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Two Oceans Aquarium

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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 crabs 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 enthrall.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (154 reviews)
“shark tank” (90 reviews)
“clown fish” (66 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 2 days ago via mobile

This is definitely a winner way to see all the creatures of the sea. There is everything here and I can definitely recommend waiting to see the penguins being fed at either 11h30 or 14h30. The shark tank is amazing and I love the “underwater”...More

Thank travcaine
Reviewed 2 days ago

The aquarium is probably best for children and it seems well laid out. You can spend as long or as little time here depending on any past experiences in similar places. After visiting the aquarium in Kuala Lumpur we haven't found this one very interesting...More

Thank joker t
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience. I was very impressed with all the conservation that takes place here including rescuing turtles and then releasing them once treated. You can also dive with turtles and sting rays in the main tank too. My boyfriend did this and...More

Thank lindylou102
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been going almost every school holidays since my kids where babies, now they 9 and 11 . If you live here it’s best to have a yearly membership which is a huge saving and then it means you can go when ever you want...More

Thank Jeannine T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront is on most visitors' bucket lists in Cape Town and rightly so. It is a brilliant experience stepping into the underwater marine world that incorporates both the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean inhabitants. Whether you are fascinated...More

Thank Media1994
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with the family and had an enjoyable morning. The aquarium is really well set up for small children with ledges to allow for them to stand up on at each tank. There is also a small children’s area where some arts and crafts are...More

Thank kevross85
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated and will be forwarded to the relevant department.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was great but I expected a little bit more. After the aquarium it's fun to walk around the waterfront area

Thank kodiakfoodcritic
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there and thank you for your review. We would love to hear what else you expected. please do drop us a line. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so at the aquarium cause we wanted to thought we would see something exciting. Unfortunately there were no shows at that time and everything else was pretty boring.

Thank Yannis P
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We would love to know what else you expected. Please let us know.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this aquarium with 2 teenagers. They loved it! The variety of species is nice and the highlight is of course the sharks' exhibit. We also enjoyed the touching exhibit which was accompanied by a friendly explanation from a local volunteer.

1  Thank bypasser567
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Lovely review. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting aquariums so I headed here first day because I had a few hours to spend. 160 Ran was good value for money. The aquarium is well set up just a bit small. The exhibits they have are on the smaller side but...More

1  Thank Mick N
TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. As a marine aquarium, we do tend to focus on marine species, while the fish you mention are freshwater species.

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zwelz
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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