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Two Oceans Aquarium

Address: Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Phone Number: 27-21-418-3823
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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...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Bazaruto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting diversity of marine life, we especially liked the final exibit with The kelp forest and next shark, and turtle exibit.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having been to many aquariums before i can say that this is worth the visit.It is as good as anything back in the UK.also because of the exchange rate it is massively cheaper than anything back home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have been there a couple of times. The location is great and allows for visiting Cape Town waterfront on the same occasion. It would be nice to have a plan of the aquarium so that first time visitors can know which direction to take to get to a particular place.

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Araraquara, SP
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The place is nice and treatment is great as well. There is a big aquarium, were you can watch the fish feed and shark's too. There is a big turtle, the highest point, in my opinion. It worths the visit.

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Secunda
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I took my daughter to the aquarium for the first time but my wife and I have been a few times before. It was still amazing to see all the different types of fish and sea life. My daughter enjoyed the play area downstairs and they were kind enough to assist us with a stroller for her. Definitely a good... More 

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful attraction. Go and enjoy yourself and learn about the ocean creatures. Well presented and loads of fun.

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Vantaa, Finland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in aquarium and I liked it really much. 1 hour was a bit too short time since I enjoyed watching all the different kind on fishes and sharks so much :)

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Spent an hour at this aquarium. Not as big as others I have been to but still nice and worth a visit. It's located minuets from the waterfront mall by foot so very convenient. Enjoyed the penguin exhibits.

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Ankara, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was an average aquarium, nothing so special. I saw better ones in Osaka and Barcelona. It may be good for families with kids.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very well set up undersea experience. For you kids, a great way to compliment TV and book education with face to face experiences with all manner of amazing undersea floira and fauna plus exoitic fish and of course, sharks. Also, stars of happy feet arte present although one might consider mumbles feelings in the aquarium when looking at the (kind... More 

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