If you’re a parent, you probably know Spur and your local park like the back of your hand. Shame, sorry. 


There are actually quite a few places in and around Cape Town which are family-friendly, but ALSO adult-friendly (get your mind out the gutter, please). These places have play areas or activities for the kids but they also have good food and a good wine list and good views and good vibes for the adults. Winning.

Let’s look at a few places in and around the Western Cape that are adult-friendly things to do with kids. I’m going to focus on ones a bit further out of town but I have faith in all you suburban folks! Get those passports out!

Scone Shack, Cape Point

For those who prefer tea, head on out to the Scone Shack near Cape Point. Their scones are to-die-for and they have a range of teas. Best of all, it’s on a farm – so there are pigs, chickens and other animals roaming around willy-nilly. They even give you a fly swat to swat away the geese! There is also a small water feature and forts for the kids to explore.


Warwick Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Open lawns, oversized cushions, umbrellas for shade (it can get sweaty!) and a playground and water feature for the kids (top tip: pack costumes or a change of clothes) will keep the kids entertained for hours. The food and, not surprisingly, the wine will keep the adults suitably entertained. You can order picnic baskets for you to snack on.

Aegir restaurant, Noordhoek

Okay so not exactly far out of Cape Town but it’s a gem. The food is always top-notch and they have a good wine/beer/cider/gin menu. Best of all, there is a rad enclosed little playground for the kids and you can book a table RIGHT NEXT TO IT. Genius.


Old Mac Daddy, Elgin

I must say, I love me some Elgin. And Old Mac Daddy is a great daytrip. Mostly known for its funky trailer-style accommodation, The Barn is the on-site restaurant. With a cool mix of Scandi-SA design elements, The Barn is a gorgeous spot to while away a few hours. Plus they have a kids’ centre, as well as a “beach” with a dam where you can SUP and paddle and zorb. 

Top tip: Phone ahead to check availability. The restaurant and beach area are sometimes booked out for guests or private functions.

Stables at Vergelegen

Yip, another wine farm – told you these were adult-friendly! Vergelegen is a gloriously beautiful wine farm to visit in its own right, but it has a snazzy restaurant too. Stables offers a special kids’ menu and a play area close to the dining area. There is also a maze and magical gardens to explore – think bamboo garden, rose garden and agapanthus garden. Best of all, the maze is right next to Stables so the kids can run around while you wait for your food.

There are loads of family- and adult-friendly restaurants in and around Cape Town, but these are just a few. And if you need a car to get you around, look no further than Sani, located at Cape Town International Airport or the Cape Town City Centre.

The SANI brand was established in 1997. SANI Car Rental is a South African home-grown car rental company. Vehicles available to rent include compact cars, economy cars, premium cars, people carriers, and SUVs. SANI Car Rental serves customers throughout South Africa including at all major local and international airports.

This blog post was sponsored by Sani.