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uShaka Marine World

#1 of 117 things to do in Durban Features Animals
1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 328 8000
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“dolphin show” (502 reviews)
“water park” (216 reviews)
“whole family” (128 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 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a great spot for families to visit with small children or kids up to the age of 12. There are so many different things to see and all the different fish are very entertaining. uShaka is fun, educational, clean and the staff...More

Thank Cr7_rosa
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee is not too expensive if you buy the combo for what you get. Seal and dolphin show is really amazing!! Aquarium and the other activities is really good. The water park is fun and always a good choice. BUT the food is ridiculous...More

Thank Rissiepit27
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a lovely aquarium built inside an old ship so it is a bit unique. Some nice fish. They do have a dolphin show but I found that is the same no matter where you see them.

Thank maureend105
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A fun time for all ages all day. Well situated with a few metres to the beach. Easy accessible outing with lots to do. Enjoyable water rides and slides. Then there is the dolphin and seal show, marine park inside a wrecked ship, awesome experience....More

Thank VeenaNaidoo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Quite expensive to visit uShaka Marine world and slightly disappointed with the dolphin show. The seal show was better but really why is there not more of the showing how these magnificent animals are able to perform in the water? Seems to us that there...More

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MissyScales, Manager at uShaka Marine World, responded to this review

Dear Valued_Guest12 Thank you for your feedback which has been noted. uShaka Marine World’s aim is to highlight the conservation of the oceans through clear messaging which currently focuses on preventing litter from entering the ocean. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited marine world as part of a 7 day stay in Durban. Thought it was a little pricey to enter but is one of the best marine parks i have visited, would go again!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Amazing place for the whole family! Whole day fun. Stroll on the beach. Bike hire available. Diving lessons and certifications. Beautiful restuarants from breakfast to dinner. Get there early though or else you will not find parking nearby. Fun for the whole family. Seeing creatures...More

Thank lenny9885
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Bit pricey...but never ending fun for the entire family. Aquarium never fails to educate and entertain. Love the dolphins and seals. Such majestic creatures. Thinking of getting a platinum pass for year round visits.

Thank Safiya M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family and I visited Ushaka in December 2016 and it was a wonderful experience. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the waterworld and the restaurants are awesome. I would definitely go back

Thank spillay2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The location is probably the best in Durban. Although there are a fair bit of eating places I think that it would be more of an attraction if there were more of the retail stores and possibly a cinema even if the main attraction is...More

Thank logans711
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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!