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East London Aquarium

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They are closed, busy with repairing storm damage. Expect to open end July

I tried to visit on World Ocean Day and found out they have already been working on the facilities... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Pretoria, South Africa
It was Ok

Not as equipped as the Cape Town one, Looks like was damaged during storm and does not look like it... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Terrible10%
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“sea life”(5 reviews)
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Esplanade, East London 5200, South Africa
+27 43 705 2637
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

so boring and dull. not much going on there and it looks pretty sad. it took us maybe 15 minutes to walk around the whole place. kids like the little fish in the tanks but that was it, we landed up just going to the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kat13vdm
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Leakage, empty tanks, rude staff and poor, depressed animals just waiting to die... Worst Aquarium I've ever been to. Can't comprehend how can someone give this place anything but a 1-star rating!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank randellstevenson602
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Great place to visit with family & kids, quite a few things to do for children, entertainment also available on certain days.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank StephenOdodah
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I tried to visit on World Ocean Day and found out they have already been working on the facilities for almost two months now. The storm damage of last year is being repaired. They already have a new pool, with the viewing deck over the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 329halinav
Reviewed January 22, 2018

As it claims to be the oldest aquarium in the country we expected it to be a bit out dated but no dilapidated. It was really very sad to see empty tanks and out dated. The seal's outside were entertaining us as it were feeding...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MalindaVC
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Probably half of the tanks inside are empty. The others are leaking, fish are grouped together without any rocks or coral etc. The clown fish had no anemone (which is it's habitat) in the tank, too many sea urchins in the tank with the lion...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Not as equipped as the Cape Town one, Looks like was damaged during storm and does not look like it has been fixed. Looks like a bit runned down.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Nick_Ver0
Reviewed November 13, 2017

On Sunday I decided to take my granddaughter to the Aquarium. I understand that they had damage outside due to the rough sea's we had a few months ago. But the inside was in a shocking state. Some of the tanks are empty. others are...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Laurene H
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited the aquarium on Tuesday. It was a nice suprise to hear that entrance is half price for the day. My son got a chance to feed the penquins and love it.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Maryke K
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Love the seals, and the seal shows, love the atmosphere of looking over the beautiful East London ocean. Shark pool is also a fave

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 685janineb
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January 14, 2018|
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Response from Miss_Malan_Travels | Reviewed this property |
Hi pogda_2000, I was there in August 2017 so my info may be a little off so I apologize if it is 🙈 As far as I know they have repaired the damage they had last year. If I remember correctly ticket prices were around R45... More