24Feb/15

10 things to do in Cape Town for under R200

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Among locals, Cape Town is often flaunted as an expensive city, and although it certainly has its overpriced flairs and flourishes, there is still plenty to see and do around and about the city that won’t burn holes in the pocket. Cheapflights.co.za has highlighted the top 10 things to do in Cape Town for under R200.
1. Wine Tasting – A trip to Cape Town invariably includes a tour through the winelands, where tastings typically cost between R15 and R50, depending on where you go.
2. Boat Trips – Costing around R150, the cruises last about an hour and allow you to relax and enjoy the sights of the Waterfront and Table Mountain. The harbour in Hout Bay is another great place to hop on board, costing R70 for adults and R25 for kids.
3. Two Oceans Aquarium – The Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront is open all year round and ticket prices range from R97 to R125, depending on whether you are an adult, pensioner, student or child, with children under four getting in free. Tickets are valid for the whole day, giving you the option of popping out for lunch.
4. Boulders Beach – Here visitors have the chance of seeing penguins in a more natural environment by visiting Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town for R60 (with children’s tickets half price). Boulders is home to more than 2 000 African penguins that nest, breed and waddle about the beach.
5. District Six Museum – Tickets cost only R30 and you can stay as long as you like. Situated in the heart of the city, this museum takes you through the vibrant and diverse life of the community established in 1867, before its gradual collapse during the Apartheid years when more than 60 000 people were forcibly removed from their homes.
6. Cape Point – Stopping off at Cape Point to clamber up to the lighthouse is a must-do when visiting Cape Town. Entry costs are R110 for adults and R55 for children but bear in mind that the drive out of Cape Town will take about an hour.
7. Grab a Beer – Whether you sip on a local draught or indulge in craft, there are plenty of places to enjoy a cold beer in Cape Town.
8. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens – Set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is home to an abundant variety of Cape flora. Tickets for adults are R50, while students pay R25 and children over six, R10.
9. Support Local Music – Support local music on the fringe of the city at Mercury and The Assembly, which regularly feature bands and have an entry fee ranging between R30 and R100.
10. Old Biscuit Mill – You can easily spend more than R200 at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Taking place every Saturday, entry into the market is free but there is so much on offer – from coffee, smoothies, paella, cupcakes, macaroons, cheese, olives and honey to clothing, crafts, plants and jewellery, you can shop (and eat) till you drop.


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