Winter Outing in Cape Town – Two Oceans Aquarium

We all sit with the trouble of keeping our kids entertained during Cape Town winters. It is cold and wet – and our kids get ‘cabin fever’ at home. Two Oceans Aquarium has the answer to keep things in budget!

My husband and I bought season tickets (one year) two weeks ago when we went to the Aquarium. The reason for this is that at R96 an adult, each expedition can cost R200 before you even look to see what your kids cost. A new season ticket costs R207 (renewal is R189) and kids under 13 season tickets are R99 (renewal R90). So for a once off fee, you can cover an expedition any time over the next year when your kids are bored!

My kids are lucky enough at present to be free (under 3) so it was just the expense for the adults. So any Sunday afternoon we can pop into town and see the sharks and Ping-pings (penguins). The area with the penguins and frogs etc has been done up since the last time I visited so I can see that they are constantly looking at improving the experience. My only question is – what happened to that big old turtle that swam in the BIG tank. I missed him!

For more information on Two Oceans Season Tickets or general entry tickets visit their website. It is more affordable to go online to buy the tickets – but you can do so at the Aquarium as well. It does not take long – you fill in the form and when you are finished with your little trip around the Aquarium you collect your new membership cards.

I think it is wonderful to get our children out of the house and to experience nature. Zoe was delighted – she got to touch the starfish. Since my little one is quite timid around animals the fact that she has touched starfish and wild birds lately is a wonderful feat for me!

So if you have not been to the Aquarium in a while or your kids are taking an interest in National Geographics programmes on wild life – maybe an outing is not an idea to be scoffed at!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa Hunn
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 09:56:09

    This is something we have done as well as it’s a wonderful outing and the kids never bore of it. The other advantage is during December when the queues are very long, you walk straight to the front and go in.

    There is also a lovely play area in the Shoreline Cafe if you want to finish with a nice cup of coffee or some lunch ๐Ÿ™‚

    Did you go to the creative centre for the kids, downstairs. The girls also love going there and they have some lovely creative things for the children to do!

    P.S The last time I was there and we usually frequent there often, there was a Turtle still but you don’t always get to see it. Don’t think it’s the original same one but there was still one in the large exhibition but as I said, we don’t get to see it every time we are there ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Caryn
      Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:13:05

      Zoe was on faaaar to big a mission to slow down at the creative centre. Maybe next time she will take a breathe and enjoy that part!

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