This is a Guest Post by Alfred Stallion.
Alfred Stallion is a travelling freak who has travelled many destinations around the world. He also loves writing about his travelling experiences and the places he has explored. He writes for a site http://capeportfolios.com/ offering luxury rental villas in Cape Town.
Cape Town is not a destination aimed solely at the adventurous traveller. There’s more to this stunning metropolis than just high mountains and busy night-life. There are so many interesting things you can do here with the whole family too. Kids in particular, are extremely pretentious. They want to have fun, be entertained and have the greatest time. Cape Town prides with a wealth of activities for toddlers; from storytelling sessions in bookshops to affordable grape juice tasting and crocodile viewing, kids can have an amazing time in Cape Town without ripping their parents off their monthly budget. Here are some frugal things to do for the whole family in South Africa’s most enticing and glamorous city.
Frugal Things to Do in Cape Town
Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum
Cape Town’s famous wine country is not just aimed at grow-ups. There are plenty of things to do in the area for kids too. The Stellenbosch Toy & Miniature Museum is a great place to start. The tour lasts for about two hours, and it’s pretty interesting for both boys and girls. The museum is located in an 18th century old church house in close proximity to the famous Stellenbosch wine land. This family friendly venue is pretty affordable to explore. It packs all sorts of historical buildings, farm houses, and appealing landscapes that your kids will surely enjoy. The museum hosts all kinds of decorative exhibitions such as porcelain dolls, minuscule tea sets, trucks and motorbikes, well-loved teddies and even a miniature display of Blue Train’s route throughout the Winelands.
Treetop Canopy Walkway
The Treetop Canopy Walkway is located in close proximity to the acclaimed Kirstenbosch Gardens. The walkway is an ideal place to explore with the kids; it leads to the beautiful Arboretum and it packs a playground area that toddlers will absolutely adore. There’s also a 130 m long board-walk in the area, nicknamed ‘boomsland’ due to its serpentine structure. The kids will adore the incredible scenery from the top because they’ll feel like they’re floating above the treetops. Exploring this soothing path is free of charge. However, there’s a small fee parents will have to pay at the gate of the Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
This interesting crocodile farm is positioned outside Paarl and it gives visitors a unique opportunity to admire hundreds of Nile crocodiles. Your children will have the best time here. La Bonheur organizes regular tours for its visitors along the fenced-in walkways. Onsite, you’ll also see snakes with astounding widths and toothy reptiles. Little ones will have the greatest time admiring the crocodiles slipping out of the water. Afterwards, you can spend the rest of the day on the venue’s lush lawn. Let the kids climb over the open jungle gym and in the meantime, you can relax fishing for Tilapia in the nearby dam. If you’re in the mood for a snack, there’s a café onsite that cooks crocodile pies, burgers, salads, and more.
Gardens Skate Park
Gardens Skate Park was opened in 2014, and it is an excellent skate park for kids and teens. There’s a boarding hub that encourages creativity, play and fun, as well as a rink for the inexperienced. Grown-ups can easily join their kids, and have the greatest time sliding and slipping down the slopes.
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum is located in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. The double-story, state of the art edifice is a veritable utopia for both youngsters and little kids. If you’d like to know more about South Africa’s rugby history, this place is the ideal spot to check out. The interactive digital displays and wide variety of artefacts will surely grab their attention. Make sure to check out the museum’s Wii-like fitness, creation tests and kicking. Apart from this engaging section, you might also like the quizzes and games this museum has organized for its visitors.
There are so many interesting things you can do with the kids in Cape Town. This beautiful metropolis is packed with engaging activities. Sightseeing should be on the list. Take the little ones on a journey to Table Mountain, and admire the city’s scenery from the top. It’s absolutely marvellous!