We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

uShaka Marine World

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 31 328 8000
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$52,78*
and up
Ushaka Marine World in Durban
More Info
US$83,11*
and up
Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World
More Info
US$83,09*
and up
Moses Mabhida Stadium, uShaka Marine Tour and Botanic Gardens Day Tour from...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2 319 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1150
    Excellent
  • 745
    Very good
  • 150
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Marine World and Gambit the dolphin

This is a wonderful place to visit as it offers, besides a sunny cheerful environment, a fun dolphin show and guided immersions in the aquarium. The "Cargo Hold" restaurant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 January 2012
gian12_11
,
Durban, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

2 319 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,105: English reviews
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

This is a wonderful place to visit as it offers, besides a sunny cheerful environment, a fun dolphin show and guided immersions in the aquarium. The "Cargo Hold" restaurant, set-up inside an imitation beached ship, offers good fish and sea-food fare.

Helpful?
1 Thank gian12_11
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Level Contributor
36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

My family and I live in Durban and we visit uShaka most weekends during the year. It is a fabulous and safe place for family entertainment.

Helpful?
Thank LM_Louw
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Everything anyone could want from a Marine world. The shows are very good and entertaining

Helpful?
Thank Roxby
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Level Contributor
109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Make sure youhave a whole day to enjoy here. The rides are free once you are in. The Dusi ride goes through parts of teh aquaruim which is great fun

Helpful?
1 Thank GrowthPoint
Ichikawa, Japan
Level Contributor
172 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

We tried Snorkel Lagoon. Water was little bit cold but we enjoyed our 30 minutes there. We would do this again.

Helpful?
Thank NineDragons
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Beaches, water park, dolphinarium, shopping, restaurants. Nice 'buzzy' ambiance

Helpful?
Thank Fiona-RDBN
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Where would you swim with the sharks? Fun water world a day well spent in the water.

Helpful?
Thank yoliswat
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Liked everything about this place, my kids had a ball.

Helpful?
Thank MarcoDavids
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Aquarium - one of the best in the world. One must see it for sure whike beeing in Durban! The Restaurant in old big ship has very interesting design and ambience. You feel the charm of navy and its old captain.

Helpful?
Thank Elena298484
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

uShaka is made up of two sections: Marine World and Wet and Wild. Marine world offers you interaction with sharks, dolphins, penguins, seals and a variety of other marine life. For the brave aswim with the sharks. Wet and Wild section contains the highest water slide on the African continent, and has windy slides that snake their way around the... More 

Helpful?
Thank cdrajput

Travellers who viewed uShaka Marine World also viewed

 
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 

Been to uShaka Marine World? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of uShaka Marine World and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from uShaka Marine World staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?