Given our current economic climate, everyone is happy to find out that there’s fun activities to do that won’t break the bank. Below is a list of a few things one can do in Cape Town for under R50.
GO HIPPO SPOTTING IN RONDEVLEI NATURE RESERVE
Rondevlei Nature Reserve is a hidden treasure in the heart of Cape Town and home to a diverse range of indigenous fauna and flora — including hippos. Located in the suburb of Grassy Park, the 290-hectare reserve features over 250 species of indigenous plants and 20 mammal species, including a herd of eland, Cape grysbok porcupines, large-spotted genets, Cape clawless otters, and hippopotami.
There are also several bird hides for birdwatching, viewing towers, and a museum. Pack a picnic and spend the day in this fantastic reserve with the family.
Cost: R12 entry for adults and R6 for kids
NEWLANDS FOREST HIKE
Overlooking Cape Town from the southern slopes of Table Mountain, Newlands Forest is a fantastic spot for walking your dog, hiking, picnicking, mushroom picking, and enjoying a braai in the designated braai area. The forest forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Remember to never hike alone.
Cost: Free entry into the forest; R25 for adults and R15 for children to enter the braai area
LIVE MUSIC AT THE BAY HARBOUR MARKET
Held over the weekends from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, the Bay Market is a buzzing market in Hout Bay that is well worth a visit.
There are loads of stalls selling locally made and crafted gifts and curios, great food and craft beers, and live music from local artists going all day and into the evening. Entrance is free and the market is open on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, Saturdays from 9:30am to 4pm and on Sundays from 9:30am to 4pm.
GREEN POINT URBAN PARK PICNIC
The Green Point Urban Park is a beautiful green space surrounded by an urban environment along the Atlantic Seaboard and is a fantastic spot to spend the day with the family, enjoying a picnic, exploring the park, or simply soaking up some sun.
The park has interesting walk-through areas with interpretive signboards detailing the fauna and flora of the Cape, and there is a play park, an adventure park, an outdoor gym, and an outdoor labyrinth.
STRAWBERRY PICKING AT POLKADRAAI
The Polkadraai strawberry farm is located in Stellenbosch and is a great place to spend the day picking strawberries.
Strawberry-picking season is between September and January and you can pick as many strawberries as you like. There are plenty of activities for children such as face painting, pony rides, and a playground, and there is a spacious restaurant serving delicious farm-style food and local wines.
Cost: From R40 per person
CAPE TOWN CLAY CAFE
Get creative at the Clay Café in Hout Bay where you can design and paint your own piece of pottery, and have it fired. If you don’t want to wait 10 days for your masterpiece to be fired, you can also choose a lovely ready-made piece from the shop.
Cost: From R15
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MEERENDAL
Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville not only produces award-winning wines but also has a network of mountain bike trails that are ideal for great for beginners and group rides.
Tracks zigzag up and down the hills of the beautiful estate and offer spectacular views and there is a farm stall, a restaurant, and lovely gardens for picnicking.
Article Source: The South Africa