Summer holidays in Cape Town are filled with so much to see and do. Here are some really great activities for the whole family to enjoy.
A new addition to the Waterfront, this urban park is a gateway from Cape Town’s CBD to the V&A. With loads of activities to keep the kids entertained – such as a scooter path, a high-quality skatepark and a multi-court for netball, basketball and soccer games, stand-up paddle boarding and canoeing in the canal – they won’t want to leave! So, bring a picnic basket and enjoy it on the lawn.
Opening times Daily, 6am – 6pm
Cost Free entrance, but you’ll need to pay for parking (parking is free on weekends)
Contact 021 408 7600, email@example.com
Where to find it Battery Park, Between Cape Town CBD and The V & A Waterfront
Scootours’ eco-friendly, non-motorised scooters are a unique way of experiencing Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain. Take in the breathtaking views as you ride the slopes into the city below during a one-and-a-half to two-hour tour.
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 9am; 12pm; 3pm
Cost R650 (driver’s ticket); R290 (passenger ticket)
Where to find it Kloof Nek Parking Area, 209 Tafelberg Road, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town
Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome
The revamped Iziko Planetarium boasts the most advanced digital facilities on the African continent, and is sure to keep children transfixed with mesmerising images of the night sky
Opening times Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Cost R60 (adults); R30 (under 18s, students and pensioners)
Contact 021 481 3900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens
Cape Town Science Centre
Science, technology, mathematics and engineering are the focus at this educational facility developed to help children learn and develop an interest in these areas – in a fun and enjoyable way.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4.30pm
Sunday and public holidays, 10am – 4.30pm
Cost R75 (adults + children); R35 (pensioners); R265 (family package: four people); R65 (per person, group of 10 or more)
Where to find it Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Road, Observatory