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Rates valid until 31 March 2022New membersRenewals*
SA PensionersR375R338
SA StudentsR375R338
(14 to 17 years)
(4 to 13 years)
Au pairs/nanniesR375R338
Under 4 yearsFreeFree

*Renewal rates are valid for three months after the expiration date of your existing membership.


An Aquarium membership is your one-stop, family-friendly solution to 365 days of entertainment and underwater adventure.

Take a look at members’ benefits below*

  • Unlimited access! Visit the fish as often as you wish in the year of your membership
  • 10% discount at selected food outlets in the Aquarium
  • 10% discount at the Aquarium gift shop
  • 25% discount off Penguin Experiences
  • 25% off adventure diving (rate valid for members only. SCUBA qualifications and booking are essential)
  • Free sea water for home aquarists once we reopen limited to 400 litres per week.
  • Special rates for au pairs/nannies
  • Invitations to exhibition previews and special events
  • Members-only events like family sleepovers and behind the scenes tours
  • Fast-track access at the entrance turnstiles

*Events like experiences, scuba diving, sleepovers and tours will occur once government regulations allow us to host these. Unfortunately, at this stage we cannot commit to dates or frequency of such events.

Gift membership

How to purchase gift membership:

  1. Click on the big green “Buy membership” button on the top-right of this page.
  2. Purchase the required membership(s) – the contact information here belongs to the credit card holder making the purchase.
  3. Upon successful purchase, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain a URL and will invite you to update details.
  4. Follow the URL in your confirmation email and update the member details to reflect the person or people passes were bought for.
  5. Your gift recipients can now retrieve their Aquarium membership based on the unique membership number. They will need to visit the Visitors Centre at the Aquarium to activate their membership and receive their personalised membership access card and membership kit when the Aquarium reopens.


To add extra people onto an existing membership, change children’s ages or categories before renewing, or any other membership-related query, please email us on or

Lost your card? Call us on 021 418 3823.