It’s beautiful, it’s exciting and it’s the perfect destination for traveling with children. While parents will love the shopping opportunities, innovative cuisine and endless chances for relaxation, kids will have plenty to keep them busy. If you aren’t yet convinced, here are just some of the kid-friendly activities that await your family in Cape Town.
Young or old, the famous landmark of Cape Town has to be on the list of every visitor. Ride the cableway to the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Short and long walking trails will guide you into the flora and fauna of the national park. For the more advntorous ones there is an option of walking up and down, plus all the activities that are on offer on the clifs. If you are brave enough don’t miss abseiling back down.
Find more information on their website: Table Mountain
Two Oceans Aquarium
Loved by both kids and adults, this aquarium is full of interesting creatures. Housing 3000 animals, kids will get a glimpse at turtles, sharks, fish, birds and octopus. It’s a safe and sure way to get up close and personal with some beautiful wildlife.
Find more information on their website: Two oceans aquarium
Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
Let the kids live out their dreams of experiencing real pirate life by taking them on a Jolly Roger cruise. Setting sail daily, a ride on this boat will include a live pirate show and gorgeous views of the natural scenery.
Find more information on their website: Jolly Roger pirate boat
Best theme park in town. Enjoy a fun packed day on over 30 attractions. The park is suitable for children of all ages, since there are many kids and family rides on offer.
Find more information on their website: Ratanga Junction
Cape Town science centre
Learning can be fun. Take your kids to Cape Town science centre and take part in some activities on offer. There are currently over 250 interactive exhibits and puzzles to be solved.
Find more information on their website: Cape Town science centre
CLOSE TO CAPE TOWN
Not directly in Cape Town, but well worth a stop if you are heading east, or just want to leave the city behind for a couple of hours. Take the kids to this tropical garden to witness butterflies at their best. There will also be a chance for the kids to interact with goats, ducks, chickens and enclosed spiders and scorpions.
Find more information on their website: Butterfly world
Water World Strand
Again not in Cape Town (35 minute’s drive away), but if you are searching for some fun in the water, there is no better place to go. Let the kids cool off in the most entertaining way possible by visiting this safe and kid-friendly water park. Right along a stunning beach, the kids can have fun on one of the five waterslides, jungle gym, putt-putt course and obstacle course. When they need a break from the water and sun, head to the café to refuel.
Find more information on their website: Water World Strand