Looking for Cheap Activities to do in Cape Town that are cheap and affordable? Affordable Activities are not necessarily the on the bottom of the to do list; all depends on what you enjoy.

Book a Game of Golf

The River Club Driving Range

Credit: Hilary Fox

“The River Club is a landmark Cape Town conference centre and golfing hub”.
Cost: Look out for member specials if you enjoy this type of activity regularly.
You generally pay more or less dependent on the amount of balls you buy and if you decide to hire any golfing equipment. Golf at any Driving Range can be a good stress reliever and will definitely give your body an exercise.

Putt Putt at Sea Point

Credit: Cape Town Tourism

Enjoy a fun filled game of Putt Putt with your partner/friend. Thereafter you could visit the Vida Coffee shop across the road for a rich cup of expresso coffee. Alternatively take a 10-15 minute walk down the Sea Point beach-front facing the direction of Bantry Bay, you should encounter an ice cream stall along the way.

Glowing Rooms 3D Mini Golf

Playing golf/Putt Putt in the dark won’t be the most competitive sport but it could just be the most fun and dare I say “Slap Stick” version of the game.
Cost: less than you would spend in a night club.

Visit Cape Town’s Historic Museum’s

District Six Museum

Photo Credit: Craig Howes

Experience a walk through memory lane of Cape Town’s beloved District Six.
Established in 1994. The District Six Museum boasts many historical gems such as: photo’s, clothes, propaganda based posters/banners, old medical utensils, letters & Messages written by locals, park benches that were once allocated to a particular race and a general vibe of what it was like in that era.

Cost: Entry is cheap; you may request a tour guide at an extra potential cost.

Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome

Uncover your inner space exploration. The digital dome provides audiences with a 360 degree space experience.
Location: 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town.
Cost: R60 or above.

Cape Wheel at the W&A Waterfront

Photo Credit: Zaid Adams

You could argue if this is cheap or not, but the truth is its affordable and awesome.
One of the Best Cheap Activities to do in Cape Town for anyone experiencing it for the first time.
If you with your loved one, perhaps pay for an extra few rotations so that you can pop the magic question.

Suitable for Children or a couple’s romantic night out.

TIP: Try go around sunset if you enjoy that type of eye candy and want to impress the Mrs.

Adrenaline Activities in Cape Town

Go Karting

The key here is to organize a group of buddies and race the night away.
Racing is calulated on best lap times between you and your colleagues.
Fastest times proceed to the final heat of the Go Kart race.

The fun part is being underweight or overweight does not boast a significant advantage. 

Just make sure to take note of how the Go Kart behaves on corners and monitor the tires after several laps. (they get hot and tend to slide like you would expect)
The ability to corner hard and avoid accidents should allow you to record a decent lap time.
Lap Times: Can vary between 18 seconds – 25 seconds (depending on track, kart and driver experience).

Cost: Bring along R200+ and you should be fine if booking in a group.
Location: Century City Karting | Kenilworth Karting


Ground Zero Live match in progress

Call of Duty fans around Cape Town can finally lay down their Playstation 4 and Xbox One controls.
Its time to pick up real* (lol) guns and go to war.
– Play several types of Paintball group game modes.
– You have the choice of topping up your paintballs (at an extra cost) once your Ammo has run dry (ok no more weak pun’s for this week!)

Only for the Brave

Yes perhaps thats an exaggeration of the pain and humiliation that can be experienced in a full on paintball war.
Gather your troops, make sure to wear layers of clothes (yes paint may stain), or be prepared for an onslaught of projectile paint balls.
Cost: Very Affordable when booking in a group. One of the best Group based Cheap Activities to do in Cape Town.


Cool Runnings Toboggan Family theme park

You may buy tokens and enjoy rides and snacks with this tokens.
Last time I checked this is a one of a kind ride in South Africa.
The rides move pretty fast; check out the video below for a sneak peak of Cool Runnings.

Location: Carl Cronje Dr, Tygervalley, Cape Town

Rush S.A & Jump Around

Have fun doing backflips or simply take the kids to enjoy a Birthday Party.
Request a fully catered party, for several hours and get some awesome glow in the dark imagery of all the fun!

Both locations offer high intensity trampoline fun, perhaps more for the energetic folk.
Rush Indoor Trampoline park located in Claremont while Jump Around is located in Paarden Eland, Cape Town.
Other differences vary in Jumping space, general facilities & requestable services.
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Nature in Cape Town

World of Birds Sanctuary & Monkey Jungle in Hout Bay

lovers of pets need look no further. Welcome to the Bird Sanctuary and Monkey Jungle.
A great Leisure stop off, prior to the visit of Hout Bay beach.
Ensure to bring with your digital camera for some unforgettable moments with nature.
location: Hout Bay.

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