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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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Today
09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
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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Pretty cool. It takes less than 2 hours

We had a few hours to burn and enjoyed a couple of them in the aquarium. It might take longer if there are shows. The shark exhibit wasn't open when we were there. The prices... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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San Diego, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to several well know Aquariums in the USA, however this Aquarium has a more different things to see then any other Aquariums I have been to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to take your family and your kids its also great for schools and for tourists and also great day to spend

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a few hours to burn and enjoyed a couple of them in the aquarium. It might take longer if there are shows. The shark exhibit wasn't open when we were there. The prices are reasonable. There are lots of jelly fish and sea horses. It is a good way to appreciate the sea off of Cape Town. No... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great time seeing interesting different species of ocean life. Very informative and educational as well. A must for anyone to visit whilst in Cape Town.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely small aquarium along the waterfront. It took us at most 1.5 hours to visit and it was fairly expensive for our family of 6. I think if you haven't been to an aquarium before by all means enjoy this perfectly adequate and enjoyable facility. But if you're seen other world class aquariums then just enjoy nature... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have a eight year old boy and he was completely thrilled. It's a lovely place which educated them about different underwater creatures . Huge variety of water animals are available to view and acquire knowledge about them . Kids love this place . Takes about an hour and half to see the complete aquarium . Walking distance from VNA... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My favourite aquarium in the world, it's everything you'd want from a day out. The large tank with sharks, turtles, rays etc is great. Been coming here since I was a child and it doesn't get dull.

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Thank Bonnie L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the penguin pool where you can see from the bottom of the pool, penguins making their master dives In school holidays , aquaruim staff have a puppet show . Building blocks and a sandpit

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Hentiesbaai, Namibia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We planned the day to see both the large tank feedings and a penguin feeding and were not disappointed. Although the non-diver feeding was not as exciting to see, the information given during the feeding was very interesting. There are several places were the kids can go through tunnels and see the tanks from a different perspective. Enjoyed the deep... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was very pleasant and we had a good time. The shark exhibit was under renovations so I suspect that we missed a big part of the aquarium. Good to go with kids as it is interactive a has loads of explanations

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