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MapStudio’s Family Fun in Cape Town, Durban, Joburg and Pretoria – A GiveAway…

October 27th, 2015 · 9 Comments

The weather is getting better day by day and end of the year is looming in the best possible way. A lot of folk are starting to think about their Summer Holidays with more than a little longing. Well Mapstudio have a new book out, called Family Fun: Cape Town, Durban, Joburg and Pretoria. and we are giving away two copies of this book…

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The thing is for most South Africans the cross country road-trip is a quintessential part of every summer holiday, visiting friends and family and spending time at the coast if you are from the inland and finding yourself inland if you are from the coast. It is one thing to go on a road trip with your family and quite another to spend time in another city and not know the features that are the best of the rest. Even if you aren’t traveling and you will be tourists in your own town over the summer this book is going to be a mine of information.

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Se7en Things We Love About This Book

  1. It is Packed with Fabulous Places to Visit: This book includes so many sites and fun things to visit, a wide variety of activities to satisfy every possible need: Things to do on busy days and lazy days; sunny days and rainy days; places we have been countless times and places that we can’t wait to visit; popular places, must see places and more obscure places; Places to go for a walk, museums, play spots, parks, markets, beaches and plenty of activities; Things to do that we have wanted to do but didn’t have the right information to do. This book is literally packed with information…
  2. It is Divided into Regions: This is a book that you want to toss in your bag and keep on hand so that when you find yourself in the city centre or outside of town, and specific regions of town. When you have to visit an obscure relative that you haven’t seen in years, you will be able to reward yourselves with a fabulous outing at the same time. Mix up activities and find activities that you didn’t know you could do.
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  4. Information for Each City: There is a map showing all the activities in an area and information on how to get around: public transport, taxis, and rentals.
  5. For Each Activity: Location, website, contact details, ticket prices, hours, baby friendly, best age range, rainy day ranking, party venue ranking, things to do nearby, closest hospital, and really useful special notes on what to take or things to remember about a particular outing or activity.
  6. So many things to do: We went through the book and chose a wish list of things to do around the country…
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  8. Even Where to Eat and Sleep: there is nothing worse than heading out on an outing and then not knowing the best place to find a snack, or a hidden treasure of accommodation… most activities have great ideas of places to eat and sleep nearby. How does The Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the Centre of Cape Town sound? Interesting and fun times all in one spot.
  9. This Book is so Well Researched: The book is written by Lisa Mc Namara in association with CHILD magazine, a guide to everything to do with raising children in the local context, for South African Parents. They have obviously been doing research on family friendly outings for years and this is a great compilation of the all the work they have done.

The GiveAway

We have a two copies of Family Fun: Cape Town, Durban, Joburg & Pretoria. to GiveAway to our readers.

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This GiveAway works in the usual way, leave a comment before the end of play on Sunday, 1 November and tell us about Your Favourite Family Friendly Outing in your Area. We will draw and publish the winners in the Fabulous Fun Post after that. I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and happy commenting!!!

We would like to thank MapStudio who supplied us with a copy of this book to review. We were not paid for the review and the opinions expressed in it are as usual, entirely our own.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cassey // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:10 am

    We’ve recently discovered Giraffe House, such a great spot.
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  • 2 Ellen // Oct 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    A whole book of family adventures, my family would love this book

  • 3 dvs // Oct 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Anywhere near the beach!

  • 4 cat@jugglingact // Oct 28, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Fantastic book! We live in walking distance from the Hazel food market and used to be (pre horse riding days) Boeremark regulars. Of course we are also Pilansberg regulars – you can search my blog with all 3 the keywords if you want to see our pics. We have the Lippizaners on our list of “what we want to do” . If you ever get to Joburg Bounce Inc is the place to be. A went to the Honeydew maizes this year for a party and loved it
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  • 5 Sanna // Oct 28, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    We love to go to Kirstenbosch to walk, look at flowers, play in the river and climb trees. There is always something to do.

  • 6 CindySA // Oct 28, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    We are based in Pretoria but have lived in Durban and Cape Town. Would be lovely to find places we have not seen in Pretoria and when we travel to Durban or Cape Town, to then have more options

  • 7 MrsFF // Oct 29, 2015 at 6:22 am

    I thought I was a good tourist in my city but I haven’t been to any of the places you listed in Johannesburg or Pretoria. Clearly I have lots and lots more places to see. I love going to Irene dairy farm – close to home. And the union building. Hopefully I can make it there this year before jacaranda season is over

  • 8 Carina // Oct 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    We looooove to go on outings and are always looking for new places to visit.

  • 9 Claire // Nov 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Our latest outing was on the Red Bus in Cape Town. What a lovely day!!! Just not enough time to see everything…

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