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Two Oceans Aquarium

#20 of 226 things to do in Cape Town Central Features Animals
Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 418 3823
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (152 reviews)
“shark tank” (84 reviews)
“clown fish” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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+27 21 418 3823
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the aquarium during free time from out tour. So glad we did, what a wonderful place to visit!

Thank SanDiego333
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The best kind of discoveries are the ones you never expect. We are happy to have been just that for you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best day spent with my sister viewing the many marvellous creatures of the sea! I must see for everyone.

Thank Bronwynne B
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Family time spent at the Aquarium is always magical.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad weather conditions rescheduled our plans... so headed to the aquarium. It is small by standards accustomed to, but the messages on recycling and saving wild life drive home important messages. It has the smallest jelly fish display I've been to. But their philosophy of...More

Thank workingholic
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We certainly hope you saw the whole Jelly Gallery? The one with the large cylindrical exhibits? Please visit our website and have a look at the Jelly Gallery.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Two Oceans Aquarium on a rainy day - expecting it to be packed. But was positively surprised. The Aquarium has "road signs" so it is easy to get through the full aquarium without missing out. Incredible species - crabs, jellyfish, lobster,...More

Thank JaneBis
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. The large turtle is called Yoshi. She is a loggerhead turtle. The other turtles are Bob and Sandy, both green turtles and both currently undergoing rehabilitation.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured through this aquarium our first day in Cape Town. It is small but had some wonderful animals to view. I also appreciated that with some of the animals, like the sharks, they will release them back into the wild. I think that is...More

Thank Heathertster
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and your positive comments. They are much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done ocean aquarium focusing on the two oceans theme in this part of the world with up to date exhibits and interactive displays. A good bit on environmental sustainability as well all at a reasonable price.

Thank George G
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Lovely review. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first time I did scuba diving in my life. Guided by the experienced Ian Robertson, I had to pass a test of aptitude, to submerge myself in the giant pool of the aquarium. I was thrilled when I could watch my wife...More

Thank saul l
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Such great enthusiasm and passion in your review. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities are modern and well managed. There are various tours that can be taken. you can even dive with the sharks from time to time. This is an experience for everyone! Kids will thoroughly enjoy this visit. There are even conference rooms that can...More

1  Thank Jakes007
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. You really are well-informed for someone who doesn't work at the Aquarium, and that is just awesome. Your comments are much appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here about 4 times and its always a good experience. The entrance fee is not that expensive (under R100). The displays are good and there is an open section where the penguins are where you get to seem them up close. A...More

Thank arpegiator
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Just a note - the entrance fee you quote is unfortunately incorrect. Please do visit our website for up to date rates and discounted tickets if bought via our website.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting Aquarium with lots of tanks. The only downside was that there was some renovation outside and inside. A good place to visit if you have a couple of hours to fill in.

Thank Jack K
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We are working feverishly to complete all the renovations that are currently on the go. Once they are done, the Aquarium will be even more magical than what it already is.

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zwelz
I was there today, I took a free picture of my wife and I. How do I download it from your wrbsite.?
4 October 2015|
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Response from TwoOceansAQ | Property representative |
You need to log onto the Aquarium Facebook page on your computer, not mobile. Like the page and you will see the Been There TV button. Click on that and search for your photos according to date and time.
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