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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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Good value for money!

Went in mostly for the low price to be honest! I'm glad we did because it's a good value for money! On the downside they are rebuildning their shark tank at the moment so no... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Björn C
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Robertsfors, Sweden
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic aquarium, well worth the entry fee and time to visit. I especially loved the Jellyfish room, quite an innovative way to display it. Lots of variety of the displays and creatures, good informative description labels in English and Afrikaans.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is always a winner for us espcially if the weather isn't great and we don't know what to do with the kids. There is just so much to do and see... The kids love to watch the puppet show and do the crafts and then from there we make our way through. My favourite is the big tank... More 

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Thank Esna T
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to see with a couple of interactive stations where you can feel some of the oceans more interesting creatures. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought our two kids with us, and we all had a brilliant time. Staff were excellent and there was lots to do. We arrived at about 11.30 am in the morning which was perfect. They were feeding the penguins at 12, my little boy loved this. They also have tanks that you can put your head in a glass... More 

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Robertsfors, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in mostly for the low price to be honest! I'm glad we did because it's a good value for money! On the downside they are rebuildning their shark tank at the moment so no sharks! But the penguin feeding and feeding of giant turtles was amazing! Never seen that before!

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Thank Björn C
Landskrona, Sweden
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is not the best aquarium I have visited. In South Africa the Durban Aquarium is more interesting. It is however a good place to visit if you travel with children!

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Thank Meg S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's such a nice experience for kids to see all the fish. I don't know who enjoyed it more the grownups or the kids. A lot of activities for the kids also. Very expensive though if you are a large group.

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

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Did you know that if you buy your tickets on our website, you will get 10% discount. Or if you are a regular visitor, why not join our membership programme? All details are on our website. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Honestly one of the best aquariums I have been to in the world. Although small, it is better than the ones seen in Dubai, and a lot cheaper. There are some cool interactive displays (with Nemo, touch display - with starfish, crab and other sea life), penguins and fresh water display and the most amazing jellyfish display. Well worth a... More 

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

Such a lovely review. Thank you very much. More 

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the aquarium after missing the last ferry to Robbins Island, but we weren't disappointed even with their renovations being incomplete. It was some really interesting African sea life to see and read about. I had to be practical dragged out of the African penguin area because there was so much interesting information to take in and my... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Tow Oceans Aquarium. Did you know that you can you book a penguin encounter? Please visit our website for more information. More 

Cape Point, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing display and very informative, great signage and info with each display. I really like the atmosphere of this aquarium. I felt like I was back at school, thrilling surprises round every corner

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

Thank you for your your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. More 

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