Exposing your children to Cape Town's many beaches, wildlife, safaris and foods can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand their impressionable minds. The key is to be aware of your surroundings and to book a hotel that caters to little travelers.
The Cape Grace Hotel has made children the forefront of its offerings, allowing families to travel with peace of mind to this sought-after hot spot. While the adults can enjoy breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Yacht Marina, kids will be entertained by the on-site kids’ club.
And get this: If you stay three or more nights, you receive the Family Time Offer, a complimentary service that offers food and drinks for children under 3, in-room dining vouchers with popcorn and kid-friendly DVDs and babysitting up to four hours. For picky eaters, the resort chef makes a great vegetable soup with alphabet noodles and cucumber and tomato salad with feta cheese or a toasted sandwich.
When you're ready to head out and explore, the concierge can set up tours of must-see attractions like the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you’ll witness more than 3,000 sea animals, including fish and sharks, turtles, octopi and birds. After your sea-viewing adventure, take your kids aboard the Cape Wheel, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Cape Town.
And of course, you can’t leave without taking a ride on the Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, which sails three times a day, offering a live pirate show your tiny Jack Sparrow will go "argh!" for.