Family Friendly Fun Near the Rockwell Hotel

Over the years, we have found that one of the most popular reasons our guests like to stay at the Rockwell is that for a similar price, they get to stay in a spacious apartment suite rather than simply a hotel room. Not only is this great for couples who like to stay in and cook romantic meals together while away (eating out can get boring after a while you know!) but we find this feature to attract families too as the extra space means there is plenty of room for the kids to be close…but not too close!

Additionally, the Atlantic Seaboard and Green Point areas (within a 5 minutes’ drive from us!) have a plethora of fun kid-friendly activities that the whole family will enjoy.

The BEST part? This winter the Rockwell hotel is offering 40% off our usual seasonal rates. What more could a family ask for when looking for the right hotel for a family getaway?

Check out our list of all the fun and exciting ways to have family fun during your stay at the Rockwell Hotel.

1. The V&A Waterfront:
a. What: A space where you can eat, play, shop and be entertained! Here you will find many restaurants, retail shops, a large outdoor play area and more. For something more exciting for the little ones, give the Hamley’s toy store train a try!
b. Where: 19 Dock Road, Cape Town
c. Cost: Free
d. Website: https://www.waterfront.co.za/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 1.5 km | 7-minute drive | 19-minute walk

2. The Cape Town Wheel:
a. What: Enjoy 360 degree views of Cape Town on this giant observation wheel.
b. Where: Dock Road, V & A Waterfront
c. Cost: R150 per adult | R75 per child (4-17 years of age) | FREE for under 4
d. Website: https://capewheel.co.za/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 1.5 km | 7-minute drive | 19-minute walk

3. Two Oceans Aquarium:
a. What: Explore the wonders of the sea at Cape Town’s aquarium.
b. Where: Dock Road, V & A Waterfront
c. Cost: R185 per adult | R140 per child (14 – 17 years of age) | R90 per child (4 – 13 years of age) | R140 per student with student ID | FREE for under 4 | FREE on your birthday
d. Website: https://www.aquarium.co.za/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 2.4 km | 7-minute drive | 19-minute walk

4. Green Point Park:
a. What: An urban park in the middle of the city featuring lovely walking paths, an outdoor stage and multiple parks for the young ones to enjoy.
b. Where: 1 Fritz Sonnenberg Road. Green Point
c. Cost: Free
d. Website: http://www.gprra.co.za/green-point-urban-park.html
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 3.4 km | 8-minute drive | 28-minute walk

5. Blue Train Park:
a. What: A miniature blue train ride that has been in operation for over 60 years.
b. Where: The Light House. Beach Road, Mouille Point
c. Cost: R28 per person
d. Website: http://thebluetrainpark.co.za/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 3.6 km | 7-minute drive | 33-minute walk

6. Putt-Putt:
a. What: Outdoor miniature golf with a stunning ocean view.
b. Where: Beach Road, Mouille Point
c. Cost: R28 per round
d. Website: https://www.facebook.com/saputtputt/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 3.3 km | 7-minute drive | 33-minute walk

7. Oranjezicht City Farm Market:
a. What: A community farmers market filled with delicious eats and local artisans selling their handmade goods. This market is open on Saturday & Sunday only.
b. Where: Granger Bay, V & A Waterfront
c. Cost: Free
d. Website: https://www.ozcf.co.za/market-day/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 2.4 km | 6-minute drive | 25-minute walk

8. Up Cycles:
a. What: Rent bikes on the Seapoint promenade and go for a ride while you admire the ocean views & stop off at the many outdoor play areas.
b. Where: The Pavillion on the Seapoint Promenade
c. Cost: R75 for one hour | R110 for two hours | R150 for three hours | R220 for half day | R275 for full day until sunset | From R75 for a child seat | From R100 for a child carriage | Free for one hour on your birthday
d. Website: http://upcycles.co.za/
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 4.7 km | 12-minute drive | 47-minute walk

9. Jolly Roger Pirate Ship:
a. What: Enjoy an adventure-filled, authentic-feeling pirate ship experience on the Jolly Roger.
b. Where: The Jolly Roger Pirate Boat, Shop 7a, Quay 5, V & A Waterfront
c. Cost: From R190 per adult | From R95 per child (0-12 years of age)
d. Website: http://www.yacoobyachts.co.za/?controller=pages&view=load&id=pirate
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 2.9 km | 11-minute drive | 22-minute walk

10. City Sightseeing Tours:
a. What: Take a scenic hop on hop off ride through the city or the Cape winelands on the big red bus!
b. Where: Tours leave from the V & A Waterfront outside the Two Oceans Aquarium
c. Cost: From R220 per adult | From R110 per child
d. Website: https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/destinations/cape-town
e. Distance from the Rockwell: 1.6 km | 4-minute drive | 19-minute walk