uShaka Marine World: latest fees, aquarium, operating hours, animals, photos

uShaka Marine World: latest fees, aquarium, operating hours, animals, photos

Are you looking for the most up-to-date information on uShaka Marine World Durban? Well, you are in luck because today, we have gathered everything you would need to know before making the trip down to the park, from the latest prices to activities, operating hours, animals and everything in between. Continue reading this article to find out everything that awaits you!

penguin

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uShaka Marine Park has been one of Durban’s greatest tourist attractions since it was opened in 2004, and it is not hard to see why. There are a lot of activities there, and it is large enough to accommodate you and all your loved ones. Read this article to see what they offer.

uShaka Marine World prices

The official rates and operating hours as listed on their website are as follows:

High peak season (from December 14th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020) and Peak season (from January 6th, 2020 to January 12th, 2020)

Combo 1 - Sea World + Wet 'n Wild

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 0900h – 1800h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R214
  • Children (3 to 12) - R174
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R174

Combo 2 - Sea World + Wet 'n Wild + uShaka Kids World

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 0900h - 1800h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R225
  • Children (3 to 12) - R230
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R180

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dolphin

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Combo 3 - Sea World + Wet 'n Wild + Dangerous Creatures

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 0900h - 1800h, Dangerous Creatures: 0900h - 1730h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R250
  • Children (3 to 12) - R200
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R200

Combo 4 - Sea World + Wet 'n Wild + Dangerous Creatures + uShaka Kids World

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 0900h - 1800h, Dangerous Creatures: 0900h - 1730h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R265
  • Children (3 to 12) - R250
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R240

Peak season is also expanded to include KwaZulu-Natal government school holidays as well as all public holidays.

couple aquarium

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Off-peak season (from January 13th, 2020)

Combo - Sea World + Wet 'n Wild

  • Time - Wed to Fri: 1000h - 1700h, Sat to Sun: 0900h - 1700h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R214
  • Children (3 to 12) - R174
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R174

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Sea World

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 0900h- 1700h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R198
  • Children (3 to 12) - R147
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R147

Wet 'n Wild

  • Time Wed to Fri: 1000h - 1700h, Sat to Sun: 0900h - 1700h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R184
  • Children (3 to 12) - R147
  • Seniors (61 and above) - R147
  • Toddlers (under 3) - Free
seal aquarium

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Dangerous Creatures

  • Time - Mon to Sun: 1000h - 1645h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R60
  • Children (3 to 12) - R60
  • Toddlers (Under 3) - Free

Note: tickets for this attraction cannot be purchased online.

Kids World

  • Time - Wed to Sun: 0900h - 1700h
  • Adults (13 and above) - R29
  • Children (2 to 12) - R82
  • Toddlers (Under 2) - Free

Note: tickets for this attraction cannot be purchased online.

Chimp & Zee

  • Time - Wed to Sun: 0900h - 1700h
  • Adults - R195
  • Children - R195 (minimum height 1.2m)
  • Toddlers - Not available for this age group
dolphins

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They also provide the following additional notes:

  • Braais, cooler boxes, and food hampers are prohibited for health and safety reasons.
  • All pets, excluding service animals, are prohibited.
  • The fees listed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • During the off-peak season, uShaka Wet 'n Wild will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • uShaka Beach and Village Walk are open and free all year round.

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uShaka Marine World activities

Their attractions are the following:

  • Sea World – uShaka Marine World aquarium is the largest in the southern hemisphere and fifth largest in the world. It has 32 tanks with a grand total of 17,500 cubic meters of water. Here, visitors can snorkel, deep-dive, watch dolphin shows, feed aquatic animals and so much more!

uShaka Marine World slides

  • Wet ‘n Wild – this is the water park section. It consists of water slides, rafting, and swimming pools.
  • Kids World – this is where you can leave your children to have fun, host their birthdays, etc.
  • Sea Animal Encounters Island – as the name implies, this is where you can go to meet sea creatures up close, including dolphins and rays which you can also feed.
  • Dangerous Creatures – this is where you can meet reptiles as well as other animals considered deadly, for the adrenaline rush. These include snakes, iguanas, spiders, frogs, and lizards.
  • Village Walk – this is somewhat of a mall, where you can go to do your shopping or grab a treat.

uShaka Marine Chimp and Zee

  • Chimp & Zee – this is the rope adventure section, with activities such as zip-lining. They have long continuous belay system.
  • Beach – with ocean access, this is the park’s beach. Entry is always free and you can partake in activities such as bike riding and surfing.
dangerous snake

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uShaka Marine restaurants

The eateries available in the park are numerous, including fast food and halal options as well as gourmet restaurants. These are:

  • Cargo Hold
  • Centre Court
  • John Dory’s
  • Durban Curry Café
  • Grasseto
  • Moyo uShaka Pier
  • Ocean Basket
  • Panarotti’s
  • The Wave
  • Silverspear Spur
  • Wimpy
  • Shawarma Palace (Halal)
  • Nandos (Halal)
  • Gourmet Inc.
  • The Anchor
  • Chip ‘n Dip (Halal)
  • Granny Fudge
  • KFC (Halal)

uShaka Marine hotels

  • King of Biltong
  • Sausage Saloon (Halal)
  • Da Vinci Ice-Cream
  • London Pie (Halal)
  • Milky Lane (Halal)
  • Steers
  • Sweet Kingdom
  • Sweets From Heaven
park seals

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uShaka Marine contact number

You can contact them for inquiries through the following avenues:

  • Email: mkt@ushakamarineworld.co.za
  • Phone: +27 (0)31 328 8000 or +27 (0)31 328 8090

That concludes our run-down of the park. Did you find this information useful? What attraction are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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