We might still be under level 3 lockdown in South Africa but that doesn’t mean we have to be homebound 24/7. It is entirely possible to safely venture out during lockdown, provided of course that all necessary precautions are strictly adhered to. If you’re in the Mother City and cabin fever has gotten hold of you, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly things to do in Cape Town during level 3 lockdown. The one thing all of these places have in common is outdoor seating options and wide open spaces.


Important Notice for Things To Do In Cape Town During Level 3

Please note that the wearing of a mask is compulsory when visiting any of the below mentioned establishments. Mandatory temperature screening and hand sanitising before entry will also be required in order to ensure the safety of all visitors. Adherence to social distancing guidelines is essential and applies to everyone when visiting any establishment during the Covid-19 pandemic and assists in curbing the spread of the virus.



Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery, Durbanville Wine Valley

This little gem of a wine farm was the first place we visited during level 3 lockdown and proved to be one of the best things to do with kids during lockdown too! Their deli is open 7 days a week and sells delicious pies, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and fresh produce. After you’ve purchased something to eat, you can take a leisurely stroll along the vineyards while soaking in the farm views and enjoying the wide open spaces.

I must commend Klein Roosboom for the great care they’ve taken to ensure that everyone adheres to the rules as well as their effective implementation of social distancing. Temperature scan and hand sanitising upon entry is compulsory, barrels and bins have been placed along the walking routes to eliminate crowding and gathering.

Tel: +27 (0)79 693 9646 | www.kleinroosboom.co.za


Klein Joostenberg Deli & Bistro, Stellenbosh

Stock up on your weekly essentials at the Joostenberg Deli, load them in the car then take walk on the lush green lawns before leaving. The kids will enjoy looking at the ducks waddling around and playing on the soft grass. You can also grab a bite to eat at the Joostenberg Bistro and take advantage of their Dish of the Day weekly offer.

If you’re keen on getting the adrenalin pumping, you can also check out Acrobranch Tree-top Adventures situated on the Klein Joostenberg premises. Their obstacle courses are suitable for all ages and fitness levels, making it one of the ideal family-friendly things to do in Cape Town during level 3 lockdown.

Tel: 021 884 4208 | www.joostenberg.co.za


Drakenstein Lion Park, Paarl

If you’re searching for places to go to during lockdown in Cape Town while supporting a good cause then Drakenstein Lion Park is where you should be heading to. The only genuine lion sanctuary in the Western Cape with the largest lion population, including rare white lions, Drakenstein Lion Park is a safe haven for lions in distress that were born in captivity and cannot be rehabilitated into the wild. Situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, you can be assured of social distancing adherence at the scenic 50 acre sanctuary.


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The initial plan for Little Explorer’s birthday was to take him to the Lion Park. We even had a safari cake made. But clearly that outing didn’t happen because lockdown happened. Literally on his birthday😒 Luckily the park has since reopened and we could take him for a visit! And don’t worry, there’s enough open space to comply with social distancing✅ In fact, we were the only ones at the park (except for the staff) on the day we visited😃 ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Please note ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Drakenstein Lion Park is the only genuine lion sanctuary in the Western Cape, with the largest lion population, including rare white lions. Beware of facilities making false and misleading claims. Many claim to ‘rescue lions’, undertake ‘research’ and ‘rehabilitate’ lions, but nothing could be further from the truth. Genuine lion sanctuaries are not involved in captive breeding and provide lifetime care to their resident animals. Genuine lion sanctuaries do not offer ‘petting’ opportunities.

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They’re open daily from 09:30 – 17:00 and admission is R80 for adults and R40 for kids to visit both the Lion Sanctuary and Chimp Haven. Another great family-friendly lockdown outing, Drakenstein Lion Park is currently running a great special: free entry for kids every Tuesday and Thursday until the 27th August 2020.

Tel: 021 863 3290 | www.lionrescue.org.za


Anna Beulah Farm, Durbanville Wine Valley

This farm has been a firm favourite with our family for quite some time. So when we heard they had the go ahead for day visitors again, we immediately added them to our list of places to visit during level 3 lockdown. Their most popular kiddies’ activity is the animal feeding and food buckets are available for purchase from the kids’ clubhouse on the farm. Anna Beulah also serves breakfast and lunch at its quirky deli and restaurant and fresh fruit and veggies can be purchased from their farm shop. If you’re in desperate need of a intra provincial travel lockdown escape that’s still close to Cape Town, they also have various accommodation options available.

Tel: 066 476 5951 | www.annabeulahfarm.co.za


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands

Cape Town’s favourite garden has reopened under level 3 lockdown regulations. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is now open for outdoor exercise only. Unfortunately, picnics are not allowed and the use of the kiddies jungle gym is prohibited. Online ticket bookings are encouraged to reduce contact and limitations of visitor numbers might also be imposed.


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Idle Monday mind wanderings…

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The Kirstenbosch Tea Room, Moyo restaurant, Vida e Caffe,Garden Centre, bookshops and gift shops are also open however, layouts have been altered to reduce the number of customers.

Tel: 021 799 8783


Du Vlei Farmstall, Hermon

If you’re up for a little extended drive to stretch your parked car’s legs then a farmstall on the outskirts of Cape Town is the perfect destination. It doesn’t get better than roosterkoek, curry mince vetkoek and massive burgers served in typical South African portion sizes. Their big awesome kids play area and large lawn section makes Du Vlei a wonderful family-family option for that things to do on a Sunday during level 3 lockdown conundrum. Might I also add that the farmstall is situated on the way to Wolsely and Tulbagh which makes it a great pit stop for those upcoming Western Cape intra provincial leisure travels.

Tel: 061 691 6767



Author: Gaynor

Half city dweller. Half road trip explorer. Full supporter of local South African travel!

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