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Cape Town with Kids

Cape Town with Kids

Fortunately for those visitors to Cape Town, no such difficulties will arise as the “Mother City”, as Cape Town is fondly known, provides a smorgasbord of activities for children and parents to enjoy and remember.

The biggest challenge for family’s visiting Cape Town will be what to choose and what to leave out!!

Bonding Time
Cape Town holidays provide a great opportunity for fathers or working mums’ to really bond and reconnect with their children by having fun together with some of the exciting activities on offer.  Cool Runnings Toboggan Park provides plenty of thrills for older children as you thunder around the half-pipe in a toboggan, reaching speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour.  However, for those less inclined to opt for an adrenalin rush, there is the more relaxed experience of The Giraffe House. This wildlife centre offers talks and exhibits, and even allows interaction in the reptile and snake shows!  Play and picnic areas, and even a bike track for children under 10 are also provided.

Summer Holiday Fun
A must visit is the Two Oceans Aquarium, a superb aquarium that also has lots of edu-tainment for children and adults alike. Summer Science Splash covers topics ranging from sharks to penguins, and even the reason why starfish have five arms! Or come at feeding time for the sharks and fish. The Science Centre is another firm favourite with locals and visitors alike especially when the weather doesn’t play ball! Offering Lego building on a grand scale to understanding gravity makes for a fun and action packed adventure.

Let’s Get Busy
For a more energetic experience head up to Table Mountain and take the cable car to the top and stand on the viewing deck amazed at what you see before you. Visiting the mountain at sunset is a great way to let of some steam and allow you to explore the mountain top at any pace.  Alternatively if it is raining take the kids to soft play and let them use up some energy whilst you enjoy a cup of coffee.

Out of the Ordinary
If you and your family are baking in the African sun during your Cape Town stay, cool off by going ice-skating at Grand West Entertainment Centre. If ice-skating isn’t enough of an experience, the V&A Waterfront is also home to the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, which offers pirate shows and pirate-themed activities whilst cruising the harbour of Cape Town for an hour.  The V&A Waterfront is full of places to buy an ice-cream or two as an after-dinner treat, and a beautiful place to sit down and simply watch as life in Cape Town goes by.


Natural Beauty
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. The “hop on hop off” Open Top Buses that leave from the V & A Waterfront provide a bird’s eye view of the Mountains Sea and wildlife that is Cape Town. Visit the World of Birds at Hout Bay by driving one of the best scenic drives in the world, Chapman’s Peak! Or simply take your bucket and spade and plenty of sun lotion and relax on one of the many fabulous Cape Town beaches.


For further information on family friendly vacations to Africa, contact the Southern Africa Travel Team today!

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