Tourist Attractions For Kids in Cape Town

  • Table Mountain

    A visit to Cape Town would be incomplete without a trip up the iconic Table Mountain. This is my number one must see attraction on your itinerary to Cape Town to experience the breathtaking views and sheer greatness this mountain presents. Located in the heart of the city Table Mountain is the backdrop to this gorgeous cosmopolitan city and famous for its tablecloth of clouds when the southeasterly wind blows. It is proudly one of the New7Wonders of Nature and one of the most popular attractions in the world. It’s hard not to agree once you have had the priviledge to experience a trip up our majestic mountain. Click here to read more

     

    Company’s Garden

    The historical Company Garden’s is a park and heritage site set in the heart of the city, located in Victoria Street. This is a beautiful setting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a leisurely stroll, relax on the lawns, enjoy a picnic or a meal at the restaurant. Click here to read my blog

    Iziko Planetarium

    Planetarium

    Planetarium

    The Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome brings the most advanced digital visualisation technology to Cape Town. Visit the newly upgraded Planetarium and watch on of their exciting shows! It is a space of innovation, exploration and discovery; where art, science and entertainment meet ̶ creating a new platform for artistic production, an e-Research centre and sheer entertainment facility. The Planetarium is located in the CBD in the Company’s Garden and is part of the South African Museum.

    Beautiful Beaches of Cape Town

    Cape Town hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Stunning turquoise waters and white sandy beaches attract an abundance of visitors to its shore each year. The most popular with locals and tourist alike are Clifton and Camps Bay. Llandudno Beach is a hidden gem and definitely worth a visit. Click here to read more

  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    Experience the incredible diversity of the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean. The aquarium displays over 3000 marine species including sharks, fish, turtles and penguins with large viewing windows. The displays are well laid out and presented with educational information on all species and raised viewing platforms for children. Click here to read more

     

    City Sightseeing Bus

    The City Sightseeing Bus is a fantastic way to see the city and some of Cape Town’s iconic attractions, and great fun for the little ones. This red open top, double-decker bus provides a hop-on, hop-off service to all the major tourist attractions. Click here to read more

     

    City Sightseeing Boat

    The City Sightseeing Boat departs every 20 minutes from the jetty outside the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront and takes you on a 25 minute harbour cruise. Perfect for the little ones. There is even an audio commentary channel for kids!

    The Scratch Patch

    Scratch Patch

    Scratch Patch

    Experience the beauty and variety of gemstones in Southern Africa. Thousands of gemstones literally cover the floor where you can scratch for your favourite. Purchase a pot and scratch away for a South African gem. Kids love this but it is great fun for everyone. Located on Dock Road, near the Aquarium. Open from 9am – 6pm.

     

    The Cape Wheel

    Get a bird’s eye view in this giant observation Cape Wheel of Excellence 50 meters high offering 360 degree panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Town Stadium and Robben Island from an air conditioned cabin. This is great fun for all ages.

     Jolly Roger Pirate Boat

    The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, located at the V&A Waterfront, is the only authentic Pirate Boat in South Africa and extremely popular with the little ones. The Pirate Boat sails four times a day in the morning, midday, afternoon and a sunset cruise. It is also available for hire for special occasions and children’s birthday parties.

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

    The magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens is the perfect place for kids to learn and experience the best of nature, walk through the gardens and experience the Tree Canopy Walkway “Boomslang”, meaning Tree Snake, designed in the shape of a snakes skeleton. On exhibition in the Cycad Amphitheatre, and visible from Boomslang, is the amazing life sized Dinosaur sculptures made from tin, to raise awareness of the threats faced by cycads and their possible extinction. Very exciting for the littles ones. You are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the gardens. Moyo Restaurant has a play area. Click here to read my blog

     

    Penguins @ Boulders Beach

    Boulders beach is home to an endangered colony of the cutest African Penguins, one of the only colonies in the world, it’s impossible not to fall in love with these adorable waddling webbed birds. A great stop off on a day trip from Cape Point Nature Reserve and located near the historical naval base town of Simon’s Town, it is great fun to watch these birds going about their daily business, preening and sunning themselves and waddling along the beach like an old married couple. When they enter the water they are like tuxedoed torpedoes and can swim up to 24km/hour. Click here to read more

    Cape Point Nature Reserve

    Located 60km south west of Cape Town at the tip of the Cape Peninsula in the Table Mountain National Park is this World Heritage Site. This is second on my itinerary to Cape Town and a must see attraction to experience some the most breathtaking ocean and mountain scenery in the world. Together with the drive down the peninsula this will be a very memorable day of absolute beauty. Easy to reach by car or tour this scenic drive will leave you breathless. Click here to read more.