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Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

It's like paintball… only indoors, in the dark, and with painless laser beams instead of little paintball bullets. Games are timed and are well regulated,...

Lower level

Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm


Le Bonheur is home to about 1,000 crocodiles and, if you're in the area, it's a recommended detour for families, particularly those with young boys. The...

Babylonstoren Road

Monkey Town


About 40km (25 miles) out of the city, Monkey Town is worth popping into: the park is home to 230 primates of 27 different species, ranging from hamadryas...

Mondeor Road

Mouille Point Promenade


This promenade is about as family-friendly as they come, with its putt-putt course, miniature train and maze all vying for your little ones' attention....

Beach Road

MTN ScienCentre


This interactive discovery centre, situated in the Canal Walk shopping mall (along with Boogaloos Skatepark and Place of Play), offers daily workshops...

Shop 407

Place of Play

Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

This large (we're talking 2,000sq m or 22,000 sq ft) indoor venue provides a variety of play facilities, with descriptive names such as the Magnetic...

Canal Walk Shopping Mall, Shop 43

Planet Kids

Attractions, Sport, health & fitness

Let the little ones run amok at this Trekkie-themed indoor play centre featuring a UFO jumping castle complete with inflatable alien inhabitants and space...

3 Wherry Road

Scratch Patch


Crawl around and collect bright and shiny semi-precious stones - tiger's eye, agate amethyst and more - and put them into small bags (R15) or bigger...

Dido Valley Road

Sea Point Promenade


Offering sea-sprayed solace to everyone from power-walking gym bunnies to pram-pushing mothers, this strip on the lip of the Atlantic is the ideal spot for...

Beach Road

Spier Wine Estate


Though it might seem strange to include a Stellenbosch wine estate on a kiddies' holiday list, Spier earns its place by being one of the few destinations in...

On the R310 towards Stellenbosch

Stadium on Main

Sport, health & fitness

Stadium on Main has a top-storey entertainment area that offers indoor cricket, netball and soccer courts. Social and league games are offered throughout...

3rd Floor

Two Oceans Aquarium

Critics' choice

This underwater wonderland offers some of the most bizarre sea life you might ever care to meet - schools of unicorn fish, lumo jellyfish and honey-combed...

Dock Road
Major venue

Tygerberg Zoo


All right, we're not going to lie: although it's Cape Town's only 'proper' zoo, Tygerberg is very much on the rustic side, so don't go if you're looking for...

Exit 39

Warrior Toy Museum


This museum is packed with about 4,000 model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, plus miniature dolls' houses, toy soldiers, and pretty much any other toy you...

St George's Street

Wharfside Grill at Mariner's Wharf

Restaurants & cafés

Sailor-suited waiters bid you 'ahoy' at this family-friendly harbour restaurant. Signature starters include oak-smoked snoek pâté and seafood chowder. Ask...

Mariner's Wharf