How to keep your kids busy when visiting Cape Town

When renting a villa or apartment from Camps Bay Apartments, guests often ask for ideas how to keep their kids busy. We can arrange tutors, baby sitters etc or here is a list of activities to do in Cape Town:

  • There is a children’s playground behind The Bay Hotel in The Drive, Camps Bay.
  • The Little Glen off First Crescent and Blinkwater Road, Camps Bay, has is a lovely green belt with the Blinkwater Stream running through it in winter. It is a short stroll from 008 Bond Villa and the Lion’s View villa or Lion’s View penthouse.
  • Chill with the penguins: Take a short drive to Boulders Beach to have a look at the penguins. www.simonstown.com
  • 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 www.aquarium.co.za
  • Warrior Toy Museum: Simon’s Town 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.
  • Cape Town Science Centre: Great to keep young minds engaged with loads of cool experiments and exhibitions. 370B Main Road, Observatory, 021 300 3200 |info@ctsc.org.za
  • Butterfly World: Houses butterflies from over the world. R44, Klapmuts, 021 875 5628. www.butterflyworld.co.za/
  • The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat in the V&A Waterfront offers morning and afternoon harbor cruises.
  • Cave Golf (next to the Scratch Patch in the V&A Waterfront) The indoor 18-hole courste is an interesting putt-putt experience.

How to keep your kids busy when visiting Cape Town