Nanny 911 - emergency fun for kids
So you're heading to Cape Town? Your kids will ruin your holiday if you have nothing for them to do.
You can’t lose with the aquarium and small kids. The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the best. It has about 300 animals in nine galleries for the kids to ogle at. Visit just before 3:30pm to see the fish, sharks and turtles feeding.
Open: 9:30am – 6pm
Contact details: 021 4183823
Price: Adults R60.
Under 18’s R28.
Under 4’s Free.Ratanga Junction
A Cape Town favourite. The theme park is huge and imposing, meaning that your kids will have much to occupy them. The thrills range from the tame to the heart-stopping rides that kids who love to shock their parents relish.
Sable RoadCanal Walk
Contact details: 0861 200 300
Open: Wed – Sun. 10am – 5pm
Price: 1.3m tall R100.
Under 1.3m tall R50.Butterfly World
Some of the nicest insects to see during the summer are butterflies. One is enough to catch some kids’ attention. Now imagine a whole world of them. Butterfly World is the largest free flying park for butterflies in Southern Africa.
Contact details: 021 875 5628
Open: 9am – 5pm.
Everyday except Christmas Day.Warrior Toy Museum
This is the perfect getaway for the child that is interest in their toys beyond just playing with them. It’s a dizzying collection of dinky toys, Meccano model cars, boats, trains and many other toys.
St. George’s StreetSimon’s Town
Contact details: 021 786 1395Monkeytown
Monkeys and their funny behaviour have always been a favourite for young ones. There are about 25 exotic monkeys at the sanctuary. Some from Madagascar, others from parts of Asia and the Americas.
Mondeor RoadSomerset West
Contact details: 021 858 1060
Open: 9am – 5pm daily
Price: Adults R45, 3 – 12 years old R25.Imhoff Farm
You’ll probably end up spending the whole day here. It’s a bohemian farm offering a range of outdoor activities that include horse and camel riding. There’s also a snake park on the premises, and over 40 indigenous reptiles.
Contact details: 021 783 5828
Open: 9am – 5pm daily Free Welcome 2009 the Cape Town way with festivities and celebrations galore from as little as R1 830, including flights, car rental, accommodation and meals.