Family Activities

We understand how different a holiday can be when travelling with babies and toddlers versus those accompanied by young children and teens.  Hence why we’ve devised a comprehensive list of Cape Town activities catering to all stages and ages of family travel.


Families with older kids can choose between oceanic options.  Most active is sea-kayaking around Cape Point, shortly followed by an excursion blending cycling to Green Point Lighthouse with a walking tour of some city sights.


Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is less demanding, and families can do this of a morning before ascending Table Mountain.


Thought the Winelands would only appeal to alcohol-glugging adults?  Think again: our family day-out there involves chocolate, Segways and substitute grape juice.  Equally captivating is a Scavenger Hunt around Cape Town proper on which there are puzzles to solve and tasks to complete.


If you have special requests, tell us and we’ll create the perfect tailor-made experience.


The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

popular tours and itineraries including family activities cape town


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We are still on an absolute high from our incredible trip to South Africa and cannot recommend booking with Ash Jarvis at Best of South Africa Travel highly enough. Ash ‘got it right’ from the get go. Not only is her knowledge of where to go, stay and what to do unbeatable, but she also has a knack, an intuition
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