One Fish, Two Fish, Silver Fish, Blue Fish: Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium
After three weekends of Josh on the water, we planned a much-needed family day for Saturday. Alas, when we woke up, it was raining.
So much for a walk on the mountain. But I didn’t mind. Cape Town has a million outdoor activities and lots of super activities for dreary, rainy autumnal days.
“How about the aquarium?” I suggested. Charlie was too little last year to remember it, and April would surely appreciate it more now that she’s five. It turned out to be a fantastic afternoon out — we enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we were among the last people to leave.
Located beside the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions. It’s an excellent place to visit any time of year: a nice cool respite from the summer sun, or a great escape from the bone-chilling rainy winter days. As well as seeing, touching and learning about the sea life in and around Cape Town, you can feel good about supporting conservation efforts in the area. Plus, there are super fun activities for the kids and lots of amazing underwater life that the nerdy naturalist in you can relish in discovering. (There’s also great information on the website, which is definitely worth a visit!)
We’ll definitely be making a return trip!
While April climbed straight into the tank, Charlie was less convinced. (And if you’re wondering, April wanted to be a pirate and so wore my scarf on her head.)