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Address: Beach Road, Humewood, Port Elizabeth 6013, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 41 584 0650
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Surprisingly neat and informative

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Albertgerber
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Albertgerber
Norwich, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank ROBINONorwich
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Kim v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Ann C
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a very cheap way to spend an hour or so away from the beach. A little rough around the edges but still worth a visit and for the price well worth it

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1 Thank alanodonohoe
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

So if you want to visit Bayworld to see an array of fish species, rather stay at home and watch the goldfish and guppies swimming around your fishbowl. The only sea-life worth seeing are dead. That is dead sharks who are cut open as part of a Bayworld presentation for school children.What is more impressive for the hosts of scholars... More 

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Thank Heather R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had a spontaneous weekend in Port Elizabeth and the weather wasn't too pleasant. Therefore my friends and I decided to try bayworld. We were quite surprised at the size. We were expecting to spend an hour or so there but the museum was huge and very educational so spent alot longer there. The animal park wasn't as big but still... More 

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Thank ggreening32
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited the aquarium and the museum. I even got to feed the seals. The museum is very educational

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Thank MissBonolo
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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85 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It was my second visit to Bayworld. I visited the first time just after the Dolphins left for Hong Kong but Kelpie did a stunning performance about not littering - in the sea especially. The big pool they had then is closed off - they say it is condemned. I would say that it was a waste of a big... More 

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Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

"Re-opening" of Bayworld with torchlite experience for kids was poorly organised. Too few staff to handle massive crowd that descended on the facility. Good idea but poorly executed!

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