Two Oceans Aquarium

Address: Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Telephone: +27 21 418 3823

- Mid-range


A world-class and fascinating oceanic experience.

Take my word for it, this world-class facility is a lifesaver and, if you’re a parent (or an ocean lover), a holiday must do. When the kids are driving you slightly barmy, all hope will be restored at this V&A Waterfront gem. With loads to keep children of all ages fascinated (the Nemo and jellyfish tanks are always a hit), I have been known to use it as a bribery tool - “there’ll be no aquarium if you don’t …” - and it works every time. Touching pools get kids up close and personal with ocean creatures, penguin feeding time is a hoot and, if you really want to make an impression, take them to the kelp forest where ragged tooth sharks amble about - they’ll be in awe and so will you. The on-site café is good too, especially their milkshakes and the on-site activity room offers a little time out for weary parents.

Value for money

Price advice

Adults 94 rand, children (14-17) 73 rand, children (4-13) 45 rand. Children under four are free and pensioner and student discounts apply.

Expert tips

Early mornings see school tours fill up the space. Aim for just after lunchtime for your visit.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Education
  • Nature / wildlife