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Exploring Cape Town as a Family-friendly destination

The stunning city of Cape Town boast a copious amount of natural beauty. From swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach to exploring the sea creatures of Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town has plenty to offer its visitors. When you get a chance, take a cable car up Table Mountain and relax on the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

Discover the captivating beauty of Cape Town, where breathtaking natural wonders, rich Islamic heritage, and warm hospitality seamlessly blend to create an unforgettable experience for Muslim travelers.

With a large Muslim population that dates back to before the continent was pilfered for the slave trade, Islam has survived over the centuries and is a dominant religion in the city today. The Muslim population has grown in standing, and its influence can be witnessed in the the cuisine, dress and culture of Cape Town.

Excited to finally spend some time with the family? Relax on the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard. Stick around, Cape Town is filled with awesome adventures for you and the kids!

Boulders Beach

Discover the enchanting allure of Boulders Beach, a hidden gem nestled along the picturesque Cape Peninsula in Cape Town, South Africa. This stunning beach is not only renowned for its pristine white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters but also for its most charming residents – a colony of adorable African penguins.

The beach offers a serene and family-friendly environment, with plenty of opportunities for enjoyment and relaxation. You can take a leisurely stroll along the wooden boardwalks that wind through the penguin colony, marvel at these fascinating creatures from a respectful distance, and learn about their unique habitat and conservation efforts.

The surrounding area of Boulders Beach also provides a wealth of activities and attractions that align with Islamic values. You can explore the nearby Cape Point Nature Reserve, a sprawling protected area that showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Floral Region, or visit the historic Kalk Bay Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in South Africa, which stands as a testament to the country’s rich Islamic heritage.

With its combination of natural beauty, cultural significance, and a welcoming atmosphere for Muslim travelers, Boulders Beach is a must-visit destination when exploring the wonders of Cape Town. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, an educational experience, or a chance to connect with nature in a way that respects your faith, Boulders Beach promises an unforgettable and enriching experience for all who visit its shores.

Viewing Penguins at Boulders Beach

Your kids may have seen penguins before, but never this close! With an amazing lookout deck that encloses a protected beach, Boulders Beach is the ideal place to take kids who are interested in experiencing wildlife. Located in Simon’s Town, the beach is home to hundreds of African Penguins that waddle around every day. If you have the time, there is also a small beach on the other side of the lookout deck where you can swim with these wild animals. But be careful not to approach them or scare them as they will run off into the bushes or swim away. Your youngsters will love this activity!

Exploring Bo-Kaap

Almost as equally important as fine dining, the culture of the city is evident in Bo-Kaap, a suburb on the slopes of Signal Hill. The colourful homes in this area are painted a myriad of different shades and hues, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum before ravishing a delicious Cape Malay halal meal at Bo-Kaap Kombuis, and enjoy an array of meat or vegetarian curries, or Biesmiellah Restaurant, a traditional eaterie established around Muslim beliefs, morals and habits with delicious Denning Vleis (lamb chops), seafood and more. It’s also an alcohol-free restaurant and very welcoming.

If you really love the rich curries and other South African dishes, enquire about a cooking class that you can enjoy as a family.

Heading Up Table Mountain

Nestled in the vibrant city of Cape Town, South Africa, Table Mountain stands as a majestic natural wonder that beckons adventurers and nature enthusiasts from around the globe. This iconic landmark, with its flat-topped silhouette and towering presence, offers an unforgettable experience for visitors seeking breathtaking views, outdoor adventures, and a chance to immerse themselves in the rich biodiversity of the Cape Floral Region.

Table Mountain provides a stunning backdrop to the city and a gateway to exploring the untamed beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Whether you choose to embark on a scenic cable car ride to the summit or challenge yourself with a rewarding hike along its well-maintained trails, the mountain promises awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the city, the glistening Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding landscapes.

To get the best view of Cape Town, make your way up Table Mountain on a cable car. Arrive early to reserve your place in the queue and make sure to bring a warm jacket. The wait will be worth it as you head onto the rotating cable car and get a 360 degree view of the city. Table Mountain is not just a photographer’s paradise but also a haven for nature lovers. The mountain is home to an astonishing array of flora and fauna, including over 1,500 unique plant species, many of which are found nowhere else on Earth.

Those who make it to the top of this mountain will have an opportunity to experience Cape Town in a whole different way. You’ll be able to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, the CBD (central business district) and the Atlantic Seaboard. You can enjoy a meal at the deli located at the top of the mountain or take your own picnic basket and enjoy the sunset from the top. 

Cape Town caters for Muslim traveler with prayer rooms in all the local malls, and most bathrooms are wudhu friendly. The majority of restaurants are halal, and even the Hilton Cape Town caters specifically to Muslim travelers. There is also a lot of history to be learnt at various museums including the Bo-Kaap Museum and District Six Museum, as well as plenty of locals that are proud of their faith and will take you to their local mosque.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Cape Town.

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