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Two Oceans Aquarium

Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

About Two Oceans Aquarium

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 on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.

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

Catch a feeding show

Throughout the day you might spot our team of aquarists at work, feeding the sharks, rays, fish, penguins and other ocean animals. Feel free to ask our team any questions you may have, or just watch the animals enjoying one of their daily highlights.

Please note: We have temporarily suspended the scheduled presentations and gatherings that previously accompanied feeding times. Visitors will still be able to view feedings, including watching our divers in action.

I&J Ocean Exhibit

Watch our scuba divers hand feeds the sea turtles, rays and larger fish, and the smaller fish enjoy a feeding frenzy every afternoon.

We are there to take your questions and teach you about the I&J Ocean Exhibit's inhabitants.

Penguin Exhibit

The African penguin colony gets joined by our penguin keepers every day for their meals of fish and shrimp.

Join the quirky penguins, and learn about their habits, lifestyles and the risks they face in the wild.

Contact Us

T: +27 (0)21 418 3823


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