Cape Town, South Africa
Located on the Southern most point of the African continent is Cape Town, South Africa.
Cape Town is famous for its harbor and its beautiful natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region,
as well as for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is a very pretty City
with many delights to see for the children.
In this review:
* 5 things to do with the children
* How to get there
* When to visit
* Where to stay
* Some beautiful pictures of Cape Town
Where exactly is Cape Town?
Cape Town is located in South Africa, at the South
of South Africa, and in fact of the entire African continent.
Click on the map to the Right to zoom in to the Town using Google Maps.
Five (5) things you can do in Cape Town with the kids includes:
1. Visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach located in the Cape Peninsula,
near Simon's Town towards Cape Point, and forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
It takes almost an hour to get to Boulders Beach. It is a really lovely day Tour that will keep the children
entertained and happy.
We recommend taking an organised tour. We recommend Percy Tours.
Note: From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has
grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years. (@ Wikipedia). Read more about Boulders Beach here.
2. Take the Gondola up to Table Mountain
Sensational views of the South Atlantic Ocean! Take the children on the Gondola to the
Top of Table Mountain, have a bite to eat with a Coffee and perhaps watch some crazy adventurous
people abseil down Table Mountain itself.
It is a sight that you will always remember... a beautiful part of the world .. but a relaxing day out.
Read more about Table Mountain here.
3. See Two Oceans Aquarium
This is a fabulous Aquarium that will entertain the kids for a full morning.
It is delightful and really informative. Featuring alot of marine life from the
Atlantic Ocean (of course), this aquarium is really well designed and is a real
treat for the childen. Not to mention, it is so easy to get there.
Located at the Waterfront, we would recommend a full morning for the
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4. Victoria Harbour - with Fish and Chips in the Habour
A beautiful view with delicious Fish and Chips for Lunch.
There are a few options for lunches and dinner
down at the Waterfront. Take a moment to walk along the
boardwalks too and enjoy watching the seals play.
5. The Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
One of the best things you can do in any City is take the
local Hop-on Hop-off bus. Cape Town's hop-on hop-off bus is
a necessary thing to do, as you will see Cape Town without
needing to drive yourself around or try to locate attractions by
We recommend CitySightseeing Cape Town.
Our personal Note on Cape Town ...
Cape Town is a very beautiful Destination, one that has breathtaking natural beauty and wonderful attractions.
Many people, however, are very nervous about traveling to Cape Town because of its unfortunate crime and associated
problems. Our experience of Cape Town was a very positive and safe one.
Our hints making your visit a safe one include:
* Always bring a secure day-bag with you and always keep it with you
* Be wary of people who may stop you just in the streets. Do not be distracted and keep guard of your belongings
* If people stop you in the streets and ask you to help them with something, politely refuse.
* Always know where your passport and documentation is
* If you are not content with leaving your belongings in the Room Safe, speak with the Hotel Reception about possibly using their safe, or just keep your belongings with you.
Local Cape Town bits and pieces:
South Africa's currency is the Rand.
For your own conversion (from your own currency) use our basic currency converter here.
The conversion against the US Dollar is .82c. For every $1 US = 12.14 SA Rand.
For a tip scenario, consider a $3-$4 (US) tip, this would be the equivalent of 35-50 South African Rand.
South Africa experiences typical Southern Hemisphere weather. The coldest period of the year is between June-August
(their Winter). Summer (Dec-Feb) can reach temperatures of approximately 30 degrees C (86 F) and in Winter (June-Aug),
the temperature can fall to 5 degrees C (41 F).
Cape Town is at UTC +2.
To convert this relevant to your home country, refer to Time and Date's World Map.
How to get there?
Click here for some options on how to get to Cape Town.
Where to stay?
We have many options for where to stay in Cape Town.