Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town Central

Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • A real treat for young and old! Staff are very helpful, friendly and well trained! Was a relaxing informative experience for all. On the top 3 things to do in Cape Town with young kids, teens...  more »
  • An outing to Two Oceans Aquarium should be next to the list after Table Mountain. Friendly well trained staff. Facilities are very clean and children and wheelchair friendly. With welfare of...  more »
  • Displays were amazing and interesting information is shared on signage. The aquarium is spotless. Although there are constant announcements for COVID 19 protocol, social distancing was not adhered to....  more »
  • Children loved the experience. Really neat and clean. We got to take some cool photos which you can purchase. The best part was watching the divers feed the sharks and the Penguins walking and swimming around. Lots of fun. Will definitely go back again soonest.
  • Great place to go for young and old. Shows teach everybody something about the ocean and individual stations allow you to explore. The children have a play area that is well suited for learning while playing. Unfortunately a bit small and no attractions like dolphins or whales but arguably it is better to take a short ride on a boat to see these in their natural habitat.
  • First time we have taken the kids to the aquarium and it was an absolute hit. Some much wonderful ocean life to see, get close with and even a hands on area with Starfish and sea anemones. Wonderful for all ages but definitely enjoyed by kids with plenty of fish to see at low height or on the provided ledges. Pricing as a local is a bit steep so expect to pay around R650 for a family of 5 (Entrance only), R280 for the Photo pack (taken at the entrance) and plenty more in the gift store.
  • This aquarium is amazing. The massive variety of species and incredible condition of tanks makes it a wonder to behold. If you feel you don't have time for all exhibits I recommend you do work the penguins and giant aquarium with sharks into your visit. This aquarium may not feel the same for all ages, but it is a wonderful place for all. If you visit V&A waterfront definitely visit the aquarium.
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium is an incredible attraction. Not only do they have incredible exhibits, they have a real dedication to conservation and education. Aside from the normal walk through the aquarium there is a behind the scenes tour that is worth every cent. It shows the inner workings of the aquarium and what it takes to run such an amazing place. The staff are dedicated and knowledgeable.

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