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Things to do for free in Cape Town

From urban parks and hidden beaches to walking tours and street art – check out these free things

Last updated: Monday, 30 January 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 19 things you can do in and around the city for free. 


Judd’s Local is a family-owned restaurant on Kloof Street, with a heavy focus on wine and good food. Every week they invite a different wine rep to provide tastings, while they chat with, and educate, the customers. The best part: the tasting itself is totally free. You can indulge in local wines from across the Western Cape, like Grootepost, Newton Johnson and wines from Vine & Co. Plus, stick around and try some small plates or share a charcuterie board. 


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