Five great family-friendly attractions in Cape Town

With the December school holidays around the corner, many parents are often left scratching their heads of how they can keep their little ones busy – while enjoying it themselves! If you’re looking for attractions that offers fun for the whole family, here are five great family-friendly attraction in Cape Town.

Go tobogganing at Cool Runnings

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Cool Runnings is home to Africa’s only Toboggan track, which is situated close to the Bellville Velodrome on Carl Cronje Drive in Bellville.

Definitely one for the adrenalin junkies out there and the best part is Mom and Dad can enjoy a nice meal at the restaurant while the kids have a ball. For more information visit their website.

Take a ‘Scootour’ with the whole family down Signal Hill or Table Mountain


A unique concept to Cape Town is the ‘Scoottours’ where the whole family can enjoy taking an exhilarating tour down some of the more picturesque landscapes in the city including Signal Hill or Table Mountain.

Enjoy the descent on these specially made eco-friendly ‘Monster Mountain® Scooters’ which were designed in Switzerland to navigate the slopes of the Alps during summer time. For more information visit their website.

Learn about the stage at The School of Rock Cape Town

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Give your child the gift of rock ‘n roll this holiday at The School of Rock Cape Town. Activities include lessons on harmonies, musicianship, stage performance and more.

Students attending also get access to a weekly private music lesson on guitar, bass, keys, vocals, brass or drums. Other programmes include: Rookies (6-7 year olds), Rock 101 (8-10 year olds), and the Adults Performance Course which gives adults a chance to also channel their inner rock stars. Visit their website for more information.

Take a trip up Table Mountain


This is always a win and if your little ones aren’t fit enough for the grueling hike you can always opt to take the cable car up. Once up will be treated to amazing views of the city, ocean and various mountains which surround one of the most iconic locations in the whole of the Western Cape. Visit this website for more information.

Learn to surf with the kids at Gary’s Surf School Muizenberg

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Surfing is not only good for fitness but also teaches children valuable ocean knowledge and is an enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Gary’s Surf school has been running since 1989 making it the oldest surf school in the country. This ensures you and your family will be getting local insight when you decide to learn this great sport. For more information visit their website.