Two Oceans named one of the world’s best aquariums

2014-08-07 08:50
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Cape Town – The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town has been named one of the best aquariums in the world by TripAdvisor.

The aquarium announced their achievement in a press release on Wednesday, stating that they were named the 10th best in the world in the 2014 Travelers’Choice Zoo and Aquarium Awards by the popular travel review site.

What makes the accolade even more remarkable is the fact that it is the only aquarium in the southern hemisphere to make the list! 

The awards are generated by reviews and opinions of millions of travellers around the globe.

According to TripAdvisor “award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period”.  

The featured comment alongside the Two Oceans Aquarium’s image states ““Best aquarium I have ever been to”.  The same reviewer, from Baltimore in the USA, says “I really liked the variety of animals here. You see animals that you do not normally see. The animals are also quite large. It is very affordable”. 

If you’re planning on heading to Two Oceans Aquarium anytime soon, be sure to check out at least one of these five highlights: diving with the sharks, feeding of African penguins, watching the antics of Yoshi, the loggerhead turtle, feeding of ragged-tooth sharks on Sunday afternoons and experiencing the interactive ‘Nemo’ exhibit.

Head to the Two Oceans Aquarium website for more details.

Here’s TripAdvisor’s full list of top 10 aquariums around the globe 

10. Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa

9. Mundomar, Benidorm, Spain

8. Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

7. Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas

6. Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos, Greece

5.  Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

4. Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

3. Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia

2. Oceanario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

1. Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California

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