Please note: In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Aquarium is closed to the public and will reopen in accordance with national guidelines.

For more information click here.


Essential information for making the most of your visit. Also, be sure to check out our list of things to do.

Opening Hours

We are open 365 days a year - sea you soon!

  • Monday to Friday: 09h30 to 18h00
  • Weekends, public holidays and school holidays: 09h00 to 18h00
  • Last ticket sold 30min before closing. Get tickets online.


Prices valid until 31 March 2021:

  Ticket price
Adults R200
Children 14 to 17 R150
Children 4 to 13 R95
Children under 4 Free
South African pensioners* R150
South African students* R150

*Only valid with South African pensioner or student card.

Did you know? You can upgrade your day ticket to an annual membership while you visit! 

Admission fees are subject to change without notice. Online tickets are non-refundable.

Online tickets are valid for three months from the date of purchase, but you can use it only once. It is valid for the whole day of your visit to the Aquarium (have your hand stamped at the entrance turnstile in the foyer if you would like to visit us again on the same day).

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Animal feeding times

  • I&J Ocean Exhibit:
    Daily at 12h00 and 14h00
  • Penguin Exhibit:
    African penguins daily at 11h30 and 14h30
  • Predator Exhibit:
    Sundays at 15h00
  • Kelp Forest Exhibit
    Feeds at 13h00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
    Presentations at 13h00 on other days.

Did you know? You can scuba dive, meet the turtles and get further acquainted with the penguins at the Two Oceans Aquarium!  

Puppet Shows

Children between the ages of 3 and 9 will love the Puppet Shows presented by our talented team at the I&J Children's Play Centre three times a day: at 10h30, 13h30 and 15h30.

In between these puppet shows, little ones can make arts and crafts, read books, dig in the sandpit or play with their friends.

Did you know? You can take this experience home with you in the form of fantastic children's books for little ones! 

Ocean Café

Open daily from 09h30 to 18h00 at the I&J Ocean Exhibit. Grab a cup of coffee while watching the gentle sway of this large-scale exhibit, which has turtles, Indian Ocean fish and giant stingrays gliding by. 

Free admission on your birthday!

Visit us on your birthday or six days thereafter for free admission for the whole day*! Simply stop by, show a valid ID that reflects your date of birth, and your day of underwater exploration and wonder at the Aquarium is on us.

*The Two Oceans Aquarium’s birthday offer is available to South Africans only.

Please read our terms and conditions here.

Directions & Parking

The Two Oceans Aquarium is located on Dock Road at the V&A Waterfront.

Our GPS coordinates are: 33°54”28.42”S | 18°25”03.56”E

From the Cape Town International Airport:

  • Take the N2 South to Cape Town – approximately 20km.
  • Turn right into the V&A Waterfront at the first set of traffic lights.
  • Take the first left at the first traffic circle.
  • Drive for approximately 2km, the Two Oceans Aquarium is on the right hand side.

From the Cape Town train station:

  • MyCiTi Bus route 104 runs between the Civic Centre and Sea Point, stopping outside the Aquarium


The most convenient parking for the Two Oceans Aquarium is in Portswood Square, which is opposite the Aquarium in Dock Road. Please note that an hourly parking fee is charged and is not refundable at the Aquarium. Alternatively there are parking facilities closer to the V&A Wharf.


  • Nappy changing facilities.
  • Push prams/baby strollers are available free of charge for your convenience.
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge. All exhibits are accessible to the physically challenged. Two parking bays are available for physically challenged visitors.
  • Browse for souvenirs and other marine-themed goods in the Aquarium Shop, open from 09h30 to 18h00 if you have a ticket.
  • First aid assistance also available
  • Please contact Visitor Services in the Aquarium's foyer to assist with any questions you may have regarding your visit.


The Two Oceans Aquarium's exhibits are facilities are clearly signposted, but to get a better bearing of what to see and where to go, view these aerial maps.

Download our map here.

Tour Operators

The Aquarium grants tour operators a 15% discount on pre-paid ticket purchases. Educationals can also be arranged for members of staff affiliated with any registered tourism institute or facility (e.g. hotels, guesthouses and other tourist attractions).

The Aquarium has a voucher system granting registered tour operators a 15% discount. For more information and applications for the voucher system, as well as information on the Aquarium in general, please click here or contact Tourism & Hospitality Sales Team on 021 418 3823 or email