“There are many fish in the sea, but only one for me.”

We are giving in-love (or in-like) couples a unique opportunity to spend the most romantic time of the year – Valentine’s Day – at the most romantic place in Cape Town – the Two Oceans Aquarium. This is a special chance to visit the fish after dark, and an opportunity to impress your date in a very exclusive way - intimate dinners-for-two in front of your favourite Aquarium exhibits.

We've scattered tables for two throughout the Aquarium, in front of your favourite exhibits for you to enjoy the most romantic nights of the year in a truly unique way. Good food, an amazing view of the underwater world at night, and the perfect partner - what more could anyone ask for?


  • Prices range from R1 000 to R1 800 per couple depending on which dining spot you select (details below).*
  • Book online here.
  • The price includes entrance into the Aquarium for the evening, an (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) arrival drink and a delicious dinner for two (see menu below).
  • A wine list will be available on the evening, and a cash bar will be open. R30 corkage fee for your own drinks.
  • Date: 13 or 14 February 2022
  • Time: 18h30 for 19h00 until 21h30
  • No under-18s
  • All food is prepared in a Halaal-certified kitchen. Vegetarian options are available by prior arrangement only (see menu below)

*Active Two Oceans Aquarium members qualify for a 25% discount. Please log in to our online shop to have your discount automatically applied.

For further enquiries, please email functions@aquarium.co.za or call 021 418 3823. Alternatively, click here to book now.

Choose your table

Couples' dinner tables will be set up throughout the Aquarium, under the beautiful light of the I&J Ocean Exhibit, in the majestic ambience of the Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit, as well as one exclusive table at the most romantic spot in the Aquarium, the exclusive Kelp Forest Exhibit viewing pit for one couple only.

I&J Ocean Exhibit

"Your eyes are like the ocean - and I'm lost at sea."

  • Be seated in front of the main window of the I&J Ocean Exhibit:  4x tables - R1 200 per couple
  • Or choose a table scattered around the I&J Ocean Exhibit viewing room: 10x tables R 1 000 per couple
  • Be surrounded by water in the I&J Ocean Exhibit tunnel: 2x tables - R1 300 per couple

Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit

"Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I swim by again?"

  • Get closer to the action on the lower floor in front of the windows of the Shark Exhibit: 3x tables - R1 200 per couple
  • For extra privacy, choose the Predator Exhibit tunnel: 2x tables - R1 300 per couple
  • Or gaze down on this spectacular exhibit from the upper floor: 4x tables - R1 000 per couple

Exclusive Kelp Forest experience for 2

"Kelp! I think I've fallen for you."

  • Pick the most romantic spot in the Aquarium - have the Kelp Forest viewing pit all to yourself in the premium Valentine's experience! 1 table only - R1 800 per couple

The exclusive Kelp Forest table includes:

  • Oyster starter
  • The platter meal
  • Bottle of MCC on the table
  • Bottle of still water
  • Dedicated waitron
  • Private area

Book your perfect Valentine's Day dinner spot here.


Couples can enjoy a freshly made platter-style dinner, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Lucio De Allende. All of our food offerings are certified Halaal by the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa. 

Vegetarian and half-and-half options are available on prior request - please email functions@aquarium.co.za with your meal preference if you require vegetarian catering, or it will be assumed that the standard menu is acceptable.

Standard Platter for Two:

Hot items (served with garlic aioli and lemon butter sauce):

  • Grilled hake
  • Creamy mussels
  • Chicken roulade
  • Beef sirloin
  • Savoury rice
  • Potato wedges
  • Seared vegetables
  • Table salad
  • Bread selection

Platter for Two (vegetarian option - by prior arrangement)*:

Hot items (served with garlic aioli and lemon butter sauce):

  • Grilled aubergine
  • Tempura vegetables
  • Butternut and feta spring rolls
  • Baked garlic butter and parmesan stuffed brown mushroom
  • Grilled butternut
  • Savoury rice
  • Potato wedges
  • Seared vegetables
  • Bread selection

Please email functions@aquarium.co.za after booking if you require vegetarian catering. A half-and-half option of the vegetarian and standard menu is also available by prior request.

Dessert (included with all menu options):

  • Red velvet
  • Fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • Ice cream
  • Warm pecan brownie and white chocolate mousse

A R30 per bottle corkage fee will be charged for any wine bottles brought in, a full cash bar with wine list will be available on the evening.

Book now

Click here to book your spot now. Availability is limited, and delays lead to disappointments. 

For further enquiries, please email functions@aquarium.co.za or call 021 418 3823. 

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