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“FUN DAY OUT FOR THE FAMILY”

uShaka Marine World
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Ushaka Marine World in Durban
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Durban City Sightseeing Tour with Ushaka Marine World
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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
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“FUN DAY OUT FOR THE FAMILY”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

In uShaka Marine World there is plenty to do and you could easily spend a day there with children. The full ticket entitles you to the 'Wet 'n Wild' water slides, tubes and pool area - it's great fun to float around the whole park in a tube. The dolphin shows are the highlight but there are also seal shows, feeding times for penguins and an amazing aquarium in what looks like a shipwreck. My only criticism is that one cannot take a picnic in, not even a bottle of water, and this makes the day expensive when you have to buy drinks, lunch, icecreams etc., especially with children. The wet 'n wild waterpark gets very crowded in high season.

Visited December 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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74 reviews
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“WORTH A VISIT”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Every visitor to Durban will find a visit to this entire complex, not just Marine World, as time well spent.
The old ship is unique and a drink at the end of the pier is a delightful way to watch the sun set.
The restaurant within the ship is unique for those who have never had a large shark glide past whilst eating-just the thick glass wall separating you

Visited September 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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“Experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

uSkaka is named after the Zulu chief who dominated the (then) Natal Coastline and interior for years. It is situated towards the Southern point just before the two entrance piers of the harbour. There is an entertainment water-world that not only children, but adults can enjoy during the daytime. The main attraction to this complex is the aquarium and the Shark tank. The best way to enjoy this feature is to have an evening outing and to dine alongside one of the main windows and watch these graceful animals, just inches from your table. It is advisable to make early booking to avoid disappointment and to secure poll position.

Visited September 2012
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Durban South Africa
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“Excellent aquarium dolphinarium and water based theme park”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

I visited the aquarium section of the park with a tourist friend. The staff were courteous and helpful and the aquarium display atmosphere and diversity of aquatic creatures was excellent.
I have visited often over the years and will definitely visit again.

Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Weekend away”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Hi just like to express my opion on the ushaka experience ,me and my partner went to Durban for the weekend on our agenda was to see the dolphin show what an awesome experience it was,only sad thing it was over before it started ,all i can say it was so good that the time went so fast ,the whole package was put together well ,from the start of the show where they made people feel welcome by putting them up on the video screens !!take my hat of to the staff have a real passion for what the do for a living working with the dolphins .

Visited July 2013
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