Cape Town Activities, Accommodation & Things to do with Kids

If you are spending time in our glorious Mother City, read our blog on holiday activities for kids in Cape Town for some family-friendly things to do during your summer break!

Cape Town is probably the number one family-friendly destination in South Africa and is also a firm favourite when it comes to travelling locally and internationally. This inexpensive family travel and holiday destination offers a wide variety of places for kids to play, a large selection of child-friendly restaurants, amazing outdoor adventure activities, child-friendly catch and release fishing spots, as well as awesome mountain bike parks and trails to try out with your kids. In short, it is perfect for a family holiday. One of our bloggers shared her 48 Hour Getaway in Cape Town with Kids. Have a look at it and I guarantee it will leave you wanting for that type of holiday!

There is a wide variety of educational things to do with kids, excursions, child- friendly accommodation and Cape Town offers superb kid-friendly camping and those newly trending gorgeous glamping spots! It is a must-see for every tourist, local and international. The Western Cape offers long walks on family-friendly beaches, and family-friendly picnic spots for all to explore.

Where to go & what to do in family-friendly Cape Town

Cape Town is known for the Cape Town Big seven attractions namely Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, Robin Island, City Walk, Groot Constantia and Kirstenbosch, but there is so much more to explore during an extended stay. The proof is in the pudding… just have a look at our 55+ fun things to do in Cape Town with kids blog which showcases family-friendly activities and excursions for every week of the year.

For those of you who like a good freebie then be sure to read our post on Free Things to do on your Birthday in Cape Town 2019.

Read our influencer blogs on locals’ favourite child-friendly craft beer breweries and where to find the best family-friendly wine farms for wine tasting in places like the Helderberg area and Somerset West. The kids can run free and are well looked after. If it is on here it is family-friendly. If you happen to experience something unbelievable with your kids, either through referral from here, or somewhere different… share it with us on one of our social media platforms as we would love to hear from you.

Things to do near Cape Town

While you are in Cape Town, you must take a road trip to the lovely valley of Durbanville for child-friendly wine farms or tour the Cape Winelands to see African Wildlife big five, enjoy a picnic on Paarlberg by the Taalmonument any day or during the picnic concert series. Wander off to family-friendly coffee shops in the Northern Suburbs, Wine Farms in Stellenbosch, or have a family adventure exploring the Franschhoek Valley.


For happy family holidays or family weekend getaways in Cape Town, read our guide to family-friendly holiday resorts in the Western Cape.

For daily inspiration on things to do with kids, places to see, excursions and activities to join, as well as family-friendly accommodation in Cape Town and surrounds, browse through our website to find the fun!

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