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Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town

Family Attractions

From standing on ostrich eggs to summer toboganning, Cape Town offers a huge range of fun and fascinating attractions for all members of the family.

Family Attractions
Home to over 3,000 living creatures, including sharks, turtles, fish and penguins, the Two Oceans Aquarium's feeding times provide much excitement for children. Experience a penguin encounter or visit the touch pool to see anemones at close range.

Swimming with Penguins
On Boulders Beach, a small public beach separate from the main penguin colony, guests can get really close to these lovely creatures and even take a refreshing ocean dip with them. Just one word of caution: they have sharp beaks.

Lion’s Head
Take the family on a hike up the scenic mountain, part of the Table Mountain National Park. Allow about an hour to get up there and another to come down.

Bird Watching
World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park - Enjoy a fascinating peek into the diverse worlds of over 3,000 indigenous birds and small animals.

West Coast Ostrich Farm - Only half an hour from the hotel, guests can sit on an ostrich, stand on an ostrich egg and feed one of the feathered giants on this farm housing up to 220 birds of all ages.

Rotary Mini Blue Train and Play Park
Treat the children to a 7 km train ride running from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point, and then enjoy a picnic in the park.

Cool-Runnings Toboggan Track
This exciting new sport is a summer version of snow tobogganing and is done in bob sleds speeding along a 1.25km twisting, steel half-pipe.

Art Jamming
Buy a canvas and let your children’s creativity go crazy. Demonstration classes are available to learn some nifty brush strokes.
 
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Family Package

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Family Travel

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Leisure Facilities  

Leisure Facilities

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Family Holiday

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Librisa Spa

Librisa Spa

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