1. Scootours – Cape Town (Signal Hill and Table Mountain)
A unique downhill adventure of Cape Town with Scootours. These non motorised scooters are eco friendly and a unique and exciting activity for adults and kids to enjoy. Scootours vehicle will drop you at the top of the runs making this a fun and accessible adventure for all, guided by professional and experienced, qualified guides. Tour duration is 1.5 – 2 hours and start times are 09h00, 12h00 and 15h00. Kids over 10 can ride their own scooter and kids under 10 can double up with an adult.
Rates: Driver tickets R450 p/p and R250 p/p for junior passengers. Contact us here to book.
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2. Boulders Beach, Penguin Colony – Simon’s Town
Located in Simons Town, on the way to Cape Point, Boulders Beach is the perfect beach for kids to play in the clear turquois waters of the Indian Ocean whilst shelter from strong winds and currents by the large boulders. It is also home to hundreds of Jackass Penguins.
Entrance Fees: R65 for adults and R35 for children.
3. Go Karting – Kenilworth
The perfect activity to keep the adrenaline junkies happy and a unique and fun experience for all. Located in Kenilworth, this track has been voted “South Africa’s Best Indoor Carting Venue” by Diners Club Magazine. Opening hourse are Mon-Fri 09h30 – 23h00, Sat-Sun 09h00 – 23h00. Under 16s can enjoy 10 laps from R110 – 20 laps for R140 per person. Minimum height restriction of 1,6m. Contact: 021 683 2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Surf Lessons at Blouberg Beach
Big Bay in Bloubergstrand is the ideal place for beginners to learn how to surf. W recommend booking a lesson (or 10) with Cape Town Surf School, who are a qualified, registered surf school in Cape Town who offer lessons for all levels with a focus on fun and safety. All their coaches are SSA accredited and are qualified surf coaches.
Rates: R250 p/p for 3 or more in a group, R300 p/p for 2. Or R350 for a private lesson. Lesson duration is 90 minutes and the last lesson is at 15h00.
Opening hours: Tues – Sun 09h00 – 16h30. Address: Otto du Plessis Dr, Eden On The Bay. For more info or to book a surf lesson, contact us here.
5. Butterfly World - Paarl
Butterfly World Tropical Garden is a unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands. Consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home along with many other interesting animals that now call Butterfly World Tropical Garden their home.
Entrance fees: R41 for children and R72 for adults. R185 for a Family Ticket (2 adults &2 Children) save R41. Address: Route 44, Klapmuts, Cape Winelands.
6. Let’s Go Bowling – Stadium on Main - Claremont
Ten-pin bowling is a great activity for children 5 years and older who are looking for some fun and a bit of friendly competition with their friends/family. This is a great option for a birthday party or a group activity.
Fees: R40p/p from Monday to Thursday and R50p/p on weekends.
Address: Stadium on Main, Main Road Claremont.
Tel: 021 671 1893
7. World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park – Hout Bay
World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature. Although called the world of birds, expect to see many more animals and reptiles on your visit, such as baboons, monkeys, porcupines, squirrels, green iguana, tortoises and much more.
Entrance fee: R45 for Children and R95 for adults. Open from 09h00 – 17h00 every day, including public holidays.
Address: Valley Road, Hout Bay.
8. Scratch Patch – V&A Waterfront
Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. For this reason, experiencing the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones is an absolute “must” for visitors to Cape Town.
Cost: Small bad from R17 to a large container for R95. What stones you put in is up to you.
Address: Parking level 2, Portswood Ridge, Dock Road
9. Cave Golf – Waterfront
This is not your average putt-putt course. This course has tight corners and difficult holes to challenge those future pro golfers. More for older children yet can be fun for little ones who want a go. It costs just R15p/p for one round, and the course is open all week from 9am to 5pm.
Address is at the same location as the Scratch Patch above.
10. Two Ocean’s Aquarium – V&A Waterfront
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. A real magical experience for both children and adults alike. The “Touch Pool” is an awesome opportunity for children to touch and learn about anemones up close and personal.
Tickets cost: R60 (children 4-13), R96 (14 – 17), R124 for adults. Under 4s enter for free.
11. Art Jamming – V&A Waterfront
Artjamming is a fun environment where children can express themselves through painting. There are 12 different canvas sizes to choose from, easels and unlimited non-toxic, acrylic paint and qualified artists at hand to assist if need be. Location: Shop M005 (Mezanine Level), Breakwater Blvd, V&A Waterfront - Find us above Toy Kingdom.
Contact: email@example.com for more info or bookings.
12. Planetarium – Cape Town CBD
The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town utilises the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe within. Inside the domed auditorium they recreate the night sky, so whatever the weather outside, the Planetarium sky is always clear. An extraordinary audio-visual experience for all ages groups. Entrance Fee: Children R20, adults R40.
Address: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 481 3900
13. Horse Riding / Pony Rides
There is something about animals that children seem to relate to and love. When it comes to horses and children this is a winner every time. From beach rides to mountain and even over night trails, we are here to help. Rates start from R450 p/p for a one hour ride.
For more info or to book, contact us here.
14. Drakenstein Lion Park – Paarl, Cape Winelands
Drakenstein Lion Park is the only genuine lion sanctuary in the Western Cape, with the largest lion population, including rare white lions. This means that they are not involved in captive breeding and provide lifetime care to their animals and do not offer petting opportunities as these animals are seen and respected as wild animals. Visitors can watch as the lions are fed (Mon, Wed and Fri at 16h00) or simply enjoy viewing these spectacular animals.
Entrance fees: R35 p/p for kids and R60 p/p for adults. Open 09h30 – 17h00 daily. Address: Old Paarl Road, R101. http://lionrescue.org.za
15. Ice Skating – Grand West Casino
An all year round indoor ice skating rink at the glamorous Grand West Casino is a great choice to entertain the kiddies. There are two rinks, so even the very little ones can have a go on a safe, small rink with assistance from the lovely and experienced staff. Be sure to check out their website at www.icerink.co.za for times as the rink is used for private use as well.
Fees start at R30 pp including skates.
16. Eagle Encounters - Stellenbosch
Get up close and personal with birds of prey at Spier and find out why they are so important in keeping the farm healthy and balanced. Eagle Encounters receive birds that have been injured, abused, poisoned or hand reared. Once the birds are healthy they are released back into the wild, only the ones that have been hand reared are kept for educational purposes. There are daily bird shows and displays where the public is welcome to participate and watch the training and handling of these magnificent animals. For schedules and show times click here.
Entrance Fees: Children 3-12 R65, Adults R75, students ands pensioners R65
Address: Baden Powell Drive (R310), Lynedoch, Stellenbosch.
Opening Hours: 09h30 – 17h00 Mon – Sun. Website: www.eagle-encounters.co.za
17. Jolly Roger Pirate Boat – V&A Waterfront
The Jolly Roger is the only pirate boat in South Africa and offers daily trips from the V&A Waterfront. It offers four trips per day and is also available for private hire for kids parties and events. The typical route is from the Waterfront to Camps Bay and back and includes a pirate show.
Price: R50 for school children, R75 (3 – 11yrs) and R150 for adults.
For booking or more info visit their website: www.yacoobyachts.co.za
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