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Two Oceans Aquarium

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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: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding...

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 sea turtles and shoals of shimmering fish, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. 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 Ocean Exhibit, with its 9m long window, and 10m long full tunnel. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive in this exhibit with shoals of fish and turtles. The Jelly gallery is sure to mesmerize and enthral.

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This Aquarium really gets the point across about protecting and respecting marine life. A great family trip, you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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High Wycombe
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High Wycombe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Aquarium really gets the point across about protecting and respecting marine life. A great family trip, you will not be disappointed.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a local I have been visiting the aquarium for years now with my young daughter and lately with my teenage daughter. she still loves the place as much as I do. It doesn't get boring. Best to go early as it does get busy! Also take your time, don't rush from tank to tank as you may miss some... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is a great option for children. Interactive and fun. My daughter loved the puppet show.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter loved this place. She still talks about it. Kids get to touch some of the sea life as well e.g. starfish, aquatic plants, etc. Great collection of fish and related. Demonstration was great too - you can see all the fish in one big tank - shark and a turtle were the pick. Reasonable parking space. Visited in... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the aquarium can get very very busy, its really nice to walk around there. Try to go on a weekday morning. That way you can stand and watch the wonderful life under the sea on your own time. Very relaxing!! There are really nice sealife with good descriptions written next to the tanks. Good stuff to do for young... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly amazing aquarium.packed morning noon night well organised.effucuent.clean.world class..every species can be seen close up.

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Thank whittingdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It never gets old. The jelly fish exhibit is amazing and so worth it. It is nice that there is always something new to see.

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Thank Mareze K
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family visited earlier this month. Very clean. Multiple educational areas for learning about the animals/fish. Nice penguin exhibit. Could easily see whole thing in 1-2 hours.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unlike the Dubai Mall Aquarium, this is just outside the Mall..more spacious and therefore more comprehensive. excellent focus on education and content. Top class attraction. Glad it is on the Red Bus route.

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my husband and I went here on a windy and rainy day. They had all kinds of fish here. I liked the information they gave on the Penguins while they was feeding them. My only complaint was that the day we went there was a lot of school kids there on a field trip, they just took over the place... More 

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