What to do with Children in Tow
South African Museum and Planetarium
The fossil gallery and the whale well are fascinating and contain skeletons dating back to over 300 million years ago. Children are bound to enjoy these exhibits.
Timings: Daily 10 A.M- 4:30 P.M
Admission: R 20 [Adult], R 12 [Children]- entrance to both the Planetarium + Museum
Address: Between Queen Victoria Street and Government Avenue
· Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kids will love these vast and glorious gardens perfect for a picnic.
Timings: Daily 8 A.M- 7 P.M [Sept-March], 8 A.M- 6 P.M [April-Aug]
Admission: R 27 [Adults], R 5 Children
Address: Rhodes Avenue, Newlands
This is a beautiful place where the natural beauty of the landscape is almost overwhelming. Amidst these boulders i.e. large granite blocks and bays roam gorgeous African penguins. This would constitute an outing for adults and children alike.
Timings: Daily 7 A.M- 7:30 P.M
Admission: R 25 [Adults], R 5 [Children]
Address: Simon’s Town
· Table Mountain
The aerial cable cars take tourists around the table mountain- Cape Town’s most distinctive feature at the bottom of which the city has been built. From these cable cars tourists are given some of the most fantastic and spectacular views of Cape Town. Children will love the cable car ride.
Timings: Daily 8:30 A.M- 7:30 P.M
Admission: R 120 [roundtrip] R 60 [one way]
Address: Tafelberg Road
· Two Oceans Aquarium
This is a fantastic aquarium in South Africa and perhaps the world over. It will definitely be one of the most memorable experiences for adults and children alike. Some of the most stunning views of the most rare and beautiful species of fish and white sharks amidst the deep red coral reef are afforded by this aquarium. Over three thousand species of sea creatures are on display here. In addition to these exhibits are a number of simulations of a river eco system and tidal pools. Children will be thrilled by the touch pool where they will be able to touch star fish, shells and other such underwater creatures.
Timings: Daily 9:30 A.M- 6 P.M
Admission: R 70 [Adults], R 32 [Children]
Address: Between New Basin and Dock Road
· World of Birds Sanctuary
Children will absolutely love this sanctuary where over 450 species of birds have been kept. The variety is astonishing. The birds are gorgeous and almost every type is present from penguins, flamingoes, eagles and vultures to spider monkeys: a truly memorable and exciting experience for the young ones.
Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 5 P.M
Admission: R 55
Address: Valley Road, the Peninsula
· Butterfly World
Children will thoroughly enjoy Butterfly World where over twenty species of beautiful butterflies flutter around the garden. The patterns and the colors are vibrant and eye catching. Children will be dazzled by the sight of these.
Timings: Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Admission: R 32 [Adults] R 15 [children]
Address: Route 44 Klapmuts, 7625
Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm
Children will thoroughly enjoy themselves on this farm where they will be able to see crocodiles trudge around the grounds.
Address: Babilonstoren Road, R45
· Drakenstein Lion Farm
Children will be treated to a view of a number of lions and cubs here.
Timings: Daily 09:30 to 17:00 -Closed 25 th December
Admission: R 40 for adults
R 20 for children
Group rates are available on request for pre-booked groups
Address: P.O. BOX 18, Klapmuts
Children will thoroughly enjoy themselves here where there is a play ground, a duck pond, horse riding and real live cheetahs. They can touch a cheetah at the Cheetah Outreach Project. Kids can also enjoy a personal encounter with a cheetah and learn more about their struggle for survival. This is a fun and educational outing for the whole family.
Address: R 310 Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Tel : 021-809-1100