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Two Oceans Aquarium

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Address: Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 418 3823
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Today
09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding...

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to sea turtles and shoals of shimmering fish, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Ocean Exhibit, with its 9m long window, and 10m long full tunnel. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive in this exhibit with shoals of fish and turtles. The Jelly gallery is sure to mesmerize and enthral.

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Very informative and enjoyable outing

We planned the day to see both the large tank feedings and a penguin feeding and were not disappointed. Although the non-diver feeding was not as exciting to see, the information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Hentiesbaai, Namibia
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely small aquarium along the waterfront. It took us at most 1.5 hours to visit and it was fairly expensive for our family of 6. I think if you haven't been to an aquarium before by all means enjoy this perfectly adequate and enjoyable facility. But if you're seen other world class aquariums then just enjoy nature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have a eight year old boy and he was completely thrilled. It's a lovely place which educated them about different underwater creatures . Huge variety of water animals are available to view and acquire knowledge about them . Kids love this place . Takes about an hour and half to see the complete aquarium . Walking distance from VNA... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favourite aquarium in the world, it's everything you'd want from a day out. The large tank with sharks, turtles, rays etc is great. Been coming here since I was a child and it doesn't get dull.

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Thank Bonnie L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the penguin pool where you can see from the bottom of the pool, penguins making their master dives In school holidays , aquaruim staff have a puppet show . Building blocks and a sandpit

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Thank Mmiki9
Hentiesbaai, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We planned the day to see both the large tank feedings and a penguin feeding and were not disappointed. Although the non-diver feeding was not as exciting to see, the information given during the feeding was very interesting. There are several places were the kids can go through tunnels and see the tanks from a different perspective. Enjoyed the deep... More 

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Thank ILoveNam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very pleasant and we had a good time. The shark exhibit was under renovations so I suspect that we missed a big part of the aquarium. Good to go with kids as it is interactive a has loads of explanations

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A decent aquarium with a nice penguin presentation. We especially enjoyed the diver feeding the animals in the large aquarium because he talks to the audience from inside the tank. The visit took us about two and half hours. Tip: Book aquarium tickets online to save a bit of time in line when you arrive.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Sunday so there were a lot of children there but we still enjoyed all that the aquarium has to offer. Huge ta is with amazing fish and ocean life to view. Penguin feeding time was fun and very interesting. Lots of interactive games to play en route and gorgeous fish tanks with loads of info and advice... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entertaining outing for little ones, but adults may find this a bit boring - aquarium doesn't really offer a lot for them for the price yo have to pay.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The aquarium is next to the waterfront. A very nice visit which children & adults enjoyed a lot. It will take you approx 1h to go around. The kids really enjoyed the area where they could actually touch some plants/algae and sea stars.

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