School Holiday Fun: Budget-friendly things to do in Cape Town

2017-09-10 08:29 - Ishani Chetty
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With the school holidays finally approaching -what better way to spend it with the family exploring South Africa. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on budget travel to make your rand go further. 

If you are wanting to keep it 'local' and stay in the Cape then we have the perfect ideas and events to entertain your family. From roaming the grounds of the butterfly zoo to enjoying a local market with delicious treats - there is so much to do.

Things to do ranging from free to under R250, we have you covered! So make the most of the holidays with some beautiful, lifelong memories with your family.

The Neighborhoods Market

Enjoy the delicious treats and wide selection of international flavors at the Old biscuit mill with a family brunch.

Cost: Free

Time: 09:00 - 15:00 (Saturdays only)

Contact: Visa their website here.

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Hermanus Whale Festival 

Running from the 29 September to 1 October - there is so much to do and see at the annual whale festival. The best cultural activities, fun activities for the kids, delicious food, live music and local crafters on show - it is a must-attend event.

Cost: Free (baring your petrol costs for the day trip to Hermanu) 

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Contact: Festivals at Hermanus

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Butterfly world zoo 

Identify free flying butterflies all the way from Costa Rica, the Philippines and Malaysia, in the tropical gardens. The gardens are home to more than just butterflies as well as free roaming meerkats, marmoset monkeys and blue duikers. It is a chance for the children to learn more about the different species. 

Cost: R80 per adult, R45 per child. 

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Contact: 021 875 5628

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Treat the family to a lovely picnic day spent at Kirstenbosch - explore the Boomslang walkway and breathe in the fresh air. While you are there, why not bring a soccer ball to toss around with the kids.

Cost: R65 per adult, R15 per child. 

Time: 08:00 - 19:00

Contact: 021 799 8783

Clay Cafe 

Spend the afternoon painting and bonding with the kids - Clay cafe is a perfect way for the family to let their inner creative out. There is also a play area for the kids with a giant trampoline and more.

Cost: Dependent on item chosen to paint, ranges from R45 -  R250

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Contact: 076 810 5120

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