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An underwater discovery awaits you at Cresta Shopping Centre

Jul 4, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Shoppers can imagine more this July, as Cresta Shopping Centre has revealed the new CrestAquarium – a modest exploration and showcase of life under the sea.  


The oceanic experience introduces the beauty and magic of marine life to shoppers and the surrounding community and provides them with the unusual opportunity to see, learn and appreciate what we still have left to protect. Come nose-to-nose with some of the ocean’s most iridescent little creatures, corals and underwater plants. Introducing over 30 species, shoppers will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of underwater moments – right here in the middle of bustling Joburg.    

The CrestAquarium was constructed to entertain and educate by showing those inland what we need to care for past our shoreline. The goal is to give the community the opportunity to form a connection with an otherwise distant world, so they learn how to help protect it.    


Cresta partnered with the best in the business in aquarium construction and expert marine consultants to ensure the project and construction was a detailed and flawless success as well as to ensure the safety and happiness of the ocean life introduced. The certified and regulated aquaria specialists ensure the selected ocean fish are cared for 24/7. Each fish was hand-selected according to compatibility, natural distribution and colour.    

Passionate about the power of the young imagination, Cresta reached out to high school kids with the challenge to design the new CrestAquarium Mascot – a mascot that will represent the education of underwater discoveries and the protection of our environment. The selected design will win R10,000 towards their education and R10 000 for their school.  


When you’re next visiting the centre, be sure to explore the CrestAquarium, situated on the Entertainment level. 

Beyers Naude Drive, Cresta 

011 678 5306 

Facebook: @crestashoppingcentre 

Twitter: @crestacentre 

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