The Two Oceans Aquarium is giving couples a unique opportunity to spend the most romantic day of the year – Valentine’s Day – in a special way. For one night of the year, you can visit the fish after dark!

Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, go with a relaxed and informal mood by way of 40 intimate picnic spots dotted throughout the Aquarium.

These spots have been specially selected for their romance potential – a private “pod” complete with hay bales will accommodate only one couple per pod, affording a bit of privacy, comfort and intimacy. So, ditch the heels and the formal jacket and enjoy a laid-back evening of romance surrounded by the magnificent displays.

Each couples’ picnic pod will be set up throughout the Aquarium, under the beautiful light of the I&J Ocean Exhibit, in view of the sharks of the Predator Exhibit, as well as throughout the Aquarium’s intimate corners – like the exclusive Kelp Forest Exhibit viewing pit for one couple only.

Prices range from R650 to R1 600 per couple depending on which picnic spot you select. The price includes entrance into the Aquarium, an (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) arrival drink and a picnic basket for two.

The I&J Ocean Exhibit sets couples up in front of the main window with just the ocean’s beauty to keep you company with only 4 spots available at R960 per couple.

If you want to go all out, pick the most exclusive Valentine’s Day spot in the Aquarium – have the Kelp Forest viewing pit all to yourself! There’s only one spot available, at R1 100 per couple.

Alternatively, choose a pod scattered around the I&J Ocean Exhibit viewing room: There are 12 spots available, at R860 per couple. There are various other options at lower prices, too.

For further enquiries, email [email protected] or call 021 408 3812.

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Picture: Two Oceans Aquarium

Article written by

Anita Froneman