Port Natal (South Africa) Branch

PORT NATAL BRANCH meetings take place every Second month, on the Fourth Thursday of the month, at the Royal Natal Yacht Club,  Yacht Basin, Durban, at 17h30.

Contact: David Hughes, PO Box 5496, Durban 4000. Telephone 27-031-3049390 and mobile – 0719961083.


Publications: Bluff Signal, editor: David Hughes  [08.2014]

The current Port Natal Branch was founded by Henry Aitken, David Shackleton and Alec Young back in 1972.

Branch Notes

November 2023

At our November Branch meeting member TREVOR JONES  presented his annual slide show, entitled “Highlights of Durban Shipping 2022:”  (yes, being the previous year’s review, and enjoyed by all present).

November also yielded the first ship visits for the Branch since post-Covid times.  Two cruise ships were visited, viz. Nicko Cruises VASCO DA GAMA and the still new SH DIANA of Swan Hellenic Cruises. Great to see a familiar name surfaced again..


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