Two Oceans




The southern tip of the African landmass is the meeting spot of two strong and plentiful seas, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is in a perfect world situated to showcase the extraordinary assorted qualities of marine life found in these two seas.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is the first stop on the tour and it is also here where our main City Sightseeing ticket office is situated.

This underwater nature reserve offers extraordinary experiences fit for all ages.

  • Home to over 3 000 marine creatures
  • One of only three kelp forest displays in the world
  • Opportunity to dive with sharks and interact with penguins

As well as finding Nemo in the ever-popular clownfish exhibit, you’ll see sea horses, giant spider crabs, jellyfish, eels, stingrays, turtles, frogs and penguins and more.

Visit the AfriSam Children’s Play Centre where kids are entertained by arts and crafts, educational puppet shows, and a child-height window into the rockhopper penguin habitat. Hot meals and drinks are also served at Shoreline Café.


Make the most out of your Aquarium visit – here are our recommended must-do activities.

Explore our exhibits

Drench yourself in the miracles of the sea. Visit our displays and find out about marine life. Far better, go along with us amid encouraging time to see a craze of movement, joined by a short talk from one of our staff.

Have a bite to eat

With week after week specials, veggie lover choices, and a youngsters’ play region, you’ll need to get a nibble to eat at Shoreline Cafe. It is additionally the principal eatery in Africa to get MSC affirmation.

Do a Penguin Encounter0207_Penguins_kikujirosan

Get very close with the delightful rockhopper penguins of the Two Oceans Aquarium. Find out about our feathered companions and watch them being nourished. They likewise adore sitting in individuals’ laps!

Look closer, feel closer

“Sea” life under the magnifying instrument! Look at our intuitive display that uncovers the universe of the, little. Likewise adjacent is the Touch Pool, where you can get, touch and feel an assortment of marine creatures and plants.

Take a dive

Making a plunge the Aquarium offers the one of a kind chance to draw near to worn out tooth sharks and shores of expansive predators, for example, yellowtail, gloomy kob and highly contrasting musselcracker – a jump that you can’t involvement in the indigenous habitat.

Go for a boat ride

Burn through a hour and a half on sailboat in Table Bay, adapting about the rich biodiversity of Cape Town’s waters, and paying special mind to dolphins, seals, sunfish and whales. You’ll get notification from a prepared aide about the one of a kind up welling frameworks off the South African coastline, and how this makes a perfect domain for a plenitude of natural life.



General enquiries
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Getting here

The Two Oceans Aquarium is located on Dock Road at the V&A Waterfront.

Directions and parking

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Postal address

Two Oceans Aquarium
PO Box 50603
South Africa

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