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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans...
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.
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Great way to spend a rainy day

Visited here on a cold, wet afternoon in Cape Town, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Some lovely displays and the very informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here on a cold, wet afternoon in Cape Town, it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Some lovely displays and the very informative.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a fascinating place. The tanks are well laid out to view all the fish and sea dwellers including corals. The tanks vary in size with everything leading to the massive predator tanks with sharks, turtles, tuna etc. Enjoyable for all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The 2 Oceans Aquarium is a wonderful attraction for a family with children. They have a restaurant with a play area and the aquarium is a huge hit with inquisitive kids. My 4 year old son love sharks and I could hardly tear him away the display glass. Great place to visit during your stay a the V&A.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to the aquarium a few times and it never gets boring! There is always something interesting and the staff really do a fantastic job of doing the best presentations. It's informative, interesting and magical, one of my favourite places in Cape Town.

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

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

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I visited this aquarium in 2000 and it came across as being new and improved. In January 2014, it has the feel of being a little dated and could do with some refurbishment. Having said that, the displays are all still interesting and fun.

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

Dear Sarah. Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Did you know that we are currently expanding? Please visit our website for more information and updates. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Couldn't recommend the aquarium enough. It is entertaining, educational and wonderous to see and spend time with creates of the ocean in such close proximity. I have been to a number of aquariums across the world and this one ranks high as one of the best. You will not be disappointed.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had a great time, saw a lot of different aquatic creatures and got a photo with a ragged-tooth shark! Perfect for a family outing or just for discovering and learning about nature.

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Many thanks for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We really enjoy hearing from our visitors. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited Cape Town in their winter season, and were looking for something to do on one of the colder, rainier days, when we decided to stop in here. If we had come with very little kids I think we could have easily spent hours here, but the aquarium wasn't large enough to fill too much time for anyone a... More 

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Thank you for writing a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Please visit our website to see all te activities we have on offer. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Interesting, entertaining and educational attraction. Our family spent 2 hours inside and able to thoroughly cover all exhibits.

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

Dear Chuck L. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This must be one of the best aquariums I have seen in Africa Also lots of playgrounds for Kiddies, really family friendly

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

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Address: Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-418-3823
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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