Sports & Family Activities

Stay Active with Endless Sport and Family Activities

Sport forms a huge part of South African culture. Whether you’re out on the field, or visiting your favourite sports bar to catch the big game, we are a nation of sports lovers and almost everyone participates in some way.

For our little guests it is adventure time! Show the kids the beauty in nature by visiting a South African farm, an animal outreach centre, or a museum. Just check our list of suggestions. There’s something for every member of the family.



Due to the number of options, we’ll offer just a few suggestions.

Sports are chiefly mountain-orientated like hiking, trail running, mountain biking and climbing or water/ocean-orientated, like surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing and sailing. South Africa is also a golf, rugby, cricket and motorsport nation. Be sure to ask us about the different sport options available.



This treetop session is a great choice for those with a more adventurous streak. You can move from tree to tree on different obstacle courses and enjoy two hours of climbing. Children as well as adults are welcome to try this activity in the forests of South Africa.

17km - 20 min. (by car)
1 Hout Bay Rd, Hout Bay

+27 (0) 21 201 1121


Boulders Beach Penguin colony

Tiny Beach near Simons Town just beyond the Penguins – be face-to-face to them. The beach itself is small and made up of a number of small covers surrounded by large boulders. There is an entrance fee, which goes towards paying for conservation of the endangered African penguins that live here.

45 km – 50min (by car)
Kleintuin Rd, Simons Town


Cape Point Ostrich Farm

This 65-hectare farm accommodates 40 breeding birds. They live in big camps to ensure there are always plenty of eggs to incubate. Being a breeding farm, everything is done with comfort in mind.

55 km – 1 h (by car)
Plateau Road, Cape Point

+27 (0) 21 780 9294


Cheetah Outreach

Get the chance to encounter one of South Africa’s most majestic wild cats at this conservation and outreach centre that is also home to small predators, like servals and foxes, and Antolian Shepherd dogs. They also offer personal encounters with adult cheetahs and cubs.

0 km – 45 min (by car)
Somerset West (near Somerset Mall)

75 km – 1h (by car)
Franschhoek Grande Provence Wine Estate, Main Rd

+27 (0)21 851 6850


Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings is a family park with the first downhill tobogganing track in Africa! Loads of steel tracks and wheeled bobsleds make this great fun for children and adults!  If that’s not enough, you can also enjoy an astonishing view over Cape Town. Feeling peckish after the ride? Have a break in the lovely park café.

29km - 30 min. (by car)
Carl Cronje Dr, Tygervalley, Cape Town

+27 (0) 21 949 4493


Duiker / Seal Island Boat Trip

This island is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals. From Hout Bay, you can take a 40 minute cruise to Duiker Island to watch the seals in their natural habitat and learn more about these interesting creatures.

25 km – 25 min (by car)
Hout Bay Harbour


Imhoff Farm

This historical Cape farmstead offers something special for everyone. The homestead now houses the Blue Water Café, while the stables, silo, smithy, old slave quarters and milking sheds, are occupied by local artists, furniture and food shops. At Imhoff, kids can experience beach rides, camel rides, farm animals, and a reptile sanctuary.

40 km – 40 min (by car)

+27 (0) 21 783 4545


Iziko Museum Planetarium

View the stars and constellations of the South African sky from the comfort of this state-of-the-art celestial theatre. Let the little ones be entertained at the various educational shows, while older kids learn about stargazing and local astronomy.

0.85 km – 10 min (by foot)
25 Queen Victoria Street, City Centre

+27 (0) 21 481 3900


Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

Over 1000 crocodiles are housed in these dams. Visitors have an opportunity to touch a baby croc, and during summer months, witness a feeding. There is also a licensed café, featuring many safe play areas for children.

60 km – 50 min (by car)
Babylonstoren Road, Simondium

+27 (0) 21 863 1142


Monkey Town

This rescue centre is a sanctuary for more than 230 exotic primates. Most of the 27 species are endangered. The park is designed in such a way that the visitors wander through walkways while the monkeys roam freely.

50 km – 40 min (by car)
Mondeor Road, near Somerset West

+27 (0) 21 858 1060


Nordhoek Farm Village

Home to Bob Skinstad’s country pub, Franck Dangereux’s culinary skills, the Cape’s best bakery, an eco-hotel, funky shops and much more. This place loves: food, kids, sport, art and life! It is the heart of the Noordhoek community, offering country charm under shady oaks.

35 km – 35 min (by car)
Village Ln & Noordhoek Mani rd, Noordhoek


Two Ocean Aquarium

A visit is a magical journey for both young and old. With more than 3000 enchanting sea animals, like fish, sharks, turtles, octopi and birds, this underwater kingdom will keep you enthralled for hours.

6 km – 20 min (by car)
V&A Waterfront

+27 (0) 21 418 3823


World of Birds

As the largest bird park in Africa, it has over 3000 birds, 400 different bird species, small mammals, some reptiles, and 100 walk-through aviaries in a tropical garden setting. There is also a playground & picnic area.

25 km – 30 min (by car)
4914 Valley Road, Hout Bay

+27 (0) 21 790 2730

6 Scott Street, Gardens,
Cape Town

Reservation Number:
+27 (0)21 462 71 97