Cape Town Big 6

Six unforgettable experiences - all in one destination.

A visit to South Africa and to Cape Town will not be complete without visiting the Cape Town Big 6.
Discover the best view of the Cape from the legendary Table Mountain, experience a unique shopping and entertainment environment at the V&A Waterfront, visit the city’s most celebrated Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, bask in the tradition of the historic Constantia Vineyards, visit the symbol of freedom with a tour of Robben Island and experience the dramatic scenery at Cape Point, the south western most tip of Africa. Six unforgettable experiences - all in one destination.
See each destination’s listing for more details for suggested day trips.

Kids Rule this Winter!

The ‘Big 6’ destinations – Cape Point, Table Mountain Cableway, Robben Island Museum, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch and Constantia Vineyards – bring the best of the Cape to the children of the City.  With special deals galore this winter it’s certain that Kids Rule!

So let’s head off to the V&A Waterfront and enjoy the world class Two Oceans Aquarium, a venue that is completely fascinating in its array of spectacular sea creatures. Loads of things to do there, look out for their special offers for two adults and two children (aged 4 to 13) to enjoy the activities offered at the Aquarium, you’ll be heading off there regularly. You can vvisit the Touch Pool where staff and volunteers provide visitors with fascinating snippets of ocean information and, if you step up close you can zoom in on sea anemones – real personal! Or visit the Cold Water Mosaic Exhibit which opens up a world of delicate tentacles, tube feet, suckers and nippers. Come face to face with ragged tooth sharks or immortalize your moment in the booth! And so much more to do and see.

Off up to visit Table Mountain? This World Heritage Site and icon of Cape Town is a complete fascination for all visitors and with Table Mountain Cableway, spending time here is awesome. The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks. Over 1000m above the City this friendly giant offers an opportunity to view the City from all angles. Take a free guided walk or complete the Winter Treasure Trail where you stand a chance of winning wonderful prizes. The Table Mountain Café offers a free hot chocolate or juice with every Kiddies Wonderland Meal that is purchased. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win an exclusive Table Mountain Cableway beanie and scarf. Drop your entry off at the Shop at the Top. Also visit the Winter Wonderland at the top station where a variety of activities are being offered.

Whilst we’re still close to the sea a trip to Robben Island is memorable. Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Enjoy a standard tour of this World Heritage Site which is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides.  Kids rule when it comes to this trip as Robben Island Museum. Check if they still offering free entry for a child from 0 – 17 year old when accompanied by a paying adult. The view of Cape Town from the island is one that will be etched on your mind forever and the natural landscape of the island, the fascinating history and a visit to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell will enthral. And conjure up a picture of Madiba and his fellow inmates playing soccer in the prison yard and it is easy to see how important this sport is to the nation.

Off into the suburbs and first stop must be Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden where free entry for children from 0 – 17 years makes it the ideal place to go for a walk, enjoy our natural plant heritage or simply enjoy the many activities on offer. Silver Tree Restaurant’s free children’s entertainment programme will delight whilst Moms and Dads also get an opportunity to wind down with the restaurant’s indoor winter concert series on Sunday nights, check their website for detailed infos.

Next stop is Constantia Vineyards and kids can enjoy Groot Constantia with lots of lawn to play. The Constantia Valley is the oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1685, and is today the Cape’s most intimate wine route consisting of eight wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terrier and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality. The wonderful homestead of Groot Constantia (where winemaking began more than 350 years ago) is a fabulous day out for all the family. Whilst Dad and Mom explore the homestead or enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting the kids can enjoy themselves with coloring in pictures. End the day with a delicious meal at any one of the Estate’s excellent restaurants.


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Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront accessible from City Centre. Kirstenbosch and Constantia Valley: Southern Suburbs. Cape Point Southern Peninsula. See each destination’s listing for map details or Cape Town Big 6 for suggested day trips.

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