Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
Called the Two Oceans Aquarium because the vast Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet here, or almost here at the southern tip of the continent, the delightful underwater nature reserve is based at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, with over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fish, turtles, and penguins on display.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is without doubt one of the most exciting attractions in the city, particularly if you have children (there is a wonderful child play area in the basement set right up against the seal display where children and seals have fun alongside one another). Child-height window benches and a ‘touch pool’ where they can touch and feels kelp, shells and anemones add to the appeal.
Exhibits include: The Oceans of Contrast; Indian Ocean gallery that is actually a collection of six exhibits showcasing life in the warmer ocean.
You can scuba dive with the predators if you hold a Padi Open Water Certificate. The Two Oceans Aquarium is also busy with a variety of conservation and research programmes, including assisting injured and stranded sunfish, and a monthly coastal clean up, where staff spend their lunches picking up litter off Mouille Point beach.
Read first hand reviews of the Two Oceans Aquarium at:
• Which two oceans, Mum?
• Volunteering at The Two Oceans Aquarium.
View photographs taken at the Aquarium at: Two Oceans Aquarium Photographs
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Two Oceans Aquarium
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One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movies ... more information
Two Oceans Aquarium