All good things, like a fun-filled family outing in Cape Town, starts with the mountain. And it is not because we think it is the one and only thing to see in Cape Town… No, as a matter of fact, there are loads of fun things to see and do. The only reason is actually that there are so many things to do around the mountain. It is centrally located for a wonderful day out in the Cape.
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Table Mountain is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting Cape Town, offering a unique and unforgettable experience for families. With its stunning panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas, Table Mountain provides an ideal backdrop for family photos and memories that will last a lifetime. The cable car ride to the top is an exciting adventure for kids, and the hiking trails provide a fun and challenging activity for the whole family to enjoy. Don’t miss out on this incredible destination!
Together with Table Mountain, it is one of THE most beautiful spots you can visit in Cape Town. Read more…
Another special spot we would recommend is Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is a must-see destination for nature lovers and families visiting Cape Town. Home to over 7,000 species of plants, this beautiful garden offers a relaxing and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Families can enjoy picnics on the sprawling lawns or explore the treetop canopy walkway for a unique perspective of the garden. Kirstenbosch also hosts regular concerts and events, making it a perfect day out for the whole family.
Babylonstoren is a wonderful place to explore for both kids and adults. Being one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in Cape Town, it boasts a Farm Hotel, Bakery, and the famous Babel Restaurant. I believe kids would enjoy exploring the well-maintained and huge fruit and vegetable gardens. During our last visit, we saw the largest ever pumpkins growing in one of the veggie patches. Something kids don’t often see anymore. I would recommend you check in with the farm on what’s happening, as at certain times of the year you would be spoiled with a spread of blossoms or lavender or clivias and so many more. Every time you visit Babylonstoren you will see something different in the gardens: In my opinion a truly exceptional experience. But check out this video of the famous Monty Don visiting the beautiful gardens. Read more about our visit.
Travel Tip: While you’re in the Western Cape, keep in mind that almost all of the wine farms in the region are family-friendly. Offering kiddies menus, play areas, and more. But take note they can get very busy during weekends, so get up early and enjoy brunch or breakfast at any of the stunning Cape wine farms. Spend the day, exploring the surroundings.
When visiting one of the oldest working wine farms in South Africa, you can expect some beautiful heritage architecture like the Cape Dutch homestead dating back to 1773, but a surprise awaits you at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate.
In my view it is an experience you just have to do once in your life: Attend the Runner Duck Parade.
According to their website, an unbelievable 1600 Indian Runner ducks make out part of the farms’ pest control. Undoubtedly the best wine farm experience I have ever had and to the great delight of kids and adults alike. With huge trees to sit under and food from the Deli or a picnic bought on the farm, you cannot go wrong. On the day we visited the farm they had live music and the atmosphere was really relaxing. The kids enjoyed the play park as well.
Just Nuisance was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. Yes, this special doggy served at HMS Afrikander, a Royal Navy shore establishment in Simon’s Town, South Africa. He died at the age of seven years and was buried with full military honours.”
Address: St George’s St, Simon’s Town, Cape Town