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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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Great place to spend a day

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

Reviewed 24 January 2012
Ichikawa, Japan
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Ichikawa, Japan
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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.

Thank NineDragons
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

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

Thank Fiona-RDBN
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2012

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

Thank yoliswat
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2012

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

Thank MarcoDavids
Moscow, Russia
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank Elena298484
Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank cdrajput
Middleburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

This is a shopping center with a water park attached. The water park was very crowded and the dolphin and seal shows were very hard to get to see because of the crowds.

Thank traveler20482048
Durban South Africa
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

Lots of Family Fun. uShaka Marine World is a magic place to take children - their playground for Kids is awesome Children pay Adults are R5 keeps them entertained for ages. Lots of places to eat + loads of Shops all airconditioned. Over holidays loads of activities going on with extra shows. Parking is safe and close by the Sea... More 

Thank Melanie B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

We had a fun filled day in the lovely Durban sun. Ushaka lived up to the rave reviews that we had been hearing. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of slides (10) and the lazy river tubes. The dolphin, seal and penguin feeding shows were really entertaining and informative. Although pricey, there are a variety of fast food styled eateries within... More 

Thank Mohammed R
Harare, Zimbabwe
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

it is a very beutiful place for the fsmily with activities for every member. enjoyed ourselves

Thank Emmaculate

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