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Two Oceans Aquarium

#21 of 225 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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

We love the Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium. Its a place we never get tired of. The exhibits change regularly and the staff are very friendly. They even have sleepovers in the aquarium, which is our ultimate favourite experience. There is an area for kids...More

Thank liezl s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you in cape town and the weather is a bit glum the perfect activity would have to be the cape town aquarium. Beautiful tanks and displays as well as demostrations for feeding the sharks and the penguins. Such fun and educational for kids and...More

Thank saraharbiebossie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Total dissappointment if you are expecting to see alot. What ever they have is ok. But does not satisfies you if you have seen a real good aquarium.

Thank Fusy2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with our 20 month old son and his nana and papie (the grandparents) to the aquarium and you can just imagine the impact this experience has on your child's imagination and development. It is awesome to watch your child's facial expressions. It's one thing...More

Thank mySalvationCafe
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a stunning, interactive, well maintained exhibition of the marine bio-diversity found in the two Oceans that surround South Africa. An exhibition you can visit at anytime, no matter what the weather is like. There are interactive displays and tons of interesting information...More

Thank wildguide
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We last visited this aquarium over two years ago, and the upgrades are noticeable. All the old favourite exhibits are still there, along with the kids play area, but there are many new displays, new information signage and a wonderful new I&J Ocean Exhibit. We...More

Thank JohnM312659
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Entrance for a family of four is expensive, but worth it. You do get 10% discount when booking and buying tickets online. Every tank and exhibit was really great, and the feeding of the turtles and stingrays at the I&J exhibit was really amazing. Unfortunately,...More

Thank TanyaGroen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In comparison with some aquariums this one is quite small but they make an effort to make the place educational with a series of hands on displays. There is enough here to hold the interest of younger kids. Certainly my 7 yr old enjoyed the...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Two Oceans is a great place to see some of the local fish as well as specimens from around the globe. Very well built and I would recommend a visit.

Thank Cym62
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my 2 daughters there and they loved it walking and watching sea creatures above us in a glass was awesome.

Thank portiarabatshidi
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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.