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uShaka Marine World

#1 of 119 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” (507 reviews)
“water park” (217 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 13 April 2012

Great water park for kids. Lovely shows throughout the day to keep the little ones busy during the day between water slides etc. Good restaurants for the adults to while away time when waiting for the kids. Lovely place overall.

Thank lele1432
Reviewed 13 April 2012

What a wonderful way to spend a day in the sun in Durban South Africa. This must be one pf the best value for money attractions.

1  Thank GDTravelsMargateRSA
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We had time of our lifes at Ushaka Marine , It is the place you just have to see when visiting Durban ,expecially when you taking children along.Durban water is so warm you can swim the whole day long.....We really enjoyed their water games.

Thank WINTER312578
Reviewed 12 April 2012

My children, my mother and I went to UShaka Marine World the day before Good Friday. We only wanted to enter the "supertubes" side but, in peak season, they only sell combination tickets to also go into the aquarium. (They sell separate tickets for the...More

Thank Maxi_SA
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Although Ushaka Aquarium is very expensive there is no doubt it is unbelievable, entry include a dolphin show (edutainment), and the seal show (but if you're not under 13 I wouldnt suggest going to the latter its very 'silly'). The aquarium is very educational an...More

Thank SweetSurfer
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Ushaka is one of the best places to visit in Durban, I would rate it #1 in things to do in Durban. Dolphin show is the highlight of the Ushaka don't miss it :)

Thank Birambole
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Going to the uShaka Marine park was fantastic for everyone. We had 2 kids with us and they had a blast. We spent the entire day there and there was not one moment of boredom. Our 6yr old son enjoyed the slides and the swimming...More

Thank NMadonsela
Reviewed 8 April 2012

An excellent walk through aquarium and finish off with the dolphin show. Had a great time there!

Thank moki786
Reviewed 5 April 2012

I have seen the Dolphin show a few times & have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. My boys (7&3yrs) loved it too & found it very interesting.

Thank feelotter
Reviewed 3 April 2012

uShaka Marine World is one of Durban's main attractions for visitors and well worth the entrance fee, which is on the high side. The emphasis is on conservation and education but with the dolphin, seal and penguin shows, it is done in a fun and...More

Thank Lucy489
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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!