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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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Amazing experience, loved the shows, very informative, and entertaining. my kids loved it and we would definitely go back as we did not have enough time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thumeka S
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience, loved the shows, very informative, and entertaining. my kids loved it and we would definitely go back as we did not have enough time.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a 28 year who hadn't been to an aquarium in probably 20 years, it was a bit underwhelming (it's pretty small) but it was still a really nice space and all the kids I saw were having a fantastic time. I don't think I would return, but if you're an adult and you have nothing to do on a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ive visited uShaka a few times over the years. Nothing really has changed. It works out quite expensive as a family, and the experience isnt that grand. We went on a busy day and it became an exhausting experience waiting in queues and being pushed around b other guests.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Ushaka, didn't do any of the attractions just went for a walk on their stunning beach. You could be anywhere in the world. Many nice restaurants and shops too.

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Thank droosa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found some good T shirts, biltong and African momentoes. People very pleasant and friendly. Good photo shoots of typical African Rondavels. Safe parking, right on the beach.

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Plymouth, NH
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Water park and restaurants galore with many shops. Or meal was good down on the water front. Lots of families and touristy, but good for an outing. Cabs come and go. We took one from the Hilton and it was R90 Inc tip. Security around and we felt safe but it's in an area of low to mid housing. Wouldn't... More 

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Thank Jan A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had not visited uShaka in a number of years and they really have looked after and expanded the venue. It's a must visit when in Durban!

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Thank Kobus V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day and cool water slides for the kids and adults, amazing Aquarium. Only thing is that in the actual Facility there is no place to order decent food from, hotdogs and burgers were the only option. A must see for fish lovers, really cool and informative tank enclosures

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an ex Durbanite, who now lives overseas, we have visited uShaka a number of times and have always been impressed. It's kept clean, has slides and activities for all ages and is a fun day out for the whole family. I do however have a couple of suggestions. As a family of 5 (3 kids under 12), it would... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely a worthwhile stop if in Durban. The aquarium really is awesome and they have a variety of sea creatures. Very informative for children and adults alike. It's very much like being in a totally different place. The rest of Sea World offers many other great water activities which would enrich your experience. Plus the dolphin show... More 

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