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Awards are rolling in for uShaka Marine World!

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uShaka Marine World has just been voted as the “TOP CHOICE 2015” by www.lianorg.com, a tourist information website that offers comprehensive travel information to Asian tourists and voted third in the country’s local entertainment destination by Sunday Times Generation Next for the fifth consecutive year.

CEO of uShaka Marine World, Stella Khumalo, said that adding these two awards to uShaka’s growing number of accolades was testament to the fact that Africa’s largest marine theme park was a major draw card for both international and local visitors. This underscored its dedication to providing value in terms of both attractions and the overall experience and upholds its focus on customer service.
“TOP CHOICE” ranks attractions, amusement parks and destinations according to reviews in markets such as Japan, China, Mongolia, Korea & other Asian countries. uShaka netted this coveted award after receiving positive reviews from Asian visitors and judges of this Asian Ranking system.
“We thank all of our staff for their contribution in making uShaka a TOP CHOICE destination for 2015,” Khumalo said, acknowledging the contribution of the uShaka team.
Now in its 11th year, the 2015 Sunday Times Generation Next Brand Survey Awards, reveal what the South African youth aged between 8 and 22, deem cool. This is usually one of the most difficult audiences of all to please!
“”We are delighted to have been acknowledged and voted for by the youth of South Africa and we will continue to ensure we offer a world of leisure, fun, entertainment and excitement while boasting a safe, secure and clean environment with non-stop entertainment extending from the day-time operations of Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, dangerous creatures, uShaka Kids World and uShaka Beach, to the night time festivities of the Village Walk,” Khumalo said.
She added that uShaka was always working hard to ensure that it kept up with the times through introducing new features to the park which would continue to make it an exciting visit for all generations and nationalities.


uShaka Sea World - Durban's Best Attraction

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uShaka Marine World was proud to add the Durban Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Award for the Best Attraction to its growing gallery of awards this month.

uShaka Marine world chief executive, Stella Khumalo, said that the award, which recognised the fifth largest aquarium in the world and the largest aquarium in Africa as Durban's top attraction was testament to the hard work and the passion of the staff at both the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR) of which Sea World is a division and uShaka Marine World as a whole.

The award was presented by Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom. It was based on gradings by the independent Trip Adviser site on a particular day in November.

The value of this award hinges on the fact that, because it is based on the actual opinions of tourists visiting both the city and the park, it has exceptionally high credibility.

"Awards such as this show that, since the park opened in April 2004, we have succeeded in our endeavors to make it a world class destination for fun and an example for conservation," Khumalo said.

Sea World comprises a fascinating array of underground viewing galleries that are home to 300 different species of marine life and 10 000 sea creatures. Each tank is meticulously designed around the themes of five different ship wrecks.

In addition to this week's award, uShaka Marine World also netted the Lifestyle and Cultural Award and Marine Adventure Awards at the Lilizela Tourism Awards in September this year. uShaka was also voted number 1 Coolest place to Visit in the Generation Next survey over the past three years.

Pictured from left is Paul Lotter, Jean Paul Joubert, Raecine Bates, Bulelani Ntuli, Tarryn Abrahams and Cyril Mdlalose.

Lilizela Tourism Awards

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Last weekend, South Africa’s favourite theme park destination attended the Lilizela Tourism Awards and took home the Lifestyle and Cultural Award and Marine Adventure Award. These awards recognise and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service that grows South Africa’s competitiveness as a global destination.

“The Lilizela Tourism Awards are the premier tourism award programme for tourism businesses in South Africa. Lilizela is an Nguni word which means to ululate and this is a uniquely African act of congratulations when someone has done something well.

We’re very honoured that, as a proudly South African destination, to have won a uniquely African award for excellence in an industry that is of strategic importance throughout this region. It is also fitting to take home a lifestyle and cultural and marine adventure awards just ahead of Heritage Day this month,” says CEO, Stella Khumalo.