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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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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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Wonderful place to visit

This Aquarium is definitely worth a visit as there is so many things to see. From the feeding of the Penguins to the touching of certain sea creatures, there is so much to see and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte P
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Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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Forres
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant attraction at the vibrant Waterfront. There's so much to see, touch and learn. Great for families of all ages. Food options here are very limited/basic but there's so much on your doorstep in the nearby food market.

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Did you know that your ticket is valid for the entire day and that you can come and go as many times as you wish during the day? More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit, especially on a dull or rainy day. Lovely to see all the different types of fish etc, and learn about them and their habitats. This is a particularly good place to bring the kids. There's so much ch to see and do. There's also a very nice cafe. Definitely great fun.

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is lovely. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was pleasurable View is perfect I was surprised by the place All were happy and excited I'll come again for sure

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Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Aquarium is definitely worth a visit as there is so many things to see. From the feeding of the Penguins to the touching of certain sea creatures, there is so much to see and do. I loved the I&J sitting space where you can sit and watch all the sea life in a big tank, while you can have... More 

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the word"educational" put you off. The interactive displays, the guides, and the layout as a whole was fantastic. Not a chance of being bored in the least. I enjoyed the fishes being fed by the divers, watching through massive, thick, reinforced glass. The highlight was watching the penguins being fed, they were just so cute. The display with... More 

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation of the Two Oceans Aquarium. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend the Aquarium as a place to visit when next in Cape Town. It is close to the V&A Waterfront and the CBD.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the aquarium during the school holidays with my son but both of us where very disappointed. They are busy renovating and there is not as much to see as on our previous visit years ago. He could not find something to eat inside the aquarium as the food kiosk had very limited snacks. We completed our visit in about... More 

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We worry that you might not have seen the entire Aquarium. Did you see the new Jelly Gallery, the I&J Ocean Exhibit and the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit? The Ocean Exhibit has a cafe where one can buy beverages, sandwiches and pastries. More 

Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather small but enjoyable aquarium at the V & A Waterfront. They have a lot of variety of marine life on display showcasing the ocean life of the Western Cape. I really liked the jelly fish exhibit. Unfortunately, the Predator Exhibit is closed for renovations. Price for admission is R150 but save 10% if you purchase them online. Get there... More 

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium, as well as the recommendation of purchasing tickets online. More 

Marshall, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful for children- good for adults as well. Well worth the trip. The fish feeding was interesting to watch. Presentation was aimed at children as well as adults and well done

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Lovely review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Thank you very much. More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice aquarium, very kid friendly. The attendants were very engaging and ready to answer and challenge the kids with lots of fin stuff. I'll definitely be visiting again

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TwoOceansAQ, Communications at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Have a look at our website and specifically our membership programme. Members can visit the fish as often as they wish during the year of their membership. More 

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