Two Oceans Aquarium

The Aquarium is rapidly gaining recognition as a leading environmental education centre in South Africa. It is also respected internationally for its high standards of animal husbandry and the expertise of its staff in collecting and transporting live animals.

The Two Oceans Aquarium Trust is a private body carrying on business as a public aquarium with emphasis on education and entertainment.


The Two Oceans Aquarium is currently owned by Lexshell (Pty) Limited and Investec Bank. It operates as a private trust governed by a Board of Trustees.

Operating basis

The Aquarium is a self-sustaining organisation and relies on revenue generated through visitation, alternative revenue streams and corporate sponsorships.

It does not receive any funding from municipal, provincial or national government.

Corporate social investment

The Two Oceans Aquarium is committed to environmental education in South Africa and to promoting positive changes towards the management of our marine resources.

Over the years it has steadily increased its investment in environmental education and today the value of its education programmes is in the region R3 million per annum.

In terms of income the Aquarium presently contributes almost R11 of every adult ticket sold (11%) to education programmes.