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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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US$53,15*
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Day out with my grandson.

Well it was a fantastic day out with my grandson and family. It is a place for everyone, including kids. As for my grandson he is a water baby and he enjoyed himself to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it was a fantastic day out with my grandson and family. It is a place for everyone, including kids. As for my grandson he is a water baby and he enjoyed himself to the fullest and so did us. I there for recommend this place to all travellers and holiday makers. It will be an exceptional experience for the... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful place , beautiful weather and awesome fun. my daughter simply loved it and enjoyed herself

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After discussions with staff and learning the history of the facility, it is comforting knowing that there are people who really have a passion for conserving our oceans. Amazing show and great experiencing.

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Thank Matt_SA_1
Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the dolphins - I do wish however that it was a bit longer. I feel they rush through the shows a bit.

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely experience and very exciting to see how submissive and experienced these dolphins dancing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is pretty big and there is a lot to do, but it's not very impressive. The dolphin show was embarrassing. It was poorly executed and amateurish. The dangerous animals were pretty cool and the aquarium setting was nice. We were forced to buy the waterpark tickets to get to see the animals which was a rip off. Go... More 

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Thank Vicki T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many activities for all ages.However,as expected it was extremely crowded due to the festive season,but the staff handled the crowds quite well.Pricing however is very steep.Seal and Dolphin shows were good.My son enjoyed the snorkel lagoon.

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Thank KevinNaidu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a great day out at ushaka. It was a nice treat considering that Durban is hot and humid. We all loved the wet and wild and My husband loved the slides! We had such great fun and I got a kiss from daisy the seal!

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Howick, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved a day at the aquarium and water park. Actually, one day isn't quite enough. My only complaint is the "food bar" in the park serving take a ways was hugely overcrowded with kids. Ushaka really need to introduce a kids line and an adult line. I saw kids push in front of possibly the nicest pregnant lady (I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great fun for the whole family, the kids get to enjoy beautiful day in the outdoors and everything is at reach. fun fun fun!

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