Summers in the Mother City are notoriously hot, and what better way to spend a sunny day than at a waterpark? Splashing, swimming, laughing at sticky ice cream fingers and the smell of sunscreen are what childhood summers are made of. Not to mention, the thrill of exciting activities and adventurous slides will have them sleeping soundly at night.

Here are some of the most popular waterparks in and around Cape Town. Gather up the family, pack a lovely picnic or braai and spend a fun-filled day by the pool as the kids slip and slide.

1. Milnerton Waterpark

 

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Milnerton Waterpark is open for the season. Open Wednesday to Sunday. 08.30 to 17.00.

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Milnerton Waterpark offers a range of recreational activities for the young bunch. While the kids splash their hearts out, the adults can relax at the braai and picnic spots (bring your own grid). The facility includes supertubes, a big pool and kiddies pool, paddle boats, paddle bikes, and a trampoline.

Open: Wednesdays to Sundays, 8.30am to 5pm.

Cost: Adults and children over 1.3 metres in height – R70 per day, children under 1.3 metres in height – R50 per day

Click here for more info.

2. Waterworld Strand

This kiddies paradise is a must for summer. It features four slides of different speeds depending on how adventurous the tubester is, a kiddies pool, picnic spots and a food court.  The waterpark is also linked to an adventure park that features a kiddies climbing wall, three different adventure jungle gyms and a sand pit. (The adventure park has not reopened after lockdown yet).

Open: During school term –  1pm to 6pm from Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on weekends.

During Western Cape school holidays – Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm

Cost: Different rates depending on age, for how long and day of the week

Click here for more info.

Muizenberg Water Slides

 

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{Waterslide Fun} What was supposed to be a coffee and catch up with a friend, very quickly turned into an afternoon of water slides, swimming, squeals of delight and fun in the sun! As soon as Noah heard we were going to visit Uncle Rob at the Muizenberg Water Slides, there was no way we were just going to visit. He insisted on going down the slides with Dad. When Dad tried to persuade him by saying they’ll only go on the slides if the weather was warm, Noah promptly replied, “Well, Mr. Sun is shining Dad!” You just can’t beat that kind of logical thinking! The only person missing from the afternoon festivities was Aunty Sarah….so guess where we’ll be heading back to in the near future! Can’t wait! . . . #muizenbergwaterslides #muizenberg #capetown #capetownliving #summeriscoming #fatherandson #funwithdad #fathersongoals #samommyblogger #samomblogger #samomblogs #ctmomswhoblog #southafricanmother #samom #childhood #childhoodthroughig #childofig #southafricanmommyblogger #letthembelittle #wildandfreechildren #mommyhood #instamom #bloggersofsa #heartmamajoy #hopefulltreasures

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Muizenberg Water Slides is situated right on St James beach and consists of a trio of super fun supertubes. “There is the main slide, with all it’s twists and turns; then we have the ‘speed’ slide, which offers a fast and fun rush; then we have the ‘junior’ slide – which is specifically for the kiddies to enjoy,” the website reads. There is shaded seating and a tuck shop available.

Open: During school term – 1.30pm to 5.30pm on weekdays, 09.30am to 5.30pm on weekends

During Western Cape school holidays – Monday to Sunday 9.30a to 5.30pm

Cost: Full day pass costs R95 per person, different rates for shorter times and spectators.

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Bugz Play Park

Situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, this play park is an absolute winner. Not only does it feature fun water activities like rowing boats and the “Splash Zone”, there are also loads of other play-ducational activities. This includes the Choo-choo Train, the Zippy Slide, the Swing Horses and more, both indoors and out.

Open: Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and Public School Holidays from 10am to 4pm.

Cost: Rates differ depending on age. Kids under 3 are free.

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Wiesenhof Adevnture Park

 

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Can you believe this is just over 300 visitors! 😎 and sooo much space still for more!!

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Another park for the Boland youngsters, Wiesenhof is situated on the R44 Between Stellenbosch and Klapmuts. It features eight great slides including a lazy river, as well as younger kiddies slides ending in the kiddies pool, rope adventures, a mountain bike trail, unicycle trail, and trampolines.

Open: Weekends and school holidays 9am to 6pm

Cost: (Water activities on weekends) Adults and kids over 1.2 metres in height – R195

Kids under 1.2 metres in height: R140

Different rates apply for other activities and different days.

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Article written by

Anita Froneman