Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

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Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
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.

Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
There is another similar feature for the Atlantic Ocean that includes translucent jellies and seahorses; the Sappi River Meander, which traces a typical Western Cape River’s journey from its mouth back along the freshwater reed bed, to its source upstream; the Kelp Forest Exhibit - a firm favourite with anyone and everyone; and the I&J Predator exhibit that includes ragged-tooth sharks, an assortment of rays, loggerhead turtle and other predatory fish.

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.

Additional Reading:
Read first hand reviews of the Two Oceans Aquarium at:
Which two oceans, Mum?
Volunteering at The Two Oceans Aquarium.

Photo Gallery:
View photographs taken at the Aquarium at: Two Oceans Aquarium Photographs

Two Oceans Aquarium

Accommodation nearby

For accommodation nearby see:
V&A Waterfront accommodationMouille Point accommodationGranger Bay accommodation
De Waterkant accommodationGreen Point accommodationForeshore accommodation

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Two Oceans Aquarium

A Unique Wedding or Conference Venue

Two Oceans Aquarium Venues

The Two Oceans Aquarium Wedding Package includes venues for your ceremony, welcome drinks and reception as well as the use of the whole Aquarium for your photos. We recommend that you come in to view all of the venues and discuss the various options available. We are able to advise ... more information

Two Oceans Aquarium

Attractions / Activities nearby

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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

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Helicopter Flip over Cape Town

Where to stay: V&A Waterfront Accommodation
How much (per person): On Request

Explore the breathtaking wonders of the Cape Peninsula. Makana Aviation offer exhilarating helicopter flights in Cape Town so spoil yourself ... more information

Kayaking on the Atlantic Seaboard

Where to stay: Three Anchor Bay Accommodation
How much (per person): On Request

Coastal Kayak has the ideal location to launch and explore the Table Bay coastline from the sea. Our shop is located at Three Anchor Bay where all ... more information

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