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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 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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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (134 reviews)
“shark tank” (88 reviews)
“clown fish” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 418 3823
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here to check out the penguins and other sea life. A tour doesn't take very long but if timed right you can watch them feed the penguins although signage to get you to that location is lacking. The seahorses are really cute to...More

Thank BDL999_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although expensive (if you are a middle class South African), it has beautifully constructed tanks and educational facilities for the whole family. With a restuarant and gift shop be sure to bring extra money along. I loved the jelly fish as well as the preditor...More

Thank thathotchillie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our time at the Aquarium, it was fun and interesting, great for Adults as well as Kids, we loved all the exhibits and it was amazing to see some sea creatures that we have never even heard of, some of the fish and...More

Thank Andrewschoeman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Am amazing experience I would repeat over and over. The displays are awesome, informative and very well laid out

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly parking is an issue, but that is a problem all over the waterfront. I took my son and two friends with. The Aquarium price is bit high, but worth it and I can't imagine what there costs are. There are some new fresh displays...More

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see all different types of fishes, penguins, sharks ect. you will need at least 1 hour to do a tour unless you want to wait and see the penguins or other animals get fed.

Thank 282Juliette282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were left with a rainy day and an afternoon to kill. We had just dropped off some laundry across the road and decided to look through the Aquarium. What a fantastic place! It had a good mixture of small and large exhibits as well...More

Thank KarynandCraig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking aside the ethics around aquariums, this is one of the best I have visited. There are two large tanks with tunnels accompanied by lots of smaller exhibitions. These smaller displays, such as the clown fish, lobster and sea horses were brimming with wild life....More

Thank Nigel O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved visiting the aquarium. My favourite part was seeing the penguins. The sharks were amazing to watch. The jellyfish were mesmerising.. So many fish and it was really interesting to read about all the different fish/creatures.. You have a photo taken which you then...More

Thank Sonja G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a few hours at the Aquarium on my day in Cape Town. It was a good way to finish off my exploring of the V&A Waterfront and is particularly good for families, of which there were plenty. There is a huge tank in...More

Thank WCOB
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4 October 2015|
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.