uShaka Village Walk

uShaka Village Walk, Durban: Hours, Address, uShaka Village Walk Reviews: 4/5

uShaka Village Walk
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A unique open air shopping experience, offering guests a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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andrebotha99
Pretoria, South Africa208 contributions
The walk
Oct 2020 • Family
Lots of different shops to pick and choose from. Places to eat, restaurants, fudge, popcorn, candy floss!
Written 31 October 2020
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Muzi S
3 contributions
Took a walk
Feb 2020 • Couples
Such a lovely place, entertainment (singers and magicians), nice view and filled with good restaurants and shops.
Written 12 February 2020
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Dear shabangumuzi Thank you so much for taking the time to send through your positive review. We value your opinion. Look forward to seeing you soon :)
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Lisa
Toronto, Canada210 contributions
Nice walk
Feb 2020
This area is a hub of activity. There are many restaurants and little curio shops. There is also a food court with live entertainment. There was a good singer there when we walked around. This is also where you get into the reptile park and the water world. You can have a gondola ride and there are various other activities. It leads down to the beach and you can walk along the boardwalk and enjoy
Written 9 February 2020
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Dear Lisa_at_large, Thank you so much for taking the time to send through your positive, informative review. We value your opinion. Look forward to seeing you soon :)
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MegonC
Cape Town, South Africa45 contributions
Popped in for lunch
Nov 2019 • Couples
This is a sort of shopping center before you enter the actual marine world. Had your usual chain restaurants where we had wonderful service. Little curio and sweet shops seem to be the norm here. A bit pricey to be honest. Expect lots of crowds especially on the weekend. Bathrooms could have been a little cleaner. Be aware that they only take cash for parking payment and the only time you are warned of this is when you are actually at the exit.
Written 7 November 2019
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Good Day Megon, Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why your experience at uShaka Marine World 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. Please accept our sincerest apology for the unpleasant experience we have caused you and your family. We pride ourselves on the standard of our ablution facilities and I have carried out an investigation to find out how we fell short this time. We are always looking to improve the standard of service we can provide and as part of this we undertook an extensive “Guest First Training” programme. I have addressed my staff and instructed my supervisors to increase the frequency of their checks/audits. Again I highly appreciate your feedback as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We appreciate all comments from guests as its enlightening to see our work through your eyes. It’s our goal to retain you as a satisfied guest and hope to see you soon at uShaka Marine World.
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JenQatar
South Africa119 contributions
uShaka
Jul 2019
uShaka is made up of 3 sections...The Village walk, the Marine world and Wet and Wild water park.
The village walk is free. For all you can park at the paid car park in front of the entrance which is accessed from point road..follow the brown signs.
The Village Walk is a series of shops and entertainment. At the top is a small train for children (R20 per person)...which goes in a small loop about 3 times. The shops are not chain..but sells souvenirs and jewellery and spices and home made fudge (made on site). Spent an hr or so browsing the shops. In the centre of the village walk is the food square with many fast foods...and here is also where traditional entertainment happens...Zulu dancing, drums etc. It is free to watch and up to u if u want to put a donation down.
There is a small snake and reptile park (pay to go in). In front of this is a large snake statue which people loving posing next to. Further on down one can catch a gondola to go through the water canals. There is not much to see and one pays for it. In the last section of the village walk is a n open area bounded by restaurants which are not fast food. In the high seasons there is activities..such a children’s trampoline jumping (paid).
At the end of this village walk and to the left is the Marine Park and Wet and Wild. Tip: if you buy a combined ticket at ur hotel it is cheaper than buying just the entrance for Marine World). The main aquarium is situated inside a real upside ship wreck. It makes one feel a bit dizzy but makes it unusual. There is. Wide variety of sea life...with good viewing glass and guides talking at various times to show u the feeding. One can also swim in a certain section (outside of the wreck) with the fish (paid for). Outside of the wreck are the seal and dolphin aquarium. You can view feeding and dolphin shows for no extra cost. It is sad to see dolphin show..even though this is conservation and many species have been rescued...it is obvious they are well looked after. In the marine world are many beverage and fast food stands. You can buy photos afterwards..a bit expensive by zar stds but not by usd or gbp.
Outside of this again to the left is the water park. I never went in but y, family loved it..loved the rides and wave pool. In front of all this is the natural sea and beach with a pier....so nice to go down and swim in the sea...for free. There are life guards and the swimming area is demarcated. At the end of the pier which is nice to walk along is a bar with food. If you do not want to spend money...then do the Village Walk which is easily an hr,s time and then go to the beach and paddle or wim and walk the pier.

It’s a good day out. Accessible by wheelchair and pram and suitable for all ages. There are toilets in the walk and marine park. It can be romantic or family or single orientated.
Written 13 August 2019
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Shilpa S
70 contributions
Touristic set up with touristic prices
Jul 2019
This village is good to kill the time if you have plenty. This is one of the feel safer place.
It also has the ice age shark replica.
It has craft shops, beauty shops.
Written 12 August 2019
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midwaytoheaven
Midway, UT2 981 contributions
Shops, Restaurants, Ice Cream and Souvenirs. WORTH THE VISIT!
Mar 2019 • Couples
The uShaka Village Walk is just the beginning of the whole uShaka entertainment complex. You could easily spend a full day here with all there is to do from water park, aquarium, beach, gondola boat ride, theaters, etc. A lot! We had a limited amount of time here off ship and just walked the shops. All were unique and offered a wide variety of product from authentic Africian artisan craft souvenirs to clothing and more. A wonderful collage of African clothing shops also.

BOTTOM LINE: We enjoyed our short visit here and were sorry that we did not spend more time here. We found several treasures to bring back home including a unique Christmas nativity scene. I was impressed to see how clean the area was. The walk ways are nice and wide for those on jazzie's or families with strollers. The village walk does have good security presence that I appreciated. MY RATING: 9/10.

When we come back again, we will plan to spend the full day here. The 'Zulu theme' and decor of the village complex adds a nice touch. This is an excellent place for families with kids in an all-in-one setting. Restaurants observed: Wimpy's, KFC, Silver Spur Steaks, Ocean Basket and more. Nicely maintained facility.

TIP: Granny's Fudge Shop has yummy fudge!
Written 1 April 2019
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Thanks for your feedback - it's so great to hear! :) We're glad that you had a good experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! :)
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John T
Beaconsfield, UK79 contributions
Reasonable
Feb 2019 • Couples
The village walk is ok. I does have a nice selection of shops and a few lunch places. Just one thing tho. Be prepared to be followed round if you go in the shops. The staff seem to want to be with you whilst you look around the shop to answer any questions etc. It’s just very annoying.
Written 16 February 2019
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1 299 contributions
Pleasant walk
Oct 2018 • Friends
It wasn't over busy the day we visited uShaka, but I can see how easily it could become crowded. Lots of options, in terms of shopping, restaurants, activities (close to water park, surfing, rickshaw rides), clean toilets, etc.
Written 16 October 2018
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himher2016
Cape Town, South Africa10 contributions
Basic Shops
Oct 2018 • Family
Not a lot to offer, repetitive stock. Very busy with school groups. Lots of restaurant options. Think it could get very crowed over festive period
Written 15 October 2018
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