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“Special animals & lots of fun”

uShaka Marine World
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Ushaka Marine World in Durban
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Ranked #1 of 122 things to do in Durban
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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews
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“Special animals & lots of fun”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

UShaka Mirine World has a wide range of activities that have appeal to people with a range of tastes. The aquarium has a fantastic variety of very special animals. The dolphin and seal shows are great fun but have good conservation messages. The water park is exciting to visit with a group. Our day was packed with different activities and took a good couple of hours!

Visited February 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ushaka Marine”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Actually did the entertainment there for a while, so behind the scenes it is very obvious the animal trainers love their babies. I always worry about captive creatures in zoos & the like, but these guys are caring & compassionate, regular medical checks from qualified vets etc. The shows are okay, dependent on the mood of the animals, they're never forced to perform if they don't feel like it (there's a rotating cast!), but I'm not really big on animal shows. Wet n Wild is awesome. You can chill out on a tube & laze around the park, or freak yourself out on the rides. NB - cross your legs before heading down those slides or you WILL give yourself an enema! The shops are expensive & the last time I was there at one of the restaurants, my lime & soda was more expensive than my friends beer, so ask for prices before ordering. Still, well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Durban
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“uShaka Marine World.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Recommended for families. Plenty of water slides, tube rides and swimming areas. A very good dolphin show, shark cage viewing, and a lovely aquarium. Various restaurants at different price ranges, from takeaways to upmarket. The Cargo Hold is a wonderful upmarket restaurant on the "wreck" of a ship, and diners can view the sharks and smaller fish swimming past view windows while you dine.

Visited January 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an excellent aquarium. The atmosphere is electric and owing to the underwater sunken ship through which one walk one gets a spectacular view of the marine life. The dolphin show is included and is great.

Visited August 2012
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Durban
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Aquarium really interesting, exciting rides and some relaxing activities in the water park. Really worth a visit. Dolphin show good to watch- amazing interaction with people

Visited December 2012
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