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Two Oceans Aquarium

Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
27-21-418-3823
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Type: Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and... more » Owner description: 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 large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world. Or 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 Predator Exhibit, with its 11m long window, to view large ragged tooth sharks and shoals of silvery fish. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive with the sharks in the I&J Predator Exhibit and the shimmering fish in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium. Ideally situated at V&A Waterfront, there are over 3000 species of marine life. You find yourself immersed in this sea world. Unbelievable!!!!

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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great way to be entertained and interact with some sea life. Good fun for kids and pretty reasonable.

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

Thank you fro taking the time to review the Two Oceans Aquarium. it is much appreciated. We hope to see you in the Mother City again soon! More

Ulan-Ude, Russia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

its been 4 years ago , but when I hear the name of two oceans aquarium, I still can imagine those bright colors, fishes and the most important my emotions of that day ;)) enjoy , it's really cool

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

What a wonderful review. Thank you so much. Even after all this time you still think about your visit to our Aquarium. That is wonderful and so awesome to hear. You'd be glad to know that we are expanding. Have a look at our website. Regular aquarium updates and a webcam on the I&J Predator Exhibit. You can visit again,... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We got a discount as we had been on the Bus tour. Loads of fish and I even tried to get my head under the Nemo Tank (which is really for kids!!)

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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 all want to be a kid sometime in our lives! And rest assured, you are not the only adult who ventured into the clown fish exhibit! More

Colonia de Sant Pere, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is only a relatively small aquarium by the Waterfront in Cape Town but it is really nice for children especially, though we enjoyed it too. It had a wonderful variety of fish and the staff had hands-on areas where you could touch and feel the fish which made it so much more interesting for the children. The cafe overlooked... More

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

Thank you fro your lovely review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is much appreciated. Did you know that we are currently expanding? Please visit our website for construction and Aquarium updates. Also, have a look at our webcam. It live-streams from our I&J Predator Exhibit. More

Redruth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

As you might expect there are many tanks and fish, but some of the large tanks which display the environment as well as the fish which live there took my breath away. Well worth a visit.

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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. it is much appreciated. Did you know that we are currently expanding? Please visit our website for Aquarium and construction updates. We hope to see you again soon. More

Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A great aquarium with plenty of marine life and situated on the Waterfront. The place was very clean and everything was well laid out.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is much appreciated. Your compliments will be passed on to the relevant departments. More

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There was a good variety of sea species available to view. The children was very exited to see a lot of "Nemo" fish swimming around and i had to answer a lot of questions, lol. They also enjoyed seeing the big sharks and turtles and that will probably be the closest i will ever get to a shark.

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is much appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

a must visit if u in cape town, they have almost all ocean life and the building laid out well, while inside u feel like u walking under the ocean and even shacks shim close to u, for adrenaline junkies, u can dive in the tank full of shacks

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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 are currently expanding and will soon be able to showcase even more of the wonderful marine life that is found off the southern African coast. More

Adelaide Hills, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must visit place while in Cape Town. Lots of varied fish & sea creatures in a well laid out building. They have a small but good penguin enclosure with informative lesson feeding time. They also have things for kids to do like coming up in a middle of a fish tank and it looks like the kids are with... More

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

Thank you fro your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Did you know that we are currently expanding? Please visit our website for regular Aquarium updates. More

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