Cape Town activities, accommodation & things to see + do

See our blog on 2017 Winter school holiday activities in Cape Town below! Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad), the Mother city of South Africa offers a wide variety of kids party venues, child-friendly restaurants, activities and family holiday accommodation. It 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. With a wide variety of educational things to do with kids, activities, family friendly accommodation, free outings and adventures it is a must see for every tourist, local and international. The Western Cape offers long walks on the beach, family friendly night time activities and public play parks for all to explore.

Where to go in 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. Read our influencer blogs on locals' favorite picnic spots, craft beer destinations and where to go for the best wine tastings while 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 theses destinations cater for and share your comments on our platform or social media

Things to do near Cape Town

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. Wonder off to Stellenbosch wine farms or visit the Spice route.

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