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uShaka Marine World

#1 of 120 things to do in Durban Features Animals
1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 328 8000
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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dolphin show” (509 reviews)
“water park” (218 reviews)
“whole family” (133 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 328 8000
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

Fascinating place! Well set out. The 2 shows - sealion and dolphin were very good. The aquarium was really spectacular and the shops were good. I had a foot massage which was good value and a pasta meal likewise.

Thank vadders
Reviewed 2 November 2012

It is extremely well managed. Staff are great. all tank displays is awsome. Dolphin show loved by all ages. seal show very comic. A must do when in Durban

Reviewed 1 November 2012

Great to watch all the different species from sharks down to small tropical fish, turtles to lobsters.... highly recommened. The outdoor shows are a must as well...

Thank John A
Reviewed 27 October 2012

We didn't go to the waterpark part of uShaka but walked through the mall and the aquarium. We really enjoyed ourselves! The aquarium is well done and has some awesome sharks, rays, jellyfish, etc.We ate at a place in the mall and had a fun...More

Thank logansrun98
Reviewed 26 October 2012

Again, we've been a couple of times now and continue to enjoy it in it's entirety. The main shows are great and are interactive with the audience (our son got to kiss the dolphin on stage!) The attraction is not an all day activity unless...More

Thank BlackCumin
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The aquarium is superb! One could wander around for hours, mesmerised by the amazing exhibits. Informative plaques, really good place of interest for locals and tourists.

Thank Veschini M
Reviewed 24 October 2012

Had 3 days to spare in Durban and the weather was not great . it took me 10 minute walk from my hotel. to Ushaka Marine world, i did a little shopping, and went to see the dangerous creatures the one of the ladies that...More

1  Thank Ruby M
Reviewed 23 October 2012

If you can not go to the beach or do not feel like sitting at home go see the amazing marine world ,a bit expensive but the upkeep is good and worth the money .you can snorkel with different fish and take beutiful photos every...More

1  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 18 October 2012

The restaurants are absolutely awesome. We enjoyed every moment we spent here, did not want to go home! We did the cage diving with the sharks that was thrilling and exciting. Afterwards we snorkeled and saw such beautiful fish. We also did the underwater walk...More

Thank LandiAndLovey
Reviewed 18 October 2012

The uShaka Marine world is a great aquarium visit. There are brilliant opportunities to do once in a life-time things such as cage diving with sharks! The restaurants however are not of a high standard. The only restaurant worthy of the fine dining category is:...More

Thank Lee G
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Hi, We are interested in visiting the water slides and swimming pool side of the park, how many hours do you suggest is needed please? We will travel from shelly beach after diving so wondered if half a day is long enough or if a whole day is needed? Thanks
14 October 2016|
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Response from MissyScales | Property representative |
Hello greatewhite_75 It is really up to you but it can be done in half a day :) Have a splashing day!
Are picnics allowed on the beach?
15 June 2016|
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Response from Loshni N | Reviewed this property |
No food and drinks allowed in, however there are great resturants to choose from. you can picnic anywhere inside the waterworld, there are some shady areas thats good for picnics.
Nqubeko N
I am going to durban and would like to visit ushaka marine in da 4th of June so is it possible to pay on the day or must I book and pay before the date
1 June 2016|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
Pay at the gate - quick and easy!