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“World class brilliant experience” 5 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
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“World class brilliant experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Second time we have gone and brilliant every time. Son loves every second of it and it is clean, well run and all the animals to my untrained eye look very healthy. Lovely puppet shows, interactive exhibits, friendly staff and volunteers. What more can I say, we will be back again and again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“What a joy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

What a joy this was - the children loved it, and all the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and the exhibits great. Highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for a rainy day or to escape the sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Amazing exhibits of a variety of fish, sharks, penguins & more that are superbly displayed. We particularly liked the rock hoper penguins as you could see them both on land and underwater.
It's worth looking up the feeding times of some of the animals in advance as this adds even more to your visit. Also outside the cafe area is a platform for seals to use instead of the jetties, good to take a few pics!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Beautiful Aquarium Exciting for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I took my son and brother to the aquarium during the holidays. They absolutely loved it. Well kept, friendly helpful staff. Lots of sea life to see. Conveniently play area with scheduled puppet shows for the littles, which my 3 year old son enjoyed. Free for kids under 4

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“Impressive array of fish and other interests”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Close up to the enormous Ragged Teeth Sharks was an experience to remember, with the underwater "tunnel" providing the most memorable moments of the visit. At first thought that it would just be a quick visit, but soon they were calling closing time, and we had spent three hours wandering around the various tanks. Unusual item was the lady using a microscope to show us the miniature water world which you would otherwise never appreciate.

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