uShaka Sea World celebrates International Dolphin Day

uShaka Sea World’s legendary dolphin, Gambit and his family inspire and empower people to care for the oceans and the environment. Although he does this every day, on International Dolphin Day he received welcome attention from the media who carried his inspirational message beyond the borders of uShaka Marine World to the wider South African public.


Saving the African Penguin needs teamwork – SAAMBR’s participation in the African Penguin Biodiversity Management Plan

SAAMBR has been a critical role-player in penguin conservation in South Africa for many years. SAAMBR is also the hosting facility for the African penguin studbook, a complex computerised record of all of the birds in zoos and aquariums around South Africa.


Penguin Promises – changing visitor behaviour one promise at a time

A few years ago we had a dream – a dream that our visitors would really commit to changing their environmental behaviour at home, as a result of their visit to uShaka Sea World. And so the Penguin Promises environmental behaviour campaign was “hatched”.

It was designed to encourage visitors to uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa, to take positive post-visit action to help environmental conservation. The campaign was founded on sound principles for effective environmental education and focusses attention on the plight of the African penguin.


uShaka Sea World staff take up the Penguin Waddle Challenge once again

uShaka Sea World staff members, Leandra Paverd, Presha Soogrim, Colette Bodenstaff, Gabby Harris and Lesley Labuschagne have taken up the Penguin Waddle 2016 challenge from Gansbaai to Simon’s Town, all in honour of the endangered, endemic African penguin.


Marine course for ocean enthusiasts

  • 04 February 2016 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

Calling all ocean enthusiasts! Whether you’re a surfer, paddler, beachcomber, fisherman, diver or someone who enjoys sitting and reflecting on the ocean and its wonderful creatures, uShaka Sea World has something for you.


uShaka Sea World Education Centre offers a wealth of support to educators

The uShaka Sea World Education Centre offers a range of courses, lessons and educators’ workshops that tie in perfectly with the National School Curriculum. Our passionate Education Centre team has just rolled out the programme for 2016 which caters for learners from Grade R through to Grade 11.


uShaka Sea World bids farewell to Gimli the seal

The grand old lady of the uShaka Sea World seal colony, Gimli, passed away peacefully on 22 December 2015.


Sole Survivors holiday course for kids at uShaka Sea World

  • 10 November 2015 | Jane Dlamini | Category: Education

There’s loads of fun for the kids at uShaka Sea World this holiday. There are only 60 places available, so sign up your kids for a two-day challenge to see which ocean warrior team will complete the conservation challenges to emerge as Sole Survivors!


Kaitlyn's fifth birthday dream comes true at uShaka Sea World

  • 29 September 2015 | Ann Kunz | Category: Education

While Jackie van Staden, a Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer volunteer, was busy arranging young Kaitlyn Smit’s fifth birthday celebration, she became aware of the young fighter’s dream to meet a dolphin and immediately contacted uShaka Sea World.


Gambit the dolphin acknowledged with Living Legend Award

At the 8th eThekwini Living Legends Awards ceremony on Saturday 29 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban, the City of Durban acknowledged the work done by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research ...


Bony fish

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Meet our dolphins

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Mazda Wildlife Fund supports ORI Coral Reef Research

The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported the Oceanographic Research Institute’s…

uShaka Sea World is celebrating African Penguin Awareness Day on Saturday 8th October 2011

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Eco House opens in February

The Eco House in the aquarium will show you how…