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uShaka Sea World Aquarium

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

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it accommodated all of us the is everything to play with both adults and kids water slides and swimming pools

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

it accommodated all of us the is everything to play with both adults and kids water slides and swimming pools

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Austrian Alps, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I didn't expect such an amazing experience before entering the uShaka Aquarium! Staying in front of the big aquarium windows looking into the eyes of sharks and a lot of other astonishing fish and creature - it's just wow! Also the aquarium is build inside like a sunk ship with a love for the right details - I really liked... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You walk down with a long path and then you see all the tanks. There are information boards around and there are interesting things to see. Well worth a visit. I saw it also had a path for wheelchairs.

Thank Nbcamping
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We only came here because our planned diving was cancelled due to adverse weather.It isn't quite the same seeing sharks in a tank as open water but it's great for a family visit. Lots of things to see and well laid out. You can also get in the water for an extra fee.

Thank Steve M
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

So glad I decided to check out the aquarium. Although the whole experience with Marine World is mostly for families, I really enjoyed the aquarium as a solo traveler. Setting of the marine life rivals that of similar aquariums in Seattle, Vancouver, and Sydney. I spent over two hours, and wasn't tired of how the aquariums are arranged--simulating a view... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely experience for the kids. Very educational as well. Saw sharks up close and personal as well as being fed. It was Halloween and the aquarium was smartly decorated.

Thank SidRosen
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pricey but enjoyable - Would not recommend during festive season as was overfull. Aquarium great and Dolphin show - Pools are also great

Thank trevor312564
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful aquarium, very similar to ones I've seen before, but has the additional feature of diving with the Sharks which makes it extra cool.

Thank thabile m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Very cool to go and have a look at all the different fish etc. Lots to look at so make sure that you make enough time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A world full of all beautiful creatures sorrounding you. It was an awesome experience and we had fun seeing all the fish we did not know exist. I would not mind coming back here...😊😊

Thank Zanele T

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