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Exploring Cape Town: Family-Friendly Adventures for Every Age

09 May 2024

image.jpeg alt > Kirstenbosch Gardens Boomslang walkway

Cape Town, with its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and endless activities, is a dream destination for families seeking adventure and amazing experiences. From thrilling outdoor fun to educational outings, the Mother City offers something for everyone. The President is perfectly situated to act as your base for everything Cape Town. Here are some exciting family friendly activities to look forward to:

1. Table Mountain:

Embark on a memorable journey to the top of Table Mountain, one of Cape Town's most iconic landmarks. Families can choose between a cable car ride or a scenic hike, depending on their preference and the children's age. The unmatched views from the summit will leave both kids and adults in awe, providing the perfect backdrop for family photos and unforgettable memories.

2. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens:

Immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Children can run freely among the lush gardens, discovering diverse flora and fauna along the way. Don't miss the Boomslang Canopy Walkway - an elevated walk through the treetops that offers wonderful views of the garden and mountains.

3. Two Oceans Aquarium:

Experience an underwater wonderland at the Two Oceans Aquarium, located at the V&A Waterfront (a five minute drive from The President). This world-class aquarium showcases the rich marine life of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, with features such as the Predator Exhibit and the I&J Ocean Exhibit. Families can enjoy interactive experiences like touch pools and feeding sessions.

4. Cape Point Nature Reserve:

This scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula to Cape Point Nature Reserve, is where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Take a family hike to the iconic Cape Point Lighthouse, spotting wildlife and stunning views. Be on the lookout for baboons on your drive and remember not to feed them.

image.jpeg alt <> Two Oceans aquarium exhibit in the V&A Waterfront

5. Boulders Beach Penguin Colony:

Get up close and personal with African penguins at Boulders Beach, located in Simon's Town. Families can stroll along the boardwalks and sandy shores. If weather permits, take a refreshing dip in the calm, clear waters of the sheltered bay, creating family memories not soon to be forgotten.

6. Green Point Urban Park:

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at Green Point Urban Park, situated between the Atlantic Seaboard and Signal Hill. Families can enjoy picnics on the lawns, strolls through the garden, and playful adventures in the playgrounds. With stunning views of the city skyline and Table Mountain, it's the perfect spot for a relaxing day out.

Cape Town's diverse range of family-friendly activities ensures that every member of the family, from the youngest to the oldest, can create lasting memories together.

Be sure to book a stay at The President and experience the wonders of Cape Town. Book now: call our reservations team on 021 434 8111 or email