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Things to do with teenagers in Cape Town
From embarrassing parent to cool best friend
Last Updated: November 23, 2017
"You're so embarrassing. Go away. I hate you," sounds familiar? It's difficult to communicate with someone whose only concern is the opposite sex, their next tattoo, their road to Hollywood stardom and their hatred of anyone over 23-years-old. It's even more difficult to imagine that these are the people who will look after you in your old age. But it's time you started insuring yourself.
Check out this rad list of things to do with teenagers in Cape Town and you’ll be assured parent of the year.
Between dedicating their lives to becoming an Insta-model, finding fame as a tweleb, or dominating the web as the next vlogger sensation; it’s a wonder teenagers find enough time to eat and sleep. You might not be able to cleave your teen from their Smartphone but EDRO certainly can. Educational Robotics (EDRO) is an exciting program that is helping teens and young adults learn one of the most important languages of the 21st century: coding. EDRO offers classes throughout the year for children to attend as an extra-curriculum, or they can partake in one of their holiday packages taking place this July. Teens (12-16 year olds) can attend a two-day course running from Wednesday, 5 July - Thursday, 6 July for R650p/p. If you're keen to sign more tna two of your kids up you'll only pay R590p/p.
66-68 Albert Road | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 409 7905
High Five Kitesurfing
High Five Kite Surf School and Outdoor Adventures in Cape Town is the ideal destination to conquer the world’s hottest adrenalin sport! Offering beginner lessons and tandem Kitesurfing sessions, High Five Kite, SUP and Surf School in Bloubergstrand is the perfect activity for your water-loving, thrill-seeking teen. What’s more, the experts in the biz also offer SUP’ing lessons. Schweet!
68 Beach Blvd | Table View | Cape Town | +27 (0)72 902 7899
Kaskazi offers guided kayak trips seven days a week and focuses on the inexperienced kayaker, so no need to worry if you or the kids have never been kayaking before. The two-hour trips are guided by professionals who will take you on a three- to five-kilometre journey along the picturesque Atlantic coastline. You’re sure to spot some of the ocean’s finest creatures, including dolphins, seals, sunfish, whales, penguins, and seals. Grab your bathing costume and get paddling with Kaskazi!
179 Beach Road (Shell garage) | Three Anchor Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0) 83 346 1146
Aquila Game Reserve
Aquila offers the perfect balance of parent downtime mixed with heaps of opportunities for teens to bask out in nature, while witnessing the Big Five and exploring the adventurous side of life. With safari drives on quad bikes or on the back of a horse, teenagers will love all that Aquila has to offer. While teens are being entertained by nature in its purest forms and having the time of their lives, parents can witness the Big Five from an open 4x4, in the bar, or in the exclusive new Tranquila spa that will leave you feeling like a new you!
Touws River | Ceres | Western Cape | +27 (0)21 430 7260
Shark Cage Diving Tours with White Shark Diving Co.
For a truly out-of-this-world experience, your teen is not likely to forget anytime soon, book a cage dive with the White Shark Diving Company (WSDC) in Gansbaai, which specialise in underwater adventures that showcase the kings of the deep in their home territory. The winter months from June to August make for the perfect conditions to view the sharks breaching.
9 Kus Drive | Kleinbaai | Gansbaai | +27 (0)82 559 6858 | [email protected]
Gary's Surf School
Located on the beautiful Muizenberg beachfront is this wonderful surf school. If you're not one of those parents who threw their baby into the ocean whilst the umbilical cord was still attached, you have some making up to do. Gary's surf school could have your 15-year-old up and riding in one lesson.
34 Balmoral Building | Beach Road | Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 788 9839
Glowing rooms 3D minigolf
Play some mini golf with a difference at Glowing Rooms. Playing the 18-hole course with special 3D glasses, UV Lumo party packs and exclusive use of the event room. This would be fun for the entire family!
The Gallery | Milnerton | +27 (0)21 551 2160
From sandboarding and surfing to mountain biking – you name it and Downhill Adventures will provide it. You can choose your own adventure. For speed junkie teens, there is nothing quite like zipping down the awesome Hangklip Dunes in Betty's Bay. Downhill Adventures in Cape Town offers an extraordinary variety of outdoor adventure activities for individuals, friends, families and team building. This will be sure to strengthen that bond between you and your "not-so" little one.
Orange Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 422 0388
The South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB)
Is your teen more of a caregiver? Nature loving volunteers can learn about the life-cycle and conservation of the African penguin, as well as learn how to catch, hold and feed them. SANCCOB is an international organisation dedicated to seabird rehabilitation. The only seabird rehabilitation organisation registered with the South African Veterinary Council, the non-profit centre is based at the Rietvlei Wetland Reserve in Table View.
22 Pentz Drive | Table View | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 557 6155
Cycling townships with AWOL & BEN Bicycle Township Tours
Experience the South African lifestyle on an interactive cultural township tour. Open your teen's eyes to Capetonian culture and tradition. You'll visit a traditional healer, a vibrant gospel church service and a pre-school. ‘Edutainment’ at its best. Read our Peninsula township insights.
Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 418 3803
Indulge budding pop stars and friends with three and a half hour recording sessions, a photo shoot and a professionally mixed CD to take home. Artee Parteez has been offering high quality, educational and creative children's party entertainment since 2007.
Claremont | Cape Town | +27 (0)84 207 0180
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
Teens who want to improve confidence and speaking ability, or dreaming of a theatrical career will benefit from these classes including; improvisation, character analysis, theatre games and monologues. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is community-based and bubbling with creativity, they also teach timid young people how to be confident in life!
St Peters Church Hall | Park Avenue | Camps Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 674 5386; Andrews Road | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 674 5386
This planet-sized shopper's heaven features over 400 stores, 30 restaurants and 17 Nu Metro cinemas, sure to test the bank of mom and dad. Canal Walk is a shopping centre in Cape Town, South Africa, that opened in 2000 and was built around a canal. Shop the world at Canal Walk.
Century Boulevard | Century City | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 529 9799
Cape Town Stadium Tour
Soccer crazed teens can visit the iconic, 68 000-seater stadium that hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The tour includes behind the scenes look at the stands, players' changing rooms as well as the prison cells that rowdy fans get locked up in.
Green Point | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 430 7346
Bowling at Grand West Casino and Entertainment World
There's more to explore than the incredible casino at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. This family-friendly destination offers the biggest selection of kids’ entertainment and fun activities in Cape Town. The Magic Company provides for a great bowling experience where the whole family will enjoy this ten-pin-tastic overdose of UV lights, cheesy pop, fizzy drinks and bizarre bowling shoes. It's also great for corporate team building.
Magic Company | 1 Vanguard Drive | Goodwood | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 535 4582
A Hudson's burger
It’s a fact, teenagers can eat obscene amounts of food without putting on a single pound. We can reassure you that their time will come; they might as well make the most of it now and sink their teeth into a juicy, ostrich burger with beetroot salsa at Hudson’s in Kloof Street.
69A Kloof Street | Tamboerskloof | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 426 5974
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