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UPDATE: More FREE Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday
If it’s your birthday and you love getting free stuff, this is the list for you!
Last Updated: 10 January 2019
Celebrating another trip around the sun has different feels for everyone. With promises of cable car trips, aquarium visits, and chocolate brownies on the cards, you may as well celebrate.
FREE CINEMA UNDER THE STARS
It's your special day, so arrive at the gate with your ID and you’ll receive free entry, backrest and a blanket on the day of your birthday. Please ensure that the rest of your entourage pre-book tickets to avoid disappointment. If you’d like to arrive early to set-up for your birthday bash or perhaps an on-screen birthday message, please contact the team on +28(0)71 471 8728 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This birthday special is not valid for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s or Easter special screenings. Get the schedule and read more about The Galileo Open Air Cinema.
FREE AQUARIUM VISIT
You can now enter the Two Oceans Aquarium at V&A for free on your birthday. As well as the six days after – that’s a whole week’s chance to experience the awesome underwater world. Just bring your South African ID along to the ticket office on your birthday. Get more info and discover 15 cool things you can do at the aquarium in our post on the Two Oceans Aquarium’s free birthdays.
Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 418 3823, email@example.com
FREE TRIP UP TABLE MOUNTAIN
Everyone can enjoy at least one day of the year on top of our beautiful mountain. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers a free return trip to South Africans over the age of 18 for your birthday. If your special day falls during the annual maintenance period, you need to secure your ticket one week before or after that period. Collect your ticket from the Visitor Information Centre before 4:30pm on your birthday or up to seven days thereafter. Bonus if your birthday falls between 1 November and 28 February when the Cableway also offers their annual sunset special. In that case, your South African guests can get a return ticket for half the price after 6pm.
Tafelberg Road, Gardens, Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 0015, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE YOUR LITTLE ON ON A FREE CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS TOUR
Children between the ages of 5 and 15 years get a free Classic Package tour on their birthday. The tours to choose from include the City Route, the Mini Peninsula Route, the Downtown Route and the scenic Constantia Wine Route. You need to register your child first by contacting email@example.com.
Various locations | 021 511 6000 | firstname.lastname@example.org
RIDE THE CAPE WHEEL FOR FREE
Enjoy panoramic views of the city for free on your birthday from the Cape Wheel. Fill in the application form and on your birthday you will receive a free birthday voucher via email. Bring a printout and your ID to the ticket booth to enjoy your free ride. Plus, if you buy a photo pack after your ride, you’ll get a complimentary A3-sized birthday photo.
V&A Waterfront, Dock Road, Cape Town | 021 418 2502 | email@example.com
FREE MEAL AT KNIFE RESTAURANT + CTMAG READER SPECIAL
This Louisiana-style restaurant in Century City offers you a free meal if you host a birthday party (bring along at least five guests) at the restaurant on any Saturday in your birthday month. You need to bring proof of ID and everybody needs to order a main meal. You have to come with a party of five or more.
CapeTownMagazine.com Reader Special: Mention CTMag, bring five guests and the birthday person eats for free and the table gets a bottle of Krone or non-alcoholic Zari bubbly. Read more about Knife Restaurant.
Corner Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City | 021 551 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org
R200 VOUCHER FOR BALDUCCI, GIBSON’S, OR BELTHAZAR
Receive a R200 voucher to spend any time during your birthday month when you’re a member of the loyalty programme. You’ll need to use the loyalty card at least four times a year to make use of this deal.
Various locations | email@example.com, (021) 421 4776 /46
R80 CREDIT AT JC BRASSERIE & PUB
You get a free drink and a meal to the value of R80 when you bring three friends along with you to JC Brasserie & Pub on your birthday. JC stands for just chilling, and this eatery is a relaxed place to celebrate your day. Bring your ID to claim the deal and note that it does not include any other specials (of which there are many).
18 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 21 461 4594
FREE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE AT THE PIANO BAR
Chocolate brownies are sweet, and so is your birthday and that’s why you get a moreish chocolate brownie for free on your birthday. Enjoy a main meal and a drink at The Piano Bar to scoop up this deal on your birthday. Read more about The Piano Bar.
47 Napier (cnr Jarvis) Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town | +27 21 007 5212 | email@example.com
R100 VOUCHER AT CAPE TOWN FISH MARKET
Get a Cape Town Fish Market loyalty card and receive a R100 voucher (valid for 30 days from the date of your birthday) on your special day.
Various locations | 083 4002 005 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Ster Kinekor SK Club and you’ll get a free movie ticket on your birthday. The ticket is valid for seven days. Join the Nu Metro Scene Club for a birthday surprise too.
Various locations | email@example.com, 0861 668 437 or firstname.lastname@example.org | 0861 246 362
50% OFF YOUR BEAUTY TREATMENT
While not free, it’s still a great deal and an even better excuse to treat yourself. Sign up for the Sorbet loyalty card and receive a 50% off voucher in your birthday month. While you’re at it, get a The Body Shop loyalty card and receive a voucher to celebrate your birthday.
Sorbet | Various locations | 011 202 7940 | email@example.com
Evoke your party animal spirit and celebrate together in peace at the Farmhouse party.
Explore thousands of new and pre-loved books and support the donkeys at the Eseltjiesrus Book Fair in McGregor.
Get free tickets to support Banyana Banyana at the Cape Town Stadium when they take on Sweden in the Albertina Sisulu Centenary Challenge
Need a real costume? Check out Hollywood-calibre for your next themed party.
Interested in birthday venues around Cape Town? Take a look at our overview of awesome birthday party venues in Cape Town.
Check out our list of places to celebrate kids birthday parties.
Have a look at our overview of function venues in Cape Town.
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