Two Oceans Aquarium

Free entry to the Aquarium on your birthday

Located at the V&A Waterfront. Two Oceans
Aquarium offers an underwater world of
beauty, intrigue and entertainment for everyone.
+27 (0)21 418 3823
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Two Oceans Aquarium

Free entry to the Aquarium on your birthday

Plus: 14 secrets to uncover

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 June 2023

The best things in life are free, which makes this special at the Two Oceans Aquarium even sweeter. The Aquarium gives a special birthday gift to all South African citizens – free entry on your birthday, plus six days thereafter, giving you a whole week to do one of the city’s most magical experiences.

The free entrance is the aquarium’s way of thanking locals for support. Image: Lara van Zyl


Just show up with your ID book or driver’s licence and collect your pass from the ticket office at the Aquarium, either on your birthday or six days afterwards.

Tickets are normally R235 for adults and between R110 and R175 for kids. So free entry is a great saving for an awesome experience on your birthday. 

There’s a complete list of Ts and Cs on the Two Oceans Aquarium website. Image: Lara van Zyl


If you haven’t been in a while, know there’s so much to discover at the Two Oceans, where you can watch Rockhopper penguins waddle through the Aquarium, see 8 000 wonderful creatures, learn how to scuba (and then dive with sea turtles), or even go behind the scenes. 

There’s also a kiddies play area that does daily puppet shows. Discover 14 exciting and unique discoveries at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

The Two Oceans Aquarium is open 365 days a year. Image: Lara van Zyl


Or give yourself, your child or a friend a membership. There’s a lot of cool perks when you register for a yearly membership for the Aquarium, like unlimited visits and discounts on experiences like Adventure Diving for 365 days. Even invites to exclusive events, from speaker nights and dinners to family sleepovers. 

Membership per year: R560 for adults, R435 for teens, R275 for kids under 13. Find out more about the membership and how to gift is via

You can also upgrade your special someone’s day ticket to a membership after your visit. Image: Lara van Zyl


Free birthdays are available: 365 days a year
It’s open: Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 6pm, Saturday + Sunday, 9am - 6pm
Find it: Dock Road (by the Watershed), V&A Waterfront
Cost of membership: R560 for adults, R435 for teens, R275 for kids under 13.
Contact on: 021 418 3823,, @2OceansAquarium

By Lara van Zyl



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