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August 19, 2014

5 Amazing Sightseeing Experiences for Mini-Travellers in Cape Town

Whoever said sightseeing was just for grown-ups?

Enjoy Cape Town's fabulous views with your mini-travellers on board the City Sightseeing Cape Town bus. Image courtesy of www.facebook.com/CitySightseeingSouthAfrica

In beautiful Cape Town, we love welcoming little globetrotters too and offer some of the most amazing scenic experiences at great prices for families to enjoy together.

From informative Peninsula bus tours to thrilling boat rides and exciting gondola style jaunts above the City, there is just so much for your young ones to see and do in our family-loving Mother City.

Plan your budget family vacation to Cape Town and remember to book these 5 amazing sightseeing experiences for your mini-travellers:

City Sightseeing Cape Town

Keen to introduce your inquisitive offspring to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Cape Town without breaking the bank? City Sightseeing Bus Tours, our favourite resident red hop on hop off sightseeing operator has an amazing deal for you to do just that.

Their fantastic 3 for 1 deal, which runs until 31 October 2014 sees two children travel on their busses or boat cruises for free with every paying adult.

With amazing attractions like the World of Birds, the V&A Waterfront, the Castle of Good Hope and more on their routes, a day out on the City Sightseeing bus is must-do affordable family fun!

What’s included? Tiny adventurers get their own kids channel with fun titbits on Cape Town and a free activity book.

Cost:  R 40 to R 230 (for a further R 40 discount, book online)
Location: Stop 1, Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront
Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

For breath-taking views and exhilarating treasure hunts at the top of a Wonder of Nature, you can’t do better than the iconic Table Mountain.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is once again rocking its awesome Kidz Season until 31 October which allows two tiny thrill seekers to ride the cable car free with every paying parent.

Valid on weekends and public holidays, this cost-effective experience gives your darlings a chance to see cute dassies up close and of course, endless views of the sprawling Mother City below.

What’s included? A super cool treasure hunt map and a sweet treat from the Shop at the Top.

Cost:  R 215 per adult (ticket office only)
Location: Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Cape Town
Website: www. tablemountain.net

Cape Point

Ghost ship hunting, shipwreck viewing and gravity-defying rides are sure to impress your kids at the legendary Cape Point!

Make a day of it and come and explore this iconic attraction with your family – from the 26 ship wrecks on display along the coastline to picnics and swimming spots at the Bordjiesrif and Buffels Bay tidal pools, there is so much to do

If you haven’t spotted the spooky Flying Dutchman ghost ship yet, be sure to hop on its namesake, the Flying Dutchman Funicular for a gorgeous ride to viewing top, just below the impressive Lighthouse.

We recommend:  Stay the weekend in the Cape of Good Hope Park and treat your family to a luxurious camping experience at the Eland or Duiker Cottages. For reservations, email   musam@sanparks.org.

Cost:  R 50 to R 105 (Cape of Good Hope entry) and R 22 to R 52 (Funicular tickets)
Location:  Cape Point
Website: www.capepoint.co.za

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Huge, luscious green lawns, a bubbling brook a magical garden and a thrilling snake-shaped walkway… Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a child’s exploratory dream.

Located in the leafy suburb of Newlands, this World Heritage site is the ideal weekday or weekend spot for families. From hosting special kiddies’ workshops during the Capetonian winter school holidays to family-friendly summer concerts, the Garden caters for the whole family.

We recommend: The newly erected Boomslang Walkway, which offers 360 degree views of the Garden and surrounding suburbs.

Cost:  R 10 to R 45
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Newlands
Website:  www.sanbi.org

Seal Island Cruise

Treat your children to an exciting boat ride and the opportunity to see these gorgeous sea mammals and more on Duiker Island.

Your 40 minute chartered cruise leaves from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island, the Seal Colony beneath the well-known Sentinel Mountain where you can view thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment …and trust me, you’ll want to see them, they’re SO cute!

We recommend:  Pop by the Bay Harbour Market for lunch and live musical entertainment on weekends.

Cost:  R 25 to R 75
Location: Hout Bay to Simon’s Town
Website: www. boatcompany.co.za

Keen to see and do more in the Mother City on your next family visit? We have your 100 Epic Winter Things to do in Cape Town.

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