uShaka Marine World
Spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, this is Africa’s largest marine theme park, incorporating fresh and seawater, lush vegetation, natural materials and the recreation of a 1920’s cargo ship wreck into a magical world of sea and marine life!
There are five distinct themed areas known as Treasure World, Sea World and Dolphin World, Beach World and Wet ‘n Wild World. All which have breathtaking imagery – all to an African theme. The air is filled with fun and excitement!
Attractions include dolphin and seal stadia, a penguin habitat and a snorkelling lagoon stocked with coral fish, separated from the shark tank by 20cm thick glass. For those who want to interact there are many interactive activities – in the dive tank, snorkel reef and touch pool. But just to look at is the shark tank – which will house the largest collection of sharks in the Southern Hemisphere!
Wet ‘n Wild includes a water park with fun rides. You can climb up to take the Plunge, where at the top you have the best view of the place, which certainly makes the ride worth it! The kamikaze ride is gut-wrenching, and you could also go with some buddies in a row of five in the five lane racer!
For the less adventurous, relax on the beaches, or let the smaller kids splash in the sparkling pools!
Sea World is one of the 5 largest aquariums in the world. And here you will find a 1200-seater dolphin stadium, which is the largest dolphinarium in Africa! Besides the dive tank and touch pools, there is also a sea pool and rockery. Why not play with the penguins!
The centrepiece of uShaka is a shipwreck! A 1920 era cargo steamer, run aground between rocks and lagoons. Fascinating to see, you can even have lunch or dinner aboard! The Phantom Ship houses two restaurants – and wait ‘til you look out the window at your seat!
There is even a retail shopping village at uShaka where you can stroll around and enjoy a day of shopping and some wonderful cuisine!
You will never run out of things to do at uShaka Marine World. This truly is a world class entertainment and tourism destination for Durban and all of South Africa.