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Cape Town Central for young kids

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Cape Town Central for young kids
Families love Cape Town, and with good reason: plenty of beaches and nature reserves for the kids to explore outdoors, and a fantastic aquarium that the whole family will enjoy.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Cape Town Mountain’s cable cars are a popular way to see some panoramic views.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the... More

Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Two Oceans Aquarium
Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only... More

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to large ragged-tooth sharks, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Be mesmerised by the swaying of the giant kelp in the aptly named Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit- one of only a handful living kelp forest displays in the world. Or come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Predator Exhibit, with its 11m long window, to view large ragged tooth sharks and shoals of silvery fish. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive with the sharks in the I&J Predator Exhibit and the shimmering fish in the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest Exhibit. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Muizenberg
Muizenberg

Though the beach is still popular, the elegant splendor that once graced this seaside resort community barely shows through the paved-over streets, fast-food eateries and shopping centers.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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World of Birds
World of Birds

Wild life sanctuary and home to a wide variety of bird life.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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