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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: More than 3 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 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.

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Great experience for the whole family

Great experience, there is something for everyone. If planning on visiting aquarium on regular basis buy the annual pass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the fish exhibits interesting.. amazing variety of fish and plant life...the penguins were noisy and colorful.. the educational exhibits were good.. and a zillion little kids were having great time there!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great experience, there is something for everyone. If planning on visiting aquarium on regular basis buy the annual pass.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been to the aquarium because everyone talks about it. However, it was a bit small, staff wasnt nice and there was a cute photobooth that took the money but didnt even work. It will be more fun for small children but you can't keep them entertained for the whole day though.

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Thank Sanne C
Emu Plains, Australia
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we spent an hour or two with 3 kids 11, 9 and 6. A huge variety of fish, penguins and sharks. The kids loved it, and with so many other great spots nearby, the aquarium is a great detour.

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Thank andrew v
Western Cape, South Africa
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolute pleasure to take kids. Huge variety of fish/seal life! My nieces and nephews visit regularly (you can get a yearly membership) Definitely recommend

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George, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely couple of hours spend with our two small children! Great excitement all round, aquarium is beautifully maintained. Predator tank especially fun! Well worth a visit if in Cape Town.

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Thank CarlyGibbs4
Pretoria
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a pleasant visit, suits family with kids. It was fun, well ventilated and good space even in peak times.i definitely loved it and would return again

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Thank Botsang M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been very spoiled by some great aquariums around the world. This one is small but has a very diverse population of species that come from both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. They had a great predator tank and we were able to take advantage of one of their programs that allowed us to learn how to scuba dive in... More 

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Thank Leah S
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

18 Jan 2016, an afternoon visit was found to be family friendly for young and old. Interactive displays soothed our vacation hurriedness to enjoy our time here in wonder of the ocean world we rarely see!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My visit to the aquarium was worth while. My friends liked it also.. Not many people where there on the day of our visit but we spent a few hours and enjoyed every moment. Lots of fish species to look at and interesting creatures . The tickets allowed us to exit for a meal and return back for continuing our... More 

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