Cape Town activities, accommodation & things to see and do
See our blog on 2018 school holiday activities in Cape Town! 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, Child- friendly accommodation, free outings and adventures like; 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.
Where to go when 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’ favourite family-friendly picnic spots, craft beer destinations and where to go for the best wine tastings in places like the Helderberg area. 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
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. Read about all our exciting family excursion to 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!