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Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town Kids Attractions

With a warm climate, mountains, world-class beaches, and the great outdoors on its doorstep, there is no shortage of things for children to see and do in Cape Town. The question is more ''what can children do in Cape Town?'' as the opportunities are endless.

Active families will enjoy the numerous hikes on Table Mountain, as well as the cable car. The surrounding areas, such as Tokai, False Bay and even Silvermine and Cape Point provide some excellent walking trails too. Being such a bicycle-friendly city, there are plenty of bike trails both on and off the mountains to be enjoyed. Pack the frisbee and sunscreen and head to one of Cape Town''s picture-perfect beaches to enjoy a spot of sunshine, but beware - the water is cold! Or for a more relaxing day in the shade, pack a picnic and lie under the shade of a tree in the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where there is plenty of space for kids to run around. For those with less energy, pop the kids on one of Cape Town''s open-top sightseeing buses - a great way to see the top attractions in Cape Town.

On days when outdoor activities are not an option, head off to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where craft markets, boat rides and restaurants will keep the little ones entertained. The Two Oceans Aquarium is also located here and provides a fascinating and educational experience for children of all ages.

When the sun sets on the ''Mother City'' there are plenty of great restaurants where kids are welcome, such as the family-friendly Spur, which offers indoor playgrounds, colouring books and balloons for the little ones.

Cape Town Beaches

Cape Town Beaches

Cape Town has some great beaches, but the most easily accessible are on the Atlantic Ocean where the water is unbelievably cold; the locals rarely venture in beyond knee-high depths. The most...

Two Oceans Aquarium

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Cape sits at the meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and over 3,000 sea animals from both oceans are showcased in the aquarium, highlighting the diversity of marine life found...

Ratanga Junction

Ratanga Junction

Cape Town's most famous theme park, Ratanga Junction is a must for all those up for a thrilling day out in the sun with plenty of rides and activities to keep even the most active of...

Butterfly World

Butterfly World

Butterfly World is one of Cape Town's more unique attractions. The tropical greenhouse features hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely. Visitors are urged not to touch them, but the...

Scratch Patch

Scratch Patch

An amazing place for kids to learn about the wonders of precious stones, minerals and gems, the Scratch Patch gives children a little piece of what they have learnt to take home with them....

World of Birds and Monkey Park

World of Birds and Monkey Park

Boasting over 400 different species of birds and a wide variety of other animals including squirrel monkeys and meerkats, the World of Birds features a children's play area and a tearoom for...

Seal Island

Seal Island

Take a trip to Seal Island, also known as Duiker Island, located just outside of Hout Bay. Boats leave regularly from Hout Bay docks and take passengers on a trip outside the harbour and into...

Travel guide by (c) Globe Media Ltd. By its very nature much of the information in this travel guide is subject to change at short notice and travellers are urged to verify information on which they're relying with the relevant authorities. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or inconvenience to any person as a result of information contained above.

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