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“Lovely Family Outing”

uShaka Marine World
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Ushaka Marine World in Durban
Ranked #1 of 119 things to do in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Randfontein, South Africa
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Lovely Family Outing”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Ushaka on Sunday, 11th Dec 2016.

It's a lovely place for families - with lots of entertainment and water activities.


We loved exploring the ship wreck's ocean life and watching all the shows that were on offer. Also enjoyed the "interactive area" - where you can put your hand in the water and the fishey creatures eat your dead skin cells...and then also, where you can look at the sea creatures through the microscopes.


Highlight for us was definitely the Dolphin show...as well as the Seal show! The performances by both the animals & presenters was superb! The show content in both instances was lively and entertaining - and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!!

We loved the fact that they also get people from the crowd involved in the show and to interact with the dolphins & seals.

My son was lucky enough to win a "dancing" competition at the beginning of the dolphin show - and was hence treated to an "experience of a lifetime", by being able to partake in the dolphin show itself!!

He said the presenters were amazing - they were very friendly & they made you feel like you were part of their happy family!!


We bought the most amazing photos of both my "son's dolphin experience", as well as a group photo of our day at the aquarium. It really was all So exciting!!


It was a wonderful end to a day that started off so dismaly....due to the fact that my other son (aged 17) was pick-pocketed, of his new cellphone, at the entrance (i.e. the ticket area) to Ushaka - on our way in!!! We asked at the office & informed them of the incident...but they seemed unaffected by our dispair - almost as if they see it happen every day!?!


Nice to see Ushaka - but wont visit Durban again in a hurry...the place is a crime haven!!!

Visited December 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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“exiting”
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ushaka is a good, exiting, attraction to visit on a windy day
Remember to take lots of sunscreen and an attitude of fun

Visited February 2016
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Durban, South Africa
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“All-in-one”
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a combination of adventurous activities for the entire family; kayaking for kids and parent, boat riding, amazing aquarium, meandering world of shopping for the dames, obstacles walks for all, restaurants, access to the beach - it's water everywhere and it's so refreshing

Visited December 2016
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“First world experience ”
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Magic everything sets a new benchmark in aquatic entertainment
Loved the food options and technology used in the Marine World
Highly recommended must see attraction when in SA

Vivashal Singh

Visited January 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Marine life, sun, surf and sand”
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Need some fun educational things to do while in Durban? Well uShaka has it all even a quick spa treatment for mom. Kids love the play area, exploring the ship wreck ocean life and watching all the shows that are on. Plenty of places to grab a bite to eat some fancy dining if you wish. Then the water park is endless fun for young and old. A must see while in Durban.

Visited March 2016
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