Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town Central

Discover a diverse marine on a tour of Two Oceans Aquarium, featuring exhibits from both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Opened in 1995, the aquarium shelters a variety of underwater animals and plants, spread across seven spacious galleries. Wandering the aquarium chambers, you'll encounter ocean and freshwater fish, along with colonies of penguins and cape fur seals. Admire sea turtles, jellyfish, and sharks, view swarms of fish meandering through the kelp forest, or head to the touch pool to get up close to the starfish and hermit crabs. Use our Cape Town tour planner to visit Two Oceans Aquarium on your trip to Cape Town, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Small and cute aquarium. Small number of fish and other sea life. Appropriate for small kids. We were somewhat upset to find penguins indoors in very small places compared to what their outdoor habita...  more »
  • Beautiful large aquarium which offers everything an aquarium should offer. We took the opportunity to go here one day with a little worse weather and regretted us absolutely not.
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  • On a rainy day, we decided to visit the two oceans Aquarium. Of course, many other people had this idea, so it was pretty full. But it was also interesting to watch how adults and children of all skin colors, the fish, turtles, corals, and penguins were looking at.
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  • Very enjoyable educational journey here in Two Oceans. Great display of marine biology and mammals. The children are at their most refreshed and joyful moments here. Quite over priced, do not you think? But everything is great, all is well, good facilities. Good people and good vacation. Awesome
  • Missed the 5th star as I believe it is slightly over-priced making it inaccessible to many South Africans. **South African Citizens can go for FREE during your Birthday week** (Phone in to verify this is still a promotion before going) Other than the price, it is a stunning aquarium, well maintained and really interesting. Absolutely love the jellyfish exhibit. The whole experience is great for children and highly educational.
  • Pleasant activity to do, especially if you have children. The aquarium itself is fairly small and takes little more than 90 minutes to walk through and see everything. At R175 a ticket, it's quite a steep price for what you get. The shark feeding on Sunday afternoons it's great to watch - make sure you get to the exhibition at least 15 minutes in advance to get a good viewing point as pretty much all the visitors will wind up in the same spot.
  • Really love going to this aquarium. Great range of marine life to see and very educational. Just the penguin section seemed to need some tlc. Loved looking at the jellyfish and massive spider crabs. Not a full day event, an hour or two is sufficient. But a good location with lots to do around the waterfront (all walking distance from the aquarium). A place kids will really enjoy.
  • Very nice and modern. Great entertainment for kids, however do not visit over peak season if you don't like cramped spaces. (very popular over school holidays) the animals seems to be treated with respect and the enclosures are clean and well maintained. Enjoyable and worth the entrance fee.
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