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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Wet and wild

We did the usual package to Ushaka with Wet and Wild as well as the aquarium. The rides at the wet and wild are great for a family with kids and we could have stayed longer but we... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
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Durbanville, South Africa
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Durbanville, South Africa
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We did the usual package to Ushaka with Wet and Wild as well as the aquarium. The rides at the wet and wild are great for a family with kids and we could have stayed longer but we went to the aquarium. The aquarium was very good and we also watched the dolphin show (have my reservations about keeping dolphins... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Not too busy during winter but a nice outing for a couple of hours. Lots of restaurants and shops to visit . The aquarium remains a big attraction and it's nice to visit the animal feedings.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Been there thrice, had the best time of my life every time... An essential place to visit while in Durban or in South Africa. Excellent entertainment/amusement attractions for all ages. The best part is Shark diving and Snorkelling among thousands of fishes...

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Thank AhmadFaizMustafa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Gran and Granpa and daughter take 7 grandsons to U Shaka to see the Dolphin Show , Aquarium experience and last minister decision Zip Line experience for 5 of our grandsons . There ages ranged from 6-10 - What a great awesome experience . This is called the Chinp and Zee . My Daughter joined the boys by following up... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

A remarkable place to visit while in Durban. The dolphin and seal shows are quite good. The penguin experience is also interesting to learn more about their lifestyle. The aquarium is great !! Being on a real old ship it moves you to ancient times. It deserves a visit and indulge yourself in the marine world.

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Menlo Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The uShaka marine world aquarium is essential to visit when you visit Durban . The fish life situated in the old ship wreck is absolutely stunning with a wide variety of sea life. The stores inside the park itself are filled with adorable mementos to commemorate your visit . The dolphin show is a must see and really entertaining for... More 

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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

What an amazing time we had. It is the place to be. There is something to do for everyone from old to young. It is a bit expensive but well worth it.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Whether you enjoy the outdoors, shopping or fine dining or looking for something to entertain the kids - Ushaka caters for all ages.

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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

This is how you spend a sunny day in Durban or along the South Coast of Kwazulu-Natal. Just remember to arive early, and pick the best spot to either tan in the sun or having a nice snack watching the waterslides on the one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. Cooling down in the lazy river, or being... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016

We are so happy a few locals told us about this place. It escaped us and we almost would not have gone. The complex is pretty big with an area of shops, restaurants and water activities. Plan for several hours here depending if you want to see some shows. too. The restaurants do not open to serve dinner until 6... More 

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