a boy sits in front of the Cape Wheel in Cape Town

10 Best Things To Do in Cape Town, South Africa with Kids

Cape Town located in a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. This helps Cape Town become a famous place with stunning nature. Almost locations around Cape Town have a great view of sightseeing and visit. There are many things to do in Cape Town with kids if you would like to bring them together. You don’t need to worry too much to find some amazing places for your family trip. Let come to Cape Town for a trip to explore the history of South Africa and enjoy the magnificent view of nature.

1. Table Mountain

a cable car go up to the Table Mountain
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When you traveling to Cape Town, there is one place that you shouldn’t miss out, Table Mountain. This flat-topped mountain is one of the must-visit places in South Africa that attracts thousands of tourists yearly. Hence, you must add-in visiting Table Mountain in your list of things to do in Cape Town with kids on this trip.

There are two typical ways to reach on the top of Table Mountain like hiking or take a cable car. Therein, taking a cable car is the formal way that most people prefer to use because it is quite convenient and easy. Therefore, this way is also suitable for your family when traveling with kids.

Besides that, you have the option to choose the hop-on-hop-off bus together with the cable car ticket. The bus will send you to the bottom of the mountain and you will take the cable car to reach out to the top. Let admire at the stunning view of Cape Town city from the top of Table Mountain with your beloved.

2. Cape Point

A family takes a photos at Cape of good hope
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The second thing on the top of things to do in Cape Town with kids is to visit the Cape Peninsula with the famous Cape Point. This place is not only friendly with family but also good for everyone regardless of age. Therein, a special thing about Cape Town is fresh air and extremely good for health with pure and the cleanest air in all of Africa. Besides that, the viewpoint on top of Cape Point is really so gorgeous. You will regret it if you haven’t visited this place.

Most people prefer to book tours to visit Cape Town because the journey also includes some amazing places such as Boulders Beach where you can see the penguins. Not only that, if you are lucky, you may also see whales (from July-November) in the ocean.

Plus, if your family loves hiking, you can try to hike the Cape of Good Hope headland. However, you should be gauge the ability of your family before starting this challenge. At Cape Town, the famous activity is to take the Funicular to go on the top, and that is the thing that you should enjoy here.

3. The Cape Wheel

the road in front of the cape wheel
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If your family prefers to enjoy the stunning view of Cape Town city and other beauty of nature in a safe way, you can consider the Cape Wheel. This is the best thing to do in Cape Town with kids for a hassle-free trip. The cabin can run on the top with 40 m above the ground in safety and comfort. It allows your family to see all the beauty of the Mother City, gorgeous views of Table Mountain, and Robben Island. Therein, each ride takes 4 rounds and the total time is 15 minutes. This is the best choice for those family who loves to enjoy the beautiful scenery in a safe way and easy.

4. Harbour Cruise & seal watching

watching seal on a cruise
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One of the wonderful things to do in Cape Town with kids is downstream on a cruise ship and see the seal. This activity is quite well-known in Cape Town for most tourists. Because there are many resident seals stay outside the Two Oceans Aquarium. Therefore, when taking part in this tour, you should prepare your camera for some amazing shoot that you will have.

Besides that, the ship also will take your family to go around the harbor pass through some key attractions and the views of Table Mountain. Plus, you will see the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Chavonnes Battery Museum, and the well-known Clock Tower during the journey. This is one of the best ways for sightseeing in Cape Town is non-bus using.

5. Aquila Safari

two lions in Aquila Safari fight in front of guests
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Aquila Safari is one of the tops of big 5 safaris that offering many ways to enjoy the wildlife for animal lovers. This is one of the amazing things to do in Cape Town with kids. The most populous way to enjoy your time in Aquila Safari is to join in Aquila Private Game Reserve. In this package, there is a car that will drive your family to around the reserve and let you see all the wild animals in their habitat. This is the true experience that you should enjoy at least one time.

There are 3-time slots that you can choose include early morning, afternoon, and sunset. Therein, during the experience in the morning and afternoon will have breakfast and lunch. For the sunset package, you will enjoy tea and coffee with some snacks during your visit.

6. Robben Island

two kids stand in front of the infomation board of Nelson Madela at Robben Island
From: https://www.thepassportkids.com/

Robben Island is famous not because of a South African National Heritage Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, this place is known that the place former South African president Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 of his 27 years.

Robben Island is an island in Table Bay and to reach there, you need to take the ferry to depart from V&A Waterfront. Besides the beautiful scenery of the island and all the seal’s residents here, you also can learn some stories about history. Whereby, the dramatic history of South Africa is one of the best parts to explore here for history lovers.

Don’t miss out on a visit to Robben Island Museum and the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Let learn something new during your visit to know more about life during Apartheid.

7. Franschhoek valley

Mother and kids are walking at Franschhoek valley
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One of the wonderful places that worth visiting is Franschhoek town. The town is not situated inside Cape Town but it is only distant 75 kilometers from Cape Town. You can easy to reach there by coach. The typical ways to enjoy this town are running around the picturesque valley. Plus, you can visit the vineyards by tram hop-on-hop-off. During this journey, you can see all the breath-taking scenery and the wine estates.

If you want, you can stop by any wine estate for visiting and tasting or just stop for the stunning view of nature. The Franschhoek Wine Tram has 2 routes Orange or Purple. Therein, you can choose any places to hop-on-hop-off during your trip and just remember to head back to the motorcoach before 4:00 pm to depart to Cape Town.

8. Castle of Good Hope

Castle of Good Hope in cape town
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One of the heritage of Dutch in South Africa is the Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in Cape Town. This place was declared a historical monument and the most visiting place for tourists in South Africa.

Therefore, this should be in your list of things to do in Cape Town with kids on this South Africa trip. The castle was built in the 17th century and restorations in the 1980s look like a fort. With the entry ticket, you can enter the main building and the courtyard. Plus, you are also able to see some additional activities such as the key ceremony, cannon firing, and guided walking tours.

9. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the great botanic gardens of the world and in ten important botanical gardens of South Africa. It situated at the Eastern of Table Mountain in Cape Town. The major target of Kirstenbosch is the cultivation of indigenous plants. Therefore, you will able to see most of the flora in this Botanical Garden is quite unique and it may only have here.

Most of the vegetation origin South Africa and all of them preserved in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Besides helping you enjoy the fresh air with vast vegetation, you also can learn more about plants native to the Cape region in this garden. This is simply just a relaxing trip and quite suitable for nature lovers.

10. Cape Agulhas

Lighthouse of Cape Agulhas
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If you want to find some places outside Cape Town for a day visit, Cape Agulhas is a good idea for you. Cape Agulhas situated in Western Cape, South Africa where Atlantic and Indian oceans meet each other. Therein, the Cape Agulhas lighthouse is the best part of this trip where you can see the panoramic scene of the ocean.

People prefer to book a tour of this place since you can’t find any public transportation to go here from Cape Town. During the tour, you will able to visit the Shipwreck Museum, home to a collection of shipwreck artifacts. Let enjoy the trip to Cape Agulhas to end up your Cape Town trip in a perfect way with your kids.

Planning a trip to Cape Town is quite easy for those who love nature. It is considered cheap for a family trip too! There are many amazing things to do in Cape Town with kids if you have at least 5 days to visit. Whereby, most of the nature scenes around Cape Town are really wonderful. You should set your time comfort to visit it, avoid too tight to rush on your trip.