Tintswalo Atlantic has launched a fun new half-day tour of Cape Town that is specifically aimed at families with children. Conducted by a professional in-house tour guide, the Tintswalo Cape for Kids excursion forms part of a new selection of tailor-made sightseeing tours available to Tintswalo hotel guests. As part of the Cape for Kids tour, young explorers may pick two activities from a choice of five, including Acrobranching; a visit to Kalk Bay Harbour; experiencing the workings of an Ostrich Farm; a lofty camel ride at Imhoff Farm; and Bike Fun at the Constantia Uitsig Bike Park.
Activities will start with a delectable three-course breakfast at the picturesque hotel on Chapmans Peak, where guests will meet resident guide Percy Denhere. Originally from Zimbabwe, Denhere has been in the industry for over 10 years. He began his career at the Mount Nelson as a porter, valet and driver, before qualifying as a tour guide and freelancing at first for various professional tour operators. As part of the Tintswalo team the charming tour guide is knowledgeable about Cape Town’s hot spots, as well as its hidden gems. He has a deep understanding of the Cape’s rich history, which coupled with a great sense of humour, a love for children and an attentive but relaxed attitude, makes him the perfect tour guide.
The Cape for Kids Tour includes transfers, a picnic basket of light snacks and drinks, as well as light lunch platter on their return to the hotel, from R4500 per family of four.
Choice of activities:
Guests will make their way along the winding roads of the Constantia Winelands, and on to the Constantia Nek Forest for a taste of adventure at Acrobranch. Located right beneath Cape Town’s majestic mountain range, this adrenaline-fuelled aerial activity will have visitors of all ages revelling in exhilarating tree-top adventures, as they move from tree to tree via zip lines, swing bridges, Tarzan swings, cargo nets and high ropes.
Kalk Bay Harbour
Budding marine biologists can visit the Kalk Bay Harbour in False Bay to learn about the different types of fish on sale, and enjoy the sight of seals swimming and frolicking in the sea.
Guests will join a 30-minute tour at a Cape Point Ostrich Farm to gain insight into the life cycle of ostriches from egg to adult – plus other fascinating details about this biggest non-flying bird in the world. During the tour, children will also get the chance to feed the ostriches from the palms of their hands.
Camel Riding at Imhoff Farm
Families will head off to the renowned Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie, for a fun camel riding experience atop the two-metre giants. While there, children can also learn more about a variety of farm animals, and take a 45-minute tour through the nature reserve and its breathtaking scenery of Kommetjie beach, Noordhoek beach, Chapman’s Peak and Hout Bay.
Constantia Uitsig Bike Park
Laps of fun for cyclists of all ages and skills can be expected at this adventurous cycle park on the beautiful Constantia Uitsig wine farm. Designed by Downhill World Champion, Chris Nixon, the exhilarating tracks include beginner jump lines all the way to expert drop-offs, rock gardens, a wodden berm, rollers and a suspension sky bridge – ending in a corkscrew exit.