Experience the magic of the underwater kingdom and the incredible diversity of the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean. The aquarium displays over 3000 marine species including sharks, fish, turtles and penguins with large viewing windows. The displays are well laid out and presented with educational information on all species and raised viewing platforms for children.
An exciting and informative experience for children with an interactive Touch Pool and a Microscope Exhibit which is very popular offering them a hands on opportunity to touch kelp, starfish, anemones and hermit crabs. The little ones will love the puppet show which takes place daily, three times a day at 10:30am, 1:30pm and 4pm located downstairs at the AfriSam Children’s Play Centre where they can also create artwork and play.
The I & J Predator Exhibit is the most popular display where you will find a collection of predatory fish from the South African coastline, the Ragged-tooth sharks (also known as the grey nurse shark) and a Loggerhead turtle. The juvenile sharks are only displayed in the tank for a short period of time until they reach a certain size and are then returned to the wild and replaced.
There are daily Penguin and Shark feeding times, which will definitely be a highlight and worth trying to visit at these times. Penguin feeding times are 11:45am and 2:30pm. I & J Predator Exhibit feeding times are 3pm and Sharks feeds are on Sundays at 3pm.
If you are feeling brave you can dive with the sharks! (Diving certification required or you can get your scuba qualification at the Aquarium). All details can be found on the website.
This is a wonderful, educational and entertaining experience for the whole family and suitable for children of all ages.