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uShaka Marine World

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Address: 1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 31 328 8000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A uniquely African marine theme park, uShaka Marine World offers guests an...

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

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Great day out

Great show, lots going on and will appeal to every age group. Staff are helpful and you will be able to find some good meals in the venue. Wear sunblock!

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Gillitts, South Africa
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Gillitts, South Africa
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great show, lots going on and will appeal to every age group. Staff are helpful and you will be able to find some good meals in the venue. Wear sunblock!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

it is nice place for family outing with water ride and other adventure ride. we had done shark cage & zip line .

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Thank sanjay1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited uShaka earlier this year on a poor weather day in Durban. The aquarium design within an old ship wreck is fun for kids and adults, and the variety of life is awesome! The dolphin show was amazing as ever, this represents a value for money and enjoyable outing for couples and families.

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Thank Michael S
Praslin Island, Seychelles
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

best place to be every game and water game was super cool..aquarium was good too..the daulphin and seal show was great too..

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Thank joubert80
Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an awesome time. I was alone, and my first time in Durban. I loved it. The dolphin presentation was entertaining, kudos to the Ushaka sea world team. I will come back again definitely.

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Thank Kaiser F
Victoria, Seychelles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone; the foodies, the adventurous or those who just love marine animals. I went there with a couple of friends and we had a great time. We started off with a nice brunch at Wimpy's and headed off with a ziplining activity. The staff are incredibly helpful, guiding you throughout the whole thing- the photos are... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to uShaka Marine World a few times in the past, but not been there for a while. It still is a fantastic attraction to the city and well maintained. We spent a long time in the marine aquarium which never fails to amaze and deliver. All creatures are well looked after and their tanks very well provided. Always worth... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Dolphin show and the water park with the various slides are awesome and is a lot of fun for the children. However, the shark cage diving, the under sea walk, and the snorkeling are very artificial, if you have done this elsewhere in the world such as Mauritius, this is not recommended.

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London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family fun. One of the best aquariums. We loved the Dolphin show. The water park was great for all ages, including our one year old. Just a word of advice, the water park isn't open every day; it is usually closed on Mondays and sometimes other days too. The website doesn't clearly state this, so worth double checking on... More 

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Durban
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Durban's beachfront attraction is rapidly becoming a lumbering mess to the Durban community, out pricing itself with staff that really have no interest in being there or healing the public. Poor show, poor attraction

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MissyScales, Manager at uShaka Marine World, responded to this review

Hi Gavin Thank you for your valued feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor service as we pride ourselves on putting our guests first. We will pass this on to our managers so they can rectify any short comings. We sincerely hope that both you and all of our guests will return for a not-to-be forgotten experience... More 

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