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July 07, 2009

Lots for Cape Town kids to learn and enjoy this winter

Inside a world-famous operation

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Photo courtesy mallix

Heart of Cape Town Museum (www.heartofcapetown.co.za)
Tel: +27 (0)21 404 1967 or +27 (0)76 461 5449
Email: info@heartofcapetown.co.za
Contact person: Jenny Smith or Piet Lotter

Children can learn about the drama around the ultimate operation – one that offered the world new hope when a human heart was transplanted for the first time – in the museum at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Guided tours take place seven days a week, with the first tour at 09h00 and thereafter every two hours.

Entrance fee is R25 per scholar. A shuttle service is available too, to fetch visitors from their hotel and return them.

Tour Cape Town with the City Sightseeing team

Tel: +27 (0)21 511 6000
Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za

Remember to join the kids’ club (via the sightseeing website) for more great surprises!

Discover, explore, and have lots of fun aboard the Hop On Hop Off City Sightseeing Cape Town bus.

A special kids’ commentary is presented by our stars: Salty the Seagull, Blatjan the Baboon, Mandisa the Mongoose and their human connection Abie. The tour includes a free activity booklet.

As an added bonus, two kids (under 18) ride for free with every full-paying adult – you simply have to hop on board.

Tickets are available at Stop 1, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront.

Family time under the sea at Two Oceans Aquarium

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Photo courtesy Marti McFly

Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 418 3823, Fax +27 (0)21 418 3952
www.aquarium.co.za
Email: aquarium@aquarium.co.za

Every parent knows that the Two Oceans Aquarium is a rainy day lifesaver, but did you know that ragged-tooth sharks lose over 30 000 teeth in a lifetime? Or that giant bullfrog dads have been known to attack predators, and people, if they get too close to their tadpoles? Or that male king penguins incubate a single egg by tucking it under their bellies while resting it on their feet? Did you know that poison arrow dart frogs are only poisonous because they eat ants which feed on plants containing poisons?

You can see ragged-tooth sharks being hand-fed by divers in the I&J Predator Exhibit on Sundays or king and rockhopper penguins on their daily march between their swim spot overlooking the Afrisam Children’s Play Centre and the Sappi River Meander Exhibit.

Gorgeous green and black poison dart frogs, together with several other froggy friends, await you in the Sappi River Meander Exhibit – spot them if you can!

Not only can you see these animals and many more at the Aquarium, but Shoreline Café will also host your birthday party, with a variety of themes and packages and a guided tour of the Aquarium especially designed for children.

The Aquarium is the best place to be on a wet and stormy winter’s day. Experience the great outdoors – indoors! Roam through lush forests, hear cascading waterfalls, hear the twitter of birds overhead and see hundreds of underwater creatures of all shapes and sizes in crystal clear pools – and stay dry! 

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