It’s well-known that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A little-known fact is the sheer, diverse amount of activities for kids. Whether it’s entertainment, educational or just an adrenaline rush, Cape Town has everything – even for your inner child!
South Africa’s largest aquarium is the home to some of the world’s most unique marine life. The aquarium is located within Cape Town’s affluent shopping district, Victoria Wharf, and comprises of seven exciting exhibition galleries. Learn about the life of the ragged-toothed shark while clinging to the edge of your seat during live feeding time! Find Nemo or let your children’s creativity and imagination soar at the I&J Children’s Center with daily educational puppet shows and crafts. The Two Oceans Aquarium is an experience for the whole family!
Feel the rhythm and feel the rhyme at Cool Runnings, Africa’s first downhill tobogganing track! A 1.25km intricate bobsled track that’s exhilarating, fast and safe for kids and adults! Situated within a beautiful park with scenic views of Cape Town, relax in the afternoon sun at the Cool Runnings café or release the speed demon in you!
With views of Table Mountain and the architectural beauty of the stadium, Green Point Park is ideal for those lazy Sunday afternoon picnics. Dog-friendly and within walking distance of all the very best restaurants lining Main Road. Clean, safe and free!
Jutting precariously among the waves a few kilometres from False Bay lies Seal Island. A protected sanctuary for the Cape Fur seal and various non-marine animals, Seal Island was also used during World War Two for reconnaissance and housed a radar mast. Small huts that housed the original inhabitants still remain. Chartered boats operate daily and there has been a common sighting of great white sharks around the island! Seal Island is an amazing experience and provides idyllic views of the famous cape coast.
Acrobranch is Ninja Warrior for kids and adults! An adrenaline-fueled zip line course in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Constantia. Three courses with their own difficulties and challenges, Acrobranch offers something for even the most experienced. Travelling through the tree-lines with various obstacles all suspended meters above the ground not challenging enough? Try the 1.4m Swinging Tarzan.
Cape Town itself is a hub of activity and there will always be something new and exciting each month! Take a look at Ocean View House for upcoming kid-friendly events and activities in and around Cape Town.