uShaka Marine World is close to The Riverside Hotel

uShaka Marine World in Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World – spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa’s largest Marine Theme park.

uShaka Marine World is close to The RIverside Hotel

Address:
1, King Shaka Ave, Point, Durban, 4001
Distance from The Riverside Hotel: 15 – 20 Minutes

 

uShaka Marine World incorporates fresh and sea water, lush vegetation, natural materials and the re-creation of a wreck of a 1940’s cargo ship. With the 5th largest aquarium in the world by volume of water, the park is tatesfully themed with a focus on family entertainment. No matter what the occassion, you will always find something to do a uShaka Marine World. Enjoy fun at Sea World, have a memorable meal at any one of the many restaurants (including the amazing Shark Restaurant, situated in the themed shipwreck with a window into a shark tank), go shopping in over 11,250m² of retail space featureing clothing boutiques, outdoor gear, ats and crafts as well as indigenous and tourist-focused goods, information and services.

Located in the centre of uShaka Marine World you can experience the salt water aquarium with indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits, a 1200 seater dolphin stadium where you’ll be entertained by the world-famous Dolphins, the seal stadium and penguin rookery. In addition, Sea World offers edutainment tours behind the scenes and special interactive activities such as snorkelling through reefs and grottos and scuba dives. Durban is famous for its beaches and that’s exactly what you’ll find at uShaka Marine world. Bell’s Beach, adjacent to uShaka Marine World, has been set aside for adventure seekers and offers perfect all-year non-stop fun. Activities include windsurfing, beach volleyball, and beach rugby, surfing, jet skiing, kite surfing, paddle boat rides, dolphin viewing charters and national and international beach sports events.

Then there is Wet ‘n Wild World. A fresh water entertainment wonderland, Wet ‘n Wild World offers exhilarating fun and safe entertainment for the whole family. It features separate swimming pools for kids and adults, relaxing river rides and high speed chutes for the adrenaline junkies. This is the place where the wild at heart are set free to experience adrenaline pumping action while the rest of us can merely sunbathe on sandy beaches, grass or decks.

There is a mini-super tube (for “kids” of all ages), the play area with water cannons and water mushrooms will keep kids busy for hours and ensure your visit to Wet ‘n Wild World is fun-filled. And a “must-experience” is the tunnel ride – a roller-coaster enclosed ride not for the claustrophobic. Speeding round the curves at a gut- wrenching four metres per second in the dark makes for a thrilling experience and you’ll definitely come back for more. Sea World also incorporates the research facilities of the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI) which manages and protects scientific and environmental credibility of Sea World and SAAMBR as a whole. These research facilities also offer classrooms for lectures to school and other groups on marine and other coastal matters as well as a research and reference library.

Some of the Highlights at uShaka Marine World include:

Rocky Touch Pool:

Have you ever touched a starfish? Have you ever felt the skin of a sea cucumber? No? Then this is the place to do it – gently of course – with the help of a specially trained guide.

The Open Ocean:

Gazing through an enormous window 8m long by 3m high you’ll feel as though you are actually standing underwater with the many fish associated with the open ocean such as tuna, pompano, dorado and rays.

Dangers of the Deep:

Get ready to meet some of the most feared creatures of the deep? Sharks, sea snakes, devil fire fish and stone fish occupy this area where from the surface you might even be able to touch a shark as it swims past a purpose-built balcony at feeding time.

Coral Gardens:

Bright yellows and reds, oranges and blues – nature manages to put so much beauty into a coral reef, and of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on earth that has been recreated for you within Sea World.

The Deep Zone:

The deep zone is a window into the lives of some of the weirdest and most spectacular animals inhabiting a world hundreds of metres below the surface of the ocean, often in total darkness.

Penguins:

The African penguin is an endangered species. However, our breeding colony will provide you with a special opportunity to see these rare birds as they ‘fly’ through the water and waddle on land.

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The Riverside Hotel Complex

The Riverside Hotel in Durban 4 star AccommodationThe Riverside Hotel is a full service hotel in Durban North that provides accommodation for families with family rooms as well as for the individual on a business trip.Facilities available at the hotel include, a 24 hour reception, currency exchange, Conference facilities at The Riverside Conference Centre, room service, laundry, gym, baby-sitting facilities, shuttle quest , tour’s and much, much more.Riverside Confrence Centre Seating PlanThe Riverside Conference Centre is ideally situated directly opposite the front entrance to the hotel ensuring Durban conference delegates staying at the hotel have easy access to their rooms should they so require.For day delegates there is plenty of secure parking within the hotel grounds and with the hotel being so centrally located it allows for easy access no matter where the delegates are travelling from.Restaurants available at the hotel include The Riverside Cafe and The Hops Sports Bar where there are daily activities and specials.Riverside CafeThe Riverside Café is a restaurant situated inside The Riverside Hotel.This tropical-like restaurant and bar has something to offer everyone and makes for a terrific escape from the normal city life.The Riverside Cafe has a daily Happy Hour and a Sunday plated roast buffet.The Hops Sports Bar at Riverside HotelHops Riverside is the premier venue of choice in Durban. Situated adjacent to the Riverside Hotel.The venue caters for most sporting events on the big screen.The emphasis on the entertainment is to create and sustain a wide variety of events ranging from local bands to comedians dancing classes in Salsa and quiz evenings.The Riverside Hotel Day SpaFor those who enjoy a more quiet time why not pamper yourself at The Riverside Day Spa that is open seven days a week.With a selection of spa packages, for both individual and group treatments.The Spa features six spacious, luxury treatment rooms and offer specialised nail, skin and body treatments, as well as extended day packages and corporate packages.This is truly the ultimate way to spoil yourself whether it's been a long day or just a quick stop by to relax a bit.Hair Salon Riverside HotelHave a make over with Martin Pearman Hair - Creative Salon.Is a progressive hair design and care solutions studio.That provides cutting edge with latest trends and product technologies.We use our knowledge to create the unique style that is right for the unique individual you are.The RIverside Hotel Durban Pool areaThere is no shortage of things to do during your stay at The Riverside Hotel. You can take a stroll along the golden mile visit uShaka Marine World, the enormous Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umgeni Bird Park, play a round at the Windsor Golf Course, or catch a game at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Whatever you’re into, you’ll find it situated within a few minutes travel from The Riverside Hotel. See a full list of activities and attractions close to the hotel.Discover how amazing your stay can be by visiting The Riverside Hotel, we are only 5 minutes away from Durban CBD, 15 Minutes away from Umhlanga central business district and 28 Minutes away from King Shaka International Airport.