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Destination: Cape Town
Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Cape Town



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One of the worlds most stunning cities offers a blend of dramatic scenery, glorious beaches and fascinating culture.

Many of the Waterfront activities have been designed for children, making it a great family destination.


Things to do with children in Capetown

Kids will love the chance to get active by taking a horseback trek near Cape Town. Follow the trails over Chapman’s Peak and the Noordhoek Wetlands, or your family can customize your trip to include beach gallops, champagne treks (not for the little ones) and accommodation if you’re not staying in the area. They also provide horse riding lessons through some stunning scenery, so even the youngest can get involved. They don’t specify an age limit but are happy to discuss individual circumstances.

For unusual entertainment with an educational theme, kids will love Scratch Patch, just south of Cape Town. South Africa has long been famous for its precious stones, and this attraction provides an interactive learning experience for children as well as adults. As well as discovering about the different gemstones, their believed healing powers and how they are created, kids can spend hours ‘scratching’ about on the floor of a dedicated area where the whole spaces is covered with hundreds of thousands of the stones. Parents can buy a small plastic bag or container for the children to fill with whichever, and however many, stones they like. More details...

Take a city and table mountain tour to include all the `must-sees` of Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. More details...

Adults and children alike will love the Addo Elephant Park. It’s a sanctuary to over 450 elephants, but you will also get to see buffalo, black rhino, warthog, eland, kudu and a variety of buck species. More details...


Recommended family friendly accommodation in Cape Town

Located on the V&A Waterfront, the Victoria and Albert Hotel is a 4-star establishment boasting a walk-in wine cellar and luxury spacious accommodation. The surrounding area provides ample shopping and entertainment opportunities, from craft markets and to cinemas and amphitheatres. More details...

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Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline at Maartens Guesthouse from the comfort of your spacious room. The outdoor pool is the perfect spot to cool down after a long and active day. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline from the comfort of your spacious room. The outdoor pool is the perfect spot to cool down after a long and active day. Children over 14 only. More details...


Recommended family friendly holidays in Capetown

The exclusive One&Only Cape Town offers the latest in urban resort chic, boasting stunning views of Table Mountain. The finest in resort facilities include a large outdoor pool and Cape Town’s most comprehensive and luxurious spa located on its own island. Purpose-built Kids Only Club offering complimentary fully supervised programmes tailoring to kids ages 4-11. Teen fitness programmes and spa treatments available for kids age 12-17. Click here for latest offers by Kuoni to Capetown. More details...

The Southern Sun Cullinan is a grand and perfectly majestic Hotel offering elegant and spacious accommodation for a family of three or four. The hotel boats an outdoor pool, gym and fitness centre. Click here for Virgins latest offers to Cape town.

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town


Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town hotel included, this day trip provides a worry-free experience so all you have to do is get excited for your exploration of the private, malaria-free reserve. Take an unforgettable game drive through the park, watching out for famous Big Five animals, as well as endangered species like the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle.

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Cape Town City Hop-on Hop-off Tour


Explore the best of Cape Town’s world-famous attractions aboard an open-top, double-decker bus! With two routes to choose from, this hop-on hop-off tour of Cape Town is the easiest way to get around the city and see all the sights in just one or two days. Also included in the two-day pass are a wine tour and a nighttime bus tour to see the famous Cape Town sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cape Town Helicopter Tour: Atlantic Coast


Head to the skies on a 18-minute helicopter tour from Cape Town, and soar above the Atlantic coast, known locally as the Atlantic Seaboard. Leaving the V&A Waterfront, enjoy incredible views of the City Bowl – a tantalizing sign of the good sights still to come! Circle Table Mountain and glide over dramatic stretches of coastline, comprising sandy beaches framed by mountains and, of course, the dazzlingly blue Atlantic Ocean.

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Cape Town Jazz Safari


Seek out the soul of Cape Town on a unique Jazz Safari, taking you to the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned jazz scene. Meet local jazz artists and listen to live performances in an evening that’s sure to hit all the high notes for culture lovers and music fans alike.

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Cultural Cape Town - Langa and Khayelitsha


This cultural tour showcases some of the oldest monuments and historical sights in Cape Town. See Langa, the oldest formal township and the Gugulethu township. Visit the largest informal settlement - Khayelitsha, before popping in to a shebeen where you will meet and interact with the local community.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Cape Town
Rooms from: 2995 ZAR

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

  
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V&A Waterfront Pierhead 
Distance: 8 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Overlooking Bay of Caraquet, this ancestral Acadian home offers a full hot breakfast and rooms with cable TV. Acadian Historical Village is 5 minutes’ drive away. Bathrobes and toiletries are provided in all spacious rooms at Gite L'Isle-Du-Randonneur B&B. Rooms are also equipped with a small fridge. Barbecue facilities are included on site. Guests can also enjoy an on-site gazebo at Gite L'Isle-Du-Randonneur Bed & Breakfast. New Brunswick cycling trail can be accessed directly at this B&B. More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Located on the V&A Waterfront, the Victoria and Albert Hotel is a 4-star establishment boasting a walk-in wine cellar and luxury spacious accommodation. The surrounding area provides ample shopping and entertainment opportunities, from craft markets and to cinemas and amphitheatres.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Cape Town
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One&Only Cape Town

  
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Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 
Distance: 8.2 Miles (Show hotel on map)
One&Only Cape Town

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LittleTravellers.com review of One&Only Cape Town

One and Only Cape Town hotel where children will be kept entertained with a range of fun filled activities including jewellery making, folk tales and sing alongs.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Cape Town
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Maartens Guesthouse

  
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39 Avenue Normandie 
Distance: 9.7 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Maartens Guesthouse

Located on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Forillon National Park, this hostel offers shared kitchen facilities and a games room with billiards. Cap-aux-Os famous beach is 5 km away. Guest rooms at Auberge La Petite École de Forillon offer shared bathroom facilities and free toiletries. All rooms have a desk and free Wi-Fi. A picnic area, flower garden and playground are available for guests’ use. Horse riding, kayaking and tennis courts are nearby. The International Appalachian Trail is also More details

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LittleTravellers.com review of Maartens Guesthouse

Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline at Maartens Guesthouse from the comfort of your spacious room. The outdoor pool is the perfect spot to cool down after a long and active day. Enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastline from the comfort of your spacious room. The outdoor pool is the perfect spot to cool down after a long and active day.



Our recommended family friendly hotel in Cape Town
Rooms from: 2050 ZAR

Welgelegen

  
6 Stephen Street 
Distance: 10.1 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Welgelegen

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Rooms from: 730 ZAR

Blaauw Village Guest House

  
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52 Sir David Baird Drive, Bloubergstrand 
Distance: 0.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Blaauw Village Guest House

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Rooms from: 780 ZAR

The Sir David Boutique Hotel

  
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1 Popham Road 
Distance: 0.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
The Sir David Boutique Hotel

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Rooms from: 790 ZAR

Bloubergstrand Sunset Lodge

  
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41 Gull Road 
Distance: 0.3 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Bloubergstrand Sunset Lodge

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Rooms from: 700 ZAR

Shenandoah Guest Home

  
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12 Gull Road 
Distance: 0.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)
Shenandoah Guest Home

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Rooms from: 480 ZAR

West Beach Breeze

  
49 Harbour Close 
Distance: 0.6 Miles (Show hotel on map)

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Rooms from: 550 ZAR

5 Options Guest House

  
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14 Edinburgh Road 
Distance: 1 Miles (Show hotel on map)
5 Options Guest House

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