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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  • We came across the aquarium by chance, as the hop-on hop-off bus stops right in front of it. Although it is relatively small, i think you can see many different animal species in sufficiently large aquariums. Everything was clean, informative and original. It is located directly on the waterfront and is definitely worth a visit.
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  • This is a smallish but nice aquarium. Not well marked for travelling inside so you see everything without redoing. Really good for kids  more »
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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.
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