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“Great fun family outing”

uShaka Marine World
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Ranked #1 of 124 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Ushaka Marine World is South Africa's equivalent to Sea World in Florida, with water park fun rides, an opportunity to dive with tropical fish and even with a few docile, smaller shark species! It includes a whole trail of shops, eateries and my favourite, the aquarium which is set inside an old ship and is beautifully laid out and designed along the ship wreck theme. Signposting is poor, so ask on arrival, but the aquarium and ticketing are right at the end and a bit of a walk from the car park. Kids find the decor exhibits as interesting as the fish in their tanks. It is really well done. Sadly one giant moray looked very squashed in his 2m tank, he is huge and can't have been very comfortable. But he other species seem well provided for in terms of spacious tanks. The penguin show is really just an info session at feeding time but interesting for this that haven't seen the African penguin before. This place offers a great day out with the family and is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 September 2011

uShaka Marine World is truly a fabulous place to visit. They have plenty of fun things to do from the aquarium to water slides and more. I just love it there.

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Reviewed 28 August 2011

Excellent aquarium, fantastic dolphin show. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Cathie W
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Go for the aquarium. It is underground and designed as an old ship wreck. The best aquarium I have been to. Have to say tho that the seal and dolphin displays were not the best.

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Reviewed 19 July 2011

I went with a 90 year old lady, and we hadn't accounted for the fact the place was over run with excited children! In the end we abandoned the attempt to see the fish and just enjoyed the shops in the arcade- and the shops were excellent, too.

I don't think it is as user friendly as the old aquarium was, and if your companion struggles with mobility then it is definitely probably not a good idea( although most of the Marine world seemed ramped for wheelchairs). I wasn't very impressed with the lay out of the tanks either. So no, you will have guessed this already, I will not be going again.

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