Fun Things to Do in Cape Town

Looking for fun things to do in Cape Town with your family? You’re in luck, because our unique setting offers incredible opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Here is a small sampling of the Bucket List Genie’s favourite family activities in Cape Town.

4 Fun Things to Do With Family (Cape Town)

Whether you’re a South African or an international tourist, the Mother City is an absolute on your must-visit list. Locals and visitors alike flock to some of these amazing adventure experiences to enjoy as much fun as they can.


During the summer season, when the snow has melted, the Swiss use specially designed, non-motorised, eco-friendly Monster Mountain scooters to navigate the ski slopes in the Alps. That makes it the perfect means to experience an exhilarating downhill descent on some of South Africa’s beloved mountains. Now you can scootour your way down the mountain. Kick it as you go uphill, as you would a normal scooter, and enjoy amazing freewheeling opportunities downhill. The tours are almost 99% downhill, no matter the venue (Cape Town, Knysna, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Kaapsehoop).

Xtreme Zipline Adventures

Channel your inner Tarzan (or Jane!) with one of the most exhilarating experiences Cape Town has to offer. Not only is the zipline at Silvermist Estate one of the highest and longest in Africa, but it’s also one of the fastest. The highest points on the zipline tour peak at up to 155 metres above the tree canopy and some cables reach distances of up to 500 metres. Longer, higher cables result in faster slides!

Cape Peninsula Scenic Flight

Take in the most beautiful landmarks of Cape Town peninsula and surrounds with this scenic flight for three from Stellenbosch. Bring your camera along, as you will want to capture the once-in-a-lifetime aerial perspectives of some of the most beautiful landmarks of the Mother City, including the Cape Point lighthouse, Chapman’s Peak drive, Hout Bay, the Twelve Apostles, and Robben Island. 

Sandboarding Adventure

Cape Town’s sand dunes at Hout Bay and Betty’s Bay provide the ideal setting for sandboarders. First timer? No problem! Our guides/s will provide you with training and safety on the dune. Sandboarding is a wonderful activity for the whole family as its both fun and extreme (depending on your skills as you progress).

Tired after a day of extreme adventure? Check out our amazing dinner and overnight experiences in Cape Town.

About The Bucket List Genie

Everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do in their lifetimes, whether it is a single momentous achievement or a long list of experiences they want to mark off to say "been there, done that". Odette is one of those people with a bucket list that reads like a phone book and she wholeheartedly chases down every adventure.

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