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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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The uShaka Marine World compound is actually divided into 2 main sections. The free section consists of various shops and restaurants that you can enjoy without any entrance fee... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2011
East London, South Africa
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East London, South Africa
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2011

The uShaka Marine World compound is actually divided into 2 main sections. The free section consists of various shops and restaurants that you can enjoy without any entrance fee. The second area consists of the Marine World proper where you have to pay an entrance fee. We paid 130 rand per person for adults for a combo ticket. A combo... More 

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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2011

I have visited many aquariums round the world, but I think, this one is my favourite. The presentation of the fish and other animals has been done very nicely. The whole aquairuim is build lnto a large ship-wreck, and it is fun, just walking through it. So many details around, it must have been an enormous job to set up!... More 

Thank Hanseat09
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

We really enjoyed this aquarium, and the range of things to see inside, it was a lot of fun. Don't go to Durban expecting Disneyland, it's the busiest port in the southern hemisphere. With this in mind, it's one of my favourite cities.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

I recently visited Ushaka with my family. The place was awesome! Just a note; You will enjoy it much more on a warm summers day as most of the rides involve water. The dolphin show was also amazing. It made me cry...They are so lovely! I would recommend this as a day trip for anybody visiting Durban!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2010

Well worth a visit safe parking and some good restuarants.

Thank Mikebluff
Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2010

Tour Group it has everything from Shops, the wonderful underground fish Aquarium. Shopping, Restaurants. Something for everyone.Delightful experience in Durban.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2010

Very well done effort to combine water fun, marine animal displays and shopping. You can spend all day here. The animal demonstrations are lively and appropriate. The underground aquarium is stunning. If you want to get involved, you can get in the water with certain animals. Fun for kids and adults alike. Don't forget to stroll out to the pier... More 

Thank nurseintheair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2009

We went on a hockey and rugby tour to South Africa. One of our treats was to go to Ushaka marine world in Durban. When we got there we got taken to go and see the dolphin show it was amazing! Our teacher was a volenteer to go and kiss the dolphin. Next it was time to go into 'WET... More 

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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2009

Please note that this review is for the restaurant only of the uShaka complex and not for the whole complex itself. The restaurant is set in an old ship that was successfully converted into a 2 floor-restaurant with one wall made of glass where you can see sharks swimming around. I must say I expected something tacky as you can... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2009

Visited here in Spring 2007. Staff were clearly untrained and not interested in their jobs. Had to ask the same question to 4 different people before we got a straight answer. The waterpark was closed and there were no dives being done the day we went which was disappointing. Having to walk through about 60 shops before even getting to... More 

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