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!
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...