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Whether you’re into outdoor adventure, good food, science, fiction, art or movies, we’ve got the best of Cape Town on a budget, right here. 

Take a stroll through the Company’s Garden

You’ll find the Company’s Garden right in the city centre of Cape Town. It’s well-known for the perpetually hungry squirrels, so take along some peanuts to feed them. And the garden offers free Wi-Fi. Nice.


There are some magnificent free hiking spots in and around Cape Town – Lion’s Head is one of the most popular. Other popular hikes are Platteklip Gorge, which takes you to the top of Table Mountain, and Newlands Forest, which offers shady walks under the trees. Remember to always follow mountain safety rules.

Right up your alley

Enjoy some ten pin bowling with friends. Let’s Go Bowling is located at Stadium on Main

in Claremont.

CONTACT 021 671 1893,

Iziko museums

There are many Iziko museums in Cape Town and all offer insights into South Africa’s natural and cultural history. All museums, except the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope, have free entry on public holidays. You get 50% off the admission price to all Iziko Museums with your student card.

CONTACT 021 481 3800,

First Thursdays

Experience world-class art for free on the first Thursday of every month. Organisers provide a map and highlights of what is on show.


Walk or cycle on the Sea Point promenade

You can hire a bike for only R50 an hour from UpCycles. Check out their website

Visit Cool Runnings in Tygervalley

Can you even imagine tobogganing without snow? That’s exactly what Cool Runnings in Tygervalley offers. This is the perfect day out for adrenaline junkies, but you do get to regulate your own speed, so you can control your thrills. Sleds accommodate up to two people.

CONTACT 021 949 4439,

Tour of the Newlands Brewery

Learn about how the Newlands Brewery makes its nine famous beers on a fun tour of the establishment. Bookings are essential.

CONTACT 021 658 7440,

Indulge your sweet tooth

Honest Chocolate in Wale Street is a coffee and chocolate shop where you can get handmade chocolate made from raw ingredients and organic Ecuadorian cacao.


District Six Museum

Self-guided visits are R30 per person and a visit with an

ex-resident/guide costs R45

per person.

CONTACT 021 466 7200,

The Labia Theatre

The Labia Theatre screens art movies and hosts various intriguing film festivals throughout the year.

CONTACT 021 424 5927,

Take a train trip along the Southern Line

The Southern Line railway route stretches from Cape Town to Simon’s Town. Buy the hop-on/hop-off ticket.