Activities for Kids
Cape Town has a wealth of activites for children as well as adults - so for families travelling to this city, there is plenty to see and do.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in the Indian and Atlantic oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3,000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, seals, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. The Aquarium is open every day of the year, and highlights include the kelp forest, diving in the shark tanks, and the 'touch' pool.
This massive theme park, only 10 minutes out of the city centre, has plenty of rides and attractions to keep everyone entertained for the whole day. With only a one-off entry fee to pay, the rides are for free and you can go as many times as you like. There are plenty of white-knuckle thrills and spills, as well as tamer attractions for younger children and those who prefer to take their thrills in more manageable doses. It is a great day's entertainment for the whole family.
The Penguins at Boulders Beach
No matter how old you are, the penguins at Boulders Beach will thrill everyone. Wooden walkways take you right into the middle of the nesting colony, or it is possible to walk down onto one of the beaches and wander amongst the penguins as they go about their own business. And for the very brave, why not take a dip in the ocean and swim alongside one of these adorable creatures?