The uShaka Marine World offers visitors an unforgettable experience, combining the thrills of a theme park with the educational aspects of a world-class aquarium to make for a unique adventure outing.

Where else but at this Durban marine world could you come face-to-face with the warrior of all marine species, the Great White Shark, before taking a slow swim in a lagoon or indulging in a series of breathtaking rides and slides?

This marine theme park in Durban exudes an air of fun and excitement, and no matter what the occasion, you will always find something invigorating to do.

There's sizzling aquatic entertainment on offer at Sea World and Dolphin World, fun-filled water slides and rides at Wet ‘n Wild World, and for those not wanting to exert themselves overly much, Beach World offers a chance to simply laze under the sun's rays. (Of course don't forget that, even though you're at sea level, it's never wise to do this without some form of sunscreen protection, particularly around midday.)

Shopaholics are well catered for at the Treasure World retail village. Built using an earthy mix of natural materials and modern design, the village depicts a bustling African market with open spaces, thatch roofs and mosaic designs celebrating the artistic and cultural heritage of South Africa's many people.

Covering over 17 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa's largest marine park and incorporates both fresh and sea water enclosures, lush vegetation, natural materials and a vivid re-creation of a 1940's cargo shipwreck.

In February 2005 uShaka Marine World won the equivalent of an Oscar in the theme park industry when the Themed Entertainment Association awarded it for Outstanding Achievement in thematic creative design, putting this Durban landmark on the international theme park map.

uShaka Marine World is located in central Durban, on the beachfront, and is easily accessible by car, bus or taxi. There is plenty of safe parking in the area.

Who wants to get around when you can lie back and catch the sun's rays?

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