School is out and it’s time to relax and have some fun! Here is how you can spend your winter school holidays at the Cape Town Big 7 Attractions:Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, City Walk and Groot Constantia. 

The 3-For-1 Kidz Season Special At The Cableway

Children, tweens and teens alike – the Kidz Season special sees two youngsters under 18 years of age ride for FREE with every Kidz Season adult return ticket purchased for the special price of R250 online from tablemountain.net or at the Lower Station Ticket Office.

This special is available 7 days a week and parents need a valid SA ID to book this special.

NOTE: KIDZ SEASON DATES EXCLUDE THE CABLEWAY’S ANNUAL MAINTENANCE PERIOD FROM MONDAY 23 JULY UNTIL SUNDAY 5 AUGUST 2018.

The Cableway operates weather permitting.

For more information go to Tablemountain.net or call (021) 424 8181 Twitter @TableMountainCa or Facebook.com/TableMountainCa.

Learn more about the Table Mountain Kidz Season Here
Buy your tickets online through Webtickets.

This special is available 7 days a week and parents need a valid SA ID to book this special.

Robben Island Museum Youth Month Special

We are encouraging today’s youth to acknowledge this history and to take interest by familiarising themselves with significant sites such as Robben Island Museum.

Our Robben Island Adventure

To do this, Robben Island are offering special discounted tickets to all South Africans under the age of 35. Discounted tickets are available at a rate of R225 for walk-in customers and may only be redeemed for the 11:00 and 13:00 mid-week tours. Customers will need to produce a valid South African Identification Document.

If the weather for the day is unfavourable and ferries are cancelled, the customer may reschedule for the next available midweek date.

This special will run from Saturday, 16 June to Saturday, 30 June 2018. Visitors can buy their tickets anytime between these dates.

Kirstenbosch Winter Wonders Holiday Programme

The Kirstenbosch Winter Wonders Holiday Programme will run from 23 June – 16 July 2018, children up to the age of 17 have FREE access to Kirstenbosch. In addition to this, several family and children activities are planned, most of them FREE of charge.

Find the full Winter Wonders activities programme here.

Activity Station and Soft Play Area at Moyo Restaurant 
Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Freshwater Fish and Frog Walk

Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Kids Drumming at Moyo Restaurant
Free for the whole family. Suitable for the whole Family.

Magic Show at Moyo Restaurant  
Free. Suitable for the whole Family.

Bird Walk

Free for the whole family. Wear: Comfortable shoes and bring Binoculars (optional).
Suitable for the whole Family.

Puppet Show
 at Moyo Restaurant
Free. Suitable for the age Group: 3 to 7 years

Creating Creatures from Waste
A half day filled with an exploratory walk into Kirstenbosch Garden, observing creatures in the forest, fynbos and rivers, then return to create an animal.
R60 per child and is suitable for children grade 4–6 (approximately 10 – 12 years). Booking and pre-payment is essential with Nazeerah or Jackie: 021 799 8670, N.vanNiekerk@sanbi.org.za

Nature’s Treasure Box
A half day filled with Children will take part in fun games, story-telling, and an exploratory walk in our magical Garden, whereafter they will create their own treasure box.
R60 per child and is suitable for children Grade R – 3 (approximately 6–9 years). Booking and pre-payment is essential with Nazeerah or Jackie: 021 799 8670, N.vanNiekerk@sanbi.org.za

Moyo Restaurant Winter Menu
During winter, young and old alike can also enjoy an African feast at great prices with Moyo’s set menu and breakfast winter promos. The menus can be found at www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenboch/restaurants/

Kirstenbosch Tea Room Promo
At the Kirstenbosch Tea Room (Gate 2), each child who has a meal will receive a free cupcake.

Kirstenbosch Nursery
Winter is aloe time, so make a turn at the Kirstenbosch Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2), who has a beautiful variety of blooming aloes in stock at the moment.

Cape Point Winter Special

The annual winter special returns yet again to heat things up! Head to Cape Point between the 1st of June 2018 and the 31st of July 2018 where two kids (aged 6 -16) ride for FREE on the Flying Dutchman Funicular, when an adult return ticket is bought for R70.

Once you’ve built up an appetite, head on down to the Two Oceans Restaurant. Expect absolutely divine meals where kids eat FREE with any main meal ordered. Simply advise your waiter you’d like to claim the kids winter special and you’ll receive a free kiddies meal with each main meal ordered (sit-down only) – it’s that simple!

Date: 1 June – 31 July | Time: 09:00 – 17:30 | Venue: Cape Point | Cost: A maximum of 2 kids ride free per adult return ticket bought.

Rates:

Cape of Good Hope *R76 (child) R147 (adult)
Flying Dutchman Funicular *R30 (return), R22 (single) R70 (return), R55 (single)

* Children: Cape of Good Hope ages 2-11; Flying Dutchman Funicular ages 6-16.
South African pensioners get special funicular rates on Wednesdays: R30 (return), R22 (single)

Holiday Programme At Iziko Museums On The City Walk

Explore Iziko Museums of South Africa Beat the boredom blues this winter holiday!
There are things to do for all ages, across three museums situated around the Company’s Garden!
All activities are FREE From 26 June – 11 July 2018! Please bring along a packed lunch.

Bookings & enquiries: Kashiefa Millward at kmillward@iziko.org.za

Activities For Every Kind Of Child At The V & A Waterfront 

No kid will ever be bored at the V&A Waterfront – there is just so much to do and such a variety of activities from which to choose.

Whether your child is young or older, creative, active, likes adventure, or prefers exploring interesting things by themselves, as parents you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting an activity for the day at the V&A.

Below are some suggestions that will turn any weekend or school holiday into something that will be remembered fondly for a long time to come – whatever it is that your child enjoys.

The Active Kid

For the child who has the energy to burn, we suggest the following:

PlayDate SuperPark
This in an indoor activity park with mazes, escape rooms, a ropes course, and so much more. It’s stimulating and educational, and kids (and parents!) of all ages will love it. Contact them:  021 448 9864


Kids Ahoy Playground
A delightful play area for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Slides, bridges, and children’s rides, as well as regular entertainment. There are four playgrounds situated around the property.

Two Oceans Aquarium
See fascinating sea creatures up close in this enormous aquarium, with its fascinating exhibits, viewing tunnels and tanks. An opportunity for young and old to discover an intriguing underwater world. Contact them: 021 418 3823

Up Cycles
Take your kids to see this amazing city on cruiser-style Dutch bicycles. There are special bikes for kids – and even bike seats for toddlers. And drop the bike at any of the drop-and-go points. Contact them: 074 100 9161

Springbok Rugby Experience
An interactive museum with audio-visual displays, fascinating sports memorabilia and an opportunity to test your own rugby skills in the “Springbok Trials” game zone. The kids will love it. Contact them: 021 418 4741

The Young Adventurer

For the child who thrives on excitement, we recommend:

Scratch Patch
Gemstone products, unusual stone specimens and even a space where kids can pick their own gemstones. Sift through the Scratch Patch, and find your own treasure. Contact them: 021 419 9429

City Sightseeing Boat & Bus
Take your kids to see all or any of 50 major attractions of the amazing Cape Peninsula on this hop-on-hop-off bus. Let someone else do the driving and make it a memorable family occasion. Contact them: 021 511 6000

Chavonnes Battery Museum
This old fort museum and its guided walking tour tell the fascinating stories of seafarers, shipwrecks, explorers, slaves and soldiers of the Cape. Here your kids can even fire a cannon. Contact them: 021 416 6230

Two Oceans Aquarium
See fascinating sea creatures up close in this enormous aquarium, with its fascinating exhibits, viewing tunnels and tanks. An opportunity for young and old to discover an intriguing underwater world. Contact them: 021 418 3823

Hamleys Express Train
Hamley’s Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. FREE badges and possible prizes. Contact them: 021 408 7600

Artjamming
A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there’s Messy Play for the young kids. Contact them: 021 425 5050

Springbok Rugby Experience
An interactive museum with audio-visual displays, fascinating sports memorabilia and an opportunity to test your own rugby skills in the “Springbok Trials” game zone. The kids will love it. Contact them: 021 418 4741. Read more

The Quiet Explorer

For the child who loves finding out new interesting things (sometimes on their own), we recommend the following:

Artjamming
A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there’s Messy Play for the young kids. Contact them: 021 425 5050

Nu Metro 
With 14 movies from which to choose, there is always bound to be a movie your kids want to see – whether they prefer animation, adventure, comedy or fantasy. Contact them: 0861246362

Hamleys Express Train
Hamley’s Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. FREE badges and possible prizes. Contact them: 021 408 7600

Chavonnes Battery Museum 
This old fort museum and its guided walking tour tell the fascinating stories of seafarers, shipwrecks, explorers, slaves and soldiers of the Cape. Here your kids can even fire a cannon. Contact them: 021 416 6230

Pirate ship/Tommy the Tugboat
Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the cartoon-themed harbour cruiser called Tommy the Tugboat. Contact them: 021 421 0909 (Jolly Roger and Tommy the Tugboat)

Scratch Patch
Gemstone products, unusual stone specimens and even a space where kids can pick their own gemstones. Sift through the Scratch Patch, and find your own treasure. Contact them: 021 419 9429 Read more

Cave Golf
This is an indoor putt-putt course which is laid out inside a man-made cave. It is next to the Scratch Patch Play area. Let your kids test their golfing skills. Contact them: 021 419 9429

Cape Wheel
Let your kids see the spectacular view of Cape Town from the 40-metre high Cape Wheel. One ride takes 15 minutes and lets you go around 4 times. Contact them: 021 418 2502 Read more

The Easy-going, Calm Child

The Pierhead Chess Board
A giant outdoor chess board where kids can test their strategic skills and mental dexterity – or simply watch others play.
Contact them: 021 408 7600 Read more

Pirate ship/Tigresse
Get your kids on board the fearsome Jolly Roger for an authentic pirate adventure either in the harbour or at sea. Or set sail on the Tigresse Sailing Catamaran for a seaside cruise. Contact them: 021 421 0909 (Jolly Roger and the Tigresse)
Read more and more

Hamleys Express Train
Hamley’s Toy Shop has its own train – the Hamley Express. Kids can get on board and it will take them on a journey around the V&A Waterfront, weather permitting. FREE badges and possible prizes. Contact them: 021 408 7600

Artjamming
A place where kids can paint, spray, sponge and play: the most fun anyone can have with a paintbrush. Here kids can unleash their creativity. And there’s Messy Play for the young kids. Contact them: 021 425 5050 Read more

PlayDate SuperPark
This in an indoor activity park with mazes, escape rooms, a ropes course, and so much more. It’s stimulating and educational, and kids (and parents!) of all ages will love it. Contact them:  021 448 9864 Read more

Cape Wheel
Let your kids see the spectacular view of Cape Town from the 40-metre high Cape Wheel. One ride takes 15 minutes and lets you go around 4 times. Contact them: 021 418 2502 Read more

Kids Ahoy Playground
A delightful play area for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. Slides, bridges, and children’s rides, as well as regular entertainment. There are four playgrounds situated around the property. Come this way, for a full list of kids activities.

Groot Constantia

Bring the whole family to the Groot Constantia Estate for the Visitors Route Experience. Learn about the fascinating wine making process, history, culture and explore the vineyards. There are many great photo opportunities on the Wine Estate, where you can create everlasting memories.

Groot Constantia offers fine dining at Jonkershuis & Simon’s Restaurant and gourmet picnics from Simon’s Deli. Pair great meals with their amazing wines while enjoying the spectacular views of the Constantia Valley. Sip on award winning wines at their tasting rooms or enjoy their Chocolate & Wine Pairing.

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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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