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Kid Friendly Cape Town

Destination(s): Cape Town

For the kid (and parent) that enjoys playing outdoors, exploring nature, and good times (who doesn't), this is a great trip that keeps kids entertained and lets the adults see quite a bit of Cape Town. read more about Kid Friendly Cape Town

Lion's Head

Lion's Head

  • Signal Hill Road
  • tel:+27 21 487 6800(Tourist Information)
  • Cape Town, 8001

Guarding the western edge of Cape Town, Lion's Head offers hiking with views over the Atlantic Seaboard, Robben Island, the Cape Town city bowl, and Table Mountain. For those who prefer having their feet off solid ground, tour companies operate tandem paragliding from Lions Head's slopes to the Atlantic coast. Locals can be found hiking Lions Head daily but full moon evening is often popular for sunset drinks on the summit. read more about Lion's Head

Chapmans Peak Drive

Chapmans Peak Drive

  • Between Hout Bay and Noordhoek
  • tel:+27 21 791 8222
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7806

One of the most beautiful drives in the world, Cape Town's Chapmans Peak Drive is a spectacular 10 km coastal drive linking Noordhoek to Hout Bay. In spring (Sept-November) Southern Right Whales can be spotted in Hout Bay. Year round there are stunning views from numerous viewpoints and picnic spots. A trail to Chapman's Peak itself starts just before the highest viewpoint on Chapman's Peak Drive. If the road is closed or if one only wants to access the portion of the road closer to Hout Bay, a complimentary day pass can be acquired from the toll booth. read more about Chapmans Peak Drive

Duiker Island

Duiker Island

  • Drumbeat Charters
  • Hout Bay
  • tel:+27 21 438 9208 / +27 21 790 4859
  • Cape Town, 7806
Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point Nature Reserve

The southern tip of the Cape Peninsula is allocated to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. The most famous feature within the reserve is the actual point itself along with the lighthouses that mark its location for sailors. However, at 78 square kilometers and stretching along 40 kilometers of coastline, the rest of the Cape Point Nature Reserve definitely deserves more thorough exploration by visitors. In addition to unique flora, the Reserve is home to numerous species of antelope, ostriches, tortoises, and baboons. read more about Cape Point Nature Reserve

Robben Island

Robben Island

  • Robben Island
  • (leave from the V and A Waterfront)
  • tel:+27 21 413 4200
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001

Temporary "home" to many of South Africa's most famous anti-apartheid activists including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island served as prison, place of learning, and international symbol of apartheid governance. Today, the island is an UN World Heritage Site and has taken on the role of museum with tours led by former prisoners. Access is available by ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V and A Waterfront. Book ahead to ensure availability and allocate half a day to the full trip. read more about Robben Island

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

  • Lower Cableway Station
  • Tafelberg Road
  • tel:+27 21 424 8181
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8000
Olympia Café

Olympia Café

  • Main Road
  • Kalk Bay
  • tel:21 7886396
  • Cape Town, 7975
World of Birds

World of Birds

  • Valley Road
  • Hout Bay
  • tel:+27 21 790 2730
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001
Cape Point Ostrich Farm

Cape Point Ostrich Farm

  • M65
  • Opposite entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • tel:+27 21 780 9294
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7985
Mama Africa

Mama Africa

  • 178 Long Street
  • tel:27 21 424 8634
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8001

Mama Africa's serves up fantastic food from across the African continent in a funky, boisterous atmosphere.  Warm, friendly waiters provide information on the range of dishes brought to the table to be shared 'family style.'  A great place for a relaxed group gathering, a cultural experience, and fun cultural eating. 
read more about Mama Africa

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

  • Rhodes Drive, Newlands
  • Kirstenbosch
  • tel:+27 21 799 8899
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 7700

Settled along the eastern slope of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens hosts over 22,000 indigenous plants. Just 15 minutes away from Cape Town city centre, the Botanical Gardens are extraordinarily natural in design and blend straight in to the mountain. There is a tea shop and picnic sites for those wanting to enjoy a leisurely visit and paths from the Garden leading straight onto Table Mountain for the more active. In summer, there are Sunday Summer concerts on the lawn; arrive early, enjoy the Garden, set up a picnic spot and enjoy the music. read more about Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Muizenberg Beach

Muizenberg Beach

  • Beach Road
  • Muizenberg
  • Cape Town
Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium

  • V and A Waterfront
  • Between New Basin and Dock Rd
  • tel:+27 21 418 3823
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8002
Kalkys

Kalkys

  • Kalk Bay Harbour
  • Kalk Bay
  • Cape Town, 7975
Royale

Royale

  • 273 Long St
  • City Centre
  • tel:+27 21 422 4536
  • Visit website
  • Cape Town, 8000