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Two Oceans Aquarium


P O Box 50603
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 3823
Fax: 021 418 3952
Contact: Ms Helen Lockhart


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. The Aquarium is a top tourist attraction and over 3 000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. The 'two oceans' theme is illustrated by spectacular exhibits, ranging from vibrant displays of Indian Ocean tropical fishes to the magnificent 800 000-litre Kelp Forest Exhibit, which is one of only a handful of living kelp forests on display in the world. Visitors will be mesmerised by the gentle sway of tall kelp plants and the play of dappled sunlight on silver fishes.

Discover life beyond the African waves with opportunities such as diving with the sharks and the daily feeding of the fishes and penguins or host a function or conference in ocean style. The Aquarium offers oceans of fun for children including puppet shows and arts and crafts. Become a Solemate and visit as often as you like. Solemates also receive a host of exclusive benefits and special events.

The Aquarium is involved in fascinating ocean projects, including shark conservation and sunfish research, and offers exciting environmental education programmes and volunteering options such as front-of-house guides or behind-the-scenes volunteers. Dive in and discover the depths of this enchanting world!