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

2018-03-10 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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Cape Point Funicular – If you’ve been up the Table Mountain Cableway, or just don’t have the money to take the whole family up just yet… opt for this cheaper yet equally scenic option. Children pay R23 for a return trip on the funicular, adults pay R55. 

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

Springbok Experience

You cannot call yourself the ultimate Springbok supporter until you've visited the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, in the V&A Waterfront. Take the kids ahead of this year’s rugby season. Families of four pay R180

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

Galileo Open Air Cinema
The outdoor movie season runs until Friday 27 April 2018, so take the kids now before winter sets in. Tickets are R70 per person. 

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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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Hike up Lion’s Head

Get a 360 view of the Cape Town for FREE. The hike can be a challenging hike for smaller kids, but children over 10 should do perfectly fine with mom and dad’s help.