Sometimes an app comes along and you think: "Where has this app been my whole life as a parent?". Child Friendly South Africa is a free directory app (for iOS and Android) that would have made my life easier whenever I was looking for a play venue, something to do on a particular weekend, or even a cricket coach. But, at least I have it now.
This must-download app has listings for things to do, places to visit (including restaurants) and stay, schools and au pairs, plus child-related doctors, coaches, hairdressers etc.
The app is apparently updated daily, and there are more than 10 000 listings. Each listing is linked to a map, Uber integration plus contact details/website for that particular event, service or establishment.
It's easy to find what you're looking among the dozens of useful categories, and there are not only search filters for location, but for age too. There's also a "Share" button so that you can share the listings with friends or family through the app – you can even invite them to events/places this way.
There are no reviews for each place, so you'll need to do your own research, or just go with the flow.