Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out and smell the flowers, watch birds and butterflies, and enjoy the weather as it warms up. Here are our favourite budget family activities to get you out of the house.
19 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town 021 426 1357 Experience the beautiful colours of flowers, chirps of birds, and squeaks of the population of squirrels at the Company’s Garden in the middle of Cape Town. If it’s still chilly outside, pop into the South African Museum, or the Company’s Garden Restaurant. Free
Rhodes Drive, Newlands 021 799 8783 Picnic in the beautiful gardens, explore the trails, and share some quality family time in the sun at Kirstenbosch. Adults: R55 | SA Students (with card): R30 | Children (6 – 17 years): R15 | Under 6 years: Free
At the top of Ou Kaapse Weg While closed until October, the Silvermine Nature Reserve is a beautiful place to visit when you’re ready for some fresh air. Adults: R30 | Children (1 – 11): R15
Signal Hill Road at the Base of the Forestry Road, Cape Town Enjoy one of the most beloved hikes in Cape Town. Get caught up in the beauty of Table Mountain, with a great view of the city too! Free
Corner of Upper Orange and Camp Street, Oranjezicht Sink into a peaceful afternoon in De Waal Park in Oranjezicht. The park is dog-friendly and there are often activities for kids to get involved in. Free
143 Main Road, Muizenberg Bask in the new, warm sun rays with your feet in the sand at Muizenberg beach. If you’re feeling brave enough, take a dip or hire a surf board and catch a few waves to celebrate spring! Free
1 Kleintuin Road, Simonstown Visit Boulders Beach and penguin colony and witness the hatching of penguin chicks with your kids. The water is surprisingly warm, so don’t forget your swimsuit. Adults: R60 | Children (2 – 12): R30 | Infants: Free
2 Park Lane, Century City Take a boat ride at the Intaka Island and explore this beautiful wetland and bird sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town. Adults: R40 | Children (0 – 11): R30 | Pensioners: R30
R310 Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch Treat yourself to wine or chocolate tasting at Spier WIne Farm and let you kiddies to some tasting of their own. Kids activities at Spier include grape juice tasting, and Eagle Encounters. From R35 p/p
2224 Main Road, Hout Bay Prepare to get your hands dirty at the Clay Café. When they’re done painting their creations, kids can rough and tumble in the playground in the Clay Café gardens, while parents can enjoy a spot of tea and cake. Studio time: R30 p/p and clay pieces priced separately from R15 How do you want to see Spring in Cape Town? Tell us in the comments below!