One of the best ways to escape the heat of a summer’s day is to go to a water park. These aquatic amusement parks offer a respite from the heat and a chance to make some great summer memories.

Water parks have become popular recreational getaways all over the world. From Tropical Islands Resort, the world’s largest water park, in China, to Water Wiz in Cape Cod USA. There are water parks worldwide that are perfect for a hot summer’s day.

If you are looking closer to home for a water park Cape Town won’t disappoint you, with even the famous Ratanga Junction currently being converted to a waterpark.

While that is still under development there are still various water parks available. That is why we decided to put together this list of four must-see water parks in Cape Town. So that you can find the right water park for you and your family.

Bugz Family Playpark

Bugz Family Playpark is the biggest water park Cape Town has to offer.

Bugz family playpark is not only the biggest water park Cape Town has to offer, but it is also the biggest one in the Western Cape. Located in the Northern suburb of Kraaifontein, it is close at hand if you start to overheat in Cape Town.

With such a large space there is something for kids of all ages. With water activities like rowing boats, and their splash zone that is perfect to cool off. They also have many other indoor and outdoor edutainment activities like the Zippy slide and Swing Horses. They even offer kids’ birthday parties that will make any birthday one to remember.

Bugz family play park is open every weekend from 10:00-16:00, as well as during certain public holidays, and school holidays. Entry will cost R50 for adults and teenagers aged 13+, with kids under 3 entering for free. They have a VIP day pass for kids between 3 and 12 years old for R150 which includes all rides. This water park offers a fun day of activities for the whole family that you won’t want to miss.

Water World Strand

Another great water park Cape Town has to offer is Water World Strand. Located right next to the beach, with grassy areas and benches with umbrellas as well. It is the ideal waterpark to escape the beachside heat, and entertain the family.

This water park has a variety of slides available. These include their Supertube, Speed Slide, Kiddies Double speed slide, and more. Additionally, there is a pool and a separate kiddies’ pool. The activities don’t stop there though with adventure dry play areas for all ages.  They also have a food court with food and drinks to refuel between activities.

Water World Strand is open during the summer from September-April. During school terms, they are open Tuesday-Friday from 13:00-18:00, and Saturday-Sunday from 09:00-18:00. During Western Cape school holidays they are open Monday-Sunday from 09:00-18:00. Their prices vary from R25-R200 depending on how long you stay, age, and whether you are a spectator or water-slider. Water World Strand is the perfect water park if you need more activities during your day at the beach.

Milnerton Waterpark

Another fantastic water park Cape Town has to offer is the Milnerton Waterpark. Located off Pentz drive in Table View, this water park offers a fun-filled day for the whole family.

There are a variety of activities on offer at this water park. This includes water activities like their supertubes slides, paddle boats, and a big pool and kiddies pool. They also have paddle bikes and trampolines for those who prefer to stay dry. Additionally, they have a picnic and braai area (bring your own grid) for you to relax while the kids run around.

Milnerton Waterpark is open for the season from October to mid-April, from Wednesday to Sunday 08:30-17:00. Admission fees for adults and children over 1.3m tall are R85, and children under 1.3m tall are R55. Their slides are priced at R5 per slide, or in bulk at R200 for 50 slides. Milnerton Waterpark offers a refreshing escape from the summer heat that is fun for the whole family.

Muizenberg Waterslides

Muizenberg waterslides is a water park Cape Town with 3 water slides. One of them is in this picture.

The last great water park Cape Town has to offer is Muizenberg waterslides. Located on St James beach in Muizenburg this waterpark offers great activities to supplement your day at the beach.

This waterpark has three water slides available. The main slide with many twists and turns, the speed slide is for anyone that wants to go fast, and the junior slide is for the little ones. Their pools are also solar-heated so you don’t need to worry about a chilly day ruining your fun. They also have plenty of shaded seating with tables that are ideal for picnics, and they offer birthday parties. Additionally, there is a tuck shop on the premises to buy refreshments, sweets, snacks, and even hotdogs, and hot beverages.

Muizenberg waterslides are open for summer from October to the end of April on school days from 13:30-17:30 and on weekends and public holidays from 09:30-17:30. During school holidays they are open every day from 09:30-17:30. Their prices start at R55 for an hour pass, and R95 for a day pass, with different rates for spectators. This waterpark is the perfect place to make your day at the beach unforgettable.

So if you need a fun-filled escape from the summer’s heat in Cape Town. Don’t hesitate to visit one of these water parks. So that you can have the best experience at the water park Cape Town can offer.

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