The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is all about fun and entertainment, for adults and kids alike. See over 3,000 creatures, from the smallest species to yellowfin tunas and sharks. A Must-See!
Two Oceans Aquarium has closed temporarily in response to COVID-19 pandemic
Dock road, V&A Waterfront (next to bus stop 1)
09:30 - 18:00 (weekdays) and
09:00 - 18:00 (Saturdays and Sundays)
Every day - this ticket is valid for single entry for 14 days after the chosen date
Ticket allows fast track entry
Entry to the Aquarium
Souvenirs, food, drinks
With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Explore different underwater species from the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches. Check out what sea life looks like under a microscope, and explore the Indian Ocean. View mesmerising exhibits that features the dazzling colours of its fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Make a point to check out the new I&J Exhibit, a 10-meter long tunnel that gives a peek at a variety of subtropical species.
The Two Oceans Aquarium was first opened in November 1995. While the aquarium in Cape Town is all about fun and entertainment, it is also devoted to education and conservation for a number of species of marine life. The staff are involved in a number of important tasks around Cape Town, including freeing seals tangled in litter, assisting injured or stranded starfish and conducting research on harmful fish parasites and other health problems affecting aquatic life. In fact, many of the aquarium’s animals were rescued and are either recuperating from injuries or trauma, or can either no longer live in the wild.