal, or to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.

This is a memory they will NEVER forget! Our best kept secret ~ what better way to pop the question ~ or say that special thank you ~ show your partner how much you love them.

Send us your personal message by email, then bring your loved one to the gondolas and really wow and surprise them when they find a bottle floating in the canal with your special message just for them. This is something to remember forever! Making Memories is what we are all about. Time and memories are so very important.

How it will work:
  • Board the Beautiful Gondola Boat at the Zulumoon Gondolas Dock – located on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal. You just need to be there at the time of your booking.
  • Our gondolier will be expecting you by name (no paperwork required)
  • Once you board – just sit back and relax as you take your ride down the stunning canal.
  • Please note that when you board the gondola you will not see the bottle.
  • Our trained operator will float the bottle containing your personal message during the ride without you seeing.
  • He will point out the floating bottle and ask you to retrieve it.
  • Open the bottle and gently lift the rose stem just enough to take your message out for your loved one to read.
  • Once done, you can store your message in the bottle and it will be a lovely memory in years to come.

We would love to share in your pics so please feel free to pop them into our facebook page.

Happy messaging…

Please Note:

  • Children under the age of 2 years are not permitted on board the gondolas.
  • Please bring a hat and sunscreen if you are riding during the day.
  • High Season Rates will apply on Valentines Day


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Lots of people wanting to get out there and enjoy our lovely Durban beachfront and the superb canal area – especially on our boats! We can’t wait wait wait to get on the water again – but we just have to for a little bit longer
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Contact Us

[email protected]

Monday – Friday
Florence: 084 730 8784
Dickson: 063 201 0536

Saturday & Sunday
Florence: 084 730 8784
Dickson: 063 201 0536
Manon: 073 653 9477
Kim: 060 505 0316

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