ETHEKWINI NEWFLASH FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09 APRIL 2023
The city can confirm that the beachfront’s Fun World Park operator has written to the municipality about his intention to cancel his lease effective 31 May this year.
The property is owned by the municipality and was leased to the current operator over many years.
The notice to cancel the lease comes when eThekwini was already working on big plans for future use of the site.
One of the many options that the city explored for the site was to make the theme park part of uShaka Marine World, however this fell through because the current operator was not willing to provide the financial information that would have enabled uShaka to make an informed decision.
The city is currently working on a tendering process to attract developers to upgrade the Fun World site in line with the zoning of the beachfront. The entire precinct’s look is to be upgraded to meet world-class standards of modern theme parks.
The property will be going out to tender this year to invite proposals for redevelopment.
Said Musa Mbhele, eThekwini City Manager: "Our hope is that the successful developer will deliver a world class facility that our residents and visitors deserve, a facility that will raise the overall aesthetics of our golden mile."