Ushaka Marine World
Ushaka Marine World is a 16-hectare theme park situated in Durban. It opened its gates to visitors in April 2004. It is located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbour. It was the first phase in the redevelopment of the Durban Point.
uShaka Marine World comprises 8 distinct sections namely uShaka Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, Beach, Village Walk, Sea Animal Encounters Island, Kids World, Dangerous Creatures and Chimp & Zee.
uShaka Sea World is the 5th largest aquarium in the world, with 32 tanks totaling 17,500 cubic meters of water. The underground aquarium is designed around 5 shipwrecks, with its entrance through the above ground Phantom Ship, which contains several restaurants including the Cargo Hold with a wall sized shark aquarium visible from most of the dining areas, and the Upper Deck, with views of the open sea exhibits that surround the ship.
The dolphin stadium can seat 1,200 visitors, and the seal stadium can seat about 450. uShaka Wet ‘n Wild water park has the highest slide in Africa. uShaka is one of the main tourist attractions in Durban.