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“Excellent place to visit for the whole family”

uShaka Marine World
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Ushaka Marine World in Durban
Ranked #3 of 132 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
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Fun for every on if you love fish, the sea life, food for every bodies taste.
Beautiful outlay.
Nice Shopping can be done.
You have also beach assess and can go to a restaurant that is build just in the see.
Friendly and all races are welcome.
Very Cosmopolitan.

Thank 798joeyv
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This should be a compulsory tourist destination in Durban. Lots to see and do. If you love sea creatures than this place is for you. You will come again and again. There are also lots of great places to eat without leaving the precinct of Ushaka Marine. Plenty of safe parking. Near the city centre and very accessible.

Thank Rajendran G
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely collection of fishes , truely worth spending time with kids . The dolphin , penguin and seal shows were all very good . My little one truely enjoyed the shows are loved being in waters.

Thank 979mee
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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!!!

Thank SamanthaBotha
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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

Thank lheniedaffue
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