Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

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Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • Great place to take kids, we visited as two adults, very busy but it was the school holidays so to be expected, cheaper entrance fee if you go after 3pm 
    Great place to take kids, we visited as two adults, very busy but it was the school holidays so to be expected, cheaper entrance fee if you go after 3pm  more »
  • Not that big and very busy not the best but good for little kids and to see the fishes. I don't know how to feel about it, kinda pricey for what is offered. 
    Not that big and very busy not the best but good for little kids and to see the fishes. I don't know how to feel about it, kinda pricey for what is offered.  more »
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  • Great experience for the whole family. Gift shop is pricey but expected at aquariums. The walk around the aquarium was a little shorter than expected though but the kids still enjoyed it. We went on a Monday after Christmas so it was extremely busy and was still pretty efficient in moving the large crowds through the exhibits. Animals on display were all in very good condition even considering some of them are rescue animals which is a great thing to see.
  • Visited the Two Oceans Aquarium last year during the worse covid period. I enjoyed the time I spent there very much. I got to take lots of awesome photos and got to learn many interesting facts about the creatures. They offer a lot of cool things in their store at the entrance as well. Even if you aren't interested in ocean life/facts I recommend you go there just for the beautiful sights.

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