Bird Festival - False Bay Nature Reserve. Mariner Guest House - luxury affordable holiday accommodation in Simon's Town, Cape Town. Sea view accommodation. Revel in the last days of pleasant weather and take the clan out for a day in the wetlands at the False Bay Nature Reserve for the Bird Festival and Family Fun Walk on Saturday, 12 April 2014 hosted by the City of Cape Town together with BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) and the Cape Bird Club (CBC). Attendees are invited to participate in 4-, 5.5- or 6.8-km walks through the Strandfontein Birding Area of the extensive nature reserve, which houses an impressive number of plant, bird and animal species in a permanent wetland.  During the stroll families will encounter information booths where they can learn more about this unique and important area, and they can also win spot prizes by just answering the en-route environmental education quiz. Along with the fun walk, families will be treated to a range of exciting interactive festivities, like a display from Eagle Encounters Raptor Rehabilitation Centre, a reptile show and a fire demonstration, and everyone will be able to enter a lucky draw to score some awesome goodies. Not to mention, those who register early and complete the walk will receive a complimentary fish and chip lunch from John Dory’s. TICKETS TO THE BIRD FESTIVAL AND FAMILY FUN WALK AT FALSE BAY NATURE RESERVE Entry to the festival and fun walk costs R5p/p, but there is a maximum of R20 per family, and all profits will go towards conservation projects at the False Bay Nature Reserve. Registration will take place at 8am on the day on the eastern shore of Zeekoevlei.

Photos from Capetown.gov.za/environment 

For more information visit: http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/bird-festival-and-family-fun-walk-at-false-bay-nature-reserve/11_37_55601

The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s Town houses a permanent display of 4 000 model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, miniature dolls houses and rooms, two fully operating railroads, lead soldier displays, Meccano, ships and many other miscellaneous toys and models.

The toy museum also has a sales section for collectors. Percy van Zyl, curator of the museum, has created a haven for collectors of cars, buses, airplanes, trucks and lead soldiers.

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Phone: 021 786 1395

Opening Hours:  Daily 10h00 – 16h00

For more information visit: http://www.simonstown.org/museums%20to%20visit.html

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The Cape Point Ostrich Farm was established in 1996 and turned into an ostrich breeding farm by the vision of Angelika Coelle. The 65ha farm was undeveloped and only the ruins of the 19th century Cape Dutch style buildings were visible underneath the growth of many years.

Dr. Coelle and his wife Angelika had a vision and within the year they had accomplished to turn the dormant land into a natural landscape breeding farm.

The family run business has passed into the 2nd generation and is now managed by the children.

Trading hours: open daily from 9:30 – 17:30

Also offer:

Guided Tours – You are most welcome to join us on a guided tour of the farm. Our well trained team will be more then happy to show you around and give you detailed information about the life cycle of an ostrich from egg to the adult bird.

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Restaurant – Ostrich meat is one of the healthiest red meats you can eat as it has less fat than fish and nearly no Cholesterol.

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Leather Shop – People who love quality leather will appreciate our wide selection of exquisite ostrich leather products.

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Egg Shop – We have a wide variety of ostrich eggs and pride ourselves in supporting our local artists.

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For more information please follow this link: http://www.capepointostrichfarm.com/

 

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The Clay Cafe makes for a memorable visit of creativity and recreation for children or parents alike.

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Choose from a vast array of unfired bisque and a wide selection of colourful paints to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique. Spend a leisurely day painting in a relaxed environment with our friendly staff at hand to assist you with any painting techniques that you might wish to make use of.

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A day at the Clay Cafe makes an ideal children’s birthday party and school outing venue. Each child is given the chance to indulge in their own personal masterpiece, and each parent is given the golden opportunity to sit back and enjoy, leaving all the mess and fuss to us! A garden and playground await the children outside so that when they are finished painting, there is still plenty to explore.

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Booking is essential for childrens parties, kitchen teas and corporate team building. Party packs are available on order. The Clay Cafe is open 7 days a week. For evenings, a minimum of 6 people required – please book before. Just come along and pay us a visit or call to book on: 021-7903318

Holiday Special R95 (2 items to paint + small snack + juice)
Studio fee is now R30.
Parties are from R75 per child.

For more information visit: http://www.claycafe.co.za/index.html

South Africa’s best indoor karting venue…Diners Club Magazine survey.

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This is Indoor Kart Racing – South Africa’s most accessible, inexpensive, mega-excitement sport. The adrenaline rush of racing a high-tech kart at high speed around a twisty racetrack as you jostle for position against other drivers can only be duplicated in sports such as bungi jumping and skydiving. Yet karting is a neighbourhood sport, easy to do and much less expensive than jumping off a bridge or out of an aircraft.

From a safety viewpoint, close supervision of all racing is strictly maintained to ensure that no dangerous driving takes place. Kenilworth Karting has an excellent safety record and a novice may venture onto the track without fear. Many ladies also race at Kenilworth Karting and our ladies lap record is only fractionally slower than the best time.

Some of the famous drivers who have enjoyed racing at our tight circuit include:
Sarel v/d Merwe, Ben Morgenhood, Shaun v/d Linde, Terry Moss, Chris Aberdeen and Mike Briggs.

The corporate world has also discovered karting and Kenilworth Karting has many client and staff events each month.

Kenilworth Karting, behind Access Park in Kenilworth , delivers a top quality product to its customers – a fast, well-built track, high-quality, regularly maintained karts, electronic timing and results printouts and above all, a modern, clean racing environment. But be warned, most of our customers are regulars who come along to Kenilworth Karting again and again. So, once you have tasted the thrill of an actual race, prepare yourself for more and more.

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THE VENUE:

– Corporate catering
– Shop and fast foods (coming soon), refreshments
– Games and pool tables
– Parking for over 100 cars

RACING OPTIONS:

– “Arrive and drive”
– Grands Prix
– Endurance
– Special and Block bookings
– Children’s parties

THE CIRCUIT:

Fully race-tarred 310 meter track.
140cc GP Junior karts for the little ones.
Replica of Killarney Race Track.
160cc racing karts with hydraulic brakes and slick tyres.
Full safety briefings before every race.
Helmets and disposalable hair nets to all drivers.
Computer printouts after every race.

For more information visit: http://www.karting.co.za/kkarting/