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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
6. Blueberry Fish Farm:
Huckleberry Fish Farm is a fun and unique fishing experience for kids. Parents relax while children eat dinner.
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.
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.
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.
10. Creative Artichoke Coffee:
Explore the fantastic world of chocolate. Learn how to create your own cocoa masterpiece with a chocolate workshop.
11. Strandloper dies:
Enjoy a traditional West Coast Seafood Boma on Langebaan Beach.
- Location: Janolfsenstrasse, Leentjiesklip, Langebaan
- Website: Strandloper dies