Free Things To Do In Cape Town

As far as capital cities go, Cape Town in South Africa is considered to be pretty affordable, especially compared to many European and North American cities.

However, if you’re wanting to ensure that you keep your budget to an absolute minimum when visiting Cape Town, we’ve compiled a list of the very best free attractions in Cape Town to give you some inspiration.

If you do want to spend a bit of holiday money on activities, then you can also find our guide to the 10 best paid attractions in Cape Town too!

Free Attractions in Cape Town

Top Rated Cape Town Attractions


V&A Waterfront

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (or V&A for short) is a shopping mall in Cape Town that’s home to dozens of shops, food stalls and restaurants.

Of course, shopping at the mall isn’t free but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit V&A, experience everything it has to offer and not spend a penny at all!

There’s plenty of free things to do at V&A Waterfront including the Blue Shed Craft...

Robben Island & Table Mountain Pre Booked Tickets With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off

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  • Robben Island museum a top attraction tourist site in Cape Town and South Africa's symbol of oppression must be on your bucket list of tours to do when planning a holiday in South Africa. There are a few guided scheduled tours which depart from Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island at clock tower between 09H00, 11H00, 13h00 and 15h00. Due to more

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is one of the best places in Cape Town to enjoy panoramic views of the city for miles around.

There are numerous ways you can get to the top of Table Mountain and the most common one is to take the aerial cable car.

However, this is quite a costly option so if you’re looking to visit Table Mountain free of charge, you can take one of the hiking routes instead.

The most popular hiking route is...

Garden Route 4 Day 3 Nights Tour

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  • You’ll be thrilled by the spectacular views of the Knysna Heads from the placid waters of the Knysna Lagoon. The sandstone cliffs rise out of the water revealing sea caves along the forested banks of the lagoon. You’ll find out all about the magnificent flora and fauna from your specialist guide before enjoying a delicious buffet lunch at more

Green Point Urban Park

Green Point Urban Park is a place in Cape Town that’s popular with both locals and tourists who want to escape the city for a while and soak up some much-needed fresh air and sunshine.

Whether you’re wanting to take part in some exercise, or you’re just happy to wander around and admire all the beautiful flowers and scenery, Green Point has something to keep the whole family entertained.

There’s even an...

Winelands tour

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  • South Africas Winelands are actually the worlds longest continuous wine growing region. Let our professional and passionate guides really make it effortless to pair our wines to the your viticultural desires on the day.

    With over 3000 wineries its challenging to select a handful to go tasting, but as a starter in we recommend stopping more

Cecilia Forest

The Cecilia Forest hiking trail is situated inside the Table Mountain National Park, near to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

The hiking trail is a relatively easy path to follow so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem for young children to complete.

Cecilia Forest is a fantastic place in Cape Town for nature lovers as there’s plenty of trails and nature paths for you to immerse yourself in.


( Cape Town South Africa ) 3 day Attraction Township ,Cape point & Wine Tasting

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    Experience the 114 curves and 9km drive of one of the worlds most scenic and majestic drives, Chapman's peak. hope off at one of the majestic picnic more


The beautiful beachfront town of Muizenberg is undoubtedly one of the best free attractions in Cape Town.

After undergoing renovations for over a decade, Muizenberg is now a thriving and thrifty place to spend the day while in South Africa’s capital city.

There’s so much to do in Muizenberg that will suit everyone including the tidal pools at St James, the numerous Victorian bathing huts, surf shops and plenty of...

Boulders Beach Penguins and Seal Island Boat Trip Half Day Tour

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  • Enjoy this tour that gives you the opportunity to see some of Cape Town's best highlights. This tour is operational for a few hours with our registered trilingual tour guide (English, French and Portuguese). See the beautiful African Penguins and enjoy a wonderful 1 hour Seal Island cruise in more

Groot Constantia

Known as one of the oldest wine estates in the Constantia Wine Route, Groot Constantia is an incredibly fun and interactive free attraction to enjoy in Cape Town.

You’re probably best advised to leave the kids at home for this activity as it’ll involve being surrounded by many alcoholic drinks and wineries.

The best part about Groot Constantia is that it offers free entry into the wine estate so you can take a walk...


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  • Zeitz MOCAA was founded with the vision of being the first major museum in Africa, and a leading museum in the world, dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

    From its inception, the aim was to become a place that draws people from around the world and to have the cultural, environmental and social relevance of more

Cape of Good Hope & Penguin small group tour from Cape Town

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  • The is a full-day driving tour where you will be delving into an exclusive exploration of Cape Town.
  • The highlights and attractions you will be travelling to are the Chapman's Peak, Twelve Apostles Moutains, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Jubilee Square and Jetty, Kalk Bay Harbour and
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Cape Town Township Half Day Shared Tour

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  • Grasp the opportunity to have an intimate look at the vibrant township communities outside Cape Town during this Cape Town Township half-day shared tour!
  • On this tour, discover the Langa and Gugulethu townships with a guide, who will teach you and engage you in a plethora of activities such as interacting with the locals, visiting a
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Cape of Good hope, Cape Point & Penguins, Private customizable Morning Tour

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  • This is a highly private guided tour for 4 people around Cape Town where you will be spending your time visiting Cape Town's greatest attractions and sights.
  • The interesting places that we will be bringing you to are the Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak Drive, Noordhoek (a pristine white beach that spans over 8 kilometers), Cape
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City Sightseeing Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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  • Delve into an exclusive exploration of the city streets and panoramic sights of Cape Town with the Cape Town City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour!
  • Enjoy the convenience of the hop-on hop-off bus and have the flexibility and freedom to decide which of the multiple routes you want to explore.
  • Select a 1-day option if your
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Cape Town City Tour Half-Day

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  • This is a great introductory tour to Cape Town for first-time visitors or those short on time as it will be a comprehensive yet short guided tour around the city, where you will not be missing out on any highlights.
  • The areas that we will be bringing you includes Bo-Kaap, Signal Hill, Company's Gardens, Iziko South African Museum and
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Table Mountain e-Bike Trip from Cape Town

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  • This is a short Table Mountain bike tour from Cape Town that will bring you and your loved ones to the city's most famous and recognised landmark for panoramic views and amazing sights.
  • Our professional tour guide will be guiding you along on a very iconic cycling route that passes through Rhodes Memorial and Deer Park, while being
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Cape Point Sightseeing Tour including Cape of Good Hope full day from Cape Town

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  • This is a full-day tour in Cape Town where you will be indulging yourselves in an exclusive exploration of South Africa's Cape Peninsula./li>
  • The highlights and attractions you will be travelling to are aplenty: Hout Bay, Buiker Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg Beach and the Boulders
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