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Two Oceans Aquarium

With sharks, rays, tropical fish and forests of kelp, this aquatic attraction provides deep insights into life under the ocean waves.

Discover fascinating secrets of the sea when you explore the underwater world of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Inside its vast tanks are hundreds of species of aquatic animals of the Indian and Atlantic oceans.

Stand in front of the massive transparent acrylic walls of the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest exhibit. Peer into this underwater forest to view fish swimming and sheltering among species of giant kelp, a type of seaweed.

Go to the exhibit with numerous species of predatory fish. Among them are the giant kob and the black musselcracker. For closer views of rays and a loggerhead turtle, walk to the semi-tunnel at the perimeter of the exhibit. Watch schools of brightly colored tropical fish in the Indian Ocean Gallery and feel starfish, anemones and hermit crabs in the touch pool.

One of the most popular activities at Two Oceans Aquarium is watching an animal feeding session. These take place in several exhibits at various times during the day. Visit the aquarium's official website for specific times.

The aquatic attraction also operates a variety of paid animal experiences, such as the Penguin Encounter. Experienced divers are permitted to scuba dive in a few exhibits. Novices can pay for a 1-day scuba-diving course at the aquarium which will enable them to reach a sufficient level to be able to dive in the predatory fish exhibit.

The aquarium is located on Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Arrive by bus or by car and park for a fee in the garage opposite the aquatic attraction.

Two Oceans Aquarium is open daily and admission charges apply. There are reduced prices for children and senior citizens. Children under the age of 4 get in for free. Consider buying a combo ticket that includes a 90-minute ride on a catamaran on Table Bay. Learn about the city's marine environment and search for dolphins, whales and other sea animals as you sail around the bay.


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The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Union Castle House, V&A Waterfront, and Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town Stadium and Long Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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    Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

    Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Nobel Square, V&A Waterfront, and Cape Town Stadium. Two Oceans Aquarium and Long Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 29 minutes by foot.

      Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction ¥7,062
      Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction

      Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction

      Corner Somerset And Ebenezer Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Town International Convention Centre and Cape Town Stadium. Two Oceans Aquarium and Greenmarket Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 18 minutes by foot.

        ITC Docklands
        ITC Docklands

        ITC Docklands

        The Docklands, 70 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Cape Town City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, Long Street, and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Stadium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 17 minutes by foot.

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          Quayside Serviced Apartments

          Quayside Serviced Apartments

          34 Prestwich Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town, Western Cape
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Cape Town City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village and Long Street. Cape Town International Convention Centre and Castle of Good Hope are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 11 minutes by foot.

            The Onyx Apartment Hotel ¥5,539
            The Onyx Apartment Hotel

            The Onyx Apartment Hotel

            57 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Cape Town City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Long Street and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Castle of Good Hope and Two Oceans Aquarium are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 9 minutes by foot.

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              One&Only Cape Town

              One&Only Cape Town

              Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Cape Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Two Oceans Aquarium and V&A Waterfront. Long Street and Cape Town International Convention Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town ¥5,761
                Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town

                Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town

                22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Cape Town City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Long Street and Cape Town International Convention Centre. Castle of Good Hope and Kloof Street are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cape Town Station is 7 minutes by foot.