As one of the top responsible tourist attractions in Cape Town, the Two Oceans Aquarium in the V&A Waterfront showcases the beauty and diversity of life from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The iconic Two Oceans Aquarium offers a world-class, safe, clean, and all-weather experience, designed to ensure unforgettable memories for young and old to treasure.


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Tour operators can take advantage of special rates for day tickets and experiences! Register on our tourism portal to enjoy an industry discount. Click here to register now.

Standard tour operator rates

Prices valid until 31 March 2023:

  Rack rates STO rates *
Adults R220 R187
Children 14 to 17 R165 R140.25
Children 4 to 13 R105 R89.25
Children under 4 Free Free
SA pensioners & students** R165 R140.25

*Only valid to tourism industry professionals who have registered on our tour operator portal.

**SA Student ID or pensioner card are required.

Please note that prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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What your clients can expect from a day at the Two Oceans Aquarium 

The Two Oceans Aquarium is open 365 days a year from 09h30 until 18h00 (weekdays) and 09h00 till 18h00 (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays). 

Tickets are valid for the whole day. If your client wishes to return to the Aquarium, they can receive an armband at the information desk for same-day return.

Front-of-House tours*

Let your guests explore the wonders of the fascinating world found in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans while being guided by one of the Aquarium’s passionate and knowledgeable guides. Dip into a world of corals, seahorses, penguins, sharks and much more.​

*This tour is not suitable for children under 8.

Email to enquire.

Behind-the-Scenes tours*

Ever wondered about the inner workings of the Two Oceans Aquarium? Perhaps you have questions about how our life support systems work, or how and what the animals in our care are fed? Join a guided Behind the Scenes Tour of the Aquarium and find out!

*This tour is not suitable for children under 8.

Email to enquire.

Adventure diving

(preferential rates for tourism industry available)

Scuba diving at the Two Oceans Aquarium is bucket list-worthy! We are a PADI-certified Dive Resort.

For non-qualified divers we offer the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course - same day training and diving! Qualified divers can take the plunge in any of our large-scale exhibits.

Email us at to enquire about a special discounted rate.

Bookings are essential. Terms & conditions apply.

Penguin Experience *

(preferential rates for tourism industry available)

Get up close and personal with adorable rockhopper penguins with our awesome interactive Penguin Experience! No more than two people join our bird trainer for an informative, fun and exhilarating face-to-face encounter.

*This experience is not suitable for children under 8.

Email to enquire. 

Functions at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Perfectly situated on the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is renowned for its magnificent marine displays as well as its distinctive function and conference venues in Cape Town. This world-class facility is the ideal place to thrill and capture the imagination of guests and colleagues at your next event.

Email if you wish to use the Aquarium as a venue for your next event. 


Tour operators, hotels and other tourism entities are welcome to enquire regarding educationals for their staff. Each educational takes the form of a guided front-of-house tour of the Aquarium, with special emphasis placed on the areas of interest of the attendees.

Educationals are only available from Monday to Friday to tourism industry affiliates. No educationals are available during school holidays, weekends or on public holidays. 

Booking is essential. Please email to enquire.

Responsible tourism

The Aquarium has been awarded Diamond certification for its sustainability efforts by the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, an ecolabel that recognises the efforts of businesses that are working towards reducing the impact of their operations on the environment. There are only three Diamond status businesses in South Africa. 

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We're also on WETU!