The 16th of June is Youth Day in South Africa, during which we all remember and celebrate the sacrifices that were made by many for our democracy. In celebration of this important day, we have found some great things to do with your young ones at the Cape Town Big 7 attractions.

Cape Point

During the month of June and July, kids between the ages of 6 and 16 years will ride for free on the Flying Dutchman Funicular when an adult return ticket is bought for R58.

Then head back down to the Two Oceans Restaurant and order any one of the mouthwatering meals and utter the phrase ‘Kids Meal Deal’ to the waiter and you’ll receive a free kiddies meal with each main meal ordered (sit-down only).

Cape Town City via the City Walk

The Cape Town Partnership invites you to join in City Walk Saturdays on Saturday 18 June from 10am to 2pm in the Company’s Garden, along St George’s Mall and up the Fan Walk.

Enjoy some #Jenga along City Walk today! Play, dance and learn with us today! #placemaking #WalkCapeTown

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Groot Constantia

Bring the whole family to the Groot Constantia Estate for a cellar tour. Learn about the fascinating wine making process, and the kids will be treated to a juice tasting while you get to sip the award winning wines. R19 for 8 – 18 years old

Happy Monday! Come & warm up at Jonkershuis with good food & wine. #GrootLegacy

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbsch is inviting all children up until the age of 17 to join them this month. Your youngsters will receive FREE access to explore the garden in the winter school holidays, from the 25 June – 17 July. Free for children up to the age of 17.

Join in on the Winter Wonders Programme for a day full of adventure and family fun with family treasure hunts and waste art workshops. 25 June – 17 July Book with Sally:

Robben Island

A trip to the historical Robben Island is perfect for the older children, where they can learn about our history from the mouths of those who lived it. Let them explore the island and go on a guided tour.

Table Mountain Cableway

The Table Mountain Cableway #KidzSeason is in full swing! Two kids ride free with every paying adult. You can also join a free guided walking tour that departs on the hour from 09:00 to 15:00 daily, departing from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Table Mountain Café)

V&A Waterfront

Bring the kids to view the much anticipated new Two Oceans Aquarium exhibit set to open in the middle of June. Some of the animals that will be on display in the new exhibit include Yoshi, the loggerhead turtle that’s currently in the I&J Predator Exhibit, as well as rays and other fish species from this exhibit. Species that have not been on display at the Aquarium before but will be housed in the new exhibit include a guitarfish, yellowfin tuna and bonito.


What are your favourite things to do in Cape Town?

Let us know on our Cape Town Big 7 Facebook or Twitter page. Better yet, snap an Instagram shot of your favourite outdoor moment and tag @CapeTownBig7 #CTBig7

One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences

There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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