7 Family-friendly Locations to Visit Beyond Cape Town

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Gather the family and head on a short but epic road trip outside of Cape Town. With fun activities, and not to mention scenic views along the route, it is bound to make the perfect day or overnight trip.

Here is our list of family-friendly things to do beyond Cape Town:

Noordhoek Farm Village

Recognised as one of Cape Town’s favourite local hangouts, Noordhoek Farm Village boasts top-class food eateries, such as The Foodbarn Café & Tapas (one of the few fine-dining establishments in town that warmly welcomes children), Café Roux, and the Toad in the Village restaurant. There is ample space for the little ones to run around while adults peruse the diverse retail offerings or savour a glass of wine. Their Wednesday open-air evening market, running from 4-8pm and weather dependent, is an absolute must-visit.


Simon’s Town

Spend a day in Simon’s Town, an area teeming with a range of activities for all ages. Explore the SA Navy Museum, the Just Nuisance statue at Jubilee Square, and let your inner child roam free at the Warrior Toy Museum. The town boasts one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Boulders Beach, where you can meet adorable African penguins. Stop by the many restaurants in the town, some of which boast fabulous views.

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Club Mykonos

Situated in the scenic West Coast resort town of Langebaan, Club Mykonos is the perfect getaway for families. With an epic games room for the older kids and Club Onos providing plenty of entertainment for the little ones, the kids in the family will be well taken care of while the parents can relax at the spa or dabble in some watersport adventure. There are also activities for the whole family to enjoy together, including table tennis, mini golf, tennis, and the Skypark and Zipline.


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Imhoff Farm

Open daily, Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie has loads of thrilling activities to keep you busy, including a free-range farm and coffee shop, the Blue Water Café, the Higgledy Piggeldy petting zoo, and the Imhoff Equestrian Centre that offers outrides on Noordhoek Beach. There are also spaces to host kiddies’ parties.


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Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa

Located just two hours outside of Cape Town, at Aquila, you get to see Africa’s Big 5 (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant), pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments, go horseback riding or quad biking in the wilderness, play mini-golf or giant chess, get cosy around a bonfire, go stargazing in the night’s sky. Spend a few nights here and enjoy their sumptuous home-style meals and 4-star accommodation.


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Sandboarding at the Atlantis Dunes

The Atlantis Dunes experience, a 40-minute drive from the Cape Town City Centre, offers fine white sands for adventurers to test their balance and skills with sandboarding. The whole family will enjoy it. There are various tour providers to choose from, like Twin Ventures and Jeep Tours Cape Town.

Websites: Twin Ventures:, Jeep Tours Cape Tours:

Cape Point

Situated at the southwestern tip of Africa, the Cape Point Nature Reserve is one of the most pristine and unspoiled places on Earth. Cape Point is home to the rare Cape mountain zebra and bontebok, as well as the orange-breasted sunbird and pelagic birds that drift in the air currents just offshore. Take the Flying Dutchman Funicular to the top for breathtaking views, stroll up to the lighthouse, enjoy a meal at the Two Ocean’s Restaurant, and then walk it off along the Olifantsbos shipwreck trail.


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