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uShaka Sea World Aquarium

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Address: Marine Terminal Street | 1 King Shaka Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 328 8000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Clean amenities, a smaller Aquarium than the Cape Town facility but still has lots to look at. Worth a visit

Reviewed 6 days ago
Heidi G
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Jozi, South Africa
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Jozi, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clean amenities, a smaller Aquarium than the Cape Town facility but still has lots to look at. Worth a visit

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing an underworld paradise. For most of us the beauty of the ocean is hidden. Sea World Aquarium brings you face to face with beauty of the sea. Designed in the hull of a ship, the aquarium is back to back with big and small wonders. Worth a visit again. Only one thing was annoying, and that is children with... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have Platinum Passes because we cannot get enough of the fun! Great fun for all ages! See the aquarium, or enjoy the Wet n Wild.

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Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

uShaka Sea World Aquarium is a unique piece of engineering boasting an array of underwater beauties, fish, mammals, plants, its informative and fun. An amazing experience with large open tanks, Do stick around for the shark feeding! this is a must see in Durban.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite expensive to get in and then 'Nemo' - ocellaris clownfish, also known as the false percula clownfish or common clownfish - was no where to be found which caused much angst with the children. Large number of fish and as a diver felt it would be better to see the same variety in their natural habitat but at the... More 

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MissyScales, Manager at uShaka Sea World Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Valued_Guest12 We understood when planning the Aquarium that it would be important to include a nemo exhibit . Our Nemo exhibit has been a highlight for both young and not so young visitors since we opened 13 years ago. I am so sorry that your guests and his children did not see the exhibit which is situated in the... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ushaka Marine world is an amzing venue for the whole family. To spend a day out and enjoy seeing what only most divers witness or seeing on television. Dont visit Durban without visiting our world renowned marine themed park. Lovely restuarants as well for breakfast to dinner.

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip onboard an old vessel making you get lost in its magnificent beauty of different species of marine life.If you lucky enough to get there during feeding time you will catch a glimpse of sharks as they are being fed by divers giving you an adrenaline rush.If you are the bravest of hearts you get to go into shark... More 

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Thank katz1go
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely the look on the children's faces when they experienced these creatures for the first time and what an exciting section inside where they let the children experience everything through the learning centre my son was amazed by the lil shrimp that could walk on his hands

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it very much. We were there with a 7 years old girl and she loved it. Dolphin's show is amazing. It's must see attraction for anybody who visit Durban. Large​aquarium with many different types of fish is also very interesting.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely amazing and breathtaking.It's a must see for anyone traveling to Agra.I was taken aback of its wonder.

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