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uShaka Marine World

#1 of 122 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” (514 reviews)
“water park” (218 reviews)
“whole family” (135 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the atmosphere was not bad the service however was quite slow. I had to wait in a line for an hour to be greeted by one person handling everything.they should at least have three people handling different things not make one person handle it...More

Thank Spangbob
MissyScales, Manager at uShaka Marine World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day, Thank you for taking your time in giving us feedback as this is the best way for us improving. We apologise for your experience at uShaka Marine World. At uShaka Marine World we strive to commit to our guests having an experience that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was quite sceptical about including uShaka in my itinerary during my last trip to Durban. My partner convinced me to go and it proved me wrong. We bought the combo tickets (which are much cheaper) online. We checked out the aquarium, the penguin show...More

Thank Dineo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited there were a number of slides unable to function due to the water shortage. They were trying to fill one pool from pumping out the other but after a 2 hour wait my 4 year old was not happy. The kiddy pools...More

Thank Elmarie G
MissyScales, Manager at uShaka Marine World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Morning, Thank you for taking the time to communicate to me why your experience at the Water Park did not meet your expectations. We have every desire to address your needs and provide the best solution available to resolve your issue as soon as possible....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxing and fun for the whole family. Wheelchair access. Clean with friendly staff. Very interesting tanks.

Thank Chinx259
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked this place and its well worth a visit. Our children, age 6 and 8 loved both animals and the water slides.

Thank Sofia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Attractions are amazing !!! The water Park is legendary - Cargo Hold Restaurant is Great and fun was had by all !!!

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is uniquely designed in a shrunken ship. The dolphin show was enjoyable. Many of the other attractions require additional payment ie kids world, the rope climbing and a few others. Roughly 2.5- 3 hours is enough to see most of it. On a...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, great fun. Loved the place and the seal show was awesome. The dolphin show was also good (but not as much as the seal show). A little disappointed though with the penguins, maybe because I expected too much. The aquarium is also worthy...More

Thank Gladyman M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This is an special theme park. It's part an water park ab for the other part a zoo. The zoo is very small but very beautiful. You can see an dolphin show. The aquarium is gigantic. Also the view from the pier is beautiful.

Thank Floris P
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Ushaka is definitely a family fun day. From loads of slides and heated pools and a man made mini beach ...to the sea world with an array of fish , sharks , penguin and dolphin shows . Food is readily available to purchase inside the...More

Thank nasimp2017
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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!
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
1 June 2016|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
Pay at the gate - quick and easy!