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Things to do for free in Cape Town

From hikes and parks to walking tours and street art – check out these free things

Last updated: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Having fun in Cape Town doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag. In fact, there's a lot you can do for no price at all. Whether you're outdoorsy or the indoor type, here's a treasure trove of 16 things you can do in and around the city for free. 

GO ON A FREE WALKING TOUR IN STELLIES

Join Stellenbosch on Foot for a historical tour of the Eikestad. Stroll among the stunning art and architecture or learn about the history of the town, such as where Simon van der Stel set up camp in the Eerste Rivier. The tour includes prime examples of Cape Dutch architecture, and stories about the town’s colourful inhabitants over the past three centuries.


47 Church Street | Stellenbosch | Instagram: @stellenboschonfoot | Image: Stellenbosch on Foot

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Celebration is in the air this May: Commemorate 100 years of Chapman’s Peak with festivities and free access to the iconic road. Cape Town always offers something new around every corner, like live jazz at The Blue Room, or Asian desserts at Café Chiffon. Plus there’s our 7+ things that’s loaded with adventure. And for daily discoveries, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or subscribe to our newsletter.

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