This is a guest post from Alfred Stallion
Cape Town, South Africa’s biggest city and one also of the most impressive in the world, is a beautiful travel destination for people with kids. There are lots of things you can do here with the whole family. From trekking and hiking activities to sightseeing and street dining, Cape Town is without a doubt puzzling. One visit should be enough to make you fall in love with the city. Table Mountain, Camps Bay, the beaches, the museums & galleries, and ultimately the wildlife, should be enough to convince you to come back. If you’re planning a trip with the kids to Cape Town, make sure to include the following on your itinerary.
Cape Town for kids: It is hard to think of another city in Africa
Two Oceans Aquarium
The aquarium prides with over 3,000 marine animals, so your kids will definitely love the experience. Families can spend a whole day here, admiring the penguins and fish species. There’s a special playground installed where adults can leave the kids and explore the aquarium on their own too. The babysitters will make sure their little ones are well taken care of. Positioned at the acclaimed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Western Cape, Two Oceans has exhibits one cannot miss out – The Fur Seal Exhibit, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Gallery, and the Kelp Forest Exhibit are a must-see.
Located near Cape Point, Imhoff Farm features engaging activities for tourists of all ages. There’s a petting zoo available that your kids will adore, as well as a beautiful park for relaxation and a gym. In terms of activities, off-road adventures, paintball and horseback riding are among the most sought-after. What’s great about this place is the countryside feel – the locally grown food is delicious, the views and stunning and the overall experience will surely compel you to come back someday.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
Located in close proximity to Table Mountain – Cape Town’s signature attraction – the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a must-see, whether you’re travelling alone or with the kids. The reservation is over 100 years old, and it spans on more than 90 acres. What’s great about this place is the scenery. Packed with hundreds of indigenous species of plants and a wealth of activities, travellers will definitely fall in love with this place. Spend quality time with your loved ones, bring a picnic and enjoy sheer tranquillity surrounded by lush vegetation and spectacular landscapes.
Located in the Cape Winelands, near Paarl and Stellenbosch, Butterfly World is a dreamlike attraction in Cape Town. The area spans on more than 100 squares and it hosts some of the world’s most beautiful and colourful exotic butterflies. The place imports over 800 new butterflies per week to make sure the gardens are alluring and enticing to its visitors. Most species are brought from China, Costa Rica, Malaysia and The Philippines. Apart from being the home to the world’s most spectacular creatures, Butterfly World additionally hosts an aviary with lots of goats, ducks and chickens; kids will definitely have fun feeding them.
Bugz Kiddies Playground
Located in the Western Cape, Bugz Kiddies Playground is a heaven-like attraction for kids. The colourful jungle gyms, sandpit areas, swings, tree houses, slides and castles will keep them busy for hours. Have a seat on a bench and enjoy your coffee; your little ones might need a few hours to get bored. The most advantageous package is the VIP because it includes access to everything the playground has to offer.
Table Mountain is Cape Town’s signature attraction. It can be explored on foot or with the cable car. Regardless of your choice, the experience will exceed all your expectations. The trek is pleasant and it allows travellers to admire the city’s wild fauna and flora, whereas with the cable car you’ll admire the most breathtaking overview of Cape Town from the top.
Make your pick and take the kids to South Africa. The activities are numerous and the attractions will make sure your vacation becomes memorable. Whether you choose to rent holiday villas in Cape Town or go camping, the goal is to have fun with your entire family. And honestly, there’s something for everyone here; all you have to do is pack a bag and get going!
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