Cape Town Family Guide -7Apr

Spice Routes Destinations, Paarl
“The vision for Spice Route is to offer local and international tourists a selection of hand-picked artisanal producers who put as much thought, skill and passion into their products as Spice Route Winemaker, Charl du Plessis, puts into his wines,” says Spice Route Wines Owner, Charles Back”

Times: Mon – Sun 9am-5pm

Directions: From Cape Town on the N1

Take exit 47 for R44 toward Stellenbosch/R101/Klapmuts/Wellington, Turn left onto R44 (6.2km), Turn right (3.3km), SuiderAgter Paarl Road

(Tel) 021 863 5200

The Big Box Boardgames Café
Here, you can play at different board games, as many as you want and time limitless, while you enjoy a drink or a meal.

08:00 to 17:00 @ Monday to Friday

Address: 21 St Johns Street, Gardens / Cape Town

(Tel) 021 461 3818

The Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium offers more than 3000 animals in 9 galleries, including a room full of eerily-lit jellyfish, an underwater tunnel and the I&J Ocean Exhibit which offers opportunities for qualified divers. There is also an interactive exhibit where visitors can touch plants and animals or view them under a microscope, a children’s activity centre, and a venue for birthday parties.

Time: 9.30am to 6pm

Cost: R65 – R150

Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 3823

Table Bay Eco-Safari
Ocean Adventurer in partnership with Ocean Adventurer marine tours, the Two Oceans Aquarium hosts a 90 minute boat trip around Table Bay where visitors can look out for dolphins, seals, sunfish and whales. A trained guide talks about the biodiversity of Cape Town’s waters, as well as the unique upwelling systems off the South African coastline. The ticket also includes entry into the Aquarium once the boat trip is complete. Cruise times are weather dependent, and should a trip be cancelled due to bad weather, tickets can be redeemed on another date within five days of purchase.

11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm

R400 adults R195 children 4 to 13 years

Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 3823

Battlefield Live SA
Battlefield Live SA creates experiences, whether you participate in our popular ultimate laser tag event or our corporate team building program, consistent quality, bonding and most of all fun are the memories you will leave with.

Venues: Mofam River Lodge, Altydgedacht Wine Estate – Durbanville, Freedom Hill, Wynberg Park

Contact/bookings: 084 364

Galileo Open Air Cinema
Family-friendly moviesunder the stars at some of Cape Town’s finest locations.

Times: Doors open at 6pm

Days and Venues: Tuesday: Hillcrest Quarry; Wednesdays: Kirstenbosch Gardens; Thursdays: V&A Waterfront; Fridays: Rotating Venues in Cape Town; select Saturdays: Cape Winelands; Family Sundays: Kelvin Grove; Special Screenings: Halloween, Valentine’s & Christmas.


Contact: 071 471 8728 (available until 8pm on show days)

Art Jamming
Times: 9am – 9pm

Address: Breakwater Blvd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001’

Contact: 021 425 5050

Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Address: 0A Marine St, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

Times:9am – 9pm

Contact: 081 888 1423

Lindt Chocolate Studio
Times: 9am – 8pm

Address: Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village 72 Waterkant St Cape Town 8005

Contact: 021 831 0360

Blue Rock
Times: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Address: Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130

Contact: 021 300 1722

SA Forest Adventures Cape Town
Times: 9am – 4pm

Address: Table Mountain National Park, Constantia Nek Trail, Wynberg NU (2), Cape Town, 7824

Contact: 021 795 0225 – Office hours 9:00 till 16:00/ 079 495 3987

Cheetah Outreach Centre
Adult cheetah, cubs, bat-eared fox, caracal and meerkat encounters.

Times: 9:30 am – 5pm. Cheetah encounters from 10am.

Price: R10 on weekdays and R5 on weekends.

Address: Paardevlei, Somerset West.Off of the N2 near the Somerset Mall, 25 minutes’ drive from Cape Town CBD.

Contact: 021 851 6850

Cave Golf
Times: 9am – 5:30pm

Address: V&A Waterfront, 1 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001

Contact:021 419 9429

Clay Café
Times: Tue – Sun: 9am – 5pm

Address: Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7872

Contact: 021 790 3318

Hang Time Gym Pinelands
Times: Mon – Thurs. 2pm – 9pm Fri 2pm – 7pm Weekends 2pm – 6pm Public Holidays 10am – 6pm

Prices: Day pass – Standard R 80; Student/scholar R 70; Gear R60

Address: Sunrise Park, Sunrise Circle, Prestige Dr, Pinelands/Ndabeni

Contact: 084 444 5466

Byecycle: Luxury electric bike tours
They specialise in guided, supported trips in Cape Town’s most beautiful areas, taking in the sights, vistas and sampling the finest regional cuisine. ByeCycle Tours are here to ensure that you enjoy the best of Cape Town — the scenery, the sights, and the cuisine. All you have to do is pedal….

Mon – Fri: 7am – 6pm; Sat – Sun: 8am – 6pm

36A Buxton Avenue, Orangezight, Cape Town

Tel: 076 403 7320/ Tel: 082 699 5252/ Tel: 082 893 1112

Art in the Forest, Constantia
A ceramic hub offering space for established artists, adult ceramic classes with Anthony Shapiro and regular workshops by local and international artists. They also provide free clay classes to children from disadvantaged communities and schools, giving access to art and creative expression.

Times: Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 16:30; Saturday: 10:00 to 15:00

Address: Rhodes Drive, Constantia Nek, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806

Contact: 021 794 0291

World of Birds
The largest bird park in Africa with over 3000 birds including numerous birds of prey, as well as reptiles and monkeys. Walk-through aviaries offer the chance for close-up encounters with a variety of birds and animals.

9am – 5pm daily

R 85 adults | R55 pensioners & Students (with card) | R 40 children | U3 free

Wildlife Sanctuary, Valley Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Tel: 021 790 2730

Blo Karting
Blo karting on the beach when it is too windy to sunbathe.

Cost: R100 for 30min

Sunrise Beach car park, Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Tel: 083 658 8583


Que Pasa Swing Time
Weekly lindy hop and swing dance classes by Cape Town Swing, an organization run by local dancers, with a view to growing swing dancing and lindy hop in Cape Town. The classes are about dancing socially and having a good time. Lindy hop is a dance style that developed alongside the big band jazz music of the Swing Era. It originated in the Afro American communities of Harlem, New York and became popular in the 1930s to 50s. The music has its roots in African rhythms, and came full circle to South Africa in the 1930s.

7pm (Beginner 6-count Swing) | 8.15pm (Beginner Lindy Hop)

R80 (one class) | R140 (two classes)

Artscape Jazz Art Studio 552, D.F. Malan St, Cape Town

Tel: 074 199 0918

Rush Trampoline Park
Rush is an indoor extreme Trampoline Park with 1500-2500 square meters of adventure, excitement, fun and challenges. Non-participating guests have access to free WIFI, imported coffee, healthy snacks and a cake bar. The park hosts corporate team building sessions, product launches, birthday parties and open jump hours.

Mon to Thurs 10am to 9pm | Fri to Sat 9am to 10pm | Sun 9am to 8pm

R115 Adults | R95 Students or Scholars | R125 Adult & Toddler

5th Floor, 109 Main Rd, Claremont

Tel: 021 683 3841 | 073 690 4766

Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre
The centre provides easy access to Africa’s wildlife and bird species. Giraffe House aims to provide a place for people to enjoy the outdoors, whilst experiencing and learning about animals and why they are special.An important member of their team is Gerry, a hand reared giraffe. He is joined by some other animal friends that have been selected to form part of the wildlife educational programs.

9am – 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)

R 45 adults, R 25 children | R 30 seniors

The Giraffe House, cnr R304 & R101, Stellenbosch

Tel: 021 884 4506

Strand Waterworld
A family orientated, beach-side Waterslide Park with event and function related facilities.

Attractions include super tube, speed slide, and adventure playground, and others. The water is solar heated and undercover tables for parties and functions, benches with umbrellas for picnics, all screened from the wind.

Time: Tues to Fri during school terms 1.30pm to 6pm | Sat to Sun during school terms 9am to 6pm | Public holidays & school holidays 9am to 6pm

Cost: 1 hour R 60 Spectator R 10 | 2 hours R 70 Spectator R 15 | Full Pass R 90 Spectator R 45 | Family Season tickets R 500 to R 2000

Beach Rd, Strand, Western Cape

Tel: 021 854 4702

Cool Runnings Toboggan Park
A tobogganing track on steel half-pipe, the summer version of the winter sport.  Open all year, the 1.25 kilometre track has twists and curves and travels up to a maximum speed of 40km/h.  Children from age three upwards can take part.

The toboggan park is an ideal place to have children’s parties. There ready-made party invitations available for download on the Cool Running’s website and parents can choose the food and drink party pack which suits them the most. There are picnic tables which can be decorated in any way.

Time: Mon to Sun 9am – 6pm

Cost: R 35 – R 150

Cool Runnings Toboggan Park, Off Carl Cronje Dr, Cape Town

Tel: 021 949 4439

Monkey Town
Monkey Town is a sanctuary for 28 exotic monkey species from all over the world. Guided tours, feeding-time talks, touch farm yard, play-park and restaurant. There is also interaction with tame monkeys under guided supervision.

Time: Every Day 9am – 5pm

Cost: R 85 adults | R 65 pensioners, students &teens | R 45 children | R 20 U3

Mondeor Rd, Somerset West (Turn off from N2)

Tel: 021 858 1060

Acrobranch allows young or old to tackle obstacles built in the trees and offers three courses – Yellow, Green and Blue – with varying levels of heights and difficulty. All aerial adventurists are strapped securely to two carabiners – offering both security from injury or harm and the advantage of being able to test your strengths without the fear of falling. Booking is not necessary, but highly recommended, as harnesses are limited. For parties and team building events, a booking and deposit is essential.

Time:  Tue to Sun & public holidays 9am – 5pm

Cost: R80 Yellow Course | R 110 Green Course | R 140 Blue Course

Constantia Nek Restaurant Grounds, 1 Hout Bay Rd, Constantia, Cape Town

Tel: 081 851 1765

be.UP Park
Be.UP Park is an indoor family fun centre with a wide variety of activities including a trampoline zone, an AltiGame, climbing walls and a maze for kids. 

Time: Tues to Thurs 9am to 8pm | Fri & Sat 9am to 10pm | Sun 9am to 6pm | Public and School Holidays 9am to 8pm

Cost: be.Junior R60 – R75 | be.In R100 – R115 | Climbing R60 – R70 | Student R85 – R95

Compulsory Grip Socks R20

Gardener Place, Rose Innes St, Pinelands, Cape Town

Tel: 021 532 1169

Franschhoek Motor Museum
The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history through its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the setting of L’Ormarins Wine Estate.  Time: Mon to Fri 10am – 4pm | Sat & Sun 10am – 3pm

Cost: R 60 Adults | R 50 Pensioners & Members | R 30 Children

Franschhoek Motor Museum, R45, Franschhoek, Cape Town

Tel: 021 874 9002

Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum
The museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, and more.  A highlight of the museum is the lifelike miniature of South Africa ‘s famous Blue train – the only one of its kind in Africa, is on show, the train travels from a miniature Stellenbosch, through the Cape Winelands and the mountains to the Karoo where it passes Matjiesfontein before it returns back to Stellenbosch.

Time: Mon to Fri 9am – 4.30pm |   Sat 9am – 2pm | closed Sun

Cost: R 15 adults | R 5 children

Market St, Stellenbosch

Tel: 021 882 8861

Cape Town Diamond Museum
The Cape Town Diamond Museum provides information on the diamond industry, the history of diamonds and diamonds in South Africa. Highlights of the museum include exhibits of mining gear, famous diamond replicas, historical artefacts, and more.

Time: Mon to Sun 9am-9pm

Cost: General Admission R 50 | Pensioners and u14 free

The Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 421 2488

South African Air Force Museum
The South African Air Force Museum houses, exhibits and restores material related to the history of the South African Air Force. The Museum is divided into three locations around South Africa; AFB Swartkop outside Pretoria, AFB Ysterplaat in Cape Town and at the Port Elizabeth Airport.  AFB Ysterplaat is home to the last airworthy Avro Shackleton, a maritime aircraft used by the South African Air Force.

Time: Wed, Thurs & Fri 7am-3pm | Sat 8.30am- 12am

Cost: free

South African Air Force Museum, Piet Grobler St, Ysterplaat, Cape Town

Tel: 021 508 6576

The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum
The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.

Time: 10am – 6pm

Cost: R 65 | R 40 scholars | R 180 family ticket

Portswood House, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 4741

Kayak Cape Town
Times:The daily scheduled trip leaves at 8.30am summer season (9.00am winter season). High season generally also has an 11am trip and often an afternoon trip as well.

Address: Sea Kayak Trips, Wharf Street, Simons Town

(Tel) 082 501 8930