Welcome to Cape Town with Kids

Discover the magic of Cape Town and surroundings with your entire family

Hello and welcome to our Cape Town Family Guide

Join us as we document some of Cape Town’s most beautiful and family friendly destinations. We hope our images and recommendations inspire you to explore and discover new places with your kids.

Recent Posts

Read all our latest posts here for inspiration and best things to do with your kids in Cape Town.

SAAF Aircrafts in Hangar

South African Airforce Museum (SAAF) / Ysterplaat Airbase

Whether you’re a history buff, an aviation enthusiast, or a family looking for an educational and exciting outing, go visit the SAAF Museum.
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Win Movie Tickets: Cats in the Museum

Follow the heart-warming story of Vincent the cat and his curious companion, Maurice the mouse! In cinemas from 22nd of September 2023!
Blue Bird Cafe Playground with restaurant in the back

Bluebird Café R44 / Stellenbosch

This cute & family-friendly restaurant is a great place to unwind and relax while the kids can make use of the playground outside to have fun

Dinosaur World Cape Town

Visit Dinosaur World in Cape Town from September 22 until October 01, 2023! Expect dinosaur-themed activities for the whole family.
Strolla Kids Corner

Strolla Restaurant & Bar / Sea Point

This is a fun place for the entire family where kids can play in the dedicated kids corner and even make their own delicious pizza!
Saldanha Airshow 2023

Westcoast Airshow 2023 / Saldanha Airport

Don’t miss this unique airshow event on the 30. September 2023 at Saldanha Airport! Lot’s of excitement for the entire family is guaranteed!
Farmhouse Beergarden Restaurant View

Cape Farmhouse Beer Garden

Juicy burgers and delicious draught beer are a real thing at the Cape Farmhouse Beer Garden. Perfect lunch stop where the kids can play!
De Oude Social Cafe Jumping Castle and Restaurant

De Oude Social Café / Bellville

A great casual dining spot with delicious wood-fired pizzas and an amazing outdoor play area for the kids including a jumping castle!
Wilderer Lights in Trees at night

Pappa Grappa & Wilderer Distillery / Paarl

If you’re craving some Schnitzel, Käsespätzle or Apfelstrudel this is the place to go! Enjoy German food along with some of the finest gin!

Top Posts

Waterworld Strand Child sliding down

Best Waterparks in Cape Town

We put together a list of the best waterparks in and around Cape Town for those hot summer days and sunny weekends!
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Free Things To Do In Your Birthday Month

Cape Town offers quite a few activities that are 100% FREE in your birthday month! Make the most of your special day and do them all.

Best Markets in Cape Town For Every Day of the Week

There are so many markets in and around Cape Town that the choice can be difficult! Here is a list of markets for every day of the week!

Best Go-Karting Places in Cape Town

Introduce your kids to the fun of go-karting in Cape Town and choose between fun indoor and outdoor go-karting venues!

Best 16 Indoor Play Parks in Cape Town

Keep a list of great indoor playparks at hand for those rainy days or very long weekends! Here is our Top List.

Best 11 Animal Parks in Cape Town

Cape Town and its surroundings features a lot of interesting animal parks with wild animals, creepy and crawly creatures and lots more!

Restaurants with Playgrounds

… click here for even more family-friendly restaurants, markets or wine farms.

Blue Bird Cafe Playground with restaurant in the back

Bluebird Café R44 / Stellenbosch

This cute & family-friendly restaurant is a great place to unwind and relax while the kids can make use of the playground outside to have fun
Strolla Kids Corner

Strolla Restaurant & Bar / Sea Point

This is a fun place for the entire family where kids can play in the dedicated kids corner and even make their own delicious pizza!
Farmhouse Beergarden Restaurant View

Cape Farmhouse Beer Garden

Juicy burgers and delicious draught beer are a real thing at the Cape Farmhouse Beer Garden. Perfect lunch stop where the kids can play!

Play Parks

Read more about play parks (mostly indoor) or playgrounds (in parks etc.)

Jump4Fun Trampoline Area

Jump4Fun Indoor Trampoline Park / Somerset West

This is an entertainment center for young and old with trampolines, a neon golf track, Games Arcade and much more in Somerset West!
The Shred Bird View of Hall

THE SHRED SKATEPARK / Paarden Eiland

You love to skate and want to work on new skills? Check out THE SHRED SKATEPARK and have massive fun mastering the different ramps.
Wonderdal at Hazendal

Wonderdal @Hazendal Wine Estate / Stellenbosch

Enter the magical world of the Amuki and let your child experience a journey through the worlds of science, nutrition and nature at Wonderdal

Action & Adventure

Kids love all things action & adventure. Have a look at all the fun, sporty and adventurous things in Cape Town you can do with your children on land, on the water or in the air. Or check out our indoor activities for those rainy winter days.

SAAF Aircrafts in Hangar

South African Airforce Museum (SAAF) / Ysterplaat Airbase

Whether you’re a history buff, an aviation enthusiast, or a family looking for an educational and exciting outing, go visit the SAAF Museum.
Cape Wheel Waterfront

The Cape Wheel / Waterfront

Enjoy panoramic views of the Mother City in the iconic Cape Wheel at the new location at the V&A Waterfront.
The Shred Bird View of Hall

THE SHRED SKATEPARK / Paarden Eiland

You love to skate and want to work on new skills? Check out THE SHRED SKATEPARK and have massive fun mastering the different ramps.

Animal Encounters

We live in such a beautiful city, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, the atlantic ocean and breathtaking mountain views. Have a look at our nature & wildlife category (animal parks, beaches, tidal pools, etc.) to get inspired for outdoor adventures with your little one.

Melkbossie kids playing putt putt

Melkbossie Farm Animal Sanctuary / Cape Farms

This is a beautiful animal farm with lots of extra activities for young and old! Enjoy putt putt and pony rides and feed the animals!
Monkey Town Chimp sisters

Monkey Town / Somerset West

Meet primates, snakes and many other animals in this beautiful park where animals roam around freely and interact with the visiting humans!
Boeretroos Koffiewinkel Jumping Castles

Boeretroos Koffiewinkel / Joostenbergvlakte

This is a typical Afrikaans place with everything a family could ask for: great food, cute animals and an amazing play area for the kids!

Who are we?

We’re Judith & Klaus together with our children Anni & Joscha.


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