Cape Town Family Guide -13Apr

Coffee Master Class

This is a 3 hour course covering both the theory behind the perfect cup as well as some practical coffee making. With everything a home barista needs, including pouring an espresso, milk dynamics and how to not burn the milk when making a latte. You will be guided by one of the best barista trainers in South Africa.

Once every 2 weeks on a Saturday 09:00 to 12:00

R650 p/person

235 Bree Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 422 1574

The White House Stables

The White House Stables Riding School was established in 2006. They are a professional, friendly and family owned yard. Their staff are SANEF/EQASA/ FEI trained and qualified with First Aid Certification. They cater for all ages and all levels of riders. 

Times: 7:00 to 19:00

Cnr Old Mamre and Zonnekus Road, Morning Star, Cape Town


Lindt Chocolate Studio – Silo (Lindt Cape Quarter, Green Point Relocated)

Retailer known for fine Swiss chocolate, truffles & confectionery since 1899.

Monday 09:00 – 18:00 and Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 – 20:00pm

Shop 2, Silo 2, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.

021 831 0360

Garden Walks at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for the week

A walk with various guides through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  The walks are free but garden entrance fee applies. Walks are approximately 50 or 90 minutes in duration, and highlight seasonal interest in the Garden.

Mon to Fri:                            

Gate 1 (Visitors Centre): 90 minute walks at 10:00, 11:00 and 14:00

Gate 2 (Garden Centre): 90 minute walks at 11:00


Gate 1 (Visitors Centre): 90 minute walks at 10:00

Gate 2 (Garden Centre): 90 minute walks at 10:00

R15.00 to R60.00

Rhodes Drive, Newlands

021 799 8783/73

Bird walk at Kirstenbosch NBG

Stroll through Kirstenbosch with an experienced birder, and spot and identify some of the 125 bird species known to occur in the Garden. Bring walking shoes, a hat and water, as well as weather proof clothing.

12 April 2017 8:00am to 10:00am

Walks are free, but Garden entrance fee applies – R R15.00 to R60.00

Rhodes Drive, Newlands, information desk (Visitor centre)

021 788 1528, or email:

The Warrior Toy Museum

A permanent display of 4 000 model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, miniature dolls houses and rooms, two fully operating railroads, lead soldier displays, Meccano, ships and many other miscellaneous toys and models.

10:00 to 16:00

Price on Request

St George’s Street, Simons Town

021 786 1395

South African Astronomical Observatory

The national centre for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa.

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month at 20:00

1 Observatory Road, Observatory, Cape Town.

021 4470025

Action Sports

The indoor facility offers you action cricket, action netball and action soccer. The great feature of these indoor sports is that they are played in downsized arenas, with fewer players, which create an environment for fast paced and exciting sporting action. 

15 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens.

021 5523165

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

21 St Johns Street, Gardens / Cape Town

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.

9.30am to 6pm

R65 – R150

Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 3823

Top-G Game Systems

TOP-G game systems operate a mobile laser shooting range, catering for everyone, from 6year old birthdays to corporate teambuilding or entertainment. Laser combat challenge is played using the pulse rifle programmed with an amount of lives.

2 Dennehoek Street, Heldervue – near Somerset West.

021 855 4736 / 083 666 6113

Action Paintball @ Area 51

Action Paintball Games, adventure entertainment at its best. Ideal for student entertainment and team building. Party goers why not consider having your bachelors/hen party or a special birthday you may be celebrating. It may just be the best way to get even with your friends. A minimum of 14 players is required for a game to take place when no other bookings have been placed.

Days and Times: 9:30 – 17:00

R150 per player

21 Kommetjie Road. Cape Town

021 790 7603

Nature Discovery Tours

The motorcycle, quad bike tours are designed together with Cape Nature Conservation to give an unusual and spectacular day outing in areas rarely visited. This makes trail riding enjoyable and fun for all nature lovers. A qualified field guide leads the tour and provides interesting educational talks and cares for the needs of the group.

Days and Times: Daily 09:00 and 14:00. Evening cool tours from 17h00.

Book on the website

Elgin Grabouw Country club, Nature House, Worcester Street, Grabouw, 7061

0218591989/ 0794953987

Eagle Encounters at Spier

For avian enthusiasts, there are few better places to visit than the Eagles Encounter raptor rehabilitation centre, which is based at the historic Spier wine farm in Stellenbosch. The wildlife conservation venue offers a home to injured, poisoned and hand-reared birds of prey, with the aim of rehabilitating and releasing as many of them as possible.

Monday – Sunday: 9:30 – 17:

R70 adults, R60 children and R65 students and pensioners

Spier Wine Farm, R310, Stellenbosch

021 858 1826

Le Bonheur Crocodile farm 

With more than 1000 crocodiles on its sunny-weather-geared farm, the Paarl-based Bonheur treats youngsters to a close encounter of the reptile kind. The family-run venture conducts guided tours of its teeming ponds every 45 minutes and even gives visitors a chance to hold or pet a baby crocodile!

Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00.


Babylonstoren Road, R45, Simondium, Franschhoek

021 863 1142


Enjoy our decadent cakes and a cup of freshly brewed coffee at the coffee shop, while taking in the stunning views of the alpaca herd, the dromedaries and Table Mountain in the background. Watch our weavers at work, interact with the alpacas and all the other animals in the petting zoo and have your kids use up all that pent-up energy on the jungle gym or go on an Alpaca Barn Tour.

Mon- Sun 10:00 to 18:00

Alpaca Barn Tours: R60 for adults, R40 for children and pensioners. Children under 3 are free.

Suid-Agter-Paarl Road, Western Cape

084 793 3666

Monkey Town

Monkey Town Primate Centre is a wildlife Centre for monkeys and apes with more than 230 animals and 28 different exotic species including Tammy, Ruby, and Sunny, our famous chimp sisters. There are also koi ponds, many bird species and small antelope on the premises.

Mon – Sun 8:00 – 17:00


Mondeor Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town, 7130

021 858 1060

Giraffe House
The Giraffe House, just outside of Stellenbosch, is where your kids can have an educational petting zoo experience in the animals’ peaceful natural environment. Don’t be fooled by the name; this well-maintained farm has a long list of four-legged friends to accompany Gerry, the 6-m tall hand-reared giraffe

Daily 9:00 – 17:00


Cnr R304 & R101, Stellenbosch 

021 884 4506

Sun Scene Youth Group Sandboarding

We offer your students the opportunity to experience the thrill of sandboarding with SunScene Outdoor Adventure’s 3 hour sandboarding lessons. Fly down the awesome Dunes of Atlantis on our purpose made sandboards or tobbogans, while enjoying epic views of the spectacular mountain surrounding the City of Cape Town.

Weather permitting

R80-R150 depending on size of the group

Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point, Cape Town

021 783 0203

Venture Forth International

Venture Forth International specialises in guided mountaineering and other active adventures. We are also an accredited mountaineering training centre offering skills development and qualifications for both recreational and professional mountaineers.

Mon – Fri 8:00 – 16:00

Contact for prices

Calcutta St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7405

021 510 3731