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“well laid out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium
Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
worthing .england
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“well laid out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

I guess one Aquarium can become pretty much like the others but on a bakingly hot day we were glad to dive for the cover and two pleasant hours spent viewing and learning about sea life.

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“Well laid out aquarium.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

There are a good many fascinating exhibits in the aquarium, all well presented, with plenty of accompanying facts. Children well catered for with interactive exhibits.

Visited January 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Not a huge facility but an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. The tanks had some good information on the species in he area.

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“Very interesting aquarium.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I did find this one of the best aquariums I've been in. I got the impression they do actually care about the inmates.
The tanks seem to be big enough for the inhabitants. All clean and well kept with a lot of good conservation information.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“A must for the kids when in Cape Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The aquarium is one of the biggest in SA, and boasts a massive tank with great white sharks (3), giant manta rays, ragga tooth sharks, turtles and lots of other fish. There is also a large seaweed garden and quite a few 'touch and learn' exhibits for the children. The penguin enclosure is always fun as well, and they always make me laugh. Definitely a must see attraction!

Visited February 2013
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