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WWith its larger-than-life mountain, white beaches and cultural heritage, Cape Town is your playground to explore. Untouched nature and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of your adventure. Cape Town is not only a pretty face, there is so much to do and see it could make you dizzy with all the choices. It’s your country to enjoy and your province to explore! Get out of your comfort zone, create some memories and escape your day-to-day. Check out these Sho’t left deals and plan your trip today!
Here are some awesome family fun-filled activities!
A classic favourite when visiting Cape Town, as it provides the easiest and most convenient way to visit the Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town’s City Bowl, as well as Camps Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard. A red bus ticket allows you to hop on and hop off on all tours so you can start your double-decker experience at any of the stops on the route. Their open-top tours are a delight for anyone wanting a safe, fun and informative introduction to the city.
Cost: Their bestseller for the bus: 1-Day Ticket Cape Town, R170
City Sightseeing South Africa also offers an array of community tours, from the free walking tours in and around the city to multicultural township experiences, sidecar adventures and even a chopper flip! They do a LaGuGu Township experience, which is great. The LaGuGu Township Tour is a not-to-be-missed township tour that offers a unique, personal, in-depth and unforgettable experience of the Cape Town townships of Langa (the city’s original and oldest township) and Gugulethu.
Table Mountain is iconic and one of the best-known attractions in the country. Winter is even better if you have kids, because they ride free between May and September. They’ll also get a voucher for the Table Mountain Café and Shop at the Top and a treasure map at the top to provide some adventure! Prepare for breathtaking views from this awesome vantage point. See the city, Robben Island, Camps Bay and Clifton all from the top of the mountain.
Cost: Costs vary and can be found on the official website
The southern-most tip of Africa, Cape Point is an awesome spot to spend the day with the family. Take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the top for insane views, grab a bite to eat at the Two Ocean’s Restaurant and then walk it off along the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail. The kids will love it.
Apart from offering visitors an exciting and novel method of travel, taking the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors an uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic views.
The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. It is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa, and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship.
Cost can be found: Here
Tokara wine and olive tasting – the kids will love the natural play area while you wine and dine
Tokara’s and the Tokara Delicatessen is a picture-perfect destination that offers visitors a unique combination of award-winning wines, brandy and olive oils, a gallery of fine art, a restaurant featuring one of South Africa’s leading chefs as well as a delicatessen. This could be an outing on its own as there is so much to do. You could start off with some wine and olive tasting and then enjoy lunch on the estate while taking in the views and relaxed atmosphere. The kids will love the play area at the deli, surrounded by indigenous fynbos and made from natural products, your kids will love being outdoors and knee deep in nature.
Cost: This depends on whether you taste wines, olive oils or join them for lunch.
The first of its kind in SA – enjoy an exhilarating downhill descent on the Monster Mountain Scooters. The scooters are non-motorised, making this an eco-friendly adventure. These Swiss-designed scooters are used in the Alps during the summer season on the ski slopes when the snow has melted, so you can imagine the power and speed.
Cost: Driver Tickets – R490 pp / Junior Passenger Tickets – R270 pp / Kids Birthday Party – R350 pp
GGarden fun at Kirstenbosch
Pack the kids, the picnic, and the blanket and head off to Kirstenbosch, acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. In summer, there are plenty of shady spots to spread that blanket. The whole family—from grans and grandads right down to the smallest family member—can enjoy the rolling green lawns and beautiful surroundings. A “walk in the trees” along the tree canopy walkway known as the Boomslang is a thrilling activity that children will enjoy. Picnics can also be pre-ordered from Moyo or the Kirstenbosch Tea Room.
Cost: It depends what you do here but all the info is available on their website
Surfers Corner in Muizenberg is recognised as one of the best beaches to learn to surf. There are several surf schools here offering lessons to aspiring surfers from the age of 4 to 94. The beach is lovely for swimming and sandcastles, and parents will enjoy the great beachfront restaurants and coffee shops. It is weather-dependent, so always phone ahead to see if conditions are good. Gary's Surf School is an established company specializing in professional surfing tuition and coaching. The school has been in existence since 1989, making it the oldest surf school in the country. The Surf School is well known by locals and is internationally renowned, with many tourists returning year after year to continue developing their surfing skills.
It’s your country to enjoy and your province to explore! Get out of your comfort zone, create some memories and escape your day-to-day. Check out these Sho’t left deals and plan your trip today!