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Family holidays with children in South Africa - attractions and entertainment

Traveling to the Republic of South Africa with children can be an impressive experience for the whole family. Where else could you see such a cultural diversity if not in South Africa? The country offers a variety of recreational and educational opportunities for families. Operating since 1897, the Iziko South African Museum in the heart of Cape Town contains fossils that are hundreds of millions of years old, tools and weapons of ancient people, clothes and objects of the 19th century, as well as modern insects and clothes - the collections for future generations. By calling the Museum in advance, you can book a tour guided by a scientist.
The nature and geography of South Africa are very diverse. In this country, you can find any terrains and climatic zones except for tundra and polar …
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James Hall Transport Museum is located in Johannesburg. It would be of great interest to kids who are passionate about vehicles - here they can explore the land transport of two centuries. These are trams, locomotives, carts, bicycles, buses, cars - everything that has been used by residents of the South African capital since the end of the 18th century, including rare exhibits. The museum shop sells souvenirs related to transport, as well as postcards. The Warrior Toy Museum in Cape Town invites all comers to get acquainted with a collection consisting of five hundred dolls, several thousand toy cars, soldiers, boats, and plush toys. The museum is sure to entertain children and make adults nostalgic. In a shop, you can buy collection toys.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg is a great place where children can discover the fundamentals of exact sciences. The purpose of the museum is to promote interest in mathematics and engineering. The center housed in a former power plant building keeps more than three hundred interactive exhibitions - and almost everything can be touched, examined, pressed. In Scratch Patch & Mineral World, precious stones like amethyst, quartz, agate, and others literally cover the floor. Here you can just sit on the floor and play with the stones, which is believed to relieve stress. A gift shop offers a huge selection of stones - expensive and quite affordable, in the raw form and turned into statues, interior items with gems and precious jewelry. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Art Jamming Studio is an art center in Johannesburg. The studio holds drawing lessons for children 2-4 years old, as well as games with finger paints, sand, and clay. In a word, this is a place where small kids can give free play to their wild imagination and get dirty as much as they like. Older children should be taken to RollEgoli Roller Rink in Sandton - 1000 square meters of safe space allowing children and teenagers to splash out energy. Gold Reef City theme park in the largest South African city is full of breathtaking rides to suit all tastes. The park is built on the site of a gold mine, so one can go down the mine and walk through dark tunnels.
P1050653 Bob's Peanut Butter Shack in Bloemfontein is recommended to those wishing to spend their time in a fun and tasteful way. The colorful restaurant is famous for its great fresh milkshakes with natural ingredients for every taste - about 50 types: lemon, peanut, apple, caramel, banana, and so on. Here there is a special children's menu with hot chocolate, peach tea, and chicken wings, while adults can enjoy cheese chips and onion rings. Parties with activities, including cooking and painting, are arranged on request.
The Republic of South Africa offers a variety of entertaining activities to its guests, so there’s no wonder why every year more and more travelers …
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The Ant Collection is located in the province of Limpopo. The two luxurious private houses, Ant's Nest and Ant's Hill, are both centers in the middle of an entertainment camp that offers heated pools, horseback riding lessons, jeep tours, hikes accompanied by rangers, mountain biking, and children's playgrounds. The family running this place has been living here since the end of the 19th century. Giraffes, buffaloes, and rhinos walk freely around the territory, and watching them in their natural habitat will surely impress children.
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Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in South Africa
♥   Zoo 'Bester Birds and Animals Zoo Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Birds of Eden' . On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Bloemfontein Zoo' . On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'East London Zoological Gardens' . On the map   Photos
♥   Zoo 'Emerald Zoo Vanderbijlpark' . On the map   Photos
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Amusement parks in South Africa
♥   Amusement park 'Emperors Palace' Johannesburg. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Gold Reef City' Johannesburg. On the map   Photos
♥   Amusement park 'Monte Casino Entertainment Complex' Johannesburg. On the map   Photos
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Aquariums in South Africa
♥   Aquarium 'Two Oceans Aquarium' . On the map   Photos
♥   Aquarium 'UShaka Marine World' . On the map   Photos

Pictureque places in South Africa

Bloukrans Bridge

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
Bloukrans Arch Bridge, which is situated over the river of the same name, is located in the Republic of South Africa. The bridge height is 216 meters. Recently, one of the highest arch bridges in the world was equipped for bungee jumping. The duration of the freefall is about 5 seconds, the speed reaches 120 kilometers per hour in the lower point of the flight. The price for this memorable entertainment is quite modest and makes only 5 USD.

It is noteworthy that Bloukrans Arch Bridge is considered one of the safest places for Bunjee-Junping in the world. Since opening, more than 25,000 people of different ages have tested this attraction. On the bridge there were no accidents. Construction of the bridge was completed in 1984. Bloukrans has a lot of interesting technological features.

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Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe Train

From the series “The Most Dangerous Railroads in the World”
The Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe railroad runs along the coast of the Western Cape in South Africa and is the most dangerous and spectacular in the country. The railroad was built in 1928 and links the towns of George and Knysna. The length of the line is 67 kilometres, however, a one-way journey lasts 3 hours. The first railway along the coast was actually constructed in 1908, but because of the serious accident that occured in a couple of days after its opening, the movement was suspended for the next 20 years.

Nowadays, the Kaaimans Bridge is considered the most dangerous stretch of track. It literally hangs over the Indian ocean. The precarious railroad have fast gained popularity among tourists, as early as 1993, 115000 travellers used it, of whom 70% were the foreigners. Those travellers who … Read all
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Iceland Wants to Open Its Doors for Vaccinated Tourists

Initially, only tourists coming from the EU/EEA area were eligible for simple entry to Iceland without any testing or quarantine. However, everyone can apply today and provide proof of vaccination. Note that the vaccine must be certified by the European Medical Agency. Full requirements can be found in the guidance provided by the Chief Epidemiologist of Iceland. If the vaccine is validated by the WHO (World Health Organization), this international certificate (the International Certificate of Vaccination or the Carte Jaune/Yellow Card) is also accepted by Iceland’s government. Read this

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Top cities of South Africa for children

Cape Town
There are several fascinating reserves in the city. In the Tsitsikamma Wolf Sanctuary, you can see some of the most dangerous predators in the world - wolves. Excellent living conditions are created for them here. The reserve is located on the territory of a real forest, so animals feel very comfortable here. There are various kinds of wolves in the reserve. A walk along it promises to be very informative. There is a real reptile garden in Cape Town called “Reptile Garden”. One of the … Read more
Johannesburg
For those who want to immerse themselves in a real world of wildlife, it is worth making a safari in the Lion and Rhino Nature Reserve. Lions and rhinoceroses live in this park. On its territory, interesting jeep safaris are conducted, and also visitors are offered a walk in the safest places and the opportunity to play with young lions. This is one of the few reserves in Africa where animals can be observed from as close as possible. There is also a classic zoo in Johannesburg called … Read more

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