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Address: Beach Road, Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
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+27 41 584 0650

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Just a few seals, penguins and reptiles and lots of fish and snakes. It's an interesting place but it's sad to see the lack of investment, and every where you see notices that... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of Bayworld is very deceptive, it looks quite drab and uninviting but once you step inside the door WOW its quite amazing. Please do yourselves a favour and visit this attraction. There is so much to see but give yourself a couple of hours to do it justice. You wont be sorry!

Thank Lynda N Peter S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so many things hidden away behind that big wall .. snake park ( and yes, you can play with them) marine animals ( no dolphins when we went, but there is talk that they are coming back) . really, do not miss it ...

Thank philippe D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to go to Bayworld as a kid (in the 90's) and thoroughly enjoyed the Dolphin, seal n Penguin shows. Even the Snake Park was a joy to visit as the enclosures were fun to see with enough space for the animals. You could see back then that people who loved there work and animals was looking after the place.... More 

Thank etter2016
Benoni, South Africa
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Bayworld in 1992 and it was an amazing expierance, we went back in Dec 2016 and what a waste of money. We saw seals, penguins, visited the museum and left feeling dissapointed.

Thank 70lydiat
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen such a run down aquarium like this one. The tanks have not been clean for months, you can smell the dirty water - this is not fair on these animals! They deserve a lot more attention! This includes the penguin pools as well as the seal pools. Not acceptable

Thank Ed B
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Just a few seals, penguins and reptiles and lots of fish and snakes. It's an interesting place but it's sad to see the lack of investment, and every where you see notices that state exactly that. They have a good enough museum. They should rethink a few things, as an example they should have a gift shop as another source... More 

Thank pddi
Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Aquariums in small towns often disappoint. This was not the case with Bayworld. The exhibitions were informative and pleasing. The complex comprises cultural history as well as a snake park and an oceanarium. The life-size skeleton of a whale gives a new perspective on the magnitude of these animals. Worth a visit especially with kids.

Thank Albertgerber
Norwich, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Cheap as chips , but there is a definite need for an overhaul to this establishment. Not quite one thing or another where some investment could make all the difference. Perfect location for this facility but cramped spaces and a plethora of confusing historical rooms/ displays leave you wanting more.

Thank ROBINONorwich
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Any live animal for a two year old is amazing, that was probably the only reason we went, penguins and seals for my son to see in real life. Woah, what a sad place to go. Tons of staff everywhere, but horrible "stuck in the 80's" architecture, small enclosure of penguins and seals, then about six tanks of fish with... More 

Thank Kim v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The last time we had visited here (many years ago) it still had the dolphins on show. Well they have long gone and the sea world side has only seals and penguins on show. Seal show (feeding with the 1 seal) was very nice but there just wasn't room to accommodate all the visitors, especially once the trainers moved from... More 

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