24 Things to Do for Free when in Cape Town, South Africa

The African continent is teeming with stunning destinations to visit and explore. And the capital of South Africa is a good place to start. Cape Town boasts of a vibrant urban scene, beautiful nature scenery, and diverse attractions for all types of travelers. From walking tours around the city to enjoying its many nature getaways, here are some of the best things to do for free in Cape Town.

  1. Climb Table Mountain and enjoy panoramic views of the city
  2. Go for a hike at Lion’s Head and take in a sweeping view of Cape Town
  3. Head out to Signal Hill and explore its historic attractions
  4. Learn about the different plant species at Green Point Urban Park
  5. Enjoy a picture-postcard view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand
  6. Take your fill of nature’s beauty and have a refreshing drink of mountain water at Cecilia Forest
  7. Surf or watch the surfers ride the waves at Muizenberg beach
  8. Browse the collection of literary works at the Centre for the Book
  9. Visit the Iziko Museums on free admission days
  10. Savor the free samples at Neighbourgoods Market
  11. Go on a Shimansky diamond tour
  12. Take a self-guided tour at the streets of Muizenberg
  13. Enjoy the scenery while taking a walk at the historic V&A Waterfront
  14. Join the Woodstock Street Art Walking Tour
  15. Take a leisurely stroll at the Company’s Garden
  16. Visit the Wine Concepts on Kloof and Tjing Tjing for some free wine tastings
  17. Enjoy the live music and other entertainment at Bay Harbour Market
  18. Take part in City Walk Saturdays
  19. Make the most of the free entertainment at Buena Vista Social Club
  20. Meander at the Groot Constantia — Cape’s oldest wine producing farm
  21. Go hiking, cycling, or running along one of the city’s many scenic trails
  22. Window shop and browse the stalls in the city’s many open-air markets
  23. Visit the Parliament building and its galleries
  24. Take a walk along the beach at Sea Point’s promenade