Who says when you go to Cape Town you have to spend loads of money? There are countless free (and very cheap) things to do in Cape Town that spending all of your precious South African Rand just isn’t necessary. With an astonishing amount to choose from, you’ll definitely find free activities in the city that you will enjoy so book that cheap flight to Cape Town you’ve had your eye on and get ready for an unforgettable trip.


A trip to one of the desirable beaches in Cape Town is an absolute must. There are so many to choose from that there is one for every mood, whether that is romance, secluded coves or a great lively atmosphere. Cape Town is fortunate enough to have two coastlines so there are plenty to choose from; tan it up on a beach or try some water-sports; it’ll be a fun thing to do in Cape Town for free. Click here for some of the best beaches to visit.

Go Hiking

Cape Town is recognised for its mountains and the world-famous Table Mountain so why not make the most of being in the city that has some of the best places for hiking? A trip up Table Mountain won’t be disappointing as you’ll experience nature and some of the best views – who says you need to pay to see the best views of Cape Town? Just be sure to pack some comfy shoes and bring plenty of water.

Century City Natural Goods Market

Fancy free food and wine? You’d be wrong to say no! The family-friendly Century City Natural Goods Market is a great free activity in Cape Town where you can find free entertainment, like bouncy castles, magic tricks and train rides as well as lots of stalls for you to browse through. With local music playing nearby, it makes a pleasant wander around ideal for families.

Whatiftheworld Gallery

Whatiftheworld Gallery is a place that holds many art-works from small artists to more well-known artists that you can discover for free. It is one of the first galleries to open in Woodstock and with so many different bits of art-work to discover, you’ll definitely find something you’ll want to stare at all. This is an unbelievable free thing to do in Cape Town; so why not appreciate the talent that is found in Cape Town?

Slave Lodge

Visit one of the oldest buildings and make the most of this free activity in Cape Town. Slave Lodge is a history museum that shows you an insight of the living conditions people were used to in South Africa. You’ll step out of the Slave Lodge and realise how well Cape Town has improved its living conditions.

Free Wine Tasting

You can’t go wrong with a glass of wine so head to Tjing Tjing on a Wednesday after 5pm and get ready to taste some of the most delicious wines. No reservations are required so just walk in and you can sample some of the top wines and meet the winemakers. Who knows, you might walk out with a bottle of delicious Cape Town wine.

Who would’ve thought there are so many free things to do in Cape Town? These are just a few of our favourites and there are tonnes more things to do for free, click here for some more examples. No need for that holiday to be expensive when free activities and events are around every corner.