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For the young and young at heart

School’s out! Yes, pupils across the Western Cape are gearing up for a well-deserved holiday that kicks off this Friday (24 June), and parents across the province are probably worrying about what to do with their children over this period. Luckily, we have a comprehensive overview of school holiday programmes, events and more to keep your little ones, tweens, teens and even toddlers busy and entertained.

If you are looking for a particularly thrilling activity and your children are over the age of 12, we recommend taking a plunge into shark-infested waters with the White Shark Diving Company. That’s right, take a walk on the wild side and experience a great white shark cage diving tour in Gansbaai, the quaint South African seaside town (roughly two hours from Cape Town) that’s best known as the great white shark capital of the world. It’s bound to be a memorable experience!

Of course, if the only fins you are interested in are endorphins, then take a trip to the stunning Lakeside Lodge and Spa in Sedgefield for a real feel-good experience. Sitting flush against the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon, the luxurious five‐star establishment is tucked neatly away from the outside world and offers top notch wine, food and wellness treatments. It’s a little piece of paradise a few hours outside of the Mother City.

"i love coffee Shop" in Claremont
South Africa’s first-ever entirely deaf-run java stop opens in Cape Town

Gordons Bay Winter Wonderland Festival
Head to this not-so-sleepy town for warming food, wine and family friendly activities

Iinterior Cafes:
Rcaffé on Long Street in Cape Town
Feed your soul at this eclectic Mother City coffee shop and restaurant

Party Events:
Mofunk 151st Party
Boogie on down, soul train-style at the Mother City’s funkiest affair’s 151st event!

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
This business-centric CBD hotel has swag and heart to match

Viva la Difference at Marianne Wine Estate and Floréal Brasserie
A boutique winery and restaurant near Stellenbosch distinguish themselves by adding a little European magic in their approach to food and wine.