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Two Oceans Aquarium

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Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
+27 21 418 3823
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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.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (166 reviews)
“shark tank” (97 reviews)
“clown fish” (68 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Alfred Basin, Dock Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great aquarium! Wonderful experience. Well worth a couple of hours! The animals are really well taken care of. Staff is very helpful and informative.

Thank Janne P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited while staying on the waterfront, love these places, and this one did not disappoint . Lots to see as you would expect.

Thank james d
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit despite the aquarium being on the small side. Particularly enjoyed watching the larger tanks for prolonged periods, quite hypnotic! Not so keen on the penguin enclosure which seemed a little unnecessary given that it's possible to view penguins in wild relatively locally.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s very focused on kids, so if like us you didn’t have children with you, you just have to become big kids! We enjoyed the Nemo (clown fish) exhibit which you can crawl underneath and then surface inside ... (not an easy feat for a...More

Thank Melissa D
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dodgy knees, always welcome here! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and really immersed yourself in the Aquarium.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome signage and info, even a conservation professional was impressed! Beautifully thought-through interactive exhibits and great info and insights. Kids and adults alike were captivated! Visit this area and learn about marine conservation in the real world

Thank Vicki F
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and review. It is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice for all ages. The Nemo's aquarium is amazing. The kids go crazy. The penguim feeding is also nice...check the times.

Thank MiNGsRJ
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Yes, please do check our feeding times on our website.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Two Oceans Aquarium to see the sharks, penguins and get out of the sun! With a 16 month old baby, the aquarium was a great place to wander around and have a sensory experience. The colours of the fish (especially the jellyfish...More

Thank l0ul00
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely and balanced review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is much appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just by chance we wondered in to the aquarium. Many small tanks with different species to see. Some small interactive areas as well. Was a little disappointed with the variety of big fish on disply though. On a good note the penguins upstairs are gorgeous.

Thank daman123
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Two Oceans Aquarium. We worry that you did not see our I&J Ocean Exhibit as this exhibit houses some really big and impressive fish in 1,6 million litres of water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall the aquarium is pretty small and doesn’t have too many exhibits. They do have 3 pretty big sharks so I thought that was the best part. Good place to go for a few hours with family

Thank pripatel131
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TwoOceansAQ, Public Relations Manager at Two Oceans Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Aquarium. Just as a small correction - we actually have 7 large sharks on display in our Predator Exhibit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 18 months old loved it here, it's very well done with some great fishes and more. Can really recommend for a ~2 hour pleasent walk through!

Thank Fredrik H
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nathuliletsimo
28 December 2017|
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Response from BobMarshall666 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We paid at the door as we hadn't planned to go. The info page gives on-line prices, but there doesn't appear to be a family ticket. You are not permitted to put links into answers; I tried! However, I typed in Two Oceans... More
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zwelz
5 October 2015|
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Response from TwoOceansAQ | Property representative |
You need to log onto the Aquarium Facebook page on your computer, not mobile. Like the page and you will see the Been There TV button. Click on that and search for your photos according to date and time.
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