Since the ocean is only for the brave in Cape Town, you need to find other places to cool off in summer! But luckily, there are quite a few waterparks in and around the Mother City that will take care of that. Find below a list of the best waterparks in Cape Town.
1. Milnerton Waterpark
Cool off at this fun waterpark not far from the city centre. The Milnerton Waterpark is conveniently located in Table View and caters for young and old. Fun fact: your entrance fee is determined by your height. The place features 3 child-friendly main pools, water slides and fun kiddies entertainment on land. Lifeguards are on duty for the safety of the patrons.
Opening Times: Wed – Sun 08:30 – 17:00
Rates 2022/2023: Adults & Children over 1.30m in height = R85, Children 1 year up to 1.30m in height = R55, Water Slide Rides at an extra cost (1x Slide = R5, 4x Slides = R20, 50x Slides = R200)
Contact: +27 (0) 83 270 4000
Location: Birkenhead Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7530
2. Muizenberg Waterslides
Enjoy fabulous mountain and ocean views, while having some massive fun at the Muizenberg Waterslides! This is more suitable for older children since you won’t find a toddler friendly splash pool at the premises. So kids cooling off at this place must be able to swim and hold their breath under water! Rather safe than sorry!
Opening Times: Closed on Monday, Tue – Fri 13:30 – 17:30, Sat – Sun 09:30 – 17:30
Rates 2022/2023: 1 Hour Pass = R55, Full Day Pass = R95, Group of 4 (Whole Day) = R320, Spectator = R15
Contact: +27 (0) 82 454 5023
Location: 20a Beach Rd, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7945
Waterworld in Strand is the perfect spot for those hot summer days and weekends where you just want to cool off! It is located directly at the beachfront, but it’s nicely protected from the wind and you’ll find plenty of grassy areas to sit down, relax and even have a picnic. So this is great for young and old and the entire family can have a great day there!
Opening Times: September to April, Closed Monday, Tue – Fri 13:00 – 18:00, Sat – Sun 09:00 – 18:00, School/Public Holidays Mon – Sun 09:00 – 18:00
Rates 2022/2023: Children under 1 = Free, Children (1-2y) = R60, Children (3+y) = R110 1-hour pass/ R145 2-hour pass, Spectators = R25 (1 hour) / R35 (2 hours)
Contact: +27 (0) 21 854 4702
Location: opposite #195, Beach Rd, Strand, Cape Town, 7140
4. Graceland Water Park
Graceland Waterpark in Paarl is ideal for children of all ages as they also feature amazing fantasy play areas besides their water activities. So you can enjoy a lovely picnic with the whole family while the kids explore the venue and splash the time away.
Opening Times: October to April, Tue – Fri 10:00 – 16:00, Sat 09:00 – 17:00, Sun 10:00 – 17:00
Rates 2022/2023: Children (1-2y) = Free, Children (3-17y) = R70, Adults = R90, Pensioners = R70, Water activities available at an additional cost of R100
Contact: +27 (0) 72 264 4009
Location: Graceland Venues, Lustigan Rd, Paarl, 7620
5. Wacky Adventures
Wacky Adventures is located along the R45 not too far away from Cape Town. It’s a perfect day trip with the entire family as the kids can cool off in the different swimming pools, slide down adventurous slides or get involved in the many additional activities such as quad biking, swing ball, trampoline jumping, go-karting and much more!
Opening Times: October to April, Sat – Sun 09:00 – 17:00, Public Holidays 09:00 – 17:00
Rates 2022/2023: Children (under 2y) = Free, Day Pass (over 1.2m height) = R160, Day Pass (under 1.2m height) = R130, Senior Pass = R160, Other activities available at an additional cost.
Contact: +27 (0) 76 15 111 77
Location: R45, Hartebeesfontein, Hopefield, 7355