uShaka Village Walk
uShaka Village Walk
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A unique open air shopping experience, offering guests a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lisa
Toronto, Canada275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This area is a hub of activity. There are many restaurants and little curio shops. There is also a food court with live entertainment. There was a good singer there when we walked around. This is also where you get into the reptile park and the water world. You can have a gondola ride and there are various other activities. It leads down to the beach and you can walk along the boardwalk and enjoy
Written February 9, 2020
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Written February 12, 2020
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Adventure on Wheels
Komatipoort, South Africa7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We enjoy the walk, but we would rather have restaurants along the beach to sit next to look at the sea. We enjoyed our meal at the VB's we had sushi the service was great. We did feel the Ushaka is a bit run down. Ushaka was not very well sign posted we end up at the end of the road having to ask how to get to Ushaka. the parking area was very hard to find and you didn't feel very safe with a wheelchair. Not just the parking attends there but other guy hanging around the cars. Maybe looking in to put the disability parking closer to the main entrance.
Written April 19, 2024
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JenQatar
Qatar128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
uShaka is made up of 3 sections...The Village walk, the Marine world and Wet and Wild water park.
The village walk is free. For all you can park at the paid car park in front of the entrance which is accessed from point road..follow the brown signs.
The Village Walk is a series of shops and entertainment. At the top is a small train for children (R20 per person)...which goes in a small loop about 3 times. The shops are not chain..but sells souvenirs and jewellery and spices and home made fudge (made on site). Spent an hr or so browsing the shops. In the centre of the village walk is the food square with many fast foods...and here is also where traditional entertainment happens...Zulu dancing, drums etc. It is free to watch and up to u if u want to put a donation down.
There is a small snake and reptile park (pay to go in). In front of this is a large snake statue which people loving posing next to. Further on down one can catch a gondola to go through the water canals. There is not much to see and one pays for it. In the last section of the village walk is a n open area bounded by restaurants which are not fast food. In the high seasons there is activities..such a children’s trampoline jumping (paid).
At the end of this village walk and to the left is the Marine Park and Wet and Wild. Tip: if you buy a combined ticket at ur hotel it is cheaper than buying just the entrance for Marine World). The main aquarium is situated inside a real upside ship wreck. It makes one feel a bit dizzy but makes it unusual. There is. Wide variety of sea life...with good viewing glass and guides talking at various times to show u the feeding. One can also swim in a certain section (outside of the wreck) with the fish (paid for). Outside of the wreck are the seal and dolphin aquarium. You can view feeding and dolphin shows for no extra cost. It is sad to see dolphin show..even though this is conservation and many species have been rescued...it is obvious they are well looked after. In the marine world are many beverage and fast food stands. You can buy photos afterwards..a bit expensive by zar stds but not by usd or gbp.
Outside of this again to the left is the water park. I never went in but y, family loved it..loved the rides and wave pool. In front of all this is the natural sea and beach with a pier....so nice to go down and swim in the sea...for free. There are life guards and the swimming area is demarcated. At the end of the pier which is nice to walk along is a bar with food. If you do not want to spend money...then do the Village Walk which is easily an hr,s time and then go to the beach and paddle or wim and walk the pier.

It’s a good day out. Accessible by wheelchair and pram and suitable for all ages. There are toilets in the walk and marine park. It can be romantic or family or single orientated.
Written August 13, 2019
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andrebotha99
Pretoria, South Africa204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Lots of different shops to pick and choose from. Places to eat, restaurants, fudge, popcorn, candy floss!
Written October 31, 2020
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FunFamReview
South Africa86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The Ushaka Village Walk is such a fun activity.

I know loads of people simply walks through to go to Wet and Wild or the Aquarium, but the Village Walk on its own is an activity. 🙋‍♀️🎈🍭

We watched how fresh home made fudge were made; we bought some spices at Gorima's; we shopped some clothes at the loads of boutique type shops. My eldest and my husband had a 5D experience and we watched a cultural Zulu dance experience.

Its really such a fun browse through type of activity. We appreciate all the little shops and crafts on sale.

For those that love massages and body treatments, there are a few walk in spa's. ❤💪🏼🔖

You need about 2 hours just to do the Village walk like how we did it.

The toilets are well indicated and absolutely clean.

Enjoy your visit and take loads of pics. 🌷🎈
Written August 12, 2018
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Ceitte
Lynnwood, WA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
I was happy with this place. Obviously it’s not as big as say Gateway but there are plenty of great stores if you’re looking to pick up something from Africa. ushaka is a great place to visit so might as well hit the shops.
Written February 18, 2018
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Tryecotours
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
Try ecotours have awesome tours mangrove guided walk. Canoeing, Hiking, Bird show and Cycling. Durban Transport Experience, Township tours, Village walk and Urban walks.
Written July 26, 2017
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Kylia K
Chicago, IL11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
This is extremely touristy, but does include gems! If you're looking for handmade clothing, be sure to stop by Styles Africa and say "hi" to Rachel and her team. Reasonable prices and an assortment of ladies' and mens' clothing and accessories.
Written May 29, 2016
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Passenger23445576933
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
There were so many things to do for the whole family. We had dinner @ Cargo Hold, one of the best restaurants at Village Walk.
Written January 11, 2024
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Thecatsmum4
Kettering, UK2,614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We walked through this shopping area to get to the beach from our bus stop. There are some lovley little gems of shops here, with really friendly staff. I found a nice dress displayed in a shop window, it was the only one in that print but the lady undressed the dummy without batting an eyelid...................now imagine that happening in the UK, very unlikley!
Written May 1, 2023
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