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Two Oceans Aquarium

Cape Town, Western Cape

Oceans to explore

South Africa’s iconic Two Oceans Aquarium provides an unforgettable view of the life that thrives beneath the waves of the southern African coastline. The Aquarium is a perennial favourite among locals and tourists, famous for introducing visitors to the magnificent animals and plants that call this stunning coastline home.

Conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s only aquarium is open 365 days a year. It’s the perfect alternative on bad-weather days, and no pre-booking is required.

With an emphasis on conservation, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s collection – which holds more than 8000 animals – showcases local wildlife in exhibits which are regularly refreshed, resulting in a dynamic experience geared towards fostering curiosity and love for the ocean.


Discover what the warm Indian Ocean, with its bright and colourful fish and coral, has to offer. In contrast, the cold Atlantic Ocean, with its silver darting fish, swaying kelp and sleek predators, is sure to leave visitors marveling at a world unseen by most.

Three large-scale exhibits frame the Aquarium experience. The Predator Exhibit houses ragged-tooth sharks in a 2 million-litre display that shows off the grandeur of these incredible apex predators. Visit the I&J Ocean Exhibit with its 10m long tunnel for breath-taking photos, and don’t miss the twice-daily feeding times for added value. The iconic Kelp Forest Exhibit is an underwater forest where giant sea bamboo grows like tall trees, endemic and endangered fish swim through the algae fronds like birds and abalone, sea urchins and rock lobsters feed and take cover among the root-like holdfasts.


Qualified divers can experience the Predator, Kelp Forest and I&J Ocean Exhibit from the inside. If feathered or shelled folk are more of your “cup of ocean”, join us for a Penguin Experience. All bookings can be made via the Aquarium website.


This all-weather venue is an ideal destination for families and individual travellers to enjoy. With education, conservation and entertainment intricately woven together to form an attraction that offers something for everyone, the Aquarium is a destination for all seasons and ages. We can’t wait to sea you.

Contact Details:

021 418 3823


Dock Road, V&A Waterfront