Summer kids 2013

KIDSSchools are out for residents of the Western Cape and the kids are on an extended summer holiday.  Our visitors travel as families and the Cape Point Route is an ideal destination for the kids especially in summer.  However with long days, you need to be sure that the kids are entertained and active.

December 2013 Holiday Programmes and Workshops:

  • Kids holiday Programme at Mainstream Mall in Hout Bay form 9 – 14 December 2013.   Keep the kids busy while you get some Christmas shopping done!  Read More…
  • Kalk Bay Theatre:  Presenting children’s theatre for the December holdiays 2013. Hoerikwaggo is showing on the 12- 14 Dec and Baby Monkey’s Bananas and other Stories (targeted at 1-5 year olds) is running from 21 – 14 Dec, and 27-31 Dec as well as a few shows in January.  Read More…
  • Good Hope Nursery, near Cape Point,  has Kids Workshops on the 9th and 10th of Dec as well as the 16th and 17th Dec 2013.  Fynbos Crafts and Gifts or Christmas biscuit making.  Read More… 

What to do this summer with Toddlers:  0-3 years

Scratch Patch and Mineral World

The Scratch Patch is world famous as a place where you can “scratch” for your favourite tumble-polished gemstones from hundreds of thousands that literally cover the floor! It’s been an inexpensive and fun outing for all ages for some thirty years, and children love it! If you haven’t been – or haven’t been for a while – why not visit there soon! (While there, discover the incredible range of gemstone items at the Mineral World gemstone factory shop.) Dido Valley Road, Simon’s Town. Open daily.  Read More…
Tel 021 786-2020.

Kid Friendly Beaches:
Toddlers love the beach and can play in the sand and at the water’s edge for hours.  Safe Swimming areas are great for the parents and don’t forget the sunscreen! Our pick of best Child Friendly beaches include : Muizenberg, St James, Fish Hoek,  Glencairn, Boulders, Kommetjie, Hout Bay
Read more for the full Cape Point Route Beach Guide.

Restaurants with Play Areas:  An Essential part of happy kids!

What to do this summer with Kids:  4-10 years  

  • Scratch Patch and Mineral World, Simon’s Town
  • Kid Friendly Beaches – let them swim with penguins at Boulders Beach.

Ride a Camel: Noordhoek 
This is an experience that won’t be forgotten- there are short rides on the camels around Imhoff Farm or longer 2 hour bush rides.  Read More…

Train Ride: False Bay Coastline 
Take the Train along the coastline. Kids just love the journey and when you break the journey the kids will be delighted to play on the beach or the jungle gym at Kalk Bay or Muizenberg and there is no doubt you will be persuaded to buy ice-creams too!

Boat Trip to Seal Island: Hout Bay
Daily cruises to view thousands of Cape Fur Seals on Duiker Island- the kids will learn about the seals and marine life and love the boat ride and fresh sea air.  Read More…

Go under the sea in a real life Submarine:  Simon’s Town
Everyone loves an adventure and getting inside a real submarine to discover the workings of a sub and how they lived on board. Part of the Naval Museum. Read More…

Meet Africa’s largest Bird! Cape Point 
Take the kids to meet the world’s largest bird – the ostrich and learn about the breeding cycle of the ostrich on a guided tour. Read More..  

What to do this summer with Tweens & Teenagers:  10-18 years
You don’t want your tween hanging out at the mall all summer, playing on their electronic devices… so get active and get out there with your kids and enjoy some of the best the Cape Point Route has to offer for Teenagers.

Kayak with Penguins:  Simon’s Town
Sea Kayak the warm waters of False Bay & view penguins from your sea kayak – go in a tandam double that is safe and stable. Read More… 

Cape Point Bike & Hike Tour:  Cape Point
A tour to the SW tip of Africa with some road biking in the reserve for restless teens and a 30 min cliff top hike to the Cape of Good Hope. A great solution for your day tour without having bored kids!  Read More.. 

Learn to Surf:  Muizenberg 
Muizenberg is one of the best spots to learn to balance on a board. It’s fun and exhilirating for your teen.  And there is a Summer Holiday Special for kids 6-16 years of age.  3 lessons for only R600pp (you must surf 3 days in a row!) Read More.. 

Landsailing: Muizenberg 
Where land meets sea on the track, whizz around in a 3 wheel cart with a sail. You’ll feel like you are flying!  Especially fun for Dads and Lads!  Read More… 

Kitesurfing: Muizenberg
If you’ve mastered the surfing and the sailing – put your tweens talent to the test with kitesurfing lessons. Enjoy the wind, the earth and the water like never before! Tuition is safe, in exclusive spots & away from the summer crowds!  Read More…

Snorkel with Seals: Hout Bay
This is super fun for the whole family, not just the teens as you head out with snorkel gear to join the playful Cape Fur Seals. Late starts as the seals only go into the water when the day warms up!  Read More.. 

Beach Horse Ride:  Noordhoek
Riding experience is not essential but your teenager needs to be 14 before saddling up and riding a horse onto the gorgeous Noordhoek Beach with an experienced trail guide.  Read More…  

In-shore Fishing: Hout Bay
Take the kids on a half day charter to catch snoek – its fast, furious and a lot of fun… and the fishing tales will begin! Read More… 

There are plenty more activities and things to do with your kids from exploring the  museums of the area and visiting art galleries on those not so nice days. Hiking, walking and beach activities are the most popular summer activities but if in doubt give us a call and we will help with ideas and suggestions to keep your kids busy and entertained this summer.  Tel: 021 782 9356 or email us on


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 – its worth more than a night’s stay, its worth at least three. Call 021 782 9356 for more details, view the website and take a look at the family packages and the winter family holiday specials.

Cape Point Route offers day tourspackagesaccommodationactivities and car hire in Cape Town’s south peninsula in addition to teambuilding events in Cape Town. We will happily arrange group activities, transport and extended programmes.
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