The weather is warming up, and we are excited to start leaving the comfort of our couches behind for some fun in the sun adventuring in Cape Town.
Cape Town, South Africa – The Mother City is filled with all kinds of fun activities and adventures which are perfect for families of all sizes and, while it is easy to spend loads of cash in a day, there are a few things
you can do with your loved ones that are budget-friendly but no less exciting.
Here are some cool activities and places you and the family can enjoy without breaking the bank.
Enjoy the free things in life!
Cape Town has loads of fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy. There are many free hiking and walking trails in Cape Town’s forests and mountains.
If you’d prefer to stay on flat ground, a walk on the Sea Point promenade is a must-do experience in the city and offers playgrounds, ice creams, people-watching (even spotting the occasional politician or celebrity), and the opportunity to dip your toes in the sand and sea. Likewise, you can walk along stunning beaches, such as those at Noordhoek or Kommetjie.
And enjoy an amble through some of the city’s local parks – the beautiful Green Point Park offers neatly laid-out paths, picnic spots and plenty of kiddies’ activities, and it’s all for free. When it comes to exploring the city by foot, you’re spoiled for choice, and you can always pack a picnic to enjoy wherever you go.
Be on the lookout for discounts
Cape Town can be a more affordable destination than one might think if you look out for specials on offer.
At Cape Point, South Africans now pay R76 for adults and R39 for children (almost half the standard rate). The Flying Dutchman Funicular remains affordable at R80 for adults and R35 for children. There are also braai facilities and picnic areas on-site so that you can bring your own food.
Entrance to Boulders Beach, to visit the African penguins, will now cost local adults R39 and children just R29. To take advantage of all of these specials, you’ll need proof of identity.
Oh, and just a tip: If you’d like to save even more money while having fun in Cape Town, get hold of the City Pass card for generous discounts or free entry to Cape Town’s top attractions
Cheap and fun
There is plenty on offer in the Mother City that doesn’t cost a fortune. Take a drive to the Cape Winelands and explore the regions of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. While there, many wine estates offer affordable wine tasting experiences (with the price waived in some instances if you purchase a bottle of the estate’s wine). But do make sure you’re with a designated driver, who sticks to drinking fruit juice or water.
You could also make use of the train. The Southern Line Rail Route stretches between Cape Town and Simon’s Town. Besides it being a great way of getting from A to B, it’s also a relaxing way of seeing Cape Town’s beauty. Be sure to stop off at Kalk Bay harbour to enjoy some of the best fish and chips on our coastline. And Simon’s Town itself is a great way to spend a bit of time: take a walk around this historic seaside town, and then relax at the harbour with its stunning sea views.