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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.


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.



Feed times

Open Ocean Feed 11:45 am
Turtle Lagoon 10:00 am
Rocky Reef Feed 10:30 am
Reef Predator Feed 14:30 pm
Large Shark Feed 14:30 pm
Snorkel Lagoon Feed 15:00 pm

Conservation and research

uShaka Sea World is also home to the South African Association for Marine Biological Research and its world-famous Oceanographic Research Institute, playing an important role in marine conservation. 

uShaka Marine World is a proud partner with SAAMBR, the South African Association for Marine Biological Research our conservation arm.

Please Folks try and remember that every loose paper, cigarette or scrap could fall into a pool and could harm the animals.

Help us in conserving these species and be proud to be doing the right thing. We thank you for that.


Dining in style

The anchor of Sea World is the majestic “Phantom Ship” designed as a re-creation of an old 1920’s Cargo Ship, wrecked on the Island of Sea World, and is host to the most sought after dining experience in Durban, The Cargo Hold and The Upper Deck Restaurants.

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    Sea World is open all year round
    Monday to Sunday:
    09h00 to 17h00
    Adults R139
    (aged 3 - 12)
    Senior Citizens
    (aged 61+)
    Children under 3 FREE!
    Animal Encounters:
    Shark Cage Experience
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    R160 per person
    10h30 - 11h30
    13h00 - 14h00
    16h00 - 17h00
    Ray Feed
    Open Saturday & Sunday!
    R100 per person
    Ocean Walker Experience
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    R120 per person
    14h00 - 15h00
    15h00 - 16h00
    Snorkel Lagoon
    Open Wednesday to Sunday!
    Adult Price Child Price
    R80 (30 min) R60 (30 min)
    R180 (Full Day) R120 (Full Day)
    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 10h45
    Turtle Lagoon Feed 11h45
    Rocky Reef Feed 11h45
    Reef Predator Feed 14h30
    Large Shark Feed 14h30
    Snorkel Lagoon Feed 15h00
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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