Things To Do in Point WaterfrontuShaka Marine World
Where? 1 Bell Street, Durban, KwaZulu Natal.
When? Refer website for seasonal hours, activity specific.
How? Call +27 (0)31 328-8000
How much? Price on request
A genuine salvaged shipwreck provides the authentic structures that incubate this indoor and outdoor salt-water sea life exhibit which is one of the five largest aquariums in the world. Dolphins flip for this biggest dolphinarium in Africa while seals clap in applause. Squish a starfish at a touch pool or feel under-dressed as you admire waddling penguins in formal 'tuxedo' attire at their rookery. Glass separates your nose from the snouts of one of the biggest shark collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Seven gigantic aquariums, 500m themed viewing tanks and 25 live marine exhibits provide an underwater kingdom above ground. Behind the scenes operational tours available.
A swimsuit and towel is all that you need (all other equipment is provided) for a snorkel in the fish aquarium and coral reefs. An acrylic sheet separates you and the myriad of colourful sea creatures from the Shark tank.
Shark Cage diving
Your adrenalin rises as your cage is lowered into the fierce Zambezi and Rugged Tooth Sharks tank. Bring swimwear, a towel, mask and snorkel... and guts.
Ocean Walker Experience
'Astronaut style' dive masks keep you breathing freely while you walk underwater in the tanks of the sting rays, tuna, Dorado and sand sharks. Bring swim gear and a towel, no diving experience needed.
Calypso Dive and Adventure Centre provide resident scuba diving, training and equipment.
Wet 'n Wild
Waterworld theme park home of 10 adventure slides (super tubes, rapids and 'free-falls'), numerous pools, lawn, deck and sand stretches. Kiddies, adult, single, group, tame and gut-wrenching rides are available. Part of this fresh water theme park flows through the ship wreck and past the sharks.
Tanning, swimming, volleyball, body surfing, surfboard hire, surf lessons, kayak wave surfing, guided kayak tours to Fetchies Reef, the shark nets and Ovington Court Wreck.
Daily boat trips to the shark nets and old whaling station. Optional snorkelling at wrecks and reefs. Incidental encounters with wild dolphins and wildlife; fun and informative.
The pier at uShaka beach launches the uShaka Helicopter, flips range from Ushaka Marine World to the East Coast air tours.
Spend the night sleeping over in the Phantom Ship Wreck Aquarium. A night in the 1940's steamers wreck is suitable for all ages and birthday parties and includes games, activities and entertainment.
11 250 m2 cuisine and shopping 'tank'. Large selection of retail outlets including clothing, sport, recreation, curio, arts and crafts in a marine theme setting. Dine at the Shark Restaurant with a view of the 3 storey high glass shark tank.
The Phantom Ship
Iconic 1950's cargo steamer ship run aground creating the Cargo Hold Restaurant below deck with a shark tank as a dining backdrop and maritime artefacts for decoration. The above board Upper Deck Restaurant is an interactive restaurant with chefs cooking on display.
* South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) and Oceanographic Research Institute are partners at UShaka World ensuring marine life conservation.