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“Well designed - cool experience.”

Two Oceans Aquarium
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$91.91*
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Cape Town City Pass including 3-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$69.40*
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Cape Town City Pass including Two Oceans Aquarium and District Six Museum
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$3.46*
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 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 sea turtles and shoals of shimmering fish, the aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Come face-to-face with giant spider crabs 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 enthrall.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Very nice design and layout. Makes for some really gorgeous pics. Beware of the cute penguins... that bite :-)

Thank Yogeshan N
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I took my grandchildren aged 7 and 4 there last year. They were fascinated by all the various tanks - 'nemo' was a favourite but I think, the sharks really impressed them.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The title says it all :-)
The 2 Oceans aquarium is a great place for families on rainy days, but I - on a sunny day, travelling alone - also enjoyed it a lot. The atmosphere is very nice, and some of the displays are really cool. I really enjoyed the big free standing tank just when you enter the aquarium, the jelly fish tanks with the cool lights, the clown fish tank where kids can "go into the middle of it", the penguins etc. etc.

Thank nathalieyes
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was a nice aquarium however nothing really outstanding from other aquariums I have visited. It did however, have African penguins on display with regular feeding times and also a touch and learn centre for the children. The displays were informative and well signed guiding you which way to go. There was a good variety of marine life on show and worth a visit if you have never been to an acquarium.

Thank PandanBear
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is hands down the best aqua exhibition in the world, and we've seen some pretty awesome places, both in the US and the Middle East. You get lost here, and we spent three hours that went by so quickly we wanted to do it again. Much better than the time we wasted at Robben Island (we won't even write a review for that!).

Thank Cindy A
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