Sitting at home on a weekend, wondering what to do with your kids? Well we have compiled a list of the top activities in Cape Town for you and your kids to enjoy.
Whether it’s raining or the sun is shining we’ve got you covered. From indoor play parks to open-top bus rides.
We have even made it easy to get directions to all these great places by just clicking on the “Get Directions” button.
Cape Point Nature Reserve
If you and your kids enjoy the outdoors, I would highly recommend visiting the Cape Point Nature Reserve. You can either walk to the lighthouse or take the Flying Dutchman funicular (children under 6 ride free). I know, what you are thinking, weird name right? The name of the line comes from the legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship. This ride is quite enjoyable for kids and will ensure you don’t have to carry up your kid to the top.
We have created a video to give you a better perspective of how Cape Point looks like.
Tel: +27 21 780 9010
Battery Park is an urban park that forms the gateway to the V&A Waterfront. The park is integrated into Cape Town’s CBD and the V&A Waterfront through a series of pedestrian routes, including one alongside the canal.
Batter Park’s key elements are a skate and scooter park, multi court for basketball and or mini soccer games and a Piazza.
You can also explore the canal by boat, City Sightseeing has a 20-minute hop-on, hop-off canal cruise between the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town’s Foreshore area and the V&A Waterfront.
Zipzoom Outdoor Adventures offers outdoor entertainment for all ages. Try out their zipline obstacle course or MTB Pump Track and why not add horse riding to the mix?
They are situated in an Oak forest on the beautiful Altydgedacht Farm in the heart of the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.
Parties and groups of 10 or more guests must make a booking to ensure availability at their selected time slot.
Altydgedacht Wine Estate, Tygerberg Valley Rd, Cape Metro
Tel: +27 82 562 3615
Le Bonheur Reptiles & Adventures
At Le Bonheur you can get up close and personal with reptiles while enjoying a relaxing day (or weekend!) on their idyllic farm in the heart of the Winelands.
Babylonstoren Rd Paarl, 7646
+27(0)21 863 1142
Scratch Patch Mineral World and Cave Golf in Simon’s Town
It is a place where you can have loads of fun “scratching” for your favourite tumble-polished gemstones from thousands of polished stones that quite literally cover the floor.
There are a wide variety of tumble-polished gemstones in the Scratch Patch, mostly popular Southern African stones such as Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jasper, Agates and Crystals. If you’re lucky, you might find virtually anything including Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate and some really exotic stones!
Dido Valley Rd
Tel: (021) 786-2020
Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4:45pm
Sat/Sun/Hol: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness centre provides easy access to some of Africa’s wonderful wildlife and bird species. An important member of their team is Gerry, a hand raised giraffe.
Old Paarl Road towards Paarl
Tel: (021) 884 4506
Mon – Sun: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Walk into the lush tropical gardens at Butterfly World Zoo and be greeted by the sound of running water, birdsong and free flying butterflies, while taking care not to step on the green tree iguana lying on the path.
Route 44, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Tel: (021) 875 5628
City Sightseeing Tours
Hop onto this open top red bus and explore the Mother City, as she is affectionately known. With over 30 stops, and taking you to over 50 of Cape Town’s top attractions, the bus allows you to hop-on and hop-off at your leisure.
There are several difference packages to choose from with different routes.
Tour assistance office
* V&A Waterfront, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
* CBD, located at 81 Long Street
* Camps Bay, located opposite the Bay Hotel on Victoria Road
Tel: +27 21 511 6000
Vredenheim Animal Farm
Situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, on the well-known Vredenheim Wine Farm. Vredenheim Animal Farm offers a range of activities that will entertain the whole family.
We have a variety of farm animals ranging from chickens and rabbits
to cows and goats.
Vredenheim Farm, Baden Powell Drive
Tel: 060 387 5593
Sat-Sun: 10:00AM to 04:00 PM
Bugz Family Playground
Bugz Family Playground offer a lot of activities. They have two large sandpit areas with colourful jungle gyms, slides, swings, play houses, tree houses, a castle and obstacles to crawl under or climb over.
56 Tarentaal Street,
Tel: +27 21 988 8836
Mon-Sun: 9:00AM to 05:00 PM
Ipic Play is the largest next level indoor adventure park in the Northern suburbs. When it comes to an indoor play park experience with a difference, Ipic Play is your answer.
Cnr Aurora & Burton Streets, in Aurora, Durbanville
Tel: 021 205 3844
Mon-Thu: 9:00AM to 06:00 PM
Fri-Sat: 9:00AM to 07:00 PM
Sun: 9:00AM to 06:00 PM
Glowing Rooms Mini Golf
Glowing Rooms, situated in Milnerton, Cape Town, is SA’s very first space themed Glow in the Dark 18-hole mini golf 3D space adventure.
Play 18 exciting holes of mini golf in the dark under UV lights whilst wearing 3D glasses.
Cost: R100 per person
Shop 16 – The Gallery
Entrance on ground floor next to FNB
Corner Koeberg Road and Turf Club Drive
Tel: +27 21 551 2244
The PlayStation, located in Tokai has been designed to provide a great experience to adults and children alike- offering activities for Ages 0-12 years old.
The PlayStation aims to offer an environment for moms and dads to relax with a coffee and unwind, whilst the children experience the slides, high line rope course, 7m high climbing wall or explore the first of it’s kind custom built maze…. and lots more..
South Palms Shopping Centre
(Opposite Builders Warehouse)
333 Main Road, Retreat,
Tel: +27 (87) 470 0497
Tue-Sun: 9:00AM to 05:00 PM
We are closed on Mondays except during School & Public holidays.