Two Oceans Aquarium

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Two Oceans Aquarium
Date opened 13 November 1995
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Coordinates 33°54′29″S 18°25′3″E / 33.90806°S 18.41750°E / -33.90806; 18.41750Coordinates: 33°54′29″S 18°25′3″E / 33.90806°S 18.41750°E / -33.90806; 18.41750
Owner V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Limited and Investec Bank[1]
Public transit access Bus: MyCiTi 104
Website www.aquarium.co.za
Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town
Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium was opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows:.[2] The enchantment of this particular zoo is due to its location, where the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet.

  • Atlantic Ocean Gallery - This gallery allows you to discover the life of the Atlantic Ocean. Such marine life as translucent jellyfish, tiny and rare Knysna seahorse and giant spider crabs.
  • AfriSam Activity Centre
  • Cape Fur Seal Exhibit
  • I&J Predator Exhibit - In this gallery you will see ragged-tooth sharks and stingrays. If you have diving qualifications you can dive in the predators’ tank. It is possible to scuba dive with ragged tooth sharks at the Aquarium if you hold a Padi Open Water Certificate.[3]
  • Indian Ocean Gallery - Showcases six exhibits of marine life found in the Indian ocean. The anemonefish (a.k.a.clownfish) seen in the movie Finding Nemo and his friends and a wealth of other colourful fish can be found in this Ocean’s coral reefs.[4]
  • Kelp Forest Exhibit - One of the aquarium’s biggest attractions, this underwater forest is home to shoals of silver fishes sparkling through the sunlight.[5]
  • Sappi River Meander Exhibit


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