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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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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Calm and soothing, ocean life with classical music in the background

Well, it's an aquarium, but much better than Sealife or the likes and very unique in my view. Nice layout and arrangements, loved the calmness pervading the whole establishment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Well, it's an aquarium, but much better than Sealife or the likes and very unique in my view. Nice layout and arrangements, loved the calmness pervading the whole establishment, particularly the crabs, the kelp forest, sharks tank and of course the penguins but everything is great really and underscored by soothing classical music or by the sound of frogs in... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had our year end function at Two Oceans and I must say I was impressed. Food was great and kept flowing and the fact that we could access areas to see the sea creatures it was great. I think it's a great way to keep the kids entertained while moms and pops relax in the restaurant with a book... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

everything is really based around a big round glass fish tank, only in one area are you able to walk under the glass and feel like you are actually in the fish tank

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I often visit the Aquarium on my birthday - it is always a treat. Highly recommended not only if you are in Cape Town on holiday but also if you're a local looking for a fun day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A wide variety of sea life, lighting is good in the tanks. I enjoyed the visit to the penguins the most.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Two Oceans Aquarium during December 2014 break with our 5-year old daughter who loves marine animals - sharks in particular. We enjoyed it completely. They a number of marine creatures. The set up is amazing. My daughter loves watching penguins and their young ones. We will recommend it highly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, friendly and helpful staff as in everywhere else in SA! It is very nice and interesting. I most liked to see the sharks and penguins. I visited in March 2014.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don´t miss the seals show! Kids and adults enjoy it, but if you´ve seen too many aquariums in other places of the globe, you can skip this one. But turtles, seals and penguins are soooo cute!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved this aquarium, felt like a little kid again, especially when I saw the "Nemo" display. It isn't too big so it can get a bit crowded but definitely worth spending a few hours here on a rainy day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A decent aquarium with a lot to see but not to big and can be crowded, but a nice place to spend a few houres on a rainy day, kids will love it..

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