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uShaka Marine World

#1 of 120 things to do in Durban Features Animals
1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 328 8000
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A uniquely African marine theme park, uShaka Marine World offers guests an unforgettable experience. uShaka Marine World is composed of uShaka Sea World, uShaka Wet 'n Wild, uShaka Kids World, uShaka Village Walk, Dangerous Creatures, Chimp & Zee Rope Adventure Park, Sea Animal Encounters Island & uShaka Beach. Park Tickets available on the uShaka Website
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (509 reviews)
“water park” (218 reviews)
“whole family” (133 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 328 8000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an special theme park. It's part an water park ab for the other part a zoo. The zoo is very small but very beautiful. You can see an dolphin show. The aquarium is gigantic. Also the view from the pier is beautiful.

Thank Floris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ushaka is definitely a family fun day. From loads of slides and heated pools and a man made mini beach ...to the sea world with an array of fish , sharks , penguin and dolphin shows . Food is readily available to purchase inside the...More

Thank nasimp2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this place every time I'm in South Africa! It's awesome with the range of slides and shows available. The only thing that could be improved is the food available on site as I always have to leave and grab food round the corner...More

Thank roo263
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium itself is laid out in ship wreck style and has great explanations and exhibits which you could easily spend 1 to 2 hours walking around. There are also a number of shows and feeds throughout the day - definitely worth checking what's on...More

Thank S M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for locals and visitors of all ages. The aquarium is wonderful and well maintained. The dolphin show and seal shows are great fun. The water park section is world class with something for everyone from toddlers to oldies. As a local it...More

Thank Moira L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here - make sure you have a meal at the CargoHold restaurant, it was a highlight!

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you will go to uShaka Marine World, please take enough time. So there are different options, like just the aquarium (Sea World), the pools & slides (Wet ´n Wild) or Zip Lining. It is also possible to book many other experiences like shark tube...More

Thank Breena06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The water activities are great for kids and can also keep adults entertained. The experience of the restaurant in a ship is a great. Good shops and curios around.

Thank Jenith V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the dolphin display is wonderful, kids love it as well as adults ,we went back a second time it was still as good

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Marine World for the dolphin show and it did not disappoint. The show lasts about 30 minutes. I would recommend to to go 15 - 20 minutes before the show starts to get good seating as it does get busy.

Thank arpegiator
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Hi, We are interested in visiting the water slides and swimming pool side of the park, how many hours do you suggest is needed please? We will travel from shelly beach after diving so wondered if half a day is long enough or if a whole day is needed? Thanks
14 October 2016|
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Response from MissyScales | Property representative |
Hello greatewhite_75 It is really up to you but it can be done in half a day :) Have a splashing day!
Are picnics allowed on the beach?
15 June 2016|
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Response from Loshni N | Reviewed this property |
No food and drinks allowed in, however there are great resturants to choose from. you can picnic anywhere inside the waterworld, there are some shady areas thats good for picnics.
Nqubeko N
I am going to durban and would like to visit ushaka marine in da 4th of June so is it possible to pay on the day or must I book and pay before the date
1 June 2016|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
Pay at the gate - quick and easy!