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Cape Town Sights

Two Oceans Aquarium

  • Dock Rd. Map It
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/15/2012

Fodor's Review

This aquarium is considered one of the finest in the world. Stunning displays reveal the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the icy Atlantic. It's a hands-on place, with a touch pool for children and opportunities for certified divers to explore the vast, five-story kelp forest or the predator tank, where you share the water with a couple of large ragged-tooth sharks (Carcharias taurus) and get a legal adrenaline rush (R625, R475 with own gear). If you don't

fancy getting wet, you can still watch the feeding in the predator tank every day at 3. But there's more to the aquarium than just snapping jaws. Look for the endangered African penguins, also known as jackass penguins because of the awkward braying noise they make; pulsating moon jellies and spider crabs; and a new frog exhibit.

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Dock Rd., Cape Town, 8002, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • R112
  • Daily 9:30–6

Updated 11/15/2012


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Sep 1, 2004

Keep it for a rainy day.

This is the perfect place to take the family when the weather is unkind. There is so much to do and see so do allow a few hours to really enjoy your visit. There is an open parking lot right next door to the aquarium, useful when you have a family to consider.

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