18 Family-fun things to do on a budget in Cape Town

2015-09-23 14:42 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Having a good time with your family shouldn't cost a fortune. That's why we've sourced 18 of the very best family experiences to do in and around this splendid city for under R80. 

Whether you're into outdoor adventure, good food, science, fiction, art or going to the movies - we've got the best of Cape Town on a budget, right here: 

1. Kalky’s Fish & Chips
A whole platter with 2 pieces of fish, calamari and chips costs under R80




2. Cycle on the Sea Point promenade 
Try UpCycles. You pay R50 to hire the bike for one hour. 




3. Markets 
Markets are free to enter and some offer awesome kids play areas and activities. 

See: 20 of SA’s very best Spring markets to visit




4. First Thursdays 
Experience world-class art for FREE every first Thursday of the month.

READ: Taking back the streets




5. Cape Point Funicular 
Children pay R23 for a return trip on the funicular, adults pay R55 




6. Springbok Experience 
Families of four pay R180

READ: 8 Fun SA rugby facts




7. Hike up Lion’s Head 
Get a 360 view of the Cape Town for FREE

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8. Galileo Open Air Cinema 
R70 per person (The movie season starts 1 October 2015) 




9. Sea Point Put Put
Call them on 021 434 6805 for pricing and info. 




10. Braai at Oudekraal 
R30 per person, R15 per child and free entrance for WILD Card and TMNP My Green Card holders.

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11. District Six museum 
Self-guided visits are R30 per person, a visit with an ex-resident / guide costs R45 per person 

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12. Boomslang at Kirstenbosch 
Entrance to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are R55 for Adults, R30 for SA Students (with card), R15 for Children (6 - 17 years). Children under 6 years and BOTSOC members can enter free of charge. 

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13. Strawberry picking at Polkadraai 
R40 for Adults, R25 for children 




14. Simonstown Submarine tours
R40 for adults, R20 for children 




15. Cave Golf at the V&A Waterfront
R15 per person




16. Visit Cool Runnings in Tygervalley
R40 per ride 

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17.    Cape Town Science centre 
R45 per person 



18. The Heart of Cape Town Museum
SA visitor R100, scholar & students R50, children under 10, free.




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