Holiday activities for Kids in Constantia, Cape Town
Parents can tour the winery's private collection and sample typical local wines at Spier's Wine Tasting Courtyard. Then the whole family can follow rare wild animals such as cheetahs and eagles on their paths.
Take a paintbrush, some pots of washable paint, and bring a ceramic duck to life. Unleash your creative child by taking the children to Hout Bay, where you will choose unpainted cups, bowls, plates or sculptures and decorate them with your design. Paint your pottery, let it burn, and come back a week later to pick it up. This quaint cafe also serves homemade cakes, toasties, and a cup of coffee - all on beautiful, hand-painted dishes.
Big Blue Fishing Charter
Just the right activity for father and son: Hop on a catamaran in Simon's Town harbour and enjoy game and reef fishing on the coast. With the help of experienced skippers, you might be lucky enough to catch yellowfin tuna, skipjack, dorado or even the occasional marlin.
Relieve stress by tapping a drum, join regular circles, and bring the little ones with you. Who knows, maybe one day your son/daughter will become a real musician.
Private Game Parks
North of Cape Town, after a 2 to 2.5-hour drive, there are three very beautiful animal parks. We can recommend one or the other depending on your personal ideas and requirements and book them for you as well.
Relax outside with modern South African cuisine and your favourite wine while the kids let off steam in the playground around the corner. The restaurant offers a children's menu but also a pet menu.
The Blue Train
The legendary miniature train chugs along the 7 km long Sea Point Promenade. Enjoy a family picnic in the nearby park while your children play in the jungle gym.
Full moon hike
After an adventurous ascent on chains, ladders and rocks, you get a real feeling of "We did it" when you are rewarded with the breathtaking view of the city and its coast. Enjoy a picnic as the sun sets, and the moon rises.
Children respond to visual stimulation. So take them to this domed auditorium where projectors will guide you through the wonders of the night sky.
This large indoor play and activity centre for kids is perfect for a rainy day. Planet Kids has bespoke jumping castles, an intergalactic ball, fun ramps and a space slide, spacious cabins and space panels, as well as designated areas for children under 3 years of age. There is also a workroom for workshops and the Flying Saucer Cafe.
Seas Shark Foundation
Save our Seas Shark Foundation! This Kalk Bay centre is dedicated to shark research and changing people's attitudes towards sharks. Education and awareness are the focus of the centre - children are very welcome. Lots of shark pictures in the gift shop and multimedia films. And all you have to do is cross the road to explore the rock pools in Dalebrook.
Wild Life / Cape Point National Park
Spend a day in the Cape Point Conservation Area and spot wildlife such as various small mammals, antelopes, zebras, eland, ostriches, baboons and birds. Don't make the mistake of just visiting Cape Point - take time to explore the park and beaches on longer walks.
Traveling by train
Hop on the train from Muizenberg - Simon's Town or vice versa for a scenic 25-minute ride along the coast. The kids love it! Cape Town - Simon's Town takes approximately 50 minutes. Take the water taxi for part of the return trip.
Cape Point Route
Cruise the coastline on the Cape Point Route and look for shipwrecks dotted along the coast. Imagine being an early explorer of the region. Easily recognizable wrecks are the Maori off Llandudno Beach in Hout Bay and the Kakapo Wreck on Noordhoek Beach. The captain of the Kakapo made a severe mistake in his turning manoeuvre and parked his ship on the beach.
This goes well with the shipwrecks explored on a rainy day. Here you can speak of the "Cape of Storms" and visit one of the lighthouses that help ships avoid the dangerous coast. The Slangkoppunt Lighthouse is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in South Africa. Climbing to the top is a great activity for kids. The energy consumption is worth it for the interesting facts and legends as well as the panoramic view from above. The "Roman Rock Lighthouse" in Simons Town is the only lighthouse in South Africa built on a rock. The lower lighthouse at Cape Point has the brightest beam of light in South Africa.
Scratch Patch and Mineral World
Visit Mineral World and Scratch Patch in Simon's Town. In this semi-precious Aladdin cave, the kids scratch around to fill a small bag with beautiful polished gems from the thousands that cover the floor. There are also great shopping opportunities for mothers and fathers when they are not engrossed in finding their favourite gemstones themselves!
Simons Town History
Find out about history on a rainy day. Visit Simon's Town Museum for a full understanding of the history of the area from the days of the hunter-gatherers to the Anglo-Boer War and naval history. Meet Simons Town's famous Great Dane, Just Nuisance, in Jubilee Square. The Warrior Toy Museum has a huge selection of bizarre toys, dolls, model cars and trains.
Cape Point Ostrich Farm
Take the kids on a tour of this breeding farm and learn about the life cycle from egg to ostrich! See each growth phase (if you are lucky, you can watch an ostrich lay eggs - hot tip - Friday is the best day!). The Ostorante Restaurant offers delicious ostrich meat cuisine).
Boulders Beach with the penguin colony
One of the main tourist attractions on the Cape Point Route. Children never tire of looking at the penguins - especially when building sandcastles on Boulders Beach. These black and white feathered friends are on the beach year-round. Winter is an excellent opportunity for the children to learn more about penguins.
World of Birds
Activity in Hout Bay. In Africa's largest bird park, there are over 3000 birds that the children can get to know when they wander through walk-in aviaries. In World of Birds there are other small mammals like the curious meerkats and the popular squirrel monkeys in the monkey jungle that climb around and climb on top of the delighted kids too.
Seal Island Boat Trip
A perennial favourite is seeing the Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat on Duiker Island. Drumbeat Charters departs Hout Bay Harbor at 8:30 a.m. on 40-minute cruises. 09h15; 10h00 and 10h45. If you're on a budget, this is an affordable fun activity.
Sunscene Adventure Tours
Located in Scarborough, Sunscene offers true outdoor adventure in a fun, safe environment with expert guides. Climbing walls, a huge freight network, the Wonky Bridge and the Flying Fox will entertain the children for hours and let them sleep well that night. Children's parties take place during the entire holiday season (min. 14 children). During the holidays, Sunscene also organizes Adventure Day Camps with a minimum of 10 people from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
It's quick, fun and safe. The 3-wheel go-karts with windsurfer sails let you fly over the route and are suitable for children from 8 years of age. Smaller children can go with an adult - but this should be booked in advance. Hourly and half-hour appointments available.
Hiking, just hiking
The Silvermine Conservation Area has gentle hiking trails that are suitable for children. The route leads around the reservoir. You can also try the waterfall walk on the opposite side of the Ou Kaapse Weg. Take the kids on the Jagger's Walk, Fish Hoek or follow Muizenberg-St. James Walkway - undulating oceanfront paths with rock pools and the chance to see whales in winter.
Fishing trips are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, where half-day coastal fishing trips can be arranged to catch Snoek or Hottentots. This is big action and a day on the water to remember. It is fun; it's educational and full of thrills. An experienced skipper, boat and all equipment, including bait and fishing tackle, are provided - the kids will be addicted to this fun!
Noordhoek is a horse country in Cape Town, and what could be nicer than letting your children interact with these horses. Beach horse rides are available for children over the age of 14, but for the little ones, there are kiddies bush rides for an hour or half an hour pony ride. Adults can take a 2-hour horseback ride on Noordhoek Beach with spectacular views of Chapman's Peak. There are 3 trips a day. Beginners and experienced riders are welcome, and all equipment is available for both adults and children
Gliding across the surface of the water and waving seals in their fins as you drive by is an activity that you simply cannot experience on TV. Young adults can paddle in single kayaks (ages 12+), but younger children should paddle in a double kayak with an experienced adult. Previous experience in kayaking is not required as the boats are safe and stable! Big fun!
Surfing Muizenberg is known for its long sandy beach with child-friendly waves and colourful changing rooms. "The Corner" is a Cape Town surf culture hotspot for learners and professionals, with big waves for beginners, especially in winter. Even children from 2 years of age can take surfing lessons, so fun for all ages and in all weathers!
Noordhoek Farm Village
This charming village in Noordhoek is child-friendly and has a great playground for children and an open "village square" where the children can play while their parents relax in one of the restaurants and "listen" to their children's energy consumption. All restaurants are child-friendly and offer children's menus. Try the free range of activities for children on Saturday mornings between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - no reservation required. Just come and let the kids take part in themed craft workshops and puppet shows.
Imhoff Farm is on Kommetjie Road and is easy to spot with the unusual sight of camels on the side of the road. Camel rides through the fynbos are offered on the farm, an experience of a special kind. Treat yourself to a local dish or a good pizza in the Blue Waters Restaurant, or get cheese from the dairy and other supplies in the Free Range Farm Shop for a picnic. Visit Artichoc - delicious Belgian chocolates. Some lovely animals live on the Higgeldgy Piggeldy Farmyard. The children can stroke the friendly animals while walking - goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens and rabbits. The Imhoff Snake and Reptile Park is also a must for children - see reptiles and snakes and, if they are brave enough, take a photo with the giant python - "Julius Squeezer"!
Cape Point Route Children
When you travel with children, you see a destination not just as a place but with new eyes and new visions. The Cape Point Route is no exception to this philosophy. With landscape, sea, natural beauty and fresh air as well as child-friendly accommodations and restaurants - holiday destinations for the whole family. So if you're not a kid anymore, be one again and play your own game on the Cape Point Route!