Open 365 days a year!

Visiting hours

Weekdays 09h30 - 18h00
Weekends and public holidays 09h00 - 18h00


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Ticket price
Adults R185
Children 14 to 17 R140
Children 4 to 13 R90
Children under 4 Free
South African pensioners R140
South African students R140
Free entry for South Africans on their birthday
10% discount for groups of 10 or more (ticket office only)

The Two Oceans Aquarium is open 365 days a year - there is even more to sea!

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Daily animal feeds

  • 11h30 & 14h30 - Join the African penguins for their meals of fish and shrimp.
  • 12h00 & 14h30 - A talking scuba diver feeds the sea turtles, rays and guitarfish in the I&J Ocean Exhibit.
  • Sundays at 15h00 - Scuba divers enter the Predator Exhibit to feed the ragged-tooth sharks.


8 000 awesome animals

A window into a world of blue...

Meet the rays, musselcrackers and sea turtles of the I&J Ocean Exhibitcatch a glimpse of the misunderstood ragged-tooth shark and curious rockcods of the Predator Exhibit, waddle with the penguins, and meet the weird, wonderful and diverse ocean and reef dwellers of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans throughout the Skretting Diversity Gallery.


Scuba diving

An amazing dive experience awaits you. The I&J Ocean Exhibit is 6m deep, has a full tunnel and displays incredible species such as turtles, rays, guitarfish, brindle bass and spotted grunter - the perfect place for a beginner to learn to dive, or for a seasoned scuba diver to get a bit closer to the action.


Unlimited access

With an annual membership card, you can access the Aquarium 365 days a year to visit the fish as often as you wish! Plus, you get access to exclusive events, discounted diving, and animal experiences and a whole load more.


Environmental education

Learners from grade 6 to grade 12 have access to fantastic programmes at the Aquarium. From job-shadowing and volunteering to preparing for finals and finding resources and links for a great project, you'll find what you need here.

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:

  • 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.


Penguin Experience

Get up close and personal with the adorable rockhopper penguins. You can meet our too-cute rescue rockies with an interactive Penguin Experience

Have a bite

Situated on the doorstep of the Two Oceans Aquarium is Vista Marina, a stylish new restaurant that offers excellent Meditteranean-style fare along with its unbeatable views and top-notch service. Enjoy a drink on the covered deck or sit back for a dining experience as befits this stunning setting. 


Host an event

If you are looking for the perfect place to host your next conference, function or event in Cape Town, the Two Oceans Aquarium offers you glamour, fun and fish - as well as any additional need that you might have.


Research & Conservation

With dedicated conservation and marine sciences programme, we collaborate with higher education institutions to advance the understanding of our ocean and its inhabitants.

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A few things to remember:

  • Online tickets are valid for three months from the date of purchase, but you can redeem them only once.
  • Tickets are valid for the day of your Aquarium visit to the Aquarium (have your hand stamped at the entrance leave and re-enter).
  • Groups of 10 or more get 10% off at the ticket office.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Online tickets are non-refundable.
  • Prices valid until 31 March 2019.

What makes an Aquarium visit possible?

Behind the scenes, more than 100 staff members, interns and volunteers work tirelessly to bring the Two Oceans Aquarium to life every morning. Let's see what mornings at the Aquarium in Cape Town look like for some of our amazing team.

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