How to Have a Good Time in Cape Town Without Breaking Your Pocket

No matter what time of year it is there is always a reason for a little holiday with your loved ones. Maybe you’ve been considering visiting Cape Town for quite some time now, but your bank balance says no? This article is definitely for you. Cape Town is known for its beauty, ranging from the breathtaking mountains to the beautiful city life. Here are a few reasons why you can enjoy your stay in Cape Town without breaking your pocket and create endless memories in the beautiful mother city.


  1. Grab a cupcake or two at Charlys Bakery

Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, if there is one place you don’t want to miss in the mother city it has to be, Charlys Bakery. They specialize in designer cakes for every occasion, cool cupcakes, cookies and a lot more. They have been the home of Mucking Afazing cakes since 1989! Yup! They have been around for a good 27 years. So if you’re in town, do pop in!


  1. Go sight seeing

Experience the beauty of Cape Town by hopping onto the Hop on, Hop off bus and going sightseeing with your mates. You’ll definitely have the time of your life driving around the city in the coolest sightseeing double decker bus. The great thing about this bus is that they are equipped with on-board commentary in 15 different languages (English, Afrikaans, Arabic, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Zulu) and a fun channel for kids.


  1. Music at the park

Sunday is a great day to relax and have a good time right? If you’re lucky enough, you might catch a free concert at the park. According to Travelstart, Capetonians have found a new way to ease the foreboding of Monday mornings with free concerts at De Waal Park on a Sunday afternoon. All you have to do is pack a picnic and something comfortable to laze on … the rest is free!


  1. Go strawberry picking at Polkadraai

For some fun for the entire family you might want to take a drive to the beautiful Polkadraai Farm near Stellenbosch for some strawberry picking. This only ranges from R35 per person picking. Strawberry picking season ranges from September to January and besides that there are a lot of activities for everyone to enjoy.


  1. Shark Cage Diving, of course!

Keen for some shark cage diving? At Sharklady Adventures we are committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation that offers small, exclusive White Shark diving trips and educational tours. This means that the trip is more informative AND guests have more time in the cage.

We offer cage diving & surface viewing trips twice daily. Surface viewing for non-divers is excellent from the boat. No diving experience necessary for breath hold diving, for more information visit our website,


We hope you’ll have an amazing time the next time you visit Cape Town!