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January 20, 2020

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town

The Deep South of Cape Town has so many delightful activities to offer, whether you decide to park off at one of the many stunning  beaches or fill each day with touring and adventures, sometimes choosing engaging Activities to do with kids in Cape Town on Holidayactivities to do with the kids in Cape Town can leave you a bit overwhelmed.

Many of our self-catering family holiday apartments in Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town have walking distance beach access which is a real bonus for avoiding parking hassles. If you are keen to try something a bit different and are wondering what this gorgeous region of the world has to offer your family on holiday, we’ve done the research for you.

Fun activities to do with kids in Muizenberg, Cape Town

Muizenberg has so much to offer, with it’s world-class ‘learn-to-surf’ beach, beautiful walking paths along the coastline and secret tidal pools along the way, as well as water slides and beach front putt-putt, being out in nature is top prize for good quality family bonding time.

Educational activities to do with kids in Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek beach is a wonderful family beach with great swimming conditions and loads of space to frisbee and run around frolicking in the waves and Simon’s Town is full of history and culture, not to mention the home of the endangered African Penguin at Boulder’s Beach.

Bookmark this post for later so you can pick some fun activities to do with kids on holiday in advance and you’ll save yourself from that famous phrase being uttered, ‘Mom, I’m bored!’.

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - Beach horse riding

Before you dive in, remember the sun block / hats / sunglasses or rash vest, loads of water to stay hydrated and designate a safe family meet up spot (lifeguard tower or security office) if anyone gets lost. Lastly, check your weather app before heading out!

Here’s a list of the top 7 (actually 17!) fun adventures and awesome activities to do with kids in Cape Town on holiday and the best part is, they are all outdoors.

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town

1. Muizenberg Water Slides and Pools

Muizenberg water slide and pool complex is situated right on the beach, and is an awesome place to relax while the kids burn off some energy. Situated adjacent to each other, there are 2 pools, one big one and a little kids pool, along with 3 water slides for kids of all ages (here’s looking at you, Dad). Get your thrills on the slides first and when everyone’s had enough, stroll on over to the pools to relax.

There is space to lounge on the grass by the pool or at the picnic tables and take in the views. There is a kiosk for snacks, change rooms and showers. At the slides there are 3 slides including one fast slide, one junior slide. Suitable for ages 4 and over.

Each attraction has its own entrance fees and are open subject to weather conditions, check out their websites for further details.

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - SlidesMuizenberg Slides

Opening days and times: Summer: Weekdays, (Weather dependent) 13:30 – 17:30. Weekends & Public Holidays, 09:30 – 17:30. School Holidays (Local Govt. Schools), 09:30 – 17:30. Last ticket sales at 16:30. Closed during Winter: From the beginning of May to the end of September.
Address: Beach Road, Muizenberg
Location pin:  Google Maps
Price range: R15 – R95

Muizenberg Pools

Opening days and times: Daily, 10am-5pm
Address: Beach Road, Muizenberg
Location pin: Google Maps
Price range: R8 per adult, R2 per child, pensioners attend free

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - Putt Putt2. Muizenberg Putt Putt

In between the water slides and Muizenberg pool sits the Muizenberg Putt Putt course! Listen to the waves crashing as you line up for you hole in 1, it’s an awesome course to play with the choice between 2 18-hole courses.

A great activity to do with the kids on holiday in Muizenberg, fostering some healthy competition and exercising at the same time, it’s the views that will impress you the most! Mountain vista views and crashing waves will set the scene for a visually spectacular game of golf! If you’re staying in one of our Muizenberg self-catering apartments, it’s walking distance!

Opening days and times: Open every day, 10am – 5pm
Address: Beach Road, Muizenberg
Location pin: Google Maps
Price range: R32-R64 per person
Social media: Facebook | Instagram

3. Surfing lessons

Did you even go on holiday in Muizenberg unless you had a surfing lesson? Muizenberg is the best place to learn how to surf! The waves are gentle and consistent, breaking over 200m giving you the perfect conditions to master catching a wave. It is so much fun and really for everyone of all ages, a super fun thing to do with the kids on holiday. It’s a brilliant way to spend a day as a family, and you never know, it may unleash a new love for the ocean within you.Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - Garys Surf School

There are so many surf schools on the Muizenberg beachfront, offering all sorts of services and lesson options for surfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board), board and wetsuit rentals and sales. Below are the main surf school’s with website details for you to investigate further and pick the one just for you. They are all located within walking distance of Muizenberg beach.

Gary’s Surf School: website
Surfshack Surf School: website
Roxy Surf Emporium School: website
Learn2Surf: website
Lifestyle Surf Shop: website
African Soul Surfer: website
Xpression on the Beach: website

4. Tidal pools

For those who aren’t quite keen to swim in the waves, the South Peninsula coast line is dotted with wonderful tidal pools offering a calmer swimming experience, perfect for the littlies. Explore the shoreline and rock pools for beach wildlife, collect shells or build a sand castle and then take a relaxing dip in the pool when you’re hot. Best of all, they are free to attend! Below we’ve rounded up our 4 favourite family friendly pools along the Sunrise Coast of Cape Town. Check out our ‘Tidal Pool Challenge’ post to see our top favourite 7 pools.

Closest to Muizenberg: Dalebrook Tidal Pool (Google Maps) & St James Tidal Pool (Google Maps)
Away from the crowd: Wooley’s Tidal Pool (between Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek) Google Maps
Newly refurbished: Glencairn Tidal Pool (Near to Fish Hoek & Simon’s Town) Google Maps
Slide for the kids: Miller’s Point Tidal Pool (past Simon’s Town) Google Maps

5. Scratch Patch

Visiting Scratch Patch in Simon’s Town is something different to do for the whole family. Wade through the gem stone garden in the sun, searching for special stones of all colours and shapes, very good for motor skills and tactile development for the kids. The way it works is you buy a cup or a bag of varying sizes, and spend as long as you want digging through the huge variety of gemstones to pick the best ones.Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - Scratch Patch Putt Putt

There is also Cave Golf, an 18 hole putt putt course through underground caves with spectacular gemstones hidden in the rocks. Parents can enjoy a browse through the Mineral World display store with amazing gemstones and gifts on sale. It really is a fun day out with the kids on holiday.

Opening days and times: Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4:45pm. Sat/Sun/Hol: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Address: Dido Valley Road, Simon’s Town
Location pin: Google Maps
Price range: Free entrance. Scratch Patch cup range: R25-R85. Cave Golf: R35 per player, with a R20 refundable deposit.
Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

6. Boulders Beach

Visiting the African Penguins up close at Boulder’s Beach is something your kids will never forget. Surrounded by huge boulders, the African penguins have chosen to make this beach their home, which is part of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area. Walk along the wide boardwalks and take in the views of the dunes and see if you can spot some nesting penguins and their chicks.

Make sure to go to the Boulders Visitors Centre where you and the kids can learn all about these uniquely African penguins and what makes them special to this region.

Bring your swimming costumes along and take a dip in the ocean, this is a family friendly beach perfect for kids that isn’t over crowded. Looking for accommodation near Boulder’s Beach? Check these self-catering apartments in Simon’s Town.

Opening days and times: Summer: Dec – Jan, 7am – 7:30pm. Feb – Mar, 8am – 6:30pm. Oct – Nov, 8am – 6:30pm. Winter: Apr – Sep, 8am – 5pm.
Address: Kleintuin Rd, Simon’s Town
Location pin: Google Maps
Price range: R20-R160 Website here for full fee charges

7. Imhoff Farm

Equally popular with locals and visitors, this spot in the Cape Peninsula countryside provides a plethora of activities to do with the kids in Cape Town on hols. Stunning views, first-rate food, organic produce, unique shops, beach horse-rides and animal encounters are just some of the many experiences on offer.

Activities to do with kids in Cape Town - Imhoff Farm

Farmyard fun

Right next door to the Blue Water Café, the little ones may visit the farmyard and have a chat with the farmyard residents. There is a small entrance fee that goes towards the upkeep and care of the farmyard and animals. Let the kids interact with animals up close and learn something new.

Mikwood Maze

Milkwood Maze is a new interactive 3D maze at Imhoff Farm – a great outing for the whole family. Let the kids lead the way to see if they deliver you to safety or a dead end, great family bonding vibes, with great views!

Paintball games

Suitable for ages 11 and up, let the kids really vent some energy during a paintball game.

Held at the amazing Area 51 at Imhoff Farm, offering an awesome tactical bush and grassland field, let the kids run wild and work on their survival skills!

Laser tag

Imhoff Farm runs Laser tag games throughout the week. Get in touch with them below to book your session.

Opening days and times: Open 7 days a week. Check individual attractions at the website below to see specific opening times.
Address: Kommetjie Road, Kommetjie
Location pin: Google Maps
Price range: Free to visit. Fees applicable for activities. Check website below
Social media: Facebook