Our exhibits showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found off our coast.
On 6 July 2017, the last three of nine ragged-tooth sharks were added to the Two Oceans Aquarium’s revamped Predator Exhibit. This brings an end to a year of building and planning, and sets us on an exciting path of optimising the exhibit. Over the coming months, we will decide which other animals to display along with the sharks.
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.
The Aquarium’s newest exhibit features a full 10-metre long tunnel and a 9 metre-wide, 4 metres high window onto a variety of subtropical species.
The Smart Living Challenge Zone, a new addition to the Aquarium, encourages visitors to think about their impact on the environment and to make environmentally responsible choices. These choices will not only help them save money, but also lower their consumption of water and energy, reduce their waste and enrich biodiversity.
This exhibit is home to a colony of African penguins, some rescued rockhopper penguins, an African black oystercatcher, a molesnake, a Western leopard toad and common platannas. A small selection of freshwater fish, indigenous and alien, to our Western Cape rivers can also be viewed in several pools. A bird hide, overlooking the rockhopper rookery, offers people a place to sit and relax in this peaceful riverine environment.
The Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit is an underwater forest where kelp plants grow like tall trees, fish swim through the fronds like birds and abalone, sea urchins and rock lobsters feed and take cover among the root-like holdfasts.