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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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Good choice for the outdoors

Excellent family venue for outdoors, beach and entertainment. Marine World and the aquarium is well worth the visit alone. Must see when in Durban

Reviewed 7 December 2016
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent family venue for outdoors, beach and entertainment. Marine World and the aquarium is well worth the visit alone. Must see when in Durban

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South Africa, KwaZuluNatal
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

In a way I prefer 2 Oceans aquarium in CT more than this one. I think the sunken ship theme is taking a bit focus away from the fish and marine life you looking at. It makes it a bit Disneyworld like to me. but as the whole complex is focused on entertainment you understand why it was build like... More 

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Thank Tina L
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

The aquarium is located in a ship (brilliant). And it is really good , informative and interesting. The shows are good, trying to educate on the importance of the ocean and why there is a need to keep them clean.

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Thank Mikael R
Wirral, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

we spent a day in Ushaka Aquarium staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Well laid out spacious lots of viewing areas there were a number of school trips in and it never felt crowded. Lots to see and experience

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Thank BertFlan
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

It is a nice aquarium and it is a great place for kids to see variety of fish. The setting is nice and made you enjoy while you are walking around. Recommended!

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Thank Tanners2521
Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This Aqurium is sited in a unique ship that oozes realistic touches. Best visit after 4.30 as it is a lot cheaper especially for families . You will not be disappointed .

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I spent the day here. It was loads of fun and enjoyment. There are baby pools and slides and several thrilling slides for adults and kids too. Apart from the Wet and Wild attraction, the visits to the aquarium was excellent. We also enjoyed the seal and dolphin show. A definite to do if one is in... More 

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Thank Divesh K
Durban
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

it was marvelous to see all the fish all types under water and the way it is build and structured well done

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

uShaka is a nice aquarium with loads of activities to keep people of all ages busy for a day. Definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

We visited the park recently and took a package which allowed us into both the Aquarium and the water park. The Aquarium was a wonderful experience and we took loads of pics, the displays are well documented and the flow is great, we spend at least two and a half hours in there, it was amazing. The water park is... More 

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