Our favourite kids outings in George

George is our neighbouring town and we visit it regularly 
because my parents live there.  When we go on outings or to
 restaurants we try to find child friendly places
 that our 3-year old son will enjoy.

It is almost holiday time and the perfect time to share some of my favourite places:

Ahavah Cafe & Deli at Outeniqua Palms

We discovered this restaurant recently and have only been there once but it jumped to number 1 on the list.  The outdoor play area is great and there are animals to pet.  The food was also good and reasonably priced.  Entrance is free and the only expense it your food, drinks and maybe buying some food for the bunnies.

Red Berry Farm

The Red berry Farm is always a great outing.  There is a restaurant (I love the strawberry juice) and outdoor play area.  There is also activities like strawberry picking, animals to feed, pony rides, maze, train rides (JW loves this) and more.  There is no entrance fee but you need to pay for each activity you want to do.  Since my son is still small I do a lot of the activities with him and we have to buy tickets for both of us.  This can quickly add up to a lot of money.

Kidz at Mount view is a lovely indoor play area for kids 1 to 9 (Great for rainy days).  There is a toddler play area for kids between 1 and 3 and an indoor jungle gym for kids from 3 to 9 years old.  There are slides, swings and balls and will keep the children entertained for a hour or two.  Next door is “The Coffee Pot” that serves drinks, breakfast and light meals etc.

The entrance fee (Aug 2017) was R 30 per child to play for 90 minutes and R 15 for each additional 30 minutes.  Outside there also is an animal farm and lots of grass for a bit of running.

For a breakfast or brunch we like to go to Kontrei Padstal just outside of George on the N2 in the direction of Wildernis/Knysna at the Sasol Fuel station.  They have a lovely outside play area for kids with a jungle gym, slide and swings.

One of our favourite places to visit in George is the Garden Route Botanical Garden.  Both my husband and I love taking photos and the garden is a great place for photos.  Mostly we visit without JW but it is a great place for a picnic or to take a walk.

Recently we visited the coffee shop in the garden, Getafix Cafe.  There is a lovely play are for kids and the menu has a lot of options. This is a nice place for a drink or light meal after a walk in the garden.

My husband and son both love trains.  We have visited the museum twice with JW and he loved it.  He wants to touch everything and climb into every train.  There is a kiosk/coffee shop refreshments. The entrance fee is R 20 per adult and R 10 per child over 3 years.

We have heard great things about the following places 
and we are going to try them soon:

Happy Valley is another indoor play area for children 2 to 10 with a smaller area for toddlers from 0 to 2 years old.  There is a restaurant to buy refreshments.  The entrance fee according to their website (Nov 2017) was R 30/R40 per child to play for 90 minutes and R 10 for each additional 30 minutes.

My son is still too young for this one but I know my cousins’ kids love this.  Elevate is an indoor trampoline park with more than 60 trampolines.  Entrance fees are R95 for a senior and R 75 for junior jumpers (older than 4 years & shorter than 1.2m) for 90 minutes.

Outeniqua Power Van

My husband and I went on a trip on the Power Van in January 2012 and had a great time.  I think JW is now old enough to enjoy the trip and we plan to do this during the Dec/Jan holiday.  Power Van trips start at the Outeniqua Transport Museum you travel on the railway line into the Outeniqua Mountains with lovely views and commentary about the history.  Take a picnic basket because the Power Van makes a stop in the mountain.  I am not sure of the fee but booking is essential.


  1. It all looks so beautiful and so much to do for the kids. Su #totstravel

  2. Some gorgeous places to visit in George - I love the wooden climbing frames - lots of fabulous family friendly venues! Sim xx


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