Everything on this list can be accomplished in just one day if that’s all you have in the city. If you have more time head to places like the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or one of the many beaches around Cape Town. For more activities, check out 72hrs in Cape Town, South Africa: Drunken Penguins or read up on our seriously kid-friendly stay at Cape Grace Hotel right on the V&A Waterfront.
Huge shout out to Epic Private Journeys who not only planned our entire South African itinerary and accomodations, but also highlighted some of these perfectly family-friendly activities. The warmth around kids in South Africa is so unique and different to anywhere else in the world. To fit in around here, the kids are meant to be shoeless and exploring, not quiet and still. Everyone you’ll pass either wants to hug the toddler when he’s being cute or hug the mom when they’re throwing a tantrum, because they’ve been there too. It’s this kind of welcoming environment that makes for the best family travel moments and leaves the stress at home!