Cape Town is known for its beautiful scenery and stylish restaurants, but what if you have kids to entertain? There are so many amazing activities and adventures to take part in that are fun for both adults and kids
1. Oceans Aquarium & Penguin Encounter
The Two Oceans Aquarium is the perfect place to take the kiddies for a day of adventure and learning. Come rain or shine the Aquarium is packed full of interesting, scary and beautiful sea creatures. As you move through the aquarium permanent suits, they are bound to put a smile on your face.
If you want to meet the aquarium’s resident Rock Penguin’s Roxy, Hopper and Bubbles then you are in luck. Enjoy one-on-one time in groups of two with these cute characters and their trainer. Follow those links to learn more about the Cape Town Aquarium and the diving and penguin encounters.
2. Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
South Africans are deadly serious about one of our favourite pastimes – rugby! If you’re a sports fan then you need to make a stop here. One thing you need to see is the interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ game zone where you can compare yourself to some of the National Team’s standards.
#FUNFACT: The South African Rugby Team has won two World Cups – the first in 1995 in South Africa and the second in 2007 in France.
3. Rush Trampoline Park
What better way to tire your kids out than with a trampoline park. Rush is 1700 square meters of interconnected trampolines that are high-octane fun for everyone. But, it doesn’t stop there – there are dodgeball courts, a massive foam pit, hydraulic slam dunk basketball hoops, and a battle beam. If your little one is a climber then the four-meter-high performance wall is perfect for them! Read more about Rush Trampoline Park!
This is the perfect place for birthday parties and all sorts of festivities for the whole family. Don’t be shocked if you see some parents giving the trampolines a go!
4. SUP – Stand Up Paddling
Cape Town may have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and some pretty nifty canals for you to paddle on! Stand Up Paddling has taken the world by storm and SUPing, as it’s fondly known, can be seen in places like Hawaii and Australia.
You can rent your SUP board from three locations where there are professional instructors that will give you basic training when you collect your board. SUP rentals are included in your Cape Town City Pass.
5. The Hamley’s Train
Mom’s and dad’s love the V&A Waterfront for different reasons – the ample shopping and restaurants the kids may not enjoy as much as you. But, the Hamley’s train is the answer to your prays.
The train runs outside the Waterfront buildings and harbour-side and the station is right next to the outdoor kid’s area in front of the beautiful Cape Wheel. Once the little ones are done with their trip you can stop and have a delicious Gelato before you hop on again.
6. The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat
Take the entire family for a cruise on the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat – the authentic pirate boat with a full crew of Cape Town pirates!
The boat takes a scenic cruise of the V&A Waterfront, along the Atlantic Seaboard, and all the way to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Along the way, you will see some of Cape Town’s breathtaking scenery that we are so proud of. It’s the perfect opportunity to snap some pictures to remember your trip by matey! You can enjoy the Jolly Roger with City Pass, choosing between a regular pirate cruise and a sunset cruise.
7. Clay Café
If a relaxing day is what you are looking for then Clay Café is perfect. Situated in the beautiful Hout Bay area, with the mountains as your backdrop.
Express yourself creatively and choose from the wide variety of already made pottery pieces. Then fun parts come in when you choose your paints and begin your masterpiece. This is the perfect place for your little ones to let their inner Picasso out and get as creative as they want. While your little ones are busy you can sit, and have a cup of coffee and relax.
You can go to Hout Bay with the City Sightseeing Red Bus.
8. Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
It’s time to get your Steve Irwin gear on and go wrangle yourself a beauty. Well, not really wrangle, more look at from a distance. The Le Bonheur crocodile farm is located just outside of Paarl near Franschhoek and you have the rare opportunity to see the Nile crocodile.
Le Bonheur runs regular guided tours where you can walk through fenced-in walkways. Along your walk, you have the opportunity to see over 1500 toothy creatures. If your little one is brave enough they even have the chance to hold a juvenile – an experience that you won’t get everywhere!
With this guide to planning fun adventures with your kids, you’re never going to be left thinking about what to do in Cape Town. You’re going to have to spend more time here! You can find many other Cape Town Attractions with your City Pass!