Okay, so I don’t want to start off this post sounding like a broken record AGAIN and echo the repetitive nature of how much I love Cape Town and its ‘’hotspots” so I will rather say that I have mentioned the Two Oceans Aquarium on the blog quite a few times but never had a full post dedicated to it on the blog. Today I thought that I would do just that because I frequently get asked questions about ‘’must see” things to do in Cape Town and of course the Two Oceans Aquarium is always at the top of my mentions list.I have been to the aquarium, that is situated in the V&A Waterfront many times before and I can confidently say that it never gets old. One of the websites that I visit the most is definitely the Two Oceans Aquarium as I love seeing what awesome events will be happening at the aquarium and also following Yoshi’s journey. Two weeks back I had family visiting from the Middle East and I decided it was time to introduce them to one of my favourite local spots and I can’t even begin to describe how much they loved it. Many people may think that visiting the aquarium is for “kids” but I can’t even begin to describe how inaccurate that statement is. I dare you to visit just ONCE and witness how your opinion changes. At the aquarium you will find over 3000 marine life species which includes sea turtles, sharks and penguins.
At the Two Oceans Aquarium you get the Penguin Experience, The Scuba Diving Experience and the Ocean Experience which you can read more about over here, all allows you to get up close and personal with all of the beautiful creations found at the aquarium. Even though going to the TOA is fun for the entire family, it is also quite the learning experience. You don’t only learn about the conservation work but also sustainable practices and how you can decrease your carbon footprint.
Many people might not know this but there is a restaurant at the aquarium where you can take a break from all of the walking and enjoy a lovely meal or you can have snacks and drinks at Café V, situated at the I&J Ocean Exhibit. There is also a children’s play centre that will keep the kids entertained with arts and crafts, a sand pit and a puppet show that takes place 3 times daily.
The Two Oceans Aquarium is high up there with my top recommended Cape Town gems for not only my international readers but my local readers as well. Have you been to the TOA before? Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium website for ticket prices and to read about all the goodies that the aquarium has to offer.