Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

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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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  • I booked the Penguin experience for a special occasion and was n to disappointed, the staff could not have been more helpful and the experience ce was magical, 
    I booked the Penguin experience for a special occasion and was n to disappointed, the staff could not have been more helpful and the experience ce was magical,  more »
  • I decided to do the Open Water diving course and i had a wonderful experience, my instructor Josh was excellent in teaching me the skills needed for getting my certificate as an Open Water Diver. 
    I decided to do the Open Water diving course and i had a wonderful experience, my instructor Josh was excellent in teaching me the skills needed for getting my certificate as an Open Water Diver.  more »
  • My son of 11 and I decided to dive in the I&J Ocean exhibit. We were blown away by the experience and our dive instructor Josh was amazing. Thank you Josh and team, this may just have kick started a.....  more
    My son of 11 and I decided to dive in the I&J Ocean exhibit. We were blown away by the experience and our dive instructor Josh was amazing. Thank you Josh and team, this may just have kick started a.....  more »
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  • Fantastic aquarium. I saw some creatures that I never knew existed. Beautiful creation of Almighty Allah. Sharks steal the show. The overhead glass spans the entire place Beautiful 😍 where the sharks are placed. Located at a very convenient place. Friendly staff, welcoming team were very amiable and helpful. Affordable entry fees. Tops... everyone should be interested in visiting such a place. Children get to learn so many new things. Fun and enjoyable. Good time spent here. Would 100% recommend 👌 everyone to at least visit this aquarium in their lifetime.
  • It is the only option in Cape Town so it is lovely to visit if you enjoy ocean life. The exhibits seem to be well maintained and there is plenty of educational information available to learn more. It is particularly popular with parents of small children and it is very disability friendly with ramps and wide doorways. The only area not set up for wheelchairs etc is the penguin exhibit but if you take the ramp down to the crafts area, you could watch the penguins swimming in the tank there. Remember that if you visit on within a week of your birthday, you can access the Aquarium for free. Just take your SA ID book along and request your birthday ticket.
  • If you have a love for creation, you will be blown away, amazing am in awe, I can't wrap my brain around the beauty, the information so much....and its just a fraction of what is out there. I wish I have been there longer. I was alone but this was the one of the best times of my life, if its groups or with kids do it. If your SA its free on your birthday or 6 days after, so there is no excuse not to go. Enjoy have fun
  • Been at least four times over the years (starting as a child in 2001) and this is always an amazing, educational and fun experience for all ages. Kiddies especially adore the aquarium and there is much excitement for them but adults have a blast too. This is the first time I have visited since the pandemic but staff were welcoming, friendly and ensured guidelines are maintained by visitors so I felt safe despite it being busy. The little shop at the start/finish is also great and you can find some lovely trinkets, gifts that are affordable even for locals. I used the birthday ticket (redeemable on or a few days after your birthday) and it was a great belated birthday treat.
  • Unforgettable experience!!! Very informative. I would definitely recommend!! Once in a life time experience. The tanks are clean and animals are well looked after. All staff are helpful and incredibly friendly. R210 per adult. Not sure.about other prices. Definitely worth it.

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