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Free activities in Cape Town for low-budget fun

Saunders tidal pool in Sea Point

Fun on a shoe-string budget

Looking for free Cape Town activities? Nothing expresses a city’s inclusivity quite like its free activities. As poverty and low funds are common in SA, free fun is crucial, and this city has plenty of it!

So, take a look at the great things you can do, from beautiful beach walks to explorations of the city gardens, for nothing more than the coffee we expect you’ll want.


While not all totally free, this is our guide to wonderful, affordable days spent in Cape Town. Relax on the beach, hike up Table Mountain, picnic at Green Point Park, go to a museum!

Cleaning up the Liesbeek River

Where to Volunteer in Cape Town

If you’re looking to become more other-oriented and give back to the community, there are a number of really great options in Cape Town. Whether

View of restored Fynbos at Lower Tokai Park

Ecosystem restoration in Cape Town

The United Nations has declared 2021–2030 the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The aim of this initiative is to “prevent, halt and reverse the loss of

Green Point Park with the stadium in the background

8 reasons you’ll love Green Point Park

Green Point Park is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is open seven

Sunset over Lions Head

Where to watch the sunset in Cape Town

Watching the sunset is truly the best way to end a long work day or celebrate life on a great one. There’s something magical about