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uShaka Marine World

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Address: 1 Bell Street, 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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A uniquely African marine theme park, uShaka Marine World offers guests an...

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

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uShaka Marine World for all

Easy to get to, amenities are really good, a variety of food available, Dolphin show as spectacular as ever - Gambit the baby is now an adult and huge! Snorkeling a must, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heidi G
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Jozi, South Africa
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Jozi, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to, amenities are really good, a variety of food available, Dolphin show as spectacular as ever - Gambit the baby is now an adult and huge! Snorkeling a must, the water is very cold, recommend you hire one of the wetsuits thats on offer. Zip line looks like great fun. Something for everyone and service is surprisingly... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun place to take the kids! From the truly amazing water park where the kids can have TONS of fun all day, to the Marine world itself where they can learn lots of stuff, Ushaka is a great day out. It's not cheap, but as a treat it really is fun!

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Thank PhilippaRoseTite
South Africa
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116 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Marine world does not only show, but tries their best to educate. A lot of emphasis, rightly so, is placed on marine pollution. The pools are crystal clear, and the staff professional and friendly. Thanks for a great day out.

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Thank Shaun S
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic aquarium with a wide variety of species: sharks, octopus etc. Tanks are clean and the sea life look healthy. Staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. There's seal, dolphin and penguin shows too, which are really enjoyable and educational. The sharks tanks were the highlight of the trip. Allowing you to safely get up close and personal with some... More 

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Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 are helpful. The kids absolutely loved visiting and we will be sure to return soon... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 expensive, more than double the price. Take double the amount you think you will spend,... More 

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Eltham, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank maureend105
Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Also visit the restaurant in the ship wreck. Many eating places to choose from, mini... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 is more emphasis on the water park side of things than the natural one. The... 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 seal show. We look forward to hosting you again soon and encourage you to chat... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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