Fun is a universal language – as people from all walks of life and even all parts of the globe find out when they visit uShaka Marine World.
So, with the summer holidays upon us, why not get down to uShaka?
There’s something for everyone – from youngsters who can relish some play in the sunshine to adults who can play at being forever young. Situated on Durban’s Golden Mile and perched just outside the entrance to Africa’s busiest port, uShaka Marine World is everything you’ve always looked forward to when it comes to fun by the sea!
Explore the mysteries of the ocean at the fifth largest aquarium in the world. Sea World is anchored by the majestic ‘Phantom Ship’, an old 1920’s cargo ship that is said to have been wrecked on the Sea World Island. Stroll through underground viewing galleries extending through the shipwreck and peek into the world of 300 marine species and 10 000 sea creatures. Sea World also promises fun-filled seal shows at the Seal Stadium and the Penguin Rockery, which is home to 63 endangered African Penguins.
Fun island activities include the Snorkel Lagoon, Ocean Walker, Shark Dive, a ray touch pool and stingray feeding opportunity. Stop over at the Dolphin Stadium and get to know our favourite finned friends. There are two dolphin shows daily. Gambit, the largest bottlenose dolphin in any oceanarium in the world, is undoubtedly the star of our shows.
Spend a few hours at Wet ‘n Wild where you can experience the thrill of the adrenaline pumping fun rides or, alternatively, chill on the Lazy River Adventure River Ride. New to the park is the scintillating body tornado water slide – the first of its kind in South Africa! The ultimate live act is Dangerous Creatures – a wonder world of all that is slimy, scaly and creepy. This is a ‘Zanzibar’ warehouse filled with exotic reptiles saved from a shipwreck. So, look out for poisonous snakes such as the king cobra, black mamba and Gaboon adder, crocodiles, poison dart frogs, tarantulas and tree vipers. There are even a few surprises guaranteed to make your flesh crawl.
uShaka Kids World boasts one of Africa’s largest jungle gyms with netted mazes, tunnels, stairways, link bridges and swings. Designed for youngsters between two and 12, this adventure island includes loads of entertainment and play areas that are enjoyed by uShaka friends such as Delia the Dolphin, Slippy the Seal, Rusty the Penguin and Raggy the Shark. If that’s not enough, you can shop till you drop at Village Walk, enjoy a meal or a treat at our huge selection of restaurants or get a bird’s eye view of Durban’s Golden Mile via the uShaka Rope Adventure Park, which is a series of rope bridges, obstacle courses, climbing nets, zip lines and crossings with the longest continuous relay system in Africa.