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Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town

Two Oceans Aquarium In Cape Town

Enjoy a rendezvous with astonishing marine species

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Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town (South Africa)

Two Oceans Aquarium is a prime attraction on the iconic Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the city of Cape Town. The Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, gets its name from its very location, where the Atlantic Ocean on the west and Indian Ocean on the east meet each other at the shore. Opened, in November, 1995, the place has some unbelievable underwater experiences for ideal family tours at the Cape Town waterfront.

History of Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium opened its doors to the public on 13th November, 1995. Since then, the aquarium underwent many changes. It has now become an iconic attraction of the city of Cape Town, and a world-class marine education and conservation centre. Established with the love for the underwater and its inhabitants, this popular aquarium is famed for its contribution to conservation endeavors, animal husbandry, and the state-of-the-art educational programmes.

Attractions of Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to thousands of marine animals, belonging to more than 200 varied underwater species and one can catch a glimpse of all by interactive displays. There are 7-8 specific displays at the aquarium, each of which is dedicated to the preservation and demonstration of the most unique marine creatures, not just of South African coast but of the world’s oceans at large. The Atlantic Ocean Galley is all about translucent jelly fishes, the rare seahorse Knysna and giant spider crabs, while the iconic Predator Exhibit is home to one of the sea’s most dangerous creatures. Three ragged-tooth sharks called Lili-May, Dane and Bernie live here, swimming around in 2 million litres of saltwater.

If one holds a PADI Open Water Certificate, they can do Two Oceans Aquarium diving in the I&J Ocean exhibit tank, which has various marine animals scattered around 1.6 million litres, like turtles, rays and a variety of fish. There is a separate Indian Ocean exhibit as well. You will find a host of colourful clownfish or anemone fish in the coral reefs here, which will remind you and your kids about the movie Finding Nemo. One of the Two Oceans Aquarium’s biggest exhibits is the Kelp Forest, which is a large underwater range of foliage which is home to silver-scaled fishes. Also visit the Two Oceans Aquarium new exhibit, River Meander, to see African penguins, oystercatchers, mole snakes, leopard toads, platannas and a river course of freshwater marines.

Either, you are an intrepid researcher, a beached turtle, an underwater lover, or just a curious visitor, this world-renowned aquarium in the city of Cape Town is meant to transport you to another world that you would like to visit again and again.

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    Visiting the exhibits, feeding and petting animals and scuba diving are among the premium experiences in the aquarium.

    Yes, resident students of South Africa only have to pay R130 to enter. But you must carry a valid ID to support your claim.

    There is Café V, which is the main coffee shop here and also Vista Marina which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    The Two Oceans Aquarium, a world-class marine education and conservation centre located in Cape Town, is currently owned by Investec Bank and V&A Waterfront Holdings Pvt. ltd.

     

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