The Two Oceans Aquarium celebrates its 25th birthday today! The Aquarium opened its doors in 1995 and have been noticed from around the world for their incredible care for the ocean.

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.

Vision & Mission
Their 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

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a certified Diamond member of the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme. Their Diamond status was awarded in 2017 after we maintained Platinum status, the highest level of achievement in this internationally recognised eco-labelling programme, for five years.

Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.

The oceans are beautiful, diverse, mysterious and unexplored. They cover 70% of the earth’s surface and hold 97% of our water. They feed us, regulate our climate, absorb approximately one-third of the carbon dioxide we produce, and provide up to 70% of the oxygen we breathe. The well-being of humanity is therefore inextricably linked to the health of our oceans. Yet, this critical life support system is in crisis as a result of human activities. Ocean ecosystems are declining due to local stresses such as habitat destruction, overfishing and pollution, as well as global phenomena such as rapid and unprecedented changes in ocean temperature and acidity due to climate change.