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uShaka Sea World Aquarium

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Address: Marine Terminal Street | 1 King Shaka Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 328 8000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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You must put aside a whole day or more to really see and experience everything. This is one amazing place. There are different shows with different animals. Make sure you know... read more

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Durbanville, South Africa
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

You must put aside a whole day or more to really see and experience everything. This is one amazing place. There are different shows with different animals. Make sure you know what times it is so you can plan your day. Worth every cent

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Durban, South Africa
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63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have travelled around the world extensively and I can say with conviction that Ushaka Marine World is right up there with some of the better aquariums we have been to. Take a time out for a day and visit this place and spend many happy hours at the water park too. Conveniently located along one of Durban's main beaches.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen several aquariums in many countries, but this one stands out, mostly in terms of its set up. The whole range of marine life is set up in a shipwreck. They have also tried to maintain the ambient of an old ship - which is very interesting to see. A good place for kids to enjoy and learn... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a special aquarium in an old upturned ship. imaginatively laid out. school groups come in their dozens as the learning experience is so well handled. some outstanding guides and teachers. of particular interest is the final hall which shows the marine life of the kzn coastline. a really good visit

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Durban, South Africa
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201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A definite must when in Durban, a brilliantly laid-out and fun place. I loved the old sunken ship theme. Look out for the upside down furniture hanging from the roof.

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randburg
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place I really enjoy to see all animals under water and it is so calming your mind. they look so peacefully. and beautiful, from the smallest to the biggest. I will recoment this as very good

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Bengaluru, India
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well kept aquarium around a grounded ship. Very informative and a very good range of fishes and sea creatures. If you have kids of any age, its a must visit. Great experience for adults as well. Check about the ticket rates and show timings before-hand to avoid disappointment. There are quite a few shots and cafes along the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

UShaka is a wonderful experience for the kids who can see the seals and penguins been fed, the dolphins performing and also the aquarium where there are dozens of different types of sea life to view. a great fun learning experience

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visiting with children and fabulous venue of conference cocktail party. Loved having the sharks and stingrays come sailing past while one is at a social event . Well laid out and very informative. The setting within an old ship is great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there with friends and their children over a holiday weekend. As we entered, we were encouraged to purchase a package deal as it was cheaper than just the ticket to Sea World. I appreciate that the ticket seller made the effort to save me money! In fact, she insisted on it. Inside the aquarium and shows were busy,... More 

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