We apologize for any inconvenience caused during renovations at Stop 1. The Two Oceans Aquarium is adding a brand new largescale exhibit scheduled to open in early 2015. The new tank will display animals like spotted eagle rays, honeycomb rays, smooth hound and spotted gullly sharks.
The City Sightseeing Cape Town Ticket Office is situated outside the Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront. Most visitors start their tour from Stop 1. Available on the Cape Town Red City Tour and Blue Mini Peninsula Tour, The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront is a definite must for every tourist.
The V&A Waterfront lies between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, all of which can be easily found on our Cape Town maps. Originally upgraded when a greater public access was needed in the harbour back in the 1970’s.
Today the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination and a hot-spot for Cape Town sightseeing, while boasting exciting shopping and entertainment venues. At the same time the venue caters for the business world by offering office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments allowing everyone the chance to live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is the first stop on the topless bus and it is also here where our main City Sightseeing ticket office is situated.
This underwater nature reserve offers extraordinary experiences fit for all ages.
› Explore over 3000 marine creatures
› Enjoy a sensory experience at the Kelp Forest and the Touch Pool
› Let the kids learn while they play at the AfriSam Children's Play Centre
Explore below the waterline a full spectrum of marine creatures from a wide variety of fish in all shapes, sizes and colours including clown fish or better known to the little ones as Nemo.
You’ll also find sea horses, giant spider crabs, jelly fish, eels, stingrays, turtles, frogs and penguins to name a few.
With child-height window benches throughout, the various galleries allow everyone the ability to view all marine life right in front of their noses.
The Two Oceans Aquarium also features a number of well-simulated environments, including tidal pools, a river ecosystem, a magnificent Kelp Forest exhibit (one of only 3 in the world) and not forgetting a Touch Pool offering adults and children a touch-and-feel sensory experience with kelp, shells, and anemones.
Kids can also enjoy themselves at the AfriSam Children's Play Centre where they not only have fun, but also learn about the wonderful animals that live in our oceans.
› See the ragged-tooth sharks up close in the I&J Predator Exhibit
› Dive with the sharks, no cage required
› Diving with the sharks for the qualified diver
There’s even the option of diving amongst the sharks yourself, if you are a qualified diver. A definite must for those more daring individuals wanting to tick off their “adventurous things to do in Cape Town” list. Or for those with an advanced qualification, diving in the Kelp Forest exhibit and feeding the fish is an amazing experience and a wonderful opportunity.
› Discover some local gemstones at the Scratch Patch
› Enjoy a relaxing boat trip around the harbour
There is so much more to experience in and around The Two Oceans Aquarium. Besides taking advantage of the attractions available above, how about visiting the Iziko Maritime Centre, The Nobel Square or even trying an exhilarating helicopter ride! Whatever you decide, don’t forget to purchase a gift or souvenir at The Two Oceans Aquarium Shop. For a full day of fun, stop at the Shoreline Café for lunch. This deli-type restaurant is situated at the Aquarium and offers the only children’s play centre within a restaurant in the V&A Waterfront. The kitchen opens at 09:00 for breakfast and closes at 17:30.
Whatever your age or taste this one-of-a-kind Cape Town aquarium promises to be a thrilling adventure filled with all sorts of activities for both the young and the young at heart alike.
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