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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
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09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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More than i expected

It offers a great tour through the watery world. To be honest I liked it much better than I thought on forehand.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It offers a great tour through the watery world. To be honest I liked it much better than I thought on forehand.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great aquarium...very good and informative displays. The kelp forest in particular was really great as well as the touch tank. There are some activites offered for an additional cost, including a tank dive which looked like fun. The penguin exhibit is extremely well done. The shark portion was closed for renovations when we were there, but this... More 

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Thank wprincess4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning and very educational for all ages! Heaps of things for the kids to do and the staff offers great interaction. Try avoid during December though, as it gets a little busy.

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Thank dani-cool-advise
Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must for young and old alike .... amazed to see all the underwater life and sea creatures... Knysna Sea horses too .... hundreds of "finding Nemo's" ... penguins with hairstyles .... here you can see almost all creatures without getting wet or being a diver ..... A must for everyone ....

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Thank Vallerie M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a huge aquarium and not to many attractions. You can watch some fish being fed and it's a cool place for kids mostly. But compared to other aquariums it's pretty basic

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Thank Eduardo C
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two oceans aquarium is a quite standard set up aquarium which you can see in many of europeans cities, but have unusual big tank with massive sea turtles, is well worth it to visit

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Thank Adrian M
Castricum, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice aquarium with humangous tanks where turtles and sharks get their food from Divers. The jellyfish were so special.

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Higham,South Yorkshire,England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a lightening tour towards closing time as included on our Iventure card. Wouldn't go again for the advertised price.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great places to spend a few hours. There a lots of interactive things for kids and good amount of animals on display. If you know you are going in advance book the penguin encounter. 30 minutes private interaction with Rockhopper penguins was a true highlight of our holiday.

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Kempton Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit if you have a few hours to burn at the V&A Waterfront. A wide variety of marine animals from accross the globe can be seen from close up here. Don't forget your souvenier from the gift shop!

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