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Quadbiking in the Winelands

Cape Town is a top place for a family holiday. It’s child friendly for kids of all ages as we have lots of open spaces, sunny weather and exciting activities.

Of course the kids are welcome on all our tours but, in addition Cape by Design Tours suggests some unique Family Options:

  • Swim with the Penguins at Boulders Beach. 
  • Wander through enclosures at World of Birds -  Africa’s biggest Bird Park.
  • See wildlife at a Lion Park, Cheetah Outreach or Raptor Conservation Project.
  • Be delighted at the sight of Seals on Wheels on a Waterfront boat ride.
  • Visit our Two Oceans Aquarium to view beautiful and odd sea creatures up close.
  • Hop on the Big Wheel at the Waterfront – it’s a thrill and the views are great. 
Kayaking and Supping on Zandvlei Lake with the backdrop of Table Mountain

For the more adventurous:

  • Be brave and go shark cage diving - scary but safe!
  • Go Horse Riding on a 3-mile Beach. 
  • Get your balance on a Segway and ride through the Winelands
  • Quad bike through Vineyards. 
  • Join a Surf School for half a day and learn to ride the wave.
  • For the athletic, try something new - Acrobranching in the forest.
Look Ma, no hands. Balance is everything when riding on a Segway in the Winelands

Segway Tour in the Winelands


Adults enjoying wine and kids having fun are not mutually exclusive at Cape by Design Tours. Despite its obvious emphasis on wine, the area is also known as a very child-friendly destination with many fun activities, wildlife experiences and interesting places to visit.  So that’s where Family Fun comes in.


The mountains and farms of the Winelands offer fantastic activities. It’s an exhilirating and different way to experience the Winelands:

  • Quad biking - a fun thing for the whole family.
  • Segway Tours through the Vineyards
  • Mountain biking on a wine farm or nature reserve. 
  • Hiking nature trails for any level of fitness.
  • Horse Riding on a wine farm or in the fynbos.

On Wildlife Encounter at  the Cheetah Outreach Project you get to touch these beautiful creatures


 The next best thing to a safari near to Cape Town is to experience one of these attractions:

  • Drakenstein Lion Park with magnificent specimens of Africa’s great cat.
  • Cheetah Outreach Project which brings awareness of this endangered animal and the opportunity for a close up encounter.
  • Eagle Encounters  – great interactive fun with Raptors.
  • Giraffe House – a wildlife awareness centre.
  • Crocodile Park – it’s home to a thousand crocs! 

Other options are a little less wild:

  • Visit an Alpaca Farm and pet these fluffy gentle creatures.
  • Join the delightful daily Duck Parade as they waddle their way through the vineyards.
  • At Butterfly World  walk through aviaries with butterflies, colourful birds and cute cuddly creatures. 

Duck Parade at Vergenoegd Wine Estate - a comical and heart-warming sight


Adults do Wine tasting while kids have fun with their own tastings:

  • Chocolate Experience at our Finest Chocolate Factory - get the full story of how chocolate is made and get to lick, taste and take some home!
  • There’s also a Grape juice tasting, an Ice Cream Tasting and not to forget the CHEESE. 

Chocolate Tasting at De Villiers Chocolate

BTW The legal drinking age in South Africa is 18 

Nelson Mandela's famous statue outside the Groot Drakenstein Prison in the Winelands

For those interested in history and the World Famous Icon Nelson Mandela

  • Be photographed next to his life-sized statue in front of the Groot Drakenstein Prison, the exact spot where he walked out as a free man at 3pm on 11 February 1990.

Nelson Mandela is known as one of the greatest Statesmen in modern times. He spent 27 years in prison, fighting the unjust system of Apartheid. He ended what he called his Long Walk to Freedom from this prison in the Winelands, more than 30 years ago.

It marked the turning point in South Africa’s history and began a new era of democracy, freedom and reconciliation in South Africa.

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