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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Good Aquarium

This is a lovely aquarium built inside an old ship so it is a bit unique. Some nice fish. They do have a dolphin show but I found that is the same no matter where you see them.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eltham, Australia
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Eltham, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely aquarium built inside an old ship so it is a bit unique. Some nice fish. They do have a dolphin show but I found that is the same no matter where you see them.

Thank maureend105
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun time for all ages all day. Well situated with a few metres to the beach. Easy accessible outing with lots to do. Enjoyable water rides and slides. Then there is the dolphin and seal show, marine park inside a wrecked ship, awesome experience. Also visit the restaurant in the ship wreck. Many eating places to choose from, mini... More 

Thank VeenaNaidoo
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite expensive to visit uShaka Marine world and slightly disappointed with the dolphin show. The seal show was better but really why is there not more of the showing how these magnificent animals are able to perform in the water? Seems to us that there is more emphasis on the water park side of things than the natural one. The... More 

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

Dear Valued_Guest12 Thank you for your feedback which has been noted. uShaka Marine World’s aim is to highlight the conservation of the oceans through clear messaging which currently focuses on preventing litter from entering the ocean. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the seal show. We look forward to hosting you again soon and encourage you to chat... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited marine world as part of a 7 day stay in Durban. Thought it was a little pricey to enter but is one of the best marine parks i have visited, would go again!

Thank Michael D
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place for the whole family! Whole day fun. Stroll on the beach. Bike hire available. Diving lessons and certifications. Beautiful restuarants from breakfast to dinner. Get there early though or else you will not find parking nearby. Fun for the whole family. Seeing creatures most of us only see on Television!

Thank lenny9885
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit pricey...but never ending fun for the entire family. Aquarium never fails to educate and entertain. Love the dolphins and seals. Such majestic creatures. Thinking of getting a platinum pass for year round visits.

Thank Safiya M
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited Ushaka in December 2016 and it was a wonderful experience. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the waterworld and the restaurants are awesome. I would definitely go back

Thank spillay2016
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is probably the best in Durban. Although there are a fair bit of eating places I think that it would be more of an attraction if there were more of the retail stores and possibly a cinema even if the main attraction is the Marine world. The family when for early supper at Ocean Basket.

Thank logans711
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ideale for the young ones. They were blown away of what they saw. The show was excellent and the aquarium...there is lots to see. The walkway to each tank is open and clean. Any people that can't handle small and narrow places will be fine.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic outing for young and old. Had a fantastic time with my family. Plenty options for food, great sending time in the aquarium! The dolphin show was amazing!

Thank Yolanda V

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