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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Easy to get round and some novel displays. Get in the tank (wet) with Sharks - get in the tank and stay dry - with hundreds of nemos.

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Lafayette, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This impressive aquarium has a very good display of local fish, seafood, plants, and other under water creatures. It places the animals in its tanks in environments that are similar to the ones they would find if in the wild. There is a large tank that is similar to the ones in San Francisco and Monterey, Ca. The display says... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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675 reviews 675 reviews
62 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was wanting to while away 45mins and stepped into this aquarium. Overall you can see the age of this place and they are working on sprucing up several exhibits Their main tanks with the giant fish and sharks are small by comparison with other better known aquariums around the world They do have a penguin exhibit which was a nice... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop straight from the airport. My daughter was veery excited to finally visit the aqwarium for the first time. We had lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed the harbor scenery and the seal platform where a big seal bull was basking in the sun. At the aquarium there was lots to see, explore and learn. There... More

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Union, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the penguins and the big tank of Nemo fish! It is not a large aquarium, but very nicely arranged and easy to get to.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Spend 2 hours here on a rainy day. Some really cool sea creatures worth having a look at. Gift shop is quite pricey.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We decided to spend an hour or so at the Aquarium and loved it, the exhibits were just amazing and the Penguins were so cute!! We had allot of fun in the photo booth, and the touching pool where kids can touch some of the sea life and learn about them. I would recommend this for families with children or... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great family activity or outing. Kids loved it and parents enjoyed it alike. Loved seeing the sharks being fed! That was awesome

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

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Always wonderful to hear that Capetonians like visiting us. Did you know that we have a membership programme? Once you have joined, you can visit the fish as often as you wish during the year of your membership. Also, have a look at our website. We have a webcam on... More

London, England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved the penguin feeding and the kelp forest exhibit. The aquarium is doing a lot for conservation and is well looked after. It is interesting for everyone, not just children. Lots of fun as well as educational.

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

Thank you so much for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Your mention of our conservation efforts is wonderful to hear. Please visit our website for more information on the Aquarium and what we do. For a special treat search for "The Story of June". Short video on the release of one of the turtles we rehabilitated last year. More

Mumbai, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The sea life shown is amazing.The fishes,sharks plants, fauna, penguins are worth looking at.All the exhibits are so well set out and explained that it is really worth a visit especially if with children

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

Thank you fro your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you would recommend the Aquarium to other travelers. More

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