Children of all ages are most welcome. We offer child-minding facilities for parents at a small fee and we have a toy box for children to enjoy. There are also a number of activities that you can enjoy together as a family, such as:
Just south of Simon’s Town, this is one of Cape Town’s most famous family beaches. You can also stroll on the walkway and watch the penguins in their natural habitat. www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/tourism/attractions.php#boulders
Two Oceans Aquarium
One of the main attractions at the Waterfront. Try and catch the predator feeding at 3:00pm.
The Cape Town Planetarium is just around the corner from the hotel and worth a visit.
South Africa’s biggest free- flying butterfly park, Butterfly World, is a labyrinth of colours. The butterflies come from as far off as Costa Rica and China. This is a definite Á must see’. About an hour’s drive on the R44, Klapmuts. It is open till 5pm daily.
We have two Scratch Patches in Cape Town, one at the Waterfront and the other in Simon’s Town. Find as many gems and colourful stones as you can. The one in the Waterfront even has mini-golf.
Drakenstein Lion Park
On Old Paarl Road, near Klapmuts, is the Drakenstein Lion Park. It is open till 5pm daily. It is not as interactive as a zoo, but it does give children a chance to see these magnificent beasts close up. They have two white lions, which are rare and special.
Ratanga Junction is a fantasy fairground for those who like enjoy the excitement of fun rides. They are open from November to May. It is a 20 minute drive from the hotel.
World of Birds
There is an unbelievable variety of birds at World of Birds (over 130 enclosures!), with more than 3,000 different species on display. There are also some monkeys who are human friendly and enjoy climbing onto you if you get them at the right moment. You walk inside the cages with the birds and monkeys. It is situated in Hout Bay, which is about 25 minutes drive from the hotel.
Monkey Town is a Primate centre in Somerset West, on the N2. A special interactive area allows visitors to touch and hug certain simians. The theme of the park is that the guests walk in cages and the primates are free.
A fantastic little hideaway and beautifully conceived – you feel as if you are in world of fantasy. The Fairy Sanctuary is found in Swellendam and although it is a 2 hour drive from here, it is definitely worth it. They are closed from Monday to Thursday (when the fairies are sleeping). With all that sleep, no wonder they are so sweet.
A big playground where the kids can jump on the jumping castles, drive go-carts, play laser games etc., and is located in one of the biggest shopping malls in Cape Town – POP at Canal Walk.
Cave Golf at the Waterfront http://www.capetownkids.co.za/index.php
This is an indoor climbing centre in Observatory which offers activities for young and older children. www.cityrock.co.za
The Old Biscuit Mill
This charming venu in Woodstock also has a climbing wall in one of the silos, so you can leave your kiddies to have fun monkying around while you browse the market. www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za
Decorate and paint clay figures. A few days later, once they have been baked and glazed, you can collect your personally designed item. Situated in Hout Bay.
Spier Cheetah and Birds of Prey sanctuary
Have a buzzard fly from and land on your hand. Cuddle up with real life cheetahs. They are as docile as oversized housecats; this is an incredible adventure for the whole family. Spier is also a wine farm with a twist: they host concerts, have restaurants, hotel, village, and eco-nursery, etc. In the summer, it is very busy but worth the drive. They are also big on promoting local art and artists. www.spier.co.za