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At uShaka Marine World, it really is an adventure, with dolphin shows, seal shows, penguin presentations, shark dives, ray feeds and so much more!

The world below

Featuring the largest aquarium in the southern hemisphere, with underground viewing galleries, extending 500 meters through a series of four superbly designed old ship wrecks, the uShaka aquarium is breathtaking. Each and every display was designed to represent not only the natural habitat of the sea creatures, but to depict a story that ties in with the Phantom Ship theme.

Animal Encounters

Incorporated into the Sea World complex, are the Animal Encounters, comprising the Meet a Dolphin, I&J Snorkel Lagoon, I&J Ocean Walker and Xpanda Shark Cage Experience, allowing uShaka patrons to truly experience interactions with sea creatures.


Dolphin shows

Sea World boasts an impressive Dolphin Stadium, seating over 1 200 spectators, who are thrilled and delighted with two dolphins show presentations each day. Separate interactive pools, known as the Dolphin Lagoon, allow up close and personal encounters with these amazing creatures. Alongside the Dolphin Stadium, is the Seal Stadium, host of fun-filled seal shows, as well as the Penguin rockery, home to over 63 African Penguins.

Click here to find out more about our 11 dashing dolphins.


Teri the Albatross

albatross1 thumbnail-01It was a very unusual sight indeed to see a juvenile Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (thalassarche carteri) resting on a beach in KZN.  Healthy sea birds don’t rest on beaches and allow themselves to be handled by humans.


Where In The Ocean Is Gru?

gru webstoryGru, an adult Sub-Antarctic fur seal was brought into uShaka Sea World on Saturday 26th April by staff from Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife after stranding on a beach between Banana Beach and Hibberdene on the lower South Coast.


Digit And Dumpling

penguins webDumpling and Digit are spending their last few days at uShaka Sea World as they prepare for their flight home.


Selso The Seal - Update

seal tmbSelso the Seal arrived at uShaka Marine World a few weeks ago in a very poor state. Follow the details of his recovery here



Storm - Ushaka Marine World's Baby Raggie

raggie swimminguShaka Marine World’s Baby Raggie, which we named Storm as she was born in the middle of a powerful thunderstorm on Saturday 9th March 2013, moved back into the Aquarium from Quarantine on Thursday afternoon.


New Turtle In Rehabilitation Centre

siyabonga turtleOn the 12th June 2013 a beautiful mature adult Hawksbill turtle arrived at uShaka Marine World for treatment.


Penguin Waddle 2013

penguin waddleFor the third consecutive year, a group of marine enthusiasts will waddle for a week from Gaansbaai to Boulders Beach – a total distance of 130 Kms.


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  • Sea World - Rates rhc module - 1P1P
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    Sea World is open all year round
    Monday to Sunday:
    09h00 to 17h00
    Adults R149
    (aged 3 - 12)
    Senior Citizens
    (aged 61+)
    Children under 3 FREE!
    Animal Encounters:
    Shark Cage Experience
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    R170 per person
    10h30 - 11h30
    13h00 - 14h00
    16h00 - 17h00
    Ray Feed
    Open Saturday & Sunday!
    R120 per person
    Ocean Walker Experience
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    R140 per person
    14h00 - 15h00
    15h00 - 16h00
    Snorkel Lagoon
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    Adult Price Child Price
    R90 (30 min) R70 (30 min)
    Sessions conducted hourly
    Off-Peak Season open: 10h00-17h00
    Peak Season open: 09h00-18h00
    Peak season includes all public and school holidays
    Open Ocean Feed 11h00
    Turtle Lagoon Feed 12h15
    Rocky Reef Feed 11h00
    Reef Predator Feed 14h30
    Large Shark Feed 14h30
    Snorkel Lagoon Feed 12h15
Please note:
For health and safety reasons, food hampers, braais and cooler boxes are not allowed within the uShaka Marine World premises.
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  • Sea World rhc module - SHARK CAGE
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