Two Oceans Aquarium Prices, Membership & Saving Guide

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Two Oceans Aquarium: Tickets & Membership Guide

If you’re visiting Cape Town with your family, a trip to the Two Oceans Aquarium is a must. Located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this aquarium is home to over 3,000 creatures, including penguins, sharks, and turtles.

Two Oceans Aquarium showcases the diversity of the two oceans meeting on the southern African continent. Your kids will surely love learning about the different types of wildlife of two oceans and water bodies from around the world. You can also enjoy animal feeding and take a swim in the perfectly safe shark tank.

Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Two Oceans Aquarium Prices fluctuate seasonally. It also offers numerous hands-on activities.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Two Oceans Aquarium tickets and membership prices, discount offers, and other useful details as per their official website.

Two Oceans Aquarium Prices for Tickets/Entry

Below are the Two Oceans Aquarium Prices for tickets and admission 

Day ticket price Annual membership (unlimited visits for a year!)
Adults R210 R485 
Children 14 to 17 R160 R375
Children 4 to 13* R100 R240
Children under 4* Free Free
South African pensioners R160 R375
South African students R160 R375
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Two Oceans Aquarium Membership: Pricing and Perks

Two Oceans Aquarium Membership is perfect for sea-loving families. It gives access to over 8,000 animals from South Africa’s oceans and many other perks to enjoy.

Two Oceans Aquarium Prices

Let’s what benefits do members get with a Two Oceans Aquarium Annual Membership –

Two Oceans Aquarium Membership benefits

  • Unlimited visits for a year! Visit the fish as often as you wish.
  • Skip the ticket office queue – you get priority entry.
  • 25% off selected scuba diving experiences.
  • 25% off Penguin Experiences.
  • 10% discount at the Aquarium gift shop.
  • 10% discount on Bootlegger Coffee Company’s (Aquarium branch) standard menu.
  • Access to seawater for home aquariums.
  • Special rates for au pairs/nannies.
  • Ad hoc benefits, like discounts for events hosted at the Aquarium.
  • Members-only events like extended hours and behind-the-scenes tours.

Let us find out How much a Membership costs at Two Oceans Aquarium.

Two Oceans Aquarium Membership Cost

New Membership Renewal Upgrade your day ticket
Adults R485 R437 R275
Children 14 to 17 R375 R338 R215
Children 4 to 13 R240 R216 R140
Children under 4 Free Free Free
SA pensioners & students** R375 R338 R215
Au pairs R375 R338 R165
**Only valid with South African pensioners’ or student card
Buy or renew your Membership.
  • Memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Memberships cannot be paused, extended, or canceled early, unless at management’s discretion.
  • Admission fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Renewal rates are only applicable within 3 months of the Membership expiry date.

Two Oceans Aquarium – Places to Must See

Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa. Opened in November 1995, it comprises several exhibition galleries with large viewing windows.

The following are the main attractions at the aquarium –

  • Skretting Diversity Gallery – This gallery showcases the marine life of South Africa’s two oceans, the major Benguela and Agulhas Currents. Notable species include Knysna seahorses, anemonefish, moray eels, cryptic klipfish, compass jellyfish, sea stars,  shy sharks, and temporary exhibitions of foreign species.
  • I&J Children’s Play Centre – Various activities to keep the young visitors entertained. Puppet shows, arts and crafts.
  • I&J Ocean Exhibit – This display holds 1.6 million liters of seawater. Various fishes, rays, and turtles are to be seen in this exhibit.
  • Predator Exhibit – This display holds 2 million liters of seawater. Ragged-tooth sharks and many other fishes are found in the exhibit.
  • Kelp Forest Exhibit – One of the aquarium’s biggest attractions, this underwater forest is home to shoals of coastal fishes, like white mussel crackers, Steenbras and spotted gully sharks, living specimens of South Africa’s kelp species, sea bamboo, split-fan kelp, and bladder kelp as well as The northern rockhopper penguins.
  • Penguin Exhibit – African black-footed penguins, northern rockhopper penguins, mole snakes, western leopard toads, African black oystercatchers, and African clawed frogs.

Two Oceans Aquarium Tickets Booking

The Two Oceans Aquarium is open 365 days a year – there is even more to the sea!

To book your tickets, visit their official booking portal and complete the prompt steps to ensure your visit is hassle and tussle-free at the aquarium.

A few things to remember:

  • Online tickets are valid for three months from the date of purchase, but you can redeem them only once.
  • Tickets are valid for the entire day of your Aquarium visit (have your hand stamped at the entrance leave and re-enter).
  • Online tickets are non-refundable.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Two Oceans Aquarium Contact Details

General enquiries

Postal address
Two Oceans Aquarium
PO Box 50603
South Africa

Film/stills shoot

Dive bookings


School group bookings

Tourism and corporate bookings

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Two Oceans Aquarium free on your birthday?

Yes, Free admission on your birthday.

Two Oceans Aquarium wants to share its ocean treasures with you by inviting you to visit the Two Oceans Aquarium for free on your birthday!

Visit on your birthday or six days thereafter for free admission for the whole day.

How many sea creatures can be found at the Two Oceans Aquarium?

The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to over 8,000 creatures.

When did the Two Oceans Aquarium first open?

13 November 1995.

What is the Two Oceans Aquarium known for?

The Two Oceans Aquarium is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans.


That concludes our run-down of the Two Oceans Aquarium.

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