“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum, 1968

We know that our beautiful and mysterious oceans, which are the planet’s life support system, are in crisis because of human activities, and that a change in behaviour is needed to ensure abundant and healthy oceans for the future of all life.

To raise awareness of the oceans, the Two Oceans Aquarium is designed to showcase the beauty and diversity of the oceans off southern Africa.

Our awe-inspiring exhibits aim to encourage love, respect and understanding of our oceans so that people are motivated to take action for their future well-being and to use marine and other natural resources sustainably.

Through fun, interactive exhibits, state-of-the art education programmes, and innovative communication campaigns, the Aquarium offers a world-class, safe, clean and all-weather experience, all designed to ensure quality family time and unforgettable memories.

Internationally respected for its high standards in animal care, the Two Oceans Aquarium promotes sustainability through environmental education and conservation.

We participate in regional and international zoo and aquarium industry associations, and we are involved in meaningful marine research and conservation projects in partnership with other like-minded organisations.

In whatever we do, our philosophy is to be:

  • Responsible
  • Ethical
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate

We invite you to join us and explore, experience and engage with our world. 


Abundant and healthy oceans for life


To inspire action for the future well-being of our oceans