Things to do in Cape Town for under R50
Hippo Spotting and more
Cost: R12 entry for adults & R6 for kids
At Rondevlei nature reserve there are some hidden and unexpected activities to enjoy. It is situated in the Cape Town Region, in Grassy Park which is a 20-minute drive from the city itself. It is known as a home to 256 species of indigenous plants; it consists of its own museum, viewing towers, footpaths, and various bird hides. Not only is the Nature Reserve a home to 256 species but also Hippopotami including other mammals. Mammals such as; Cape clawless otter, Large-spotted Genet, and Cape Grysbok Porcupine. Visitors are also able to enjoy their own picnic with family and friends.
Cost: R16 entry for guided tour
Situated on the coast – South Peninsula – is one of the tallest and brightest lighthouses in South Africa. The guided tour takes you 100 feet up from the bottom of the balcony. There is no need to be afraid the end result of the view is definitely worth it. You will leave this tour with a great experience and interesting facts. Visitors will find out why South Africa is one of the few remaining places who retains light house keepers. Slangkoppunt Lighthouse is also known as The bright White Slankoppunt (Snake Head Point).
Camel Ride in Kommetjie
Cost: R40 for kids
Never ridden a camel? now is your chance, especially for the kids. Imhoff Farm in Kommetjie is one of the only places where you get to experience and enjoy riding a camel. Kids will be able to sit two meters up on the camel’s hump, riding around the courtyard. It is also optional to have longer rides through the nearby forest area but it will cost a little bit more than the usual price where it was R40 it will now cost R200 per person.
Cost: R45 – R55 per ride
I guess it’s strange to imagine tobogganing without any snow. However, at Cool Runnings situated in Tygervalley, you are able to do just that. They offer a stainless steel track with 17 s-bends, corners, and a tunnel. This is perfect for all adrenaline junkies because visitors are able to regulate their own speed. The sleds accommodate up to two people max. The little ones can go on with an adult. Cool runnings can also be used as a venue for a kiddies party.
Cost: There is no cost involved – Yey!
Every Monday night from 6 pm you get to enjoy a night of fun at Sea Point Promenade. Pack in your skates, skateboards, longboard, rollerblades, roller skates or even your bicycle. This is the best way to get the most out of this experience. It begins at the Queens beach parking lot. This event celebrates the lifting of the ban on skateboarding and rollerskating in this area.
The Bay Harbour Market including live music and entertainment.
Cost: No cost involved
The bay harbor Market offers great things such as great stalls, where locally handmade crafted gifts are sold. However, you can also enjoy live music at no cost, where local artist entertains you. There are great vibes all around for the whole day into the evening. It is open from 5 pm to 9 pm on Fridays, 9h30am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 9h30am to 4 pm on Sundays.
Moonlight Meander in Muizenberg
Cost: No cost involved
On Saturdays at 6 pm, the full moon brings everyone together, family, friends, and romantic couples for a stroll along the beach in the moonlight. Here is where Capetonians make the most of the moonlight, the walk begins in front of the Knead bakery.
Cost: No cost involved
Every first Thursday of every month in the year Cape Town offers a late night filled with arts and culture including dozens of art galleries and cultural events. It is showcased in the wealth of talent that the Mother City has to offer. This spectacular event is free of charge. There is no specific structured tour and no schedule to follow you are free to enjoy the experience at your own pace. A map is provided with highlights of what to expect.
Crystal wine tasting – Durbanville
Guest have the opportunity to taste and enjoy eight various wines including a souvenir crystal glass. The tasting lasts for an hour and can either be enjoyed outside if the weather is good and when its cold outside you can enjoy it inside. Not only do you taste spectacular wines but also enjoy great views of Table Mountain on a clear day.
Fun for the kids
MTN Science Center
A trip to the Science Centre is perfect for those inquisitive minds. There are various things to do such as; interactive displays, fun building sites where kids can build houses, build and solve puzzles, insights into gravity, brainwaves and many more! Get ready to take your kids on this educative experience,
Outdoor Ice Rink – Cape Town
Cost: R30 for 30 minutes and R50 for an hour
This opportunity is for children only, sorry parents and adults you’re only there to supervise. This is Cape Town’s first synthetic ice rink in Rotary Blue Train Park in Moulle Point. Not only do kids enjoy ice skating but also the beautiful views of the sea and Table Mountain.
Truth Coffee Shop
If you enjoy the different taste of coffee this is the perfect place for you. Once you walk into the coffee shop it feels like you’re in a Victorian Futuristic fantasy. You will be in awe of the well thought and amazing decor. Great coffee and good vibes to experience.
Free Walking Tour
Cost: No cost involved
Here visitors can learn about Cape Town including the history, interesting facts and where you can also experience the beautiful views on the free walking tour. There a variety of tours to choose from:
- a historic tour
- street art tour
- Bo-Kaap tour
- promenade bicycle tour
- District Six tour
Each one offers a unique experience and perspective of Cape Town.
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Cost: A donation of R50 per class is encouraged
If you enjoy meditation or if it is your first try, you can try the meditation classes at the Tushita Buddist Centre in Rondebosch where you’ll get a practical overview of meditation. Try a drop-in class for a tryout.
Cost: R10 per adult and R5 per child
The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s Town has a variety of toys including; dinky toys, dolls, Maccano, model cars, boats, trains, airplanes and other miscellaneous toys.
Blue rock family fun
Cost: R50 for adults, R40 for children under 16 years and R30 for children under 6
Your entry fee gets you to access to the amazing picnic spots, swimming in the lagoon and the rock jumping facilities. So, pack in your picnic basket or you can have the option to buy food from the restaurant on site. You can even rent some of the sporting equipment and cable skiing or participate in a paintball game at an extra cost. Keep in mind the cost for December and January goes up.
Cost: Free, but a donation of R10 is encouraged
Cecil John Rhodes was a South African politician and mining magnate in Southern Africa during late-1800s. He contributed to shaping both South Africa and Zimbabwe’s political landscape. Visitors can visit the cottage in Muizenberg which is now a museum.