Winter Activities for Kids on the Cape Point Route, Cape Town
As winter approaches the Cape (slowly!) it’s a good idea for parents to have some good ideas up their sleeves for those rainy cold days. Cape Town has the ability to deliver fabulous (if crisp!) sunny days during winter and these are great days to get out and do more active explorations on the Cape Point Route. Remember that it is usually the parents who are more likely to worry about the weather and the cold than the kids themselves…. so brave the elements and try to be a child too.
Here are some suggestions of what to do with your kids this winter on the Cape Point Route, Cape Town. We welcome suggestions and ideas to share with other parents. Call us on our new office number at Noordhoek Farm Village: 021 789 0093 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scratch Patch: Simon’s Town.
Scratch for tumble polished gemstones and find a bag of ‘treasure’ Great shopping for adults too! (021 786 2020) Read More..
- Surfing Lessons: Muizenberg
This is the spot to be in winter and you’ll get wet anyway! Boogie board or Surf the winter waves. (083 4140 567) Read More…
- Ride a camel: Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
These ungainly looking creatures are a hit with adults and kids. Short and long rides except Mondays. (021-783-4545 or 082 344 3163) Read More…
- Take the Train: Muizenberg – Simon’s Town
A 25 minute journey along the scenic coastline. Kids love it. (Metrorail: 0800 656 463)
- Cape Point Ostrich Farm: Cape Point
Kids can discover the entire breeding cycle of Africa’s largest bird from chick to egg. (021 780 9294) Read More…
- Sunscene Adventure Course: Scarborough
Real outdoor adventures in a safe environment with experienced guides. Great for kids parties & complete with climbing walls, the wonky bridge & giant cargo net. (021 783 0203). They also do surfing & sandboarding. Read More…
- Landsailing: Muizenberg
Quite literally like sailing on sand… a windsurf kite on a 3 wheel buggy whizzing around a track. Kids aged 5-9 share tandem with parents (083 658 8583) Read More..
- Play Putt Putt (mini-golf): Muizenberg
A fun activity for hand- eye co-ordination, ball skills competition behind the beach and next to the waterslide. (021 788 8800 or 021 788 7881)
- Walking and Hiking: Cape Point Route
Silvermine Nature Reserve has gentle trails suitable for kids or try the ‘catwalk’ from Muizenberg – St James or Jaggers Walk from Fish Hoek to Sunny Cove. Easy walks for kids!
- World of Birds: Hout Bay
Always popular is Africa’s largest birdpark with more than 3000 birds & animals including the curious & naughty Squirrel Monkeys. (021 790 2730)
- Take the kids for an interactive History Lesson on the Peninsula
There are some fascinating town museums in the peninsula – from the Simon’s Town Museum with the famous Just Nuisance dog, the South African Naval Museum with real life pieces to the Fish Hoek Valley Museum with Stone Age tools, the Hout Bay Museum and the Rhodes Cottage Museum. Read More..
- Lighthouses: Cape Point Route
Great to explore on a rainy day to see why they are necessary. Visit Slangkoppunt Lighthouse in Kommetjie (tallest cast iron one in South Africa) and see the brightest lighthouse in South Africa at Cape Point. Look out for the inaccessible Roman Rock lighthouse – the only South African lighthouse built on a rock. (021 449 5171)
- Imhoff Snake Park: Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
This reptile sanctuary is a fascinating visit seeing large snakes & constrictors, other reptiles and some birds. (083 643 3103)
- Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard: Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
The animals roam almost freely or if not in big enclosures and becomes an educational visit with the popular pigs, goats, ducks, geese, rabbits, chickens and sheep. (021 783 4545)
- Paintball and Lasertag: Imhoff Farm: Kommetjie
Lasertag (harmless) is suitable for kids aged 6 and up and Paintball from age 11 and up as kids sneak through the bush & forest trying to score a direct hit. (021 790 7603)
- Planet Kids: Muizenberg
Indoor play and activity centre for kids with custom made jumping castles, intergalactic balls, space slides, fun ramps and a work room for workshops. (021 788 3070)
- Paint Your own Ceramics/Masterpiece
Great for creative kids to paint their own personal crockery on ceramics. You can book for a group of kids at Red Hill Pottery (021 780 9297) in Scarborough or Clay Cafe in Hout Bay. (021 790 3318)
- Warrior Toy Museum: Simon’s Town
Vintage toys, trains, model cars, doll houses, teddy bears and more for the kids young and old. (021 786 1395)
If in doubt head to some of the popular restaurants in the area that are child friendly and have play areas. Popular child friendly destinations on the Cape Point Route include Noordhoek Farm Village, Imhoff Farm, Kalk Bay Harbour and Muizenberg & Hout Bay Beach.
Travelling with kids allows one to see a destination not as a place but with new eyes and new vision. The Cape Point Route is no exception to that philosophy. With land, sea and fresh air; natural beauty, child friendly accommodation establishments and restaurants – the Cape Point Route is a natural choice of holiday destination for the whole family. So if you aren’t a kid, be one again and come out to play on the Cape Point Route. Call 021 789 0093 for more details, view the website www.capepointroute.co.za .
Cape Point Route offers day tours, packages, accommodation, activities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. Call 021 789 0093 or visit www.capepointroute.co.za
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