uShaka Marine World


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DESTINATIONS south africa durban Do & See uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World

The incredible aquatic entertainment complex combines thrill water rides with one of the world's largest collections of marine animals, some of which (such as seals and dolphins) visitors are welcome to come into close contact with. The uShaka Beach offers free entry. Several on-site companies provide diving courses, kayak hire, boat rides and similar.

Do & See

Durban's offerings extend far beyond beaches to a plethora of cultural pursuits, from historic homes-turned-museums of colonial sugar barons (think the Campbell Collections) to hip, grassroots art spaces taken over by young local talents (such as the BAT centre). Durban is home to an impressive marine theme park called uShaka, and frequently plays hosts to major cultural events, such as performances by its very own KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and Playhouse Company, as well as international events such as the Mamas (MTV Africa Music Awards).