Cape Point Shipwreck Trail
Combine the hike with a swim in Buffels Bay tidal pool or a ride on the funicular!
With a bit of luck you can spot wild ostriches on the beach!
The surrounding rocks are great spots to watch the sunset.
Bring your fishing net to catch (and release) tiny starfish!
It's a safe park where you'll encounter lots of other families and kids.
There are a few awesome tree swings to play on.
Top of Table Mountain
The trails are beautiful, not too steep and there are some amazing picnic spots along the way.
Spot dassies, lizards, tortoises, rare frogs, mongoose and try to find porcupine quills!
A guidebook is available for the Klipkershout Walking Trail to make it even more interesting.
Spot the ancient cannon which announced the arrival of merchant ships on top of Paarl Rock.
Helderberg Nature Reserve
The Oak Café inside the reserve serves coffee, soft drinks, light meals and picnics to order.
Kids love to play at Pete’s Pond next to the picnic area.
The fit can hike up to Klein Koppie to enjoy unobstructed views of Hout Bay.
A walk that offers water play is a huge winner!
Tygerberg Nature Reserve
There are nearly 500 different plant species here, 12 of which are threatened with extinction and 8 exist only in Cape Town.
You can spot a honey badger, Cape foxes, striped polecats, mongooses, badgers, porcupines, baboons and various small antelope.
About midway, you'll find the hole-in-the-wall Forest Café, which serves coffees, cold drinks and snacks.
There’s a tyre swing at the northern end of the trail.
Sandy Bay Shipwreck Trail
End the hike with a dip into the ocean at Sandy Bay beach.
Sliding down the big sand dune is great fun!
It's easy to reach and the panoramic views are hard to beat.
Towards the end of the path, you can spot (and climb on) two historical cannons.
It’s a great walk to introduce kids to hiking or practice cycling.
There’s a small playground with swinging tyre and climbing net near Peddlar’s on the Bend.
Twelve Apostles Trail
This is also a great path for trail running and mountain biking!
You can spot dolphins or a whale from up high if you’re lucky.
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Hire an E-bike at nearby Lanzerac (kids’ seats available) and explore without the effort!
It’s lots of fun to clamber over the rocks along the second waterfall’s riverbed.
End the walk with tea or coffee and scones at the historic Alphen Hotel.
Bring your (push) bike along and overtake the adults!
Muizenberg to Kalk Bay
There are lots of coffee shops along the way if you want to stop for a coffee, cool drink or snack.
Watch out for the St James menhirs – amazing man-made rock installations!
Bantry Bay to The Glen
Stop for coffee or lunch at The Lawns restaurant before heading back.
This is a path where kids can safely run ahead a little.
Deer Park Forest
It’s a great spot to go for short hikes and have a picnic, too.
Running up and down the wooden walkway is lots of fun!
Kommetjie Wooden Walkway
Go on a tour of the 30m high Slangkop Lightshouse to learn of its history.
The nice lawn area by the tidal pool is perfect for a picnic or kicking a ball.
If you’re quiet, this is a great path for bird watching.
The trail leads to a stone bridge and a little waterfall with a small pool to splash in.
It’s one of Table Mountain’s oldest hiking routes, dating back to 1887.
The (pretty much) level route makes this walk a joy for tots and kids.
Grab a coffee and enjoy the sea views while you wait.
So cool - the classes are taught by real chefs!
The farm has several hiking trails, ideal to walk off a meal.
There's a jumping castle on weekends!
The Scone Shack
If you're looking for a wholesome, bucolic adventure, this is definitely it!
In summer, you can swim in a dam with zip line, mini slide, swinging tyre and canoes.
The sunchairs at the top part of the garden are perfect to enjoy the ocean views while the kids play.
The kids' flying sushi roll is super fun and yummy!
Tryn at Steenberg
The restaurant is trendy and serves fabulous food, but is family-friendly.
The massive jenga game stacks 1.5 metres high!
Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
There are numerous pretty benches to take a rest and enjoy the views.
You get your own map and can learn to navigate your way based on it.
It's a place that celebrates coffee culture and all things decadent.
The play area is perfect to play kings and queens.
You can sit and eat on retro garden furniture in midst of the picturesque vineyards.
It's very low key and laid back - perfect for small people.
Wild Wild West
There are separate sections for toddlers, school kids and teens to keep everyone entertained and safe.
The friendly staffers wear cowboy hats and play the part.
The café also offers pottery classes for beginners and those more advanced.
There's a jumping castle if you need to let of steam after lots of painting.
Journey’s End Horse Rides
End the outride with a wine tasting and a cheese platter picnic basket.
The farm offers a proper outride experience, not only a short trot on a paddock.
The choice of three restaurants - from casual to fine dining - makes the farm a great spot for every occasion.
Kids love the wobbly bridge and the dream-catcher swings!
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are locally sourced and freshly prepared.
Going round and round the garden while mommy watches from the veranda is so much fun!
Southey Vines Bike Park
The park is surrounded by lots of greenery and has a real neighbourhood feel.
It's a safe place for kids of all ages to hone their skills.
Playstation by Rush
The venue has four large party rooms for kids' birthdays.
The super fast slides makes kids' tummies tickle.
Child-friendly and trendy don't often go together - but here they do!
The playground has a cool half pipe for pretense big wave surfing.
Anna Beulah Farm
The Club House functions as a kids' party venue to celebrate your child's special day.
Feed and get to know all the farm's creatures on the Sunday animal walk (2pm).
between Steenberg and Noordhoek
The dam is only a short stroll from the parking lot, with a set of public toilets at its entrance.
You can go on an exploration on the little footpaths next to the dam.
The wine farm subscribes to environmentally friendly grape-growing practices.
The stream-like water feature in front of the restaurant is perfect to splash in!
The Courtyard Playhouse
The shows are so well done, they are great fun for adults, too!
You can actively participate in every show!
Spread out a blanket for a chilled picnic on the designated tables and benches.
There is lots of grass and a play area to run wild and kick a ball.
There are a few benches and a small wooden platform, perfect for a picnic.
Splashing around in the little stream is super fun, especially on a hot day!
Franschhoek Beer Co
The German brew master makes sure each beer gets top marks in the Reinheitsgebot.
The kids food & 'beer' pairing is fun and yummy!
Noordhoek Café & Deli
The High Tea (and mini High Tea) are a wonderful way to relax in the afternoon.
The café hosts lots of fun kids events and activities.
It's the first wine farm with a craft beer brewery in Durbanville!
Every first Saturday (at 1pm), they fire a 300-year-old signal gun!
Sitting on the outdoor terrace offers pretty views on the Cape Town Stadium!
You have the whole of Green Point Park as your playground!
This place is so chilled, the kids can be as loud and wild as they want to be.
The fish braai around the fire pit is a very cool experience.
The Village Hub
The upstairs Hub Café serves delicious, upmarket food - great for a meal with or without kids.
The superfood raw cacao smoothie is yuuuuuumy!
Winelands Light Railway
Bring a picnic blanket, buy snacks from various food trucks and relax in the shade of trees.
You pay once and can ride around as often as you want!
The coffee shop has lovely views onto the yacht harbour and Table Mountain.
You can spot seals basking in the sun on the wooden jetty right outside.
Get a beauty treatment or sip a drink in the sports bar while the kids have fun.
Watching one of the mini 5D movies is an absolute thrill!
Surfboard and wetsuit rentals are included in the price.
They help you celebrate your birthday with a surf or SUP party!
Observatory Swimming Pool
It’s not the prettiest pool, but has a distinct, lovely neighbourhood feel.
A great place to meet kids from the neighbourhood!
Jungle Theatre Company
A great way to teach kids about heritage, the environment and human nature.
It’s fun to watch – and even more fun to participate!
Lucy G Craft Café
The café employs young adults with disabilities, making it an inclusive environment.
You don’t have to clean up your mess afterwards!
Huckleberry Fish Farm
You can bring your own picnic basket or have a braai (wood is sold at the office).
There is lots of space to safely roam around, and there are farm animals, too!
All materials are non-hazardous, and the water-based paint washes out of clothing.
Kids who want to learn more about pottery can join the Friday class!
Jump & Ropeyard
It’s a great place for an active kids’ birthday party surrounded by nature.
You can test your physical boundaries without your parents being worried.
The restaurant is situated in a beautifully renovated Victorian house, full of old-world charm.
There is a little stream to splash in on hot days.
The Little Gym
The gym offers parent survival nights to give adults a well-deserved break.
Until I’m older than 3, mommy or daddy can join the class.
It's an intimate setting with a relaxed family vibe and stunning sea and mountain views.
The jungle gym under the big tree makes it look like a fairy garden.
It's a great place to grab a bite or have a sundowner after a day on the beach.
There is lots of space to safely roam around, and the friendly waiters love kids!
Blue Bird Café
The owners are happy for you to bring their laptops and tap into the free wifi.
Playing with the water feature and the mud kitchen is great fun!
It offers the perfect combo of plant shopping and playground fun!
A paper bag of feed for the ducks and chickens only costs a couple of Rand.
Van Riebeeck Park
It’s the perfect place to spread out a blanket, bring a picnic and read a book.
The two little bridges that cross the stream invite to fun and play.
During winter months, a cosy fireplace keeps guests warm and snug.
You can make your own kiddies pizza!
The farm's impressive barrel cellar contains hundreds of traditional wooden barrels filled with various cultivars.
The kids' pairing includes three different juices, popcorn, dried fruit, sweets and a cookie to decorate!
The farm’s Marvol Gallery shows Russian art from the owner’s private collection.
Kids love the magic bracelet that lets the friendly 3D Amuki creatures come to life!
Gully Road Playground
A great place to take a shady break if it gets too hot on the beach.
The playground even has a zipline!
African Beat Xhosa
Language learning made playful and entertaining!
Banging on a drum is so cool, kids don’t even notice it’s a class.
Tamboerskloof (and other locations in Cape Town)
Kids often get to make a game or toy that they can take home to play with!
Being allowed to choose songs from the iPad during the class!
Bon Louis Family Bistro
The Petit Deli sells freshly made breads, pastries, macaroons, a selection of cheeses, meats and preserves to take home.
The jungle gym, sandpit, swings and chalk drawing wall a fabulous!
Jump 4 Joy
Parents can relax with a cup of coffee and snack while watching the kids bounce around.
There is a separate soft play area for toddlers who are tired of jumping!
Ipic Play Park
If you join the fitness club, you can have a work out while the kids roam around the play park.
Mom and Dad are allowed to join in on the giant slides, climb walls and high rope course, making it a true family adventure!
The stone table and benches make for a wonderful picnic spot.
If you swing high on the big rope, it feels like you can touch the sky!
between Camps Bay & Bakoven
It's quiet and small - a perfect place to relax and keep an eye on the kids at all times.
It's great fun to go on little adventure walks between the boulders.
Val du Charron
If you forget to bring your kids’ bikes and helmets no problem: they can be rented at R20 per half an hour.
On hot days, they pump up the slip’n’slide!
Aquila Game Reserve
Toddlers up to age 3 join games drives for free, kids up to age 11 are half price.
Going on a walk through the bush without the parents is super exciting!
Having kids learn about art in a world-class museum is simply fantastic.
Riding the museum’s glass elevator high up to the 6th floor makes tummies tickle.
The artisanal coffee is roasted on site, with roaster Warren offering delicious tastings.
The home-made cakes and pastries are a real treat.
With a focus on sustainability, the farm makes sure its supply chains are ethical and the food locally sourced.
Kids love to play boules, crocket, Jenga, dominos and with the giant chess set.
The farm supports a number of animal-related charities through its Miss Molly wine range.
Playing hide and seek along the winding pathways of the garden is awesome!
No-frills food, casual atmosphere and friendly service.
Kids have fun feeding the ducks in the pond!
Walking along the scenic hiking trail that starts next to the restaurants and winds its way along the vineyards and through the fynbos is a treat.
Kids love to while away the time with crayons and colouring in paper, inspired by Pierneef.
The walking trails in a tranquil 65 hectare wetland conservation area are fun for the whole family.
Climbing the massive trees by the picnic area is awesome.
Stellenbosch and Somerset West
Ending the day with a stroll through the vineyards, choosing one of the two clearly marked routes, is fabulous.
The tractor rides on weekends (September to April) are a blast!
You can take a free audio tour to explore the farm, its rich history and Cape Dutch architecture.
Kids love strolling around the farm with its lily pond and lots of ducks.
There is live music on Friday evenings.
The resident peacocks delight the kids, while the small forest alongside the pond is a great place for exploration.
The (alcoholic) infusion & marshmallow tasting makes for a special experience.
The vineyard's caramel & popping candy chocolate is delish!
The restaurant no longer serves plastic straws to help save the environment.
There are lots of outdoor toys and sometimes a jumping castle!
The harvest platter comes highly recommended.
There are special red kids’ tables where little ones can enjoy their own lunch party.
The knowledgeable staff offers lovely tours of the winery.
Kids love playing mini golf and mini soccer while waiting for the food to be served.
Vrede en Lust
Chef Jean Pierre Smith is famous for his artisan sourdough breads.
There's an activity pack that includes crayons, paper and a sticker book (to be purchased for a small fee).
The nice outdoor wine tasting area has stunning views.
The kids’ picnic basket contains a small toy!
It’s quiet and intimate in midst of nature.
Kids like splashing in the stream on warm days (bring extra clothing).
The vineyard offers, food, wine & gin tasting, a playpark and wildlife all in one venue.
The 3pm feeding of the big cats is not to be missed!
The occasional Sunday spit braais (check if it’s on before you go) are perfect for a leisurely family lunch.
Kids love feeding the lama, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs!
The well-trained staff pays extra attention to children.
The buttermilk and apple pancakes are a kids’ favourite (breakfast only).
The service is fantastic and the food delicious.
Trying to balance on the wobbly skateboards on springs is lots of fun!
All ingredients are locally sourced and fresh.
Kids dig the chicken, tomato and cheddar Flammkuchen.
The Jonkerhuis 1817 restaurant serves the most delicious beer and treacle-braised pork belly.
The milkshakes are awesome!
The charcuterie and cheese boards with fresh bread are scrumptious.
Kids like rolling down the hilly lawns.
Join the wine blending experience and create a personalized bottle of your own wine to take home!
Kids love to devour Ouma Annie’s delicious pumpkin fritters.
The farm has a big focus on sustainability: it largely uses solar power, does rainwater harvesting and planted thousands of indigenous trees.
Enthusiastic guides make the game drive a fun learning experience.
The wine tasting is free of charge if you book for lunch.
Three tiny kids tables and benches allow kids to have their lunch in style!
The estate has created their own range of five chocolates infused with their wines.
Splashing in the little stream on a hot day is lots of fun.
The wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate or handmade cheese are scrumptious.
The free golf cart ride from the parking lot is a bonus that makes kids’ hearts jump with laughter.
The 200 hectare estate also farm delicious fruit and a wide range of herbs.
Yummy pizzas are made in an outdoor oven on site.
The estate’s art gallery shows a selection of established and emerging South African artists.
There is lots of lawn space to kick a ball and run wild.
Hemel and Aarde Valley
There is an aromatic tea and food pairing for those who still have to drive.
Kids like to while away the time with Lego and building blocks.
The picnic baskets are filled with delicious, healthy treats.
Kids love to explore the little footpaths around the dam.
In summer (November – February), the concert picnics make for a relaxed and romantic family outing.
Kids love to play in the organic garden's water feature!
The mountain views are beautiful and the service very friendly.
Kids can play and draw on little plastic tables right next to where the adults are sitting.
It's a very relaxed setting, especially fun for families with small children.
There are lots of slides and play houses in a magical forest!
A great opportunity to take home some of their excellent cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil.
The picnic baskets come with bubbles to blow for extra fun.
The extremely friendly waiters always make an effort to make kids happy.
The grape juice tasting makes children feel all grown up!
The food and wine pairing experience (Fridays at 12:00) comes highly recommended.
Kids adore playing in the little stream that runs through the garden by the play area.
The ‘bench on the lawn’ and ‘forest courtyard benches’ picnic spots are in close proximity to the jungle gym.
Going on the vineyard safari in fun – even though the ‘Big 5’ are grape varieties, not animals.
Instead of pesticides, the farm uses 1000 runner ducks to eat snails and bugs in the vineyards.
The deli's bakery section offers the yummiest treats!
End the meal with a short, scenic walk through the olive groves and vineyard.
Kids love taking a ride (or more) on the sculpture of bulls in growing sizes.
The outdoor lounge seating on the bistro’s terrace creates a very relaxed atmosphere.
There is a fun jungle gym and lots of space to run around.
The wine and chocolate tasting is a winner.
Running through the fountain-style water feature! (bring costumes and towels)
The deli farm shop sells delicious breads, preserves and lots of kitchen designer items.
You can sit on a pumpkin the size of yourself!
End the day with a delicious chocolate, fudge or macaron wine pairing. There are gin tastings, too!
The massive jungle gym comes with a zip line, and there's a big lawn to kick a ball.
Lots of different things to do for kids (and adults) of all ages.
Older kids love playing with the 'talking sculptures' art installation at the entrance to the farm.
You can stock up on delicious goats and other cheeses to take home.
Children like feeding and petting the goats!
Zip Zap Circus
Your kids will be awed, while you are supporting a good cause at the same time.
Kids love seeing other kids perform and to be able to identify with them.
It's lots of fun to have a drink at the retro but very stylish bar that overlooks the foyer.
Going to a real grown-up theatre to see a show is very cool.
There's comfortable seating, relatively easy parking, but often long bathroom queues.
Kids like playing on the massive set of stairs before and after the show.
Each play is staged with a lot of humour to delight kids of all ages.
Kids love seeing their favourite children’s stories come to life.
The Rainbow Puppet Theatre
There is decent coffee for sale as well as a delicious selection of home-made cakes and savoury snacks.
Kids love shouting along to warn the puppets of approaching baddies.
It's a top spot for a sunset picnic.
Kids love climbing the granite boulders at either end of the beach.
Soetwater tidal pools
btw Kommetjie and Scarborough
The pool is located in midst of a rich biodiversity area.
There is a deep pool to swim and a shallow one to splish and splash.
De Kom lagoon and tidal pool
Flamingos love to visit this spot!
Kids like to explore the Slangkop Lighthouse nearby.
Buffels Bay tidal pools
It’s a great spot for hiking and cycling, too.
You can spot a zebra, ostrich or eland close to the pool.
btw Kalk Bay and Clovelly
The big flat rocks next to the pool are a great place to sit and watch the kids.
Kids love how the waves crash over the rocks during high tide.
Glencairn tidal pool
The beach lends itself to long strolls along the water and is dog-friendly.
The rocks in the pool are a great spot to look for little fish, crabs and tiny starfish.
Miller’s Point tidal pool
It’s almost never crowded due to its secret location.
During whale season, and with luck, you can watch humpbacks jump as you go down the slide.
Dalebrook tidal pool
The pool is in walking distance from many yummy lunch places in Kalk Bay.
The rocks inside the pool are fun to climb on and jump off.
St James tidal pool
This beautiful pool almost seamlessly melts into the ocean.
The water gets deeper very gradually, so that non-swimmers can have a carefree time.
Muizenberg Swimming Pool
Eight lifeguards on duty (in high season) make sure all swimmers are super safe.
Apart from the beach, there are a jungle gym, mini golf and a waterslide park right next door.
It's an awesome family park that caters to kids of all ages, from 0 to 14.
Kids love to hold hands with their best friend as they shoot down the double speed slide.
The boulders provide some shade on hot days and a sense of privacy.
Playing hide and seek between the boulders is the best!
Maiden’s Cove tidal pools
The views of the Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean are exquisite.
Different pools, a play area and grass to run - a kids' paradise!
Camps Bay beach & tidal pool
Apart from all the obvious perks, there are lots of (restaurant) toilets nearby!
Kids love walking around the tidal pool’s stone walls and jumping off!
A trendy yet family friendly beach option, easy to reach from town.
There's lots of space to play ball and many other kids around.
Sea Point Swimming Pool
Families love the different pool options for kids of different ages.
Jumping off the diving board is thrilling every time.
Long Street Baths
Parents love the nostalgic architecture and the old-world wall tiles.
Kids are allowed to jump in from the side of the pool.
In winter, a cosy indoor fireplace keeps the whole family warm.
The popular Bugz Playpark is right next door, so you can make a day of it!
Whole Earth Café
The small deli and gift store sells beautifully handcrafted items.
The kids’ hot chocolate is deeeeelicious!
Good Thyme Café
They often run meal specials for kids under 12.
Zooming down the double slide, while holding hands with a friend is just the best.
Bread and Butter Co
There are tables inside the fenced-in play area so parents can relax while watching the little ones play safely.
The cute wooden Wendy house invites to imaginary play.
The Pink Olive
A great place to combine plant shopping with a cup of coffee and a short play outing.
The colouring-in activities at the table are fun while waiting for the food to arrive.
Knus Karoo Kombuis
The small but well-curated gift shop sells original items from the Karoo, including wool and cosy blankets.
The gourmet kiddies’ caramel milkshake is delish (and a fab desert replacement)!
St. Omer Farm
It's a great opportunity to buy some extremely well-priced plants on the way out.
Kids can’t get enough of the Nutella sandwiches!
Cape Town Fish Market
The eatery offers a vast menu with an overall impressive quality of food.
Each kid gets a set of stackable crayons and a drawing book with stickers.
Hands down the best German cuisine in town. Try the pork knuckle and Apfelstrudel.
The jungle gym looks like a knight’s castle.
The hosts are superb, with great attention to detail.
It’s as carefree as playing in a friend’s garden.
96 Winery Road
It's wholesome food cooked with care.
The children’s dishes are served in a fun picnic box.
Feel a wave of nostalgia when choosing songs from the jukebox.
The shakes are yum. Kiwi & Bubblegum is a kids’ favourite.
Two Oceans Restaurant
The view is priceless!
Riding on the cable train up to the lighthouse is not to be missed!
The ‘roosterkoek’ (bread cooked on a barbecue) made on an open fire bring back wholesome childhood memories.
Bottle feeding the baby goats is too cute!
There are free (and clean) shower blocks for those who stop off after a ride.
The home-baked cakes are delicious!
The restaurant offers exceptional service and one of the best views in the valley.
Catching (and releasing) fish in the dam is great fun!
The family meals offer great value for money.
The foosball table provides hours of fun!
The rustic eatery serves great burgers, and there is an option to build your own!
Shooting at a target with a real bow and arrow is awesome.
The craft beer, wine and gin tastings are great fun ... if you don’t have to drive.
Kids love the chocolate and ice cream tastings!
Little Stream Tea Garden
It's a magical venue that is also ideal for kids’ parties.
The garden is like the enchanted forest of a fairy tale.
Rhodes Memorial Tea Garden and Restaurant
It's a wonderfully old-school place to stop for lunch after a walk on the mountain.
The jungle gym is fun, but crawling around the steps of Rhodes Memorial is even better!
There is craft beer on tap and a good selection of wines.
The horse-drawn cart rides on weekends are a real winner.
It's a meal steeped in history: the restaurant’s walls were built around 1785 from cow dung, sand, hay and whale (!) bones.
The home-made ice cream is totally yum!
Dutch Haven Bistro
The children’s menu even caters for tiny tots, offering finger biscuits and mashed fruit, served with a sterilized baby spoon.
Toddlers have a great time in the safe, garden-style play area.
The Gardener’s Cottage
Perfect for a lazy brunch and known for their sumptuous eggs benedict.
‘Driving’ the big wooden tractor is the best!
It's the ultimate pub experience, dating back to 1852.
Children adore having their very own toilets, right at the edge of the play area.
The Eatery Wood Fired Grill
It's friendly, laid-back and offers good value for money.
The Oreo-flavoured milkshake with a cookie on top to lick and dunk is a winner.
It's a relaxed food stop right by one of the world’s most famous beaches.
For a treat, the chocolate pizza – with Nutella, banana and ice cream – is super special.
It's a great opportunity to take home some authentic Italian produce from the little deli inside the club.
Whizzing around the tables is no problem here because Italians love family.
The extremely friendly staff isn’t put off even by the wildest horde of kids.
A jumping castle inside a restaurant is hard to beat.
It’s a relaxed English country-side feel in a stunning setting.
The wonderful rolling gardens invite to a safe game of hide-and-seek.
It's wonderful location for a sunset dinner.
Kids love clambering on the jungle gym until the food arrives.