It’s the last week of school holidays and there is still so much you can do to keep the family busy and entertained. Here are our TOP family-friendly things to do with the Cape Town Big 7.
The Table Mountain Cableway Sunset Special returns! Experience summer’s longer days and balmy evenings atop Table Mountain. From 4 January – 29 February, return tickets are half price after 6pm! Buy your Table Mountain Cableway ticket online and skip the queue at the ticket office at the Lower Cable Station.
The V&A Waterfront has so much on offer: shopping, restaurants, live entertainment, kids play area and don’t forget the wonderful Two Oceans Aquarium! Whilst there are no entry tickets required for the V&A Waterfront, there is a plethora of activities happening on a daily basis. Click here to view the Events Calendar to plan your visit.
Pack a picnic and a blanket and spend an afternoon lazing under the trees at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Visit the popular Boomslang and enjoy spectacular views. Kirstenbosch hosts the Summer Sunset Concerts, click here for more details on who is performing. Jump the queue and buy your entry tickets here.
Enjoy public art: From statues to street art, the City Walk has a rich layer of public art. Pick up a map of the City Walk and explore the diversity of public art along the route. Maps available at Cape Town Tourism, Cape Town Partnership and from retailers along the route.
The City Walk seamlessly connects you to the Cape Town CBD’s top sights and attractions through a collaborative community place-marking approach, and you’ll leave with a newfound love and appreciation for the Mother City, and a strong desire to return.
Get your City Walk map from the Cape Town Tourism’s office Cnr Burg & Castle Streets in the CBD.
Visit Cape Point and take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the old lighthouse. Enjoy spectacular views and spot the slew of shipwrecks surrounding the coastline. Tickets for the funicular are available at the lower and upper funicular stations directly at Cape Point. Please note entry into Cape Point is not included and must be paid on arrival at the main entrance gate. View more information on the ticket prices here.
Visit South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm for fascinating informative cellar tours, wine tasting and chocolate pairings. Ask about juice tasting for kids! Buy your tickets online and skip the queues.
Visit the powerful symbol for the triumph of the human spirit. Robben Island offers fascinating insight into the reconciliation and resilience that played such a key role in the development of a new South Africa. To get to Robben Island you need to catch a ferry from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront. You can buy tickets online or in-person at the Robben Island Museum.
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.