There are incredible free things to do in Cape Town. Whether you want to get a view, see a museum or do something else, it's possible in the capital of South Africa.
Have fun exploring Cape Town on a budget!
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1. Get a view of the city
To get the best panoramic view over the city you should head to either Lion's Head or Table Mountain. Both offer great viewpoints that you can hike to and are definitely worth your time!
Because of the views of Lion’s Head, it is also one of the best photo spots in Cape Town.
2. Go to a free museum
You can go to some museums for free on certain commemorative days.
Iziko Museums of South Africa is the organization that runs the best museums in Cape Town. On the website of Iziko Museums, you can find the free days.
3. Visit the Company’s Garden
The Company's Garden is the oldest garden in South Africa.
It was created in the 17th century by the Dutch East India Company with the purpose of cultivating fresh vegetables for both the settlement as well as its ships that passed Cape Town.
Today you can go here for free to enjoy the beautiful plants.
4. Enjoy free music at a market
Bay Harbour Market is the perfect place to go to for shopping for arts, crafts, fashion, and jewelry, and eating in a South African way.
Best of all, you can enjoy free live music at the same time. So visiting this market is amazing for those that love music.
The market is open every weekend (including Friday evenings).
5. Clifton Beach
There are so many beaches in Cape Town, it is very difficult to choose the one you want to go to while in Cape Town.
To be fair, every beach is a great choice.
I would recommend going to Clifton Beach for its beautiful white sand and the great water activities.
Going to Clifton Beach is free!
6. Free walking tour
While in the city you should definitely consider doing a free walking tour.
Want to learn more about the historic city center? Or about Bo-Kaap (a former township, now with brightly painted houses)? Or want to learn about apartheid? Then participate in one of their free daily tours.
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