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uShaka Marine World

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Address: 1 Bell Street, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 328 8000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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My first time going there... i loved it... it seemed a bit limited if you did not do the wet and wild rides... but otherwise it was great and very educational

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Letlhogonolo M
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first time going there... i loved it... it seemed a bit limited if you did not do the wet and wild rides... but otherwise it was great and very educational

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere. Dolphin show a must see. Aquarium stunning, interesting and child friendly. Good value for money Relaxing day out

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Thank Sara2265
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic for all ages, we visited as a family with my 2 year old daughter and had a great time. Aquarium is fantastic, as is the Dolphin show. Make sure you give yourself the whole day to see everything. That's without spending any time on the beach!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the place at about 11 and spent close to 4 hours there the whole complex has something for everyone. My favorite was the snorkelling and the reptile house. A must visit place of Durban for sure.

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Thank MukundRS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was impressed with the Dolphin show, so so amazing!!! Still cant believe how well trained they are. The Zulu dancers are on some level....they are so full of energy, so engaging - quite some performers they are! We went to the various water activities, the slides and all...all nice. This is a place you can bring your family as... More 

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Thank Valencia N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a recent visit from the UK l visited uShaka Marine World again. I used to live in Durban and remember when their dolphin, Gambit, arrived as a youngster. Well he's still there I'm glad to say. Well worth the time to go there and also visit uShaka as a whole with their shops, snake and reptile world and other... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for kids of all ages . Lovely water fun and there are rides that suit all types of people. There's food stalls in the area and lockers that can be rented. Take along your sunscreen and towels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My little boy loved seeing all the sea animals and the dolphins show. The place was neat and clean. The only thing is that it is quite expensive to go in and then everything inside is also expensive. The overall experience was good.

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Thank Sashlee M
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of dolphin & seal shows. What really impressed me about UShaka is how they try to educate everybody from school kids to adults about environmental issues and how and why the marine life needs to be saved and how everybody can contribute to this. The aquariums are also worth seeing and they are beautifully set... More 

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Durban
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a place to see with kids and visitors ,good price for pensioners,i took my overseas visitors to Shaka marine world and they enjoyed it so much the old ship with the viewing under water the dolphin show and the show of seals

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