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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  • Well put, clean, organized, but without any great attraction or many local species that surprise you. Tank of sharks is OK, but many aquariums in other countries on different continents have dozens of sharks without having them neatly in their city. Perhaps what surprised me most was small tank "Nemos" allowing a cute picture for children. Completely excluded him. You don't need more than 1 hour of visit.
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  • I loved the Two Oceans Aquarium. I plan on taking my little ones there some day. It was great to see all the marine animals. I wish they had more than 1 shark though!  more »
  • We went one evening with the family, and we spent an hour and a half very entertaining, it is a not very large aquarium, but you see everything. Sharks, manta rays, many species and up to the famous Jellys. Not to miss.
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  • An absolute must for all those visiting Cape Town for the first time. This is a great options for families and kids with lots to keep the little ones busy, there is daily feeds, info talks and arts and crafts. The aquarium is very clued up on playing an active role in ocean conservation and leaving a smaller carbon footprint. It is run by both professionals and volunteers that have a passion for the ocean and wild life. It can get a bit busy in the afternoon as it is a popular tourist spot but it is definitely worth the wait. They have recently renovated so there is now a brand new jelly fish exhibit! I would highly recommend.
  • This is well worth a visit in Cape Town, if you're in the Waterfront area. Exhibitions regularly change and are both in tanks and outside for people to see and even touch. A favourite is the tank tunnel where feeding often occurs right above your head. The range of fish, birds and crustaceans is phenomenal. Definitely worth a visit instead of the boring mall nearby.
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is by far one of the highlights when visiting the Mother City. A stunning variety of marine wildlife will keep the family, adults and kids alike, entertained for hours on end. The shows are highly educational; and highlights the need for marine protection and environmental awareness. The well-defined souvenir store will ensure that you get the perfect keep-sake for that someone special.
  • I was never able to go to the Aquarium as a kid so I was excited to take my kids there. I can honestly say it was the most amazing experience. Grown adults feel like kids again when they see the sea life held here. I highly recommend that anyone old enough to know what a fish is, go visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. Truely Amazing...
  • You know what?! I was just swimming around in the ocean, minding my own BUSINESS! and then suddenly I felt a prickle on my leg that got sent up my spinal cord, it was a NET! Then, they threw me in the back of their water filled boat. They saw me, but mistook me for a octopus. I heard them say "Wow, thats an ugly octopus". So I peed (inked) everywhere. They then put me in the two oceans aquarium where I then was almost eaten by a shark.

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