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“Good fun, something to do when you have nothing to do” 3 of 5 stars
Review of East London Aquarium

East London Aquarium
Esplanade, East London 5200, South Africa
043 7052637
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in East London
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“Good fun, something to do when you have nothing to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The kids enjoyed themselves. Was rainy day entertainment worth the money spent. Will definitely go back when the upgrades are done

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Sea Point, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“old aquarium needs an update”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

It was a rainy day in East London and we decided to look at the aquarium, it was discounted as they are doing some work but all in all, it is an old building and needs a lot of upgrade.

Visited December 2013
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Kimberley, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wasted facility”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

On the beach with best position but a facility that has been allowed to run down, not enough to see, not education and not entertaining

Visited December 2013
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Beacon Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great place for whale watching, worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

There's not so much to see, but it's worth a visit when visiting East London. They have a little seal show daily and a good variety of sea dwellers to watch. Best of all is the view, though. And after all it's always a good thing to support those kinds of places.

Visited March 2013
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East London, South Africa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Small But Interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

By comparison to other aquariums this one is very small but big on interest.
Operating on a miniscule grant from the local city council this attraction is still able to provide daily seal shows, run a legit African penguin breeding programme, rehabilitates injured sea birds and if you are lucky enough will see some free swimming sharks in the tidal pool. So it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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