Experience a Free Cape Town
Experience a Free Cape Town The best things in life are free – and these ‘no-charge’ activities in Cape Town are no different! Whether you're visiting on a tight budget or just want to enjoy a taste of a world where everything doesn't cost an arm and a leg, these options below are a good place to start.
3. Discover the secret password and enjoy a free beer on Fridays at Beerhouse. (photo courtesy of Beerhouse)
2. Enjoy a fun and educational day out with the family at the expansive Green Point Urban Park. (photo courtesy of City of Cape Town)
1. Book a Sparkling Tour at The Diamond Works Institute for a unique look at South Africa's gold and diamond trade history. (photo courtesy of The Diamond Works)
Experience a Free Cape Town
The best things in life are free – and these ‘no-charge’ activities in Cape Town are no different! Whether you’re visiting on a tight budget or just want to enjoy a taste of a world where everything doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, these options below are a good place to start.
Diamond Works Tour
Dubbed, ‘The Sparkling Tour’, The Diamond Works offers the unique opportunity to learn about South Africa’s Diamond and Gold Trade, all while sipping on a complimentary glass of sparklingwine. Located in the heart of the CBD, one can experience firsthand the intricate art and craftsmanship of diamond cutting and jewellery manufacturing by their accomplished experts. Take a peek at their replica of the famous Cullinan diamond and view their collection of premium loose diamonds and tanzanite as well as their gold and platinum jewelry.
Wine Tasting at Wine Concepts
At Wine Concepts in Newlands Village and in Kloof, every day is a party! With free wine tasting on weekdays between 4pm and 7pm and on Saturdays from 12pm-3pm, there’s never a dull day in sight. The stores focus on a different winery every day and give a unique opportunity to meet the people behind the Western Cape wines we know and love.
Ever wanted to feed a squirrel? Well now you can – all while exploring this natural green haven smack in the middle of the bustling CBD. With sprawling lawns begging for picnickers and long winding Oak tree-lined avenues, it’s the perfect setting for a budget-friendly activity. Take in the historical buildings and monuments while enjoying a stroll through the many attractions that this garden has to offer.
This is definitely one of those past-times that is in no short supply throughout the many trails of Cape Town and surrounds. From Lion’s Head, to Signal Hill to Table Mountain, it’s a hands-on way to explore some of Cape Town’s most iconic features accompanied by the most awe-inspiring views imaginable. These walks and hikes vary in difficulty and fitness levels so rest assured that there is a suitable trail out there for everyone. Get in touch with some local hiking groups for organised walks and learn about the Mother City from the locals while you’re at it.
Walk through the city
Stroll through some of Cape Town’s hidden gems such as the colourful Bo-Kaap and meander along the cobbled streets and side roads full of rich heritage of the days gone by. Now a vibey and modern city district, it’s dotted with evocative street art and unique little boutique stores and restaurants. Or, for a more relaxed and cultured experience, explore the quaint coffee shops, antique shops and boutique stores dotted along the coastline of Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town.
Sea Point Promenade
Take in the unique views of the Atlantic Seaboard coastline with a relaxing stroll along the Sea Point Promenade. Some of the fun attractions are the ever-changing pop up art installations that appear at various points along the path. It’s a highly popular route that is great for the whole family with an outdoor gym area, jungle gyms, picnic areas and sees an array of visitors from joggers, to cyclists to skateboarders, not to mention some of the most dramatic sea views along our coastline!
Green Point Urban Park
Just around the corner from the Sea Point Promenade is the Green Point Urban Park. This one is definitely for the whole family boasting jungle gyms for the different age groups as well as large open spaces to be able to fun freely, to ride bicycles,scooters and skateboards and to play ball. There’s even an outdoor gym circuit for the fitness fundi’s and an outdoor Labyrinth for a more meditative element. Rich in our local flora and fauna, the carefully curated Biodiversity garden offers 25 000 examples of indigenous plants, trees, shrubs and the like consisting of a total of 300 different plant species!
Freebie Friday at Beerhouse
Did someone say free beer? Yes, you heard right. The wonderful folks down at Beer House Long Street know just how much better the weekend gets when you throw a beer into the picture, and a free one at that! Every Friday from 4pm, you can enjoy a free keg of beer thanks to the ever-changing magic password as given weekly via their Twitter and Facebook accounts on #freebiefriday.
So, what are you waiting for? With all the weird and wonderful freebies out there just waiting to be taken advantage, why not enjoy a completely cost-free Cape Town experience.