11-day tours from Cape Town for the whole family to enjoy

We’re packing up the car and heading out on short day trips around the Western Cape in search of great adventures outside of the Mother City.

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The Western Cape is packed with fun activities for the whole family.

Here are 11-day trips a short drive from Cape Town to check off your bucket list:

1. World of exotic animals:

Exotic Animal World is a sanctuary for 700 exotic and wild animals, including spiders, snakes, monkeys, meerkats, scorpions and many species of birds that were once kept as pets. A fun day out for animal lovers.

Image: Exotic Animal World Klapmuts

2. Winelands Light Rail:

Winelands Light Railway Theme Park is designed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The train ride takes approximately seven minutes and takes you on a 760m journey inside the train park. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets and spend the day in the shady gardens.

Image: Winelands Light Railway

3. Beyond the Vine:

Appreciate the beauty of Stellenbosch with this painting and wine tasting experience! Grab some friends and family and head to Stellenbosch for a fantastic Bottle and Brush experience. There’s nothing more relaxing than a slurp and paint class with good company!

Image: Beyond the Vine

4. Kraalbaai Beach:

Kraalbaai Beach is a piece of heaven situated in the West Coast National Park. The water is warm, shallow and crystal clear, perfect for lazing around all day.

Image: SANParks – West Coast National Park

5. The Alpaca Loom:

Visit a working alpaca farm that offers alpaca tours, walks, and a petting zoo. Take in the views over great coffee and cake while the kids have a blast in the jungle gym.

Image: The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop and Weaving Studio

6. Blueberry Fish Farm:

Huckleberry Fish Farm is a fun and unique fishing experience for kids. Parents relax while children eat dinner.

Image: Huckleberry Fish Farm

7. Eagle Encounters at Spier:

Fun for the whole family, enjoy interactive flying shows and get up close and personal with the eagles at Spier Wine Farm.

Image: Eagle encounters at Spier Wine Farm

8. Scootours in Franschoek:

Scootours Franschhoek offers an adventurous way to explore the magnificent mountains and wine farms that surround the Franschhoek Valley in an exciting and family-friendly way.

Image: Scootours

9. Wiesenhof Adventure Park:

The Wiesenhof adventure park is every child’s wonderland. The park offers water slides, swimming pools, diving boards, a bomb track and much more.

Photo: Wiesenhof Adventure Park

10. Creative Artichoke Coffee:

Explore the fantastic world of chocolate. Learn how to create your own cocoa masterpiece with a chocolate workshop.

Image: Artichoc Creative Cafe

11. Strandloper dies:

Enjoy a traditional West Coast Seafood Boma on Langebaan Beach.

  • Location: Janolfsenstrasse, Leentjiesklip, Langebaan
  • Website: Strandloper dies
Image: Die Strandloper

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