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Skip the Line: Two Oceans Aquarium Admission Ticket

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    What to Expect
    Visit: Two Oceans Aquarium, Alfred Basin, Dock Road V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002 South Africa

    With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Explore different underwater species from the Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches. Check out what sea life looks like under a microscope, and explore the Indian Ocean.

    View mesmerising exhibits that features the dazzling colours of its fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Make a point to check out the new I&J Exhibit, a 10-meter long tunnel that gives a peek at a variety of subtropical species.

    Did you know

    The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to a few species that aren’t found at any other aquarium in the world. Among these are the strange, serpentine hagfish. An eel-like fish, it can produce as much as five litres of slime when it’s scared.It’s an ancient fish that doesn’t have eyes, fins or scales, than can only be viewed in Cape Town!

    History

    The Two Oceans Aquarium was first opened in November 1995. While the aquarium is all about fun and entertainment, it is also devoted to education and conservation for a number of species of marine life. The staff are involved in a number of important tasks around Cape Town, including freeing seals tangled in litter, assisting injured or stranded starfish and conducting research on harmful fish parasites and other health problems affecting aquatic life. In fact, many of the aquarium’s animals were rescued and are either recuperating from injuries or trauma, or can either no longer live in the wild.

    Advice for visitors

    Cape Town boasts two oceans – the Indian and Atlantic. This offers even more aquatic exhibition possibilities at the Two Oceans Aquarium.If you visit around at midday, be sure to watch the animals being fed in the I&J Exhibit. It’s a serious frenzy of animal activity! Once you’ve had your fun wandering around the aquarium, pop down to the nearby V&A Waterfront for a stroll or meal along the water’s edge.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Generally very impressed with the exhibits of this aquarium. Lots of innovative ideas, the big tanks, the jellyfish, seeing the clown fish from below. Shop also had a good range of goods. A little disappointed with the penguin area, do they have successful breeding? Look...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TheBullocks
    Reviewed 24 May 2019

    My husband booked a shark experience in the big tank. Well worth the money to get up close to these magnificent creatures.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank jol12566
    Reviewed 2 May 2019

    Myself, my 12 year old and a 4 year old went and we were very disappointed in this place. It wasn't cheap to get in and felt quite upset we had wasted our money. Some parts are good for the younger child but there isnt...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Sam G
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