If you are spending time in our glorious Mother City, read our blog on Things to do with Kids this Winter in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands 2019 for some family-friendly things to do during your holiday!
Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad), is the second most populous urban area in South Africa, after Johannesburg. It is also the provincial capital and prime city of the Western Cape- and for families, this is probably the number one family-friendly destination in South Africa. This inexpensive family travel and holiday destination offers a wide variety of Kids Indoor Play Venues, 50+ Child-friendly Restaurants, Amazing Outdoor Adventure Activities, 7 Child-friendly Catch and Release Fishing Spots as well as 7 awesome mountain bike parks and trails to try out with your kids. In short, it is perfect for a family holiday, as was recently discovered by blogger, Alexa, during her 48 Hour Getaway in Cape Town with Kids.
With a wide variety of educational things to do with kids, excursions, child- friendly accommodation and camping and glamping spots, party venues and outdoor activities such as Kayak trips for families in Cape Town, it is a must-see for every tourist, local and international. The Western Cape offers long walks on family-friendly beaches, child-friendly night-time activities and public play parks for all to explore.
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 as can be seen by reading our complete bucket list (52 Family Fun Things to do in Cape Town) which showcases family-friendly activities and excursions for every week of the year.
For those of you who like a good freebie, 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 family-friendly picnic spots, 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 you do plan a holiday in Cape Town see our updated calendar on things locals do in Cape Town below. If it is on here it is family-friendly. Be sure to read our notes on what age groups these destinations cater for and share your comments on our platform or social media pages
While you are in Cape Town, do 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 Wine Farms in Stellenbosch, have a family adventure exploring the Franschhoek Valley or plan a family excursion to Spice Route.
For a happy family holiday, 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!