Accommodation for families: travelling with kids in Cape Town

Cape Town Family Friendly

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Cape Town and the Western CapeFamily / Child Friendly Accommodation

Find child-friendly establishments catering for families travelling with kids in Cape Town and the Western Cape. These child friendly establishments include family hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfasts, holiday apartments, suites, cottages and holiday homes.

The establishments below accept children of all ages (from babies and toddlers to teenagers). If none of these establishments take your fancy, please adjust the filter to show results for the specific age group(s) required.

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B&B in Bonnievale

A Place in Thyme B&B

A Place in Thyme is nestled in the lush and peaceful town of Bonnievale in the Breede River Valley on the Route 2. All ... [cont.]

Cape Cottages Hoopoe & Sunbird

Self Catering in McGregor

Cape Cottages Hoopoe & Sunbird

Hoopoe and Sunbird Cottages are situated in beautiful gardens, providing upmarket accommodation for the discerning guest ... [cont.]

Palmiet Valley Estate

Hotel in Paarl

Palmiet Valley Estate

This exclusive country lodge has a history dating back to 1692, the time when the original European settlers and wine ... [cont.]

UnderHill Farm

Self Catering in Grabouw

UnderHill Farm

UnderHill Farm is a private olive farm, close to Cape Town, yet completely secluded, away from public roads and bordered ... [cont.]

7 on Kloof

Guest House / Self Catering in Plattekloof

7 on Kloof

7 On Kloof is an upmarket establishment situated on the slopes of Tygerberg Hills in a residential area with stunning ... [cont.]

Swallows Nest Country Cottages

B&B / Self Catering in Storms River

Swallows Nest Country Cottages

Situated in the heart of the Tsitsikamma in the quaint village of Storms River, Swallows Nest Country Cottages offer six ... [cont.]

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Self Catering in Cape Town Central

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Icon Luxury Units provide self catering accommodation in the Cape Town city centre. Choose from Studio or One-bedroom ... [cont.]

Saffier Estate

in Paarl

Saffier Estate

Saffier’s breathtaking views, elegant estate and manicured gardens are perfect for your wedding. The in-house team will ... [cont.]

Hibernian Towers Studios

Self Catering in Strand

Hibernian Towers Studios

Enjoy a peaceful stay in one of our luxury, fully equipped studios, sleeping two persons each. These studios consist of a ... [cont.]

Lakeside Rest

Self Catering in Lakeside

Lakeside Rest

Lakeside Rest is a three bedroom house which offers comfortable self catering accommodation for six. The house is located ... [cont.]

Harbour Place

Self Catering in Kalk Bay

Harbour Place

Harbour Place is a two bedroom, two bathroom luxury apartment situated directly opposite the Kalk Bay Harbour and offers ... [cont.]

Rivers Own Guest Lodge

Self Catering in Ceres

Rivers Own Guest Lodge

Rivers Own Guest Lodge in the Mount Bain Reserve is a rare gem waiting to be enjoyed by anyone who makes the from Cape ... [cont.]

Cape Riviera Guesthouse

Guest House in Oranjezicht

Cape Riviera Guesthouse

Situated in the picturesque Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht, you will find Cape Riviera - a luxury guest house, with ... [cont.]

De Waterkant Village

Self Catering in De Waterkant

De Waterkant Village

De Waterkant Village is a unique and colourful European influenced village of quaint cottages and cobbled streets ... [cont.]

Molo Lolo House

Guest House in Three Anchor Bay

Molo Lolo House

Molo Lolo House is located in the very popular Sea Point area, just around the corner of the vibey Main Road with all ... [cont.]

Cape Town Family FriendlySuburbs/Towns by Region

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Cape Town - Atlantic Seaboard {view all Atlantic Seaboard}

Bakoven (5), Bantry Bay (8), Camps Bay (50), Cape Point (1), Clifton (8), Fresnaye (5), Granger Bay (5), Green Point (31), Hout Bay (45), Kommetjie (5), Llandudno (10), Misty Cliffs (2), Mouille Point (5), Noordhoek (16), Oudekraal (1), Scarborough (6), Sea Point (25), Three Anchor Bay (7), V&A Waterfront (14)

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Cape Town - City Bowl {view all City Bowl}

Bo Kaap (4), Cape Town Central (44), De Waterkant (40), Devils Peak (2), Foreshore (5), Gardens (18), Higgovale (3), Highlands Estate (1), Kloof Nek (1), Oranjezicht (17), Roggebaai (6), Tamboerskloof (7), University Estate (1), V&A Waterfront (14), Vredehoek (7), Walmer Estate (1), Woodstock (1), Zonnebloem (4)

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Cape Town - Southern Suburbs {view all Southern Suburbs}

Athlone (1), Claremont (9), Constantia Valley (see below), Harfield Village (1), Kenilworth (4), Lansdowne (1), Newlands (12), Observatory (4), Ottery (1), Pinelands (11), Rondebosch (10), Rosebank (2), Wynberg (1)

Constantia Valley {view all Constantia Valley}

Bergvliet (2), Bishopscourt (2), Constantia (28), Tokai (8), Wynberg (1)

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Cape Town - Blaauwberg {view all Blaauwberg}

Atlantic Beach Estate (2), Big Bay (24), Bloubergrant (8), Bloubergstrand (74), Century City (24), Edgemead (1), Melkbosstrand (8), Milnerton (23), Parklands (1), Sunset Beach (9), Table View (14), West Beach (7)

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Cape Town - Cape Town North {view all Cape Town North}

Bellville (20), Brackenfell (1), Cape Town International Airport (1), Durbanville (25), Edgemead (1), Gugulethu (1), Joostenberg Vlakte (1), Kuils River (5), Loevenstein (2), Matroosfontein (1), Panorama (4), Parow (6), Plattekloof (2), Tygervalley (6), Welgemoed (5)

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Cape Town - False Bay {view all False Bay}

Castle Rock (1), Clovelly (1), Fish Hoek (11), Glencairn (2), Kalk Bay (5), Lakeside (2), Muizenberg (14), Simons Town (28), St James (5)

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Cape Town - Cape Helderberg {view all Cape Helderberg}

Gordons Bay (17), Sir Lowrys Pass (3), Somerset West (33), Strand (15)

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Cape Town - Cape Flats {view all Cape Flats}

Athlone (1), Gugulethu (1), Khayelitsha (1), Kuils River (5), Matroosfontein (1)

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Cape West Coast {view all Cape West Coast}

Britannia Bay (2), Darling (6), Doringbaai (1), Dwarskersbos (1), Elands Bay (1), Grotto Bay (1), Hopefield (1), Jacobsbaai (4), Lamberts Bay (5), Langebaan (49), Nuwerus (1), Paternoster (50), Philadelphia (1), Port Owen (1), Saldanha (7), Shelley Point (2), St Helena Bay (6), Strandfontein (5), Vanrhynsdorp (2), Velddrif (6), Vredenburg (2), Vredendal (2), Yzerfontein (10)

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Olifants River Valley {view all Olifants River Valley}

Cederberg (see below), Klawer (1), Strandfontein (5), Vanrhynsdorp (2), Vredendal (2)

Cederberg {view all Cederberg}

Biedouw Valley (1), Citrusdal (15), Clanwilliam (14), Wuppertal (1)

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Swartland {view all Swartland}

Hermon (4), Malmesbury (1), Piketberg (1), Porterville (4), Riebeek Kasteel (8), Riebeek West (5)

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Breede River Valley {view all Breede River Valley}

Ashton (4), Bainskloof (4), Bonnievale (5), Breeriver (1), Ceres (8), McGregor (7), Montagu (13), Prince Alfred Hamlet (1), Rawsonville (3), Robertson (16), Tulbagh (21), Wolseley (6), Worcester (23)

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Cape Winelands {view all Cape Winelands}

Franschhoek (40), Groot Drakenstein (2), Paarl (29), Pniel (2), Simondium (2), Stellenbosch (65), Tulbagh (21), Wellington (15)

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Cape Overberg {view all Cape Overberg}

Arabella Estate (1), Baardskeerdersbos (1), Barrydale (7), Bettys Bay (7), Botrivier (3), Caledon (5), Cape Agulhas (see below), De Hoop (1), De Kelders (5), Elgin (5), Gansbaai (13), Grabouw (4), Greyton (8), Heidelberg (3), Hermanus (63), Kleinbaai (4), Kleinmond (8), Onrus (5), Pearly Beach (2), Pringle Bay (9), Riviersonderend (1), Rooi Els (1), Sandbaai (6), Stanford (14), Suiderstrand (2), Swellendam (21), Vermont (3), Villiersdorp (1), Witsand (6)

Cape Agulhas {view all Cape Agulhas}

Arniston (7), Baardskeerdersbos (1), Bredasdorp (1), Elim (2), L'Agulhas (4), Malgas (1), Napier (6), Struisbaai (5), Suiderstrand (2)

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Karoo {view all Karoo}

Barrydale (7), Beaufort West (21), Calitzdorp (7), De Rust (8), Herold (1), Klaarstroom (3), Ladismith (7), Laingsburg (3), Matjiesfontein (1), Murraysburg (1), Oudtshoorn (35), Prince Albert (15), Sanbona (1), Touws River (3), Uniondale (1), Van Wyksdorp (1)

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Cape Whale Coast {view all Cape Whale Coast}

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Route 62 {view all Route 62}

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Garden Route {view all Garden Route}

Kids in Cape Town

The Western Cape province of South Africa, with Cape Town as its capital, is no stranger to travellers with families. When it comes to entertaining the kids in Cape Town, one is spoilt for choice. The mother city alone holds a host of activities, both in and outdoors, like the Two Oceans Aquarium (with a wonderful child-friendly restaurant) at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Peninsula National Park, the Planetarium at the South African Museum (great for older kids too), and the MTN ScienCentre and Ratanga Junction at Canal Walk. [cont.]

Countless child-friendly beaches offer hours of sand play, surfing, body surfing and swimming; flea markets abound, and certain restaurants and coffee shops, like the Noordhoek Farm Stall and the Barnyard in Tokai, cater specially for children by providing play areas and children's menus. Further afield, options include (but are not limited to) strawberry picking, in season, at farms like Mooiberge and Mountain Breeze between Stellenbosch and Somerset West; the Cango Caves are a huge attraction near Oudtshoorn, and botanical gardens, like the Harold Porter Gardens in Bettys Bay, provide wonderful picnic spots for lazy afternoons.

The West Coast National Park is an easy day trip from Cape Town and well worth it during the flower season. Other reserves that make wonderful family outings include the Bontebok National Park and the De Hoop Nature Reserve amongst others.

With regions like the Cape Winelands, the Breede River Valley, the Cape Overberg, the Whale Route and the West Coast; and some incredible towns like Stellenbosch, Swellendam and Hermanus, the Western Cape cannot fail to entice families with children of all ages to explore its boundaries.

Additional Reading

For more ideas on what to do with kids in Cape Town see
101 Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town
Things to Do with Kids in Cape Town
Popular Cape Town Family-friendly Restaurants

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