There’s plenty here for the kids to do. At the Two Oceans Aquarium, fantastic exhibits include everything from vibrant Indian Ocean tropical fish to a spectacular 800,000 liter Kelp Forest Exhibit. There are also puppet shows, arts and crafts, face painting and puzzles. More creatures can be viewed at Butterfly World, where more than 20 different species abound in a tropical garden; Drakenstein Lion Park, a sanctuary for lions born in captivity; and Imhoff Farm, where the kids can ride a camel or a horse, and visit the crafts shop and snake and nature park.

 Just outside Simonstown there is The Scratch Patch with thousands of semi-precious stones on the floor. You can buy a container and pick out the stones you want and fill up your container.

 In Summer the beach at Boulders is a good spot to stop with a picnic and there are the penguins swimming close by.

For more outdoor fun, take an exhilarating ride up Table Mountain in the rotating cable car, or head to Boulder Beach to see the penguins.