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I have to correct myself after checking again, as this is not the common, but the spiny puffball. They both have kind of spikes, but spiny has much bigger spikes. This is the common: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/133... and this is the spiny: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123...
I think this is a mature Spiny Puffball. The spines slough off in age, revealing a somewhat net-like or reticulated surface. In young they are white, but as the puffball ages, it turns brown and the flesh turn powdery. Matures develop a hole at the top through which spores are released.
Did you take these photos in the 'Two Oceans Aquarium' in Cape Town? I worked half a year in CT, as I did an internship abroad during my studies and one of my most favorite leisure activites was spending hours in this Aquarium :-)