Budgets can be tight over the festive season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a blast this summer in Cape Town.

Here are a few fun things you can get up to for free! Mahala! Gratis!

Grab your camera and some people you love and go make some memories!

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1. Walking Tour Of Cape Town

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If you are keen to know more about The Mother City’s history,  Cape Town offers a daily 90-minute walking tour for free. No booking required unless you are a group of 10 or more. There are 3 walking tours to choose from. The Historic City Tour, Bo Kaap Walking Tour, and The Apartheid To Freedom Walking Tour.

where: All tours start at Baran’s restaurant in Greenmarket Square (Corner of Shortmarket and Burg Street) Look out for our GREEN UMBRELLAS

website: www.nielsentours.co.za

email: [email protected]

phone: +27 76 636 9007


2. Explore The Bo Kaap With Camera In Hand

The colorful buildings make stunning backdrops for photographs. While you are there grab a bite to eat. Cape Malay cuisine is something worth experiencing.

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where: 70 Wale Street, Cape Town


3. Hike Up Table Mountain

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You simply cannot be in Cape Town and not hike up Table Mountain at least once. There are a few trails to chose from, the Platteklip Gorge route is said to be the easiest. Make sure you pack plenty of water and some snacks. To make it extra special see if you can’t get to the top before sunset or sunrise.

RELATED: The Ultimate Guide To Cape Town’s Hiking Trails

where: Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town


4. Take a Selfie With The Squirrels At The Company Gardens

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Take some raw peanuts with you or buy a bag for a few rand at the Company Gardens to feed the squirrels, they are known to eat straight from your hand. Take a stroll along the beautiful lush garden path or find a sunny spot on the green lawn and read a book.

where: 15 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town, 8001

when: 7am – 5pm


5. Take Dip In The Tidal Pools At Maiden’s Cove

With the water shortage in Cape Town, your pool is probably looking more like a swamp. Rather grab your cozzies and sunblock and head out to Maiden’s Cove for a swim in the tidal pools.

where: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape

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