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Posted on: Wednesday, 3 October 2012

9 Child-Friendly Places To Stay In Cape Town – Choices When Travelling With Kids

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Travelling With Kids

Travelling With Kids

Cape Town is a top tourist destination. People fly in on a daily basis to experience its mountain(s), sea, wine, food and general joie de vivre. And many of them come with children.

Finding a hotel or guest house that is genuinely child-friendly is not as easy as it sounds, so here are a couple of pointers in the right direction. A venue is really family-friendly if it has any, or most of, the following:

  • Their policy includes children of all ages
  • They can provide cots
  • They can provide babysitting
  • They have a fully fitted kitchen that includes washing machine and/or tumble dryer
  • They have any extras, like a swimming pool
The Park Inn

The Park Inn

There are many hotels that offer accommodation to children of all ages, and you can search for these here at Family Friendly Accommodation. Whilst not everyone advertises cots or babysitting, it’s best to ask – some venues will go out of their way to meet your needs.

Here are a few child-friendly choices in and around the city bowl to make it easier for you.

City Bowl

Park Inn
We like them because they provide optional laundry and babysitting services, a build-your-own burger station on their menu, and their view of Table Mountain from the deck is exceptional. They’re also close to the city centre and the V&A Waterfront, which means you can simply walk to most of the sights. There is also a splash pool on the sunroof terrace.

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Park Inn Guest Reviews

Best Western Cape Suites

Best Western Cape Suites

Daddy Long Legs Self Catering Apartments
We like them because they’re apartments and thus provide extra space for children, they include a washing machine, a laundry and maid service, and a cot if you need one. Better still, the wooden floors, exposed brick and ceiling beams and the fact that each room has been uniquely decorated by an artist, poet, photographer, designer or musician makes it a joy to be in.

Daddy Long Legs Rates and Specials
Daddy Long Legs Guest Reviews

Best Western Cape Suites Hotel
We like them because they provide fully equipped kitchens, suites that can take up to six people, a babysitting service, laundromat, two swimming pools with sun decks and they’re pet friendly – so the whole family, including the dog, can feel at home.

Best Western Cape Suites Hotel Rates and Specials
Best Western Cape Suites Hotel Guest Reviews

Camps Bay

Villa On The Bay

Villa On The Bay

We like it because it’s on the edge of a nature reserve, you can walk to the beach, and you can hire the main house which will accommodate six people with ease. The owners will add an additional bed if there isn’t enough room. Over and above the space for a family, there is a supermarket and a restaurant on their road, taxis will pick you up on the corner, and there is a large swimming pool and sun deck.

CampsBayGlen Rates and Specials
CampsBayGlen Guest Reviews

Villa On The Bay
We like them because they will provide a cot, their heated pool has a safety fence, they have a fully fitted kitchen, a covered patio and lie down a quiet leafy road that is simply a stroll from the beach. Family holiday ease.

Villa On The Bay Rates and Specials
Villa On The Bay Guest Reviews

179 Waterkant Street

179 Waterkant Street

De Waterkant

179 Waterkant Street
We like it because they can provide cots, high chairs and babysitting facilities on request; it’s a two-bedroom self-contained apartment with wonderful views out over the city bowl, and its own private rooftop deck. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer, domestic assistance, and a plunge pool on the roof top (it looks as though this is out of the way of little people, but ask).

179 Waterkant Street Rates and Specials
179 Waterkant Street Guest Reviews

Silver Lattice Guest House

Silver Lattice Guest House


Silver Lattice Guest House
We like it because it provides three self-contained apartments that include comfortable bedrooms, fully stocked kitchenettes, washing machine and tumble dryer, veranda, and a beautiful garden with views of Table Mountain. It also lies walking distance from Company Gardens and 10 minutes from Long Street.

Silver Lattice Guest House Rates and Specials
Silver Lattice Guest House Guest Reviews

Apartment Cape Town

Apartment Cape Town


Apartment Cape Town
We like it because they provide a cot service on request, it is a self-contained apartment with a fully equipped kitchen that has a washing machine and tumble dryer, and views over Lions Head. It lies on the local taxi route, close to the Deer Park, a number of restaurants and coffee shops, and the Gardens Shopping Centre.

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Wanda Coustas has written in one form or another for 10 years, seven of them as a copyblogger. She has travelled the Western Cape extensively and the rest of the country in protracted road trips that have given her both joy and an ongoing relish for experiencing what she writes about first-hand. She is a trained opera singer, poet, eurythmy dancer, philosopher, and bee whisperer.

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