6 Things to Do in Cape Town for Under R50

If you happen to visit Cape Town, there are so many things that you can enjoy without spending a fortune. You can be kind to your pocket and make the best of Cape Town without making a hole in your pocket. Here are 6 things to do in Cape Town spending just R50 or less.

1. Enjoy the Train Trip Along The Southern Line Rail Route

Cost: R35

Cape Town and Simon’s Town

The Southern Line Rail Route, stretched between Cape Town and Simon’s Town, will provide you with a great and enjoyable on-the-wheel experience. This journey is not only amazing but also a relaxing way of seeing Cape Town’s natural picturesque scenes.

This journey will take you along the edge of the ocean where the views are just splendid. Buy the hop-on, hop-off ticket and get down at Muizenberg for a surf; Kalk Bay for some delicious fish and chips; and Simonstown for a trip to Boulders.

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2. Explore Nearby Areas

Cost: R15-R50

Explore Nearby Areas

You should visit Langa and Khayelitsha to enjoy a fusion of traditional and Western food. The Department of Coffee is one of the first artisan coffee shops in Khayelitsha which is very popular with visitors.

Another specialty is The Spinach King, situated just close to the Khayelitsha station which sells delicious spinach bread, sandwiches, and muffins made from locally grown spinach. When it comes to Langa, Fanie’s Place is the best place to land for a couple of drinks and dine at one of the restaurants in the locality.

Khayelitsha Craft Market is yet another destination for tourists where you will happen to come across a wide range of pottery, baskets, beadwork, curios, paintings, and other handcrafted articles made of everything from plastic shopping bags, wire, soft drink cans, stone, scrap metal, and conventional beadwork. You should not miss eating here with vendors selling traditional food at the market.

3. Explore Newlands Forest

Cost: Free entry; R25 for adults and R15 for children to enter the braai area

Explore Newlands Forest

Newlands Forest is a part of the Table Mountain National Park and this could be the best place if you want to spend some quality time in peace and tranquillity away from the city uproar. You should explore these quiet pathways to find your own space and enjoy a picnic or cook up a storm at the designated barbeque area.

You can also catch up with some amazing hiking if you follow one of the trails up towards Table Mountain. Do not forget to inform someone where you’re going, and never hike alone for safety.

4. Explore Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Cost: R12 entry for adults and R6 for Child

Explore Rondevlei Nature Reserve

Rondevlei stores a great treasure located within the Cape Town suburb of Grassy Park, which is a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Rondevlei is home to about 256 species of indigenous plants and stretches about 290 hectares. It also has a museum, viewing towers, a network of footpaths, and several bird hides to explore.

You can also see in this place Hippopotami along with 20 other mammal species, including the Cape Clawless Otter, Cape Grysbok Porcupine, and Large-Spotted Genet. It can make an amazing family outing, hence do not forget to pack your picnic.

5. A Guided Tour Of The Slangkoppunt Lighthouse

Cost: R16 for a guided tour

A Guided Tour Of The Slangkoppunt Lighthouse

This bright white Slangkoppunt, which is also known as Snake Head Point Lighthouse, is situated on the coast of the South Peninsula. It is the tallest cast iron lighthouse in South Africa with an internal spiral staircase to reach the peak during the guided tour that will take you up 100 feet from the bottom to the balcony.

If you are afraid of climbing all those steps, rest assured that the views from the top are worth it. This tour will offer you all the tasteful and interesting views and facts including the cause for South Africa being one of the few remaining places to keep up actual Light House Keepers.

6. Maiden’s Cove Beach and Braai Area

Cost: Free

Maiden’s Cove Beach and Braai Area

This is an aesthetic-looking point, located between Glen Beach and Clifton Beach. The Maiden’s Cove is paced with breathtaking vistas of Table Mountain, the exquisite Atlantic Ocean, and Camps Bay.

This is the best place for a family day out with fantastic views. In the springtime, pods of dolphins and whales can also be seen from this scenic beach. You can enjoy splashing around in a sunbathe, tidal pool and enjoy the place.


These are some of the most visited and breathtaking places and spots in Cape Town! There are several more worth seeing places under R50, but these are most worth seeing and do not miss out on visiting these places on your next visit to Cape Town.

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Mamta Sharma