Families can stay the night at the Monkey Town Manor House and fall asleep to the sound of the monkeys.
For a small fee, you can meet a monkey up close.
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!
The Giraffe House
Kids not only experience a wide range of animals, they also learn why they are special.
The interactive creepy crawly encounters are scary fun.
There are wet wipes, sanitizer and free bum cream at the changing station, in case you forgot to bring your own.
For only R10 you can buy a bag of farm feed and give all the different animals some nibbles.
Snorkeling with seals
Apart from hot showers, the snorkeling centre offers free wifi and coffee.
Getting up close to the playful and cute seals is just awesome!
The whole family can join the one or two hour outrides and combine it with a stop for wine tasting or lunch!
The academy regularly organizes mini shows so that even novice riders can display what they’ve learnt.
It's a great place to shop for plants, have a bite to eat and entertain the kids.
There are little trollies and two teeny-weeny kids’ toilets next to the coffee shop!
You can stock up on delicious goats and other cheeses to take home.
Children like feeding and petting the goats!
It’s an ethically-run sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place.
If you are lucky, a lion will charge right at you – with a safe fence in between, of course.
It's charming, old-worldly family-fun and healthy food.
Having a lama eat out of your hand is awesome!
World of Birds
There's lots of safe space to run along the winding paths.
The highlight is feeding the tiny monkeys that come to sit on your legs and shoulders.
Rondevlei Nature Reserve
Have a picnic at the tranquil tea room which overlooks the wetland (it can be rented for daytime events).
Kids love to spot hippo footprints along the one kilometre waterside trail!
Big Cats Park
Two simple restaurants, delightful wine (or gin) tasting, a garden and animals guarantee a happy family adventure.
Kids love watching the big cats being fed at 11am and 3pm every day.
The extremely friendly staff makes sure all guests have a great time.
The chocolate tasting is a winner!
Kids learn about an endangered species, and the entrance fee is used to help protect them.
What an experience to pet a cheetah and have your photo taken with this gracious animal!
Volunteer at the SPCA
Teens learn to take responsibility and help others.
Take care of all the animals you would love to have as pets but can’t.
It's one of Cape Town’s most special and yet free of charge animal encounters.
Splashing in the water with a penguin is hard to top.
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!
Oude Molen Eco Village
You can take home some fresh produce and home-made preserves.
Chasing chickens, feeding horses and climbing trees – it’s like a mini farm holiday!
The Riding Centre
The centre offers special activities and summer camps to keep kids busy during school holidays.
It’s much more than a riding lesson. Children also get to know and groom their pony.
Sanccob Seabird Rehabilitation Centre
A visit to this centre helps to save an endangered species.
‘Adopting’ and naming a wild penguin – it doesn’t get much better than that.
Drakenstein Lion Park
It's a great adventure and educational experience all in one.
Every lion has a personal – if often tragic – story.
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!
Pete’s Adventure Farm
The gentle and calm horses are ideal for young or first-time riders.
Combining horse riding with game viewing offers two adventures in one!
Sleepy Hollow Horse Riding
Riding with your child along the beautiful sands of Noordhoek beach is an experience hard to match anywhere in the world.
Kids can pick their favorite horse from the website based on name, photos and a short description of its personality.
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!
White Shark Cage Diving
It's an amazing adventure for the whole family that makes for priceless memories.
Few things can beat the thrill of viewing a massive shark from the proximity of an underwater cage.
The Alpaca Loom
The weaving studio sells a range of luxurious, handcrafted alpaca scarves, shawls, cardigans and hats.
The jungle gym sits right in the middle of the petting zoo, with the llamas happily strolling around in between.
Stellenbosch and Somerset Weset
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!
End the day by playing a game of boules in a stunning setting.
Holding a little baby duckling is so cute!
Le Bonheur Reptile Adventures
Not only the crocs will be hungry: have lunch at the kid-friendly Lakeview restaurant, a picnic on the lawn or bring and braai your own meat.
Watching massive crocs move under water, standing up close to the glass of the aquarium.
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.
Seal Island Cruise
The cruise offers beautiful views of the bay and Chapman’s Peak.
Few things can top the combination of a boat ride and animal encounter.
Two Oceans Aquarium
Kids can easily spend several hours here – a great place to while away a rainy day.
Children love crawling into the ‘Nemo’ tank and having their photo taken.
Located on the Spier Wine Farm, there is lots of other fun stuff to do for the whole family.
It's amazing to feel how soft an eagle’s feathers are!
The zoo is surrounded by lots of wine farms where you can stop for a relaxed lunch or wine tasting.
Kids love feeding the dozens of cute and cuddly guinea pigs.
Kids can ‘adopt’ a cat for R120 a month. It stays at the café and is a great way to see if your child is mature enough to have a cat at home.
You can feed the cats little treats and they’ll love you even more!
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
Not only will the friendly guides lead your family on an informative journey, the ranch has got a museum, too.
Riding an ostrich and holding onto its long neck is a most special experience.