No matter where you are in Cape Town, the sea and the many vessels that use it for food or trade are a constant presence. A visit to the Waterfront is the best way to get up close and personal with the many types of vessels that frequent the city waters, with everything from cruise liners, cargo ships, fishing boats, fancy yachts and – perhaps the best of all for kids – the Jolly Roger Pirate Ship
! Hop aboard this pirate themed ship for a cruise around the waterfront and harbour for great views and some fun photo ops with the kids. The fun doesn’t end once you disembark, with a plethora of fun Cape Town family activities lined up for you and the family at the V&A Waterfront
. These include the PlayDate Super Park
– where you can drop your kids off to have a ball, while you enjoy some shopping – or, across the road, the Gem World scratch-patch and mini putt-putt as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium
– a brilliant facility boasting a river with live birds and penguins, touch pools for interaction, a bubble head feature where fish can swim around your head and large tanks with sharks and seals. Keep an eye on the calendar for special events for kids, like aquarium sleepovers!
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