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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
09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A view under the sea

The Two Oceans gives one the opportunity to see in person what you would only be able to see on tv. A great variety and beautifully exhibited. Some of the marine animals... read more

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Gift to my daughter for her 21st. Worth every penny. My fifth time visiting. Must see for tourists and travellers. It is like a holiday on its own. You disappear into another world

Thank LianaSwellendam
Krugersdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always great to visit. This time for the first time with our six year old was worth it seeing through his eyes. Nemo exhibit most memorable as was the I&J turtle !!

Thank j0766
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Won't see me in a hurry again. The aquarium is not a place an adult would just go to. Adults go to take kids and grandchildren to see Nemo . To charge an adult R160 for entry is Madness. You enter the venue and you can't move for prams . Kids are running wild , parents screaming at kids. Thanks... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Two Oceans gives one the opportunity to see in person what you would only be able to see on tv. A great variety and beautifully exhibited. Some of the marine animals exhibited really draws the ooh's and aah's from the crowd that was there.

Thank FireflyAfrica
Johannesburg, South Africa
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We took our three kids 3-7 yrs on a wet day and spent hours at the aquarium. many interesting exhibits but the best are the large tanks, the kelp forest, and the Turtles. Feeding the penguins was overcrowded by the feeding the turtles and rays was wonderful to see. the kids were fascinated by touching sea life and the puppet... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing opportunity my husband had to Scuba in the aquarium, (only for those with dive qualifications) and a chance for me to see him.... the aquarium was interesting with staff on hand to answer questions.... great family day out!!

Thank Sally H
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A quite small aquarium but featuring some cool animals. The jelly fish in special light is a must see! You will enjoy it for about one hour. Location is great, next to the hop on hop off line and the market and waterfront.

Thank Susan v
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I expected a lot more however the tanks were clean and the animals looked happy! The security man checking your ticket was so friendly and so helpful!

Thank CanDaz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great exhibits for all ages & lots of photo ops! Different fishes so lots to learn and see. It was fun to see the penguins being fed.

Thank happytraveler19460
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This one is growing having been to the one in Dubai.Istanbul,Baltimore i can say this one is small but growing,the good side of it we got a back office visitation and saw how they do all the pipes and cleaning up

Thank pmkamanga

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