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Cargo Hold Restaurant

Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 328 8065
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (22 reviews)
“venison” (5 reviews)
“line fish” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant service coupled with excellent food make for an amazing dining experience. The aquarium with the sharks is just the icing on the cake

Thank Dijen S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a really up market establishment so don't arrive there in shorts a sandals as they do not allow this, my only compliant is that they did not make this known up front when we made the booking, in any event they let me...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We received a warm welcome at The Cargo Hold when we dined at lunch time,Friday 26 June on the recommendation of my sister with whom we were staying for the wedding of one of my nieces. Seated at a table beside the tank stretching floor...More

Thank granny4144
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with our lunch visit here..and so were my family..children were accepted and especially catered for which was excellent

Thank Anna Rachel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cargo Holds a great Lunch or dinner area Good meals, decent prices. A showstopper for overseas visitors & locals alike.

Thank RavBehari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is tacky, overpriced and far from overwhelming, not to mention expensive. We wont be coming back.

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Food was great. Lovely Captains Platter. Fresh and tasty. Will be back. Location with the large tank as back ground was so cool and world class.

Thank Rudi L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

An excellent setting in an old ship with tables spread around an aquarium filled with sharks. The seafood was a hit and the gaff friendly.

Thank Sherlock-usa
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

A great setting that make you feel that you are in intimate contact with beautiful sharks. An amazing seafood platter. The service is friendly, but this restaurant is for a special celebration as it is quite pricy.

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant. Food and atmosphere was incredible!! Great service. Our waiter Ayanda, was exceptional. Will definitely be visiting you guys soon again.

Thank NadyBumz
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Questions & Answers
6 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from MissyScales | Property representative |
Hello Mel9303 It is better during day due to more light but at night the tank is still very much visible. We look forward to your visit.
23 May 2016|
Response from Stephenp8211 |
Hello ntwenhlez The Cargo Hold Restaurant hours as follows Operating times: Open for lunch from 12h00 - 15h00 Open for Dinner from 18h00 - 21h00 Sundays we are open from 12h00 to 17h00. Regards Stephen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Street - Ushaka Marine World, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 328 8065
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