Living loud with Liezel: Explore Cape Town attractions with the kids

Living loud with Liezel: Explore Cape Town attractions with the kids
By Liezel van der Westhuizen

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

I love December holidays in Cape Town. My nieces and nephews are in the Mother City during this time and I love researching and finding the funnest kiddies activities to do with them. So this week, I thought I’d share some of these fun youngster activities with you, so you can enjoy them with your little ones.
My nieces love giraffes and they always want to go see them, so one of my holiday suggestions would be giraffe spotting. Here are two places you can visit.

Wild Clover Farm – Stellenbosch
A 30 minute drive out of Cape Town will put you in the company of a mommy giraffe (around 8 years old) and her baby daughter (around 10 months), as well as Frans, the bull and daddy of this darling family tower of three.
For more information, call 021 865 2248, or visit

Giraffe House – Stellenbosch
The Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre is a relatively new centre providing easy access to some of our wonderful wildlife and bird species. Focusing on African wildlife, Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy a family picnic in the fresh air, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and conservation.
For more information, visit

Some other fun activities for the youngsters:

Berg Pedal Go-Karts – Stellenbosch
This weekend, Berg Pedal Go Karts invites adults and children to put foot down and burn some rubber at Delvera. Little thrill seekers will love the new addition at the Delvera farm village in Stellenbosch. Berg Pedal Go-Karts are imported from the Netherlands and provide hours of fun for kids from three years of age.
For more information call 021 884 4352, or visit

Ceres Zipslide Adventures – Ceres
The Longest Zipline Tour in Africa is open every day of the year and kids from three years old can be accommodated. A lot of fun for the whole family and only a one and a half hour drive from Cape Town.
For more information, visit, or call 079 245 0354.

Clay Café – Hout Bay
Creative kids will have an absolute blast at the Clay Cafe in Hout Bay, which lets the young and old paint masterpieces on unfired bisques and take home personal and unique crockery. After design time, those a half pint and a penny high can run around in the garden and playground or snack on cakes, cookies and sandwiches from the arts and craft centre’s restaurant.
For more information, visit, or call 021 790 3318.

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For more family options for the holidays, take a gander next door on this page.