Fun things to do with kids in Cape Town

When renting a villa or apartment in Camps Bay and you have small children, here are a few fun things to do in Cape Town:

If you are staying in our Lion’s View villa or penthouse in First Cresent or the townhouse Dunkeld Village, it is a very short walk to the new jungle gym in the Little Glen, Camps Bay. It is a beautiful play area set in nature with the Blinkwater stream running through it.

There is also a children’s playground behind The Bay Hotel in The Drive, Camps Bay.

If hunger strikes head over to Col’Cacchio pizzeria in Victoria Road, Camps Bay. Kids are given their own dough to create a master piece as well as crayons etc.

For a treat after lunch grab an ice cream at Sinful Ice Cream Emporium at the The Promenade Centre, Camps Bay. The best ice cream in Camps Bay!

Chill with the penguins: Take a short drive to BouldersBeach to have a look at the penguins. I think this is one of the highlights of a holiday in Cape Town.

See stars at the Planetarium: Sound and light are combined to reproduce the southern heavens on the domed ceiling of the Planetarium, alongside the South African Museum in the Gardens.  Tel. 021 481 3900

Explore the depths: The Two Oceans Aquarium has more than 3000 animals in 9 galleries for your viewing pleasure, including sharks, turtles, kelp forest etc.  Tel: 021 418 3823 or

Warrior Toy Museum: Simonstown is home to the toy museum which includes a huge display of dinky toys, dolls, boats, trains and other toys. Tel. 021 786 1395.

The icing on the cake: Let the kids work off their energy at the Ice Station at Grand West Casino.  The ice skating takes place in sessions, please phone for times. Tel.  021 505 7777

Digging for diamonds: A trip to Simon’s Town’s Scratch Patch and Mineral World is never a disappointment.  Children can sit for hours sifting through millions of polished gemstones that cover the floors.  Tel. 021 786 2020.  There is a smaller scale Scratch Patch (with indoor Putt-Putt) at the V&A Waterfront.

Fun things to do with kids in Cape Town