Things to do in Cape Town under R500

Have a little budget for your travel in Cape Town? No need to worry! If you have 500 bucks to spare, then Cape Town could be the greatest time of your life. Below are 5 things to do in the Mother City under R500 ($35 for internationals).

City Sightseeing Tour:

When visiting the Mother City, you’re bound to catch a glimpse of the iconic topless red double-decker bus that’s mainly yellow branding is an eye-catching wondrous memory for many. If you have not taken even one City Sightseeing tour around Cape Town then you have not experienced the beautifully captivating city at all. The tours are extremely informative and have commentary in 15 different languages available on board, just so no one gets left out. The hop-on, hop-off experience adds to your freedom and allows you to hop off or hop on at any of their many stops at any time of the tour.

Ticket type Online price Offline price (at a tour office or on the bus)
Premium (2-day Cape Town) R300 R320
Deluxe (3-day Cape Town) R400 R420
Sunset Bus (Cape Town) R120 R140

Make sure to visit their website and book a tour today.

Take the Cable Car with light lunch:

It is absolutely ridiculous to visit Cape Town and not take a wondrous ride up the Table Mountain Aerial Cable Car. Tickets are from R60 – R240, you also have the option of hiking up the slopes of Table Mountain with an easy enough to follow hiking path, and perhaps then taking the 360-degree revolving cable car back down, only after enjoying a wonderful lunch at the Table Mountain Café. Taking a leisurely stroll on the peak of Table Mountain cannot adequately be described without falling horribly short, it must be experienced.

Ticket Prices
Ticket Type Time Return
Morning: Adults 8am – 1pm R290
Morning: Kids (4–17years) 8am – 1pm R140
Afternoon: Adults 1pm – 8.30pm R275
Afternoon: Kids (4–17years) 1pm – 8.30pm R135

More information can be found at

Robben Island trip:

Known as a global icon of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering, and injustice”, a ferry and tour to the great 500-year-old historical. The amount of incredible sites that lay waiting for you to explore consist of not only the well-known prisons and churches but the island itself is scattered with dozens of shipwrecks and interesting pieces that reach back to WWII. The tours run from Monday to Sunday and are subject to weather and demand on the day, however, there is always high traffic of people to take the tours so make sure to be one of the people who witness this great piece of the history of South Africa.

Robben Island Boat Ride Prices 2018
Boat departure Price per adult Price per child Under 18
13:00 R360 R200
15:00 R360 R200
17:00 R360

More information can be found at

Two Oceans Aquarium:

For the grandeur that is the Two Oceans Aquarium, the tickets are exceptionally cheap. Adults are charged as little as R150, there are also constantly specials and discounts, but with prices as low as those who need discounts? The Two Oceans Aquarium is an incredible array of gigantic displays and carefully designed, remarkably beautiful walkways scattered with detailed information on almost every creature found under the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The Aquarium itself is kept in such a pristine condition that it is always a pleasure to visit. The restaurant has the freshest seafood in Cape Town and their prices are more than decent… overall a day at the Two Oceans Aquarium is a definite must.

Ticket price
Adults R175
Children 14 to 17 R130
Children 4 to 13 R85
Children under 4 Free
South African pensioners R130
South African students R130
Free entry for South Africans on their birthday
10% discount for groups of 10 or more (ticket office only)

Sup Cape Town:

Cost: R220 for 1 hour. (Admittedly higher than the R200 budget but the experience is well worth it. A SUP board rental and lesson is included)

Guy and the SUP Cape Town crew invite you to come down and experience what getting healthy while having fun is all about. From their central clubhouse location at the V&A Waterfront, SUP Cape Town is all about getting on the glassy waters of the canal and getting familiar with one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world.

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