Things To Do with Kids in the Garden Route

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Things To Do with Kids in the Garden Route

Things To Do with Kids in the Garden Route

Things To Do with Kids in the Garden Route

Entertain your kids and have fun with them!
Explore the Garden Route and have fun with your kids. A number of educational, adventurous and fun activities and attractions in the Garden Route cater for children. Keep the kiddies busy with the great things to do and places to visit. Play, learn, eat and have fun!

Things To Do with Kids in Swellendam

Family Friendly Activities in Swellendam

The Berry Farm located outside Swellendam offers a multitude of family friendly activities such as berry picking in season, tasting jam and liquors, paddling in a boat on the dam, tractor trips, walking in the berry maze and enchanted forest and enjoying coffee or a berry smoothie. Contact them for trading hours and prices.
Contact Details: 082 961 2395

Things To Do with Kids in Heidelberg

Restaurant Near Heidelberg in the Western Cape

Blue Crane Farm Shop is located along the N2, 3km west of Heidelberg. When travelling along this route make sure that you stop here and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the warm hospitality. Apart from delicious food the kids can enjoy the play area outside to get rid of the extra energy after a long ride in the car. There is a menu especially for the kiddies.
Open 7 days a week from 08:00 to 17:00
Contact Details: 028 722 2651

Things To Do with Kids in Herbetsdale

Pick Your Own Grapes at a Garden Route Wine Cellar

Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar is situated at the foot of the majestic mountains surrounding the picturesque village of Herbertsdale. Both adults and kids will love it here. Adults can enjoy a wine/ beer tasting and relax in the restaurant area. Kids can play in the outdoor kids play area. A kiddies menu is also available. From mid February to mid March you can also pick your own Hanepoort grapes. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 16:00
Contact Details: 028 735 2061

Things To Do with Kids in Mossel Bay


Bartolomeu Dias Museum Mossel Bay

A visit to the Bartolomeu Dias Museum is not only educational but very interesting for young and old. The museum is the second biggest provincial museum in the Western Cape and houses the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum, Aquarium and the Granary. The famous 500 year old Post Office Tree and Life-size replica of the Dias Caravel are two of the main attractions.

Museum hours: Mon to Fri 09:00 to 16:45 | Weekends and Public Holidays 09:00 to 15:45 | Good Friday and Christmas Closed
Entrance fee: R20 per adult | R5 per scholar.
Entrance fee including going onto the Dias Caravel: R40 per adult | R10 per scholar
Contact Details: 044 691 1067


The Harry Giddy Park is a hidden jewel right in the centre of town. Kids can play in the play ground and wander around the Aviaries and touch farm. The park is also ideal for a picnic under the trees. The park is in Montagu Street Mossel Bay and is open 7 days a week. Mon & Tue 07:45 – 16:15 | Wed to Fri 07:45 to 19:00 | Sat & Sun 07:00 to 19:00
Entrance is free
Contact Details: 044 606 5000


Indoor Play Centre in Mossel Bay
Blasters Centre is a popular family entertainment centre offering something for the whole family! This is the ultimate fun destination, centrally located in Voorbaai Mossel Bay. Blasters offers a safe and clean play area for toddlers and kids up to 12 years in their indoor play area jungle gym. Their arcade games and indoor glow-in-the-dark putt-putt is a hit for kids of all ages.
Open 7 days a week.
Contact Details: 044 692 0521


Things To Do with Kids in Hartenbos

Helicopter Flights in Mossel Bay

There is no better way of showing your kids the Garden Route than taking them on a scenic helicopter flight. Mossel Bay Helicopters have flights and services to suit any budget. They also offer a range of commercial flight and more. Contact them for more information on various packages and available times.
Contact Details: 044 695 1660 / 073 935 8065


Game Farm in Hartenbos

For the adventure and outdoor enthusiast, Bergsig Game Farm just a mere 7km out of Hartenbos offers a abundance of activities ranging from game drives, hunting experience, quad biking in the over 5000 hectares of savannah, grass plains, thick bush veld, mountains and valley.
Contact Details: 044 695 1660 / 073 935 8065

Things To Do with Kids in Great Brak River

Open Air Restaurant near Mossel Bay on the Beach

De Vette Mossel Beach Seafood Restaurant at Great Brak River in the Southern Cape offers much more that merely superb seafood. This is an experience in unusual and informal surroundings with traditional Cape fisherman culture in true West Coast style right on the beach. Kids are catered for and there is a lovely outdoor play area for them. De Vette Mossel is open right through the year every Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon as well as any day for functions. De Vette Mossel has two eating sessions per day.
Lunch session: 12:00 – 15:00 Dinner session: 18:30 – 00:00

Contact them for availability, bookings are essential.
Contact Details: 079 339 0170

Things To Do with Kids in George

Indoor Children’s Activities in George

Happy Valley Kids Play Centre offers a fun, safe and exciting indoor child play facility in George where adults can relax in the restaurant. Children aged 0 to 10 years can play in a supervised and stimulating environment. Alternative fun activities include wall climbing, trampoline and art wall provides hours of fun.
Hours: Tue to Sat 09:00 to 17:00 Sun & Public Holidays 09:30 to 15:00.
Children’s Admission Fees: 0-1 years – Free Entry | Toddlers play area (1 – 2 years): R35 for 90 minutes play session | 2 – 10 years: R45 for 90 minutes play session
Extend play time: R15 per extra 30 minutes
Contact Details: 044 873 0046


George Wildlife Park

The George Wildlife Park is great place to visit for young and old. View the Bengal tigers, Cheetahs, Servals and Caracals in the Predator Park. Feed the farm animals or just have hours of fun in the safe and secure outdoor kiddies play area. Enjoy a meal or refreshments from the Coffee Cats Restaurant. You can even host a kiddie’s birthday party at the George Wildlife Park.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 09h00 to 16h00 | School holidays open 7days a week except Christmas Day
Entrance Fee: Adults: R20.00 | Children: R10.00 | Children under the age of 3 Free
Tel No: 044 889 0007


Garden Route Birds of Prey Rehab Centre

The Garden Route Birds of Prey Rehab Centre is a great family friendly attraction in George. Both avid birders as well as young children will all find a visit to this rehab centre extremely educational and interesting. Here you will learn about the rescue, rehabilitation, release and the conservation of falcons, eagles and owls while being introduced to between 30 and 40 species of falcons.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 09h00 to 16h00 | School holidays open 7days a week except Christmas Day
Entrance Fee: Adults: R60.00 | Children: R30.00
Tel No: 082 490 7510


Virtual Reality Gaming Experiences in George

VR Vibes offers a mobile gaming experience where you can look around as well as physically walk and interact within the virtual environment. This fantastic indoor family and child friendly entertainment is perfect for all ages. You can swim with whales, walk in space, ride a roller coaster or travel to any destination in the world from VRVibes. Experiences can vary from 5 to 10 minutes and games from 15 minutes to 2 hours.

Bookings are essential.
Tel No: 044 873 2710 / 071 632 4506


Eden e-Bike Adventure Tours

Eden E-bike Adventure Tours offers a fun outdoor activity for the whole family and any level of fitness. Travel one of 3 routes on an electrically assisted large-volume tire mountain bike. Great comfort, minimum effort and maximum enjoyment. Booking essential. Tel No: 076 280 8511


Griffin Sport George

The Trampoline Park at Griffin Sport is open for recreational free jumping for children aged 4 to 13. This is fun indoor activity is perfect for all weather conditions. Adults can relax in the Health Bar overlooking the trampolines. Bookings essential. Tel No: 063 738 2427


The Art Cafe George

The Art Studio at The Art Café allows children and adults to discover the artist in them. Kiddies Art Classes are great fun and offer a creative indoor activity. Art classes with step by step instructions give you the opportunity to express your creativity. Adults can relax in the coffee shop. Tel No: 082 220 4364



The Waffle Berry

A visit to The Waffle Berry located on the Herold’s Bay Road between the George Airport and the N2 is a great option for all. They serve waffles,
donuts, wood fired pizza and much more. Kids can run around and play in the play area while adults can relax in the country atmosphere. Tel No: 084 630 6001


Fun and Educational Toys in George

The fabulous toy shop, Eden Toys, in George is filled to brim with a multitude of carefully selected toys. Here you will find toys for boys and girls. A wide range of educational toys, arts and crafts, board games and much more for entertaining your kids! The shop is located on the Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre and is open 7 days a week. Tel No: 044 011 0013


Things To Do with Kids in Knysna

Things to Do with Kids in Knysna

At Southern Comfort between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay children over the age of 15 years are allowed to drive quad bikes on their own and children under the age of 15 can be lifted by an adult. Children under the age of 15 who have their own quad bikes may ride on their own. Bookings are advised for your Garden Route forest quad biking adventure on this natural and man-made obstacle course. Rates: 4km Quad Bike Ride @ R300 per person | 6km Quad Bike Ride @ R400 per person | Children under 15 being lifted @ R70 per person (Rates may change during the year).
Contact Details: 063 262 6284

Things To Do with in Plettenberg Bay
Boat Based Whale, Dolphin and Seal Watching in Plettenberg Bay

Ocean Safaris is a legally permitted boat based whale, dolphin and seal watching company in Plettenberg Bay. From December to June you can enjoy an Eco Marine Trip and from July to December a Whale Watching Trip. This is a great experience for families with children of all ages.
Rates: Eco Marine: Adults R500 | Children under 12 years R250 | Children under 4 years Free. Whale Watching: Adults R750 | Children under 12 years R450 | Children under 4 years Free.
Contact Details: 082 784 5729

Things To Do with Kids in Tsitsikamma/ Storms River

Activity Company in Stormsriver

Join Stormsriver Adventures on a Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey. Journey down the old Storms River pass and experience the indigenous forest from the comfort of a specially designed vehicle. The duration of this journey suitable for all ages is two and a half to three hours. Departure times are Morning Tea: 08H30, Lunch 11H30,
Afternoon Tea: 14H30
Contact Details: 042 281 1836


Adventure Activity in the Tsitsikamma Rainforest

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour consists of ten platforms and ten “foefie” slides with the longest slide of 100m! About 2 1/2 hours later you exit the forest, having undertaken the journey of a lifetime. Guides are fully-trained professionals. Great fun and ideal for persons from 7 to 70 years of age.
Cost: R660.00 per person, including light refreshments & Guides.
Contact Details: 042 281 1836


Zipline Tours in Tsitsikamma

The Tsitskamma Falls Adventures offers eight slides, of which the longest is 211m, zigzag along cables across the river gorge, as high as 50m above the water in some places. Children 3 years and older can partake in this action packed adventure thrill. They allow children and the timid to slide in tandem with parents or with a guide.
Rates: R400 per person.
Contact Details: 042 280 3770


Bungy Jumping, One Of The Most Popular Adventure Activities in the Garden Route

Face Adrenalin Operates the World’s Highest Bungy Bridge. Bungy jumping at the Bloukrans Bridge is said to be the ultimate thrill and one of the most popular adventure activities in the Garden Route. Jumpers are secured in a full body harness and make their way slowly along a specially designed catwalk which is suspended below the road surface. Minimum age: 14 years. Hours: 9am – 5pm daily. Contact Details: 042 281 1458

Things To Do with Kids in Oudtshoorn

CP Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn

The CP Nel Museum is famed for being one of the best small town museums in South Africa. The main theme of the museum is the ostrich industry, focusing on the ostrich feather boom period (1900 – 1914) The Le Roux Town House Museum National Monument is situated at 146 High Street, Oudtshoorn and forms part of the museum.
Contact Details: 044 272 7306


Oudthoorn Family Activities at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm

Wilgewandel Holiday Farm is located only 25km from Oudtshoorn on the R328, on route to the Cango Caves. The activities offered includes camel rides, ghwarra-ghwarra golf, donkey cart rides, farm animals, bumper boats, hiking, foefie slides and water slides. The restaurant serves a wide selecting of meals including Ostrich Steak and traditional South African cuisine. Wilgewandel is open from 08H30 to 17H00, 7 days a week. Great FUN for all ages.
Entrance is free. Rates: Waterpark R40 for 30 min. Camel rides: R80 per adult, kids over 13 years R40, Pedal cars: R10 p/p, Rowing boats: R10 p/p, Zipline over dam: R10 p/p, Ghwarra-Ghwarra golf: R10 + R10 deposit, Animal feeding” R10 per bucket, Trampolines: R10 p/p, Donkie cart rides: R20 per adult & R10 p/p over 18 years.
Contact Details: 044 272 0878

Things To Do With Kids in Calitzdorp

Karoowater Guest Farm Between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn

Karoowater Guest Farm (previously known as Uhuru Guest Farm) is located 44km from Oudtshoorn and 21 km from Calitzdorp next to the scenic Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. The hot mineral spring baths, a restaurant, free roaming springbuck, play area surrounded by colourful parrots and curious monkeys, lovely serene walks, waterslide and cold swimming pool is the perfect spot with activities to keep your family entertained. Day visitors are welcome! – Day
Visitors: Mon-Sun: 8am to 5pm R50/adult & R30/child u/12
Contact Details: 044 213 3658

Things To Do with Kids in Barrydale

Activities at Warmwaterberg Spa

Warmwaterberg Spa is a hot mineral spring situated between Barrydale and Ladismith on the Route 62 between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, wide open spaces and healing powers of the hot mineral spring. There are 3 outdoor pools, two hot and one cold. Day visitors of all ages are welcome.
Contact Details: 028 572 1609


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