Family-Friendly Experiences in Cape Town

Cape Town is full of interesting experiences for the whole family
Cape Town is full of interesting experiences for the whole family | © Fashion Industries / Alamy Stock Photo
Cape Town is full of sights and experiences guaranteed to excite every member of the family, and a visit to the city isn’t complete without hitting at least a handful of them. Culture Trip’s curated list of family-friendly tours and experiences will take you to the very heart of this vibrant city.

Cape Town is a little place with a lot to offer. South Africa’s coastal city, which sits beside the mighty Table Mountain, is a gorgeous combination of beautiful wildlife, blue waters and magnificent surrounding hills. On a visit to South Africa’s ‘mother city’, visitors can sample the culture of this amazing part of the world, from its art and music, to a little of its great outdoors.

Finding holiday activities that please every member of the family is hard work, but Cape Town has a plethora of outdoor and cultural experiences that will excite everyone from little ones to teenagers. From joining a traditional African dinner and drumming experience, to experiencing the amazing landscape and wildlife from the comfort of a guided tour, we’ve curated the recommendations below to enhance everyone’s holiday.

EventsAfrican Dinner and Drumming Experience
From $49 per person
3 hours 30 minutes
4 (5)
Take part in a unique dining experience in the heart of Cape Town and participate in an interactive drumming session. Taste a range of dishes from Africa with a 14 dish set menu meal.
AdmissionSkip the Line: The Castle of Good Hope Admission Ticket
From $3 per person
1 to 2 hours
Oldest colonial building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope is a symbol of the early days of the Cape colony of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Includes the daily Key Ceremony, a visit to the museum, a viewing of the William Fehr art collection.

• Visit the oldest colonial building in South Africa, built between 1666 and 1679
• View the Castle Military Museum and the William Fehr Art Collection
• Go through the underground tunnels
• Watch the daily Key Ceremony
ToursCultural Cape Town Tour Including Langa Township and Bo-Kaap
From $44 per person
3 hours
4.7 (10)
Discover Cape Town’s cultural heritage and get a snapshot of township life on this 3.5-hour tour. With a knowledgeable guide at your side, take in the kaleidoscopic houses of Bo-Kaap, otherwise known as the Malay Quarter, then visit District Six for more insight into the Apartheid years, before heading to Langa, the oldest informal settlement in Cape Town.

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ClassAfrican Art Workshop
From $29 per person
3 hours
5 (1)
I am a passionate artist willing to share my knowledge about painting. I can adapt to any guest, and they can choose which types of painting they want to do.
I will also be sharing about my journey as an artist and my invovlment in the community as I also host art workshops for kids from Langa.
ToursBig-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town
From $122 per person
8 to 9 hours
4.3 (10)
Experience the real heartbeat of Africa on a Private Game Reserve famous for having the Big 5 and a host of other reintroduced safari game. This trip is ideal for anyone who has limited time, but would like to see as much as possible in one day.
Enjoy the journey to the game reserve at your own pace with a friendly, professional tour guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle exclusive to your party. Admire the spectacular view of Table Mountain at the top of the Du Toitskloof Pass and drive past the scenic farmlands of the famous Breede River and Hex River Wine Valleys on the way there.
On arrival at the game reserve you are greeted with a welcome drink and will then go to reception to pay for the lovely buffet lunch and a 2 - 3 hour game drive with a qualified game ranger in their open safari vehicle (not private - approx 14 pax). ***
Relax on the return journey and travel back to your hotel/accommodation via the Huguenot Tunnel.
*** Summer Rate - R1550, Peak Season - R1700
ToursTable Mountain Off-Road Scooter Tour
From $40 per person
1 hour 50 minutes
4.5 (1)
Jump on a Monster Mountain Scooter and Free Wheel into the City Below! This is a unique way to experience Cape Town’s Table Mountain and it’s breath taking views in a fun and active way. This 5 km track will take you on an adventurous off road track down the side of Signal Hill into Bo Kaap. The Experience continues as you are transported to Table Mountain for you final run down a single track off this world famous land mark.