10 best kid’s activities in South Africa

It’s never easy to find kids activity while you are travelling.

XO Africa has done the job for you. Here is our  bucket list :

The Two Oceans Aquarium
The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and welcomes over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.
Where ? Cape Town – Waterfront
The Two Oceans Aquarium blogArt Jamming
Artjamming™, based in Cape Town, entertain your kids in a creative and safe environment.through painting workshops that will make your kids real budding artists! A very affordable activity that will allow them to release their inner artist in a fun way. The young artists will be supervised by a dynamic and inspired team who will provide all the necessary materials (canvas, acrylic paints, etc..) to carry out their own work of art!
Where ? Cape Town

Predator World
Just 5 km from Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park, Predator World is a zoo which emphasizes on all kinds of predators. Your children will be welcomed by experienced guides who will take them to encounter the most majestic animals of the African savanna and who have inspired Walt Disney so much. After such a fascinating day, your children may start thinking of being a ranger later.
Where ? Pretoria

Cap Penguin Interaction
Simon’s Town is a charming seaside town occupied by strange settlers. This is not the” Planet of the Apes” but the oldest cannot help making the connection at the time of their discovery. Indeed, the beaches of Simon’s Town have been invaded by an endemic species of thousands of representatives: the penguins of Cape Town. They are here at home and they claim it by their shrill cries. A unique encounter that will leave your children unforgettable memories. And once back home, you will have great bed time stories to tell…
Where ? Simon’s Town, Cape Peninsula.

Valley of the waves
“Waterworld”, we are not talking about the movie starring Kevin Costner, but about this humongous water park built at the doorstep of Pilanesberg, two hours drive from Johannesburg. The Valley of the Waves is one of its flagship attractions that will allow the family to have fun together and meet other adventurous souls of all ages. A day for the greatest pleasure of all.
Where ? Sun City (2 hours drive from Johannesburg)

Valley of the Waves blog

CrazyKidz Farm
It is said that children today are losing touch with the countryside, and are unable, for most of them, to recognize farm animals because they actually live in a 100% urbanized world. CrazyKidz Farmyard is the ideal place for your children to rediscover the farm world and its wonders! Thanks to all kinds of games, they give the kids some outdoor time with animals they wouldn’t normally see, and propose a picnic your kids will remember! A busy day filled with emotions.
Where ? Johannesburg

Littlecook Club
Here’s an opportunity for kids to be in the shoes of a real chef thanks to the club’s cooking classes. Beyond developing cooking skills, your children will practice and try to surprise you with their kitchen talents. And when dinner is ready, they will be delighted to hear from their parents a grateful “Very Good Chef”. This cooking club is based on the work of a qualified chef and author of “Timeless Family Food Journal”, namely Christine Phillips. It also aims to teach children how to eat healthy and in a more balanced way.
Where ? Johannesburg
Littlecook blog

Tsitsikama Tree Canopy Tour
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. The first of its kind in Africa, the canopy tour involves traversing from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor…
Where ? Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route – Western Cape)
Tsitsikamma Tree Canopy Tour blog

The Zoo of Johannesburg
Why would we visit a zoo while we are in the most emblematic country in terms of safari? That’s what you might think! The Johannesburg Zoo, located in the northern leafy suburbs of the city, has the particularity to offer a wide range of animals beyond African wildlife. Furthermore, educational activities allow children to recognize animals and to learn everything about their behavior and thus to impress the ranger while on safari! Do not miss the guided walks at night for a magical atmosphere!
Where ? Johannesburg

uShaka Marine World
uShaka Kids World is a paradise for children from the age of 2 to 12 years. Emotions and entertainment are at hand thanks to many attractions specially made for them such as: The Treasure Island, The Cave of The Black Cranes, The Water Cannon and a river full of water ambushes and explosions. In other words, lots of excitement throughout the day at uShaka Marine World park located in Durban in KwaZulu-Natal !
Where ? Durban (Kwazulu-Natal)

Damien Vespertini

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  • carolina m

    The benefits of showing children how beautiful nature is are infinite. People should do that more often. Next summer I’m taking the kids to South Africa to see another beautiful part of the world.