In just a few years uShaka Marine World has become a fixture of Durban’s Golden Mile, allowing visitors to not just view but also get among sea creatures. For instance, you can watch one of the regular dolphin shows and then get close to them in the Dolphin Lagoon. Or you can view the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere from underground viewing galleries then descend into a shark pool in a specially designed cage; it’s perfectly safe but still nerve-wracking.
There are adults’ and children’s pools and a number of waterslides, including the twisting Torpedo, to delight thrill seekers of all ages. The more leisurely-paced “Oceanwalker” attraction lets you walk along the bottom of a simulated ocean floor, as rays and (harmless) sand sharks swim past you.
You’ll find uShaka Marine World right on the coast, on a peninsula with the southern edge of the Golden Mile on one side and Durban Harbor on the other. The “People Mover” bus covers the short distance from central Durban.
Tours & Tickets
Discover the highlights of the city of Durban, with the morning dedicated to showing you the cultural and historical contrasts of this city.
Location: Durban, South Africa
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)