They say that the Mother City has it all and this list of 6 budget adventures to experience in Cape Town is proof! On land or up in the air, by foot or by motor, whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here! So if you’re looking for an adventure but your budget doesn’t agree with you! Don’t worry! We got you fam!
1. Play Putt-Putt
Work on your tan and your swing with mini-golf. The outdoor putt-putt spot in Mouille Point is the perfect way to spend a warm Summer’s day. Whether you want to do it with bae, your bestie, your family or your entire squad, this adventure is a real crowd pleaser!
When: Monday to Sunday from 9am-9pm.
2. Visit the Scratch Patch
6 budget adventures to experience in Cape Town
Ever dreamt about sitting among gemstones, thousands and thousands of shapes, sizes and colours all spread around you? This is your chance to make that dream come true! The Scratch Patch and Mineral World can be found at both V&A Waterfront and Simonstown and it’s the place to be if you’d like to go digging for gemstones – literally. Pick a bag, enjoy some time among the gorgeous stones, fill your bag, and whatever you pick is yours!
Cost: from R22
When: Monday to Sunday with varying operating times
3) Speed off in a go-kart
Private Grand Prix experience? Yes please! With a 310 metre racing track, you and your squad could pretend that you’re racing in the streets of Monaco! Century Karting at Canal Walk is known for their safe, but thrilling, go-karting experience. When the wind is a bit too strong for a Summer’s day, you could head indoors to get your adrenaline pumping. With the ‘Arrive and Drive’ option, you show up and race anywhere between 10 and 40 laps at a time. But what if you have kids with you? That’s fine too! There are kiddie karts for them!
When: Monday – Sunday from 9.30am – 11pm.
Cost: from R150
4) Take on an obstacle course at AcroBranch
Challenge yourself, enjoy the outdoors and have a workout all in one day! Acrobranch has setups all over SA, but you can find the Cape Town spots in Constantia and Stellenbosch, so not only do you have something fun to do, but you can also enjoy a scenic route getting there! #bonus. You can pick between the Monkey Moves course with 22 obstacles, or for a real challenge, you can try the Swinging Tarzan with 32 obstacles! If you’re ready to walk metres off the ground and have fun in the process, this is the place to be!
Cost: Monkey Moves is R180 and Swinging Tarzan is R220
When: Monday to Sunday but booking at least 24 hours ahead is essential.
5) Grab a torch and go on a tunnel tour
Did you know that Cape Town has secret underground tunnels? Don’t worry, most people don’t know they exist. Good Hope Adventures’ Tunnel Tours take you around rivers and canals that date back to the 17th century. Tours run from 1 hour all the way to 3, but it’s up to you which one you’d like to embark on.
Note: after heavy rains, the tunnels can be blocked up, so be sure to call ahead and check availability before.
6) Go kayaking with penguins
Cape Town penguins are synonymous with Boulders Beach so it’s no real surprise that this is where kayaking will take place. Sea Kayak Trips goes along the coast to give explorers a different view of these animals. You will usually set out in double kayaks in the morning when the weather is just right for penguin watching. These trips happen daily and will usually last for about 2 hours, and the best part? You don’t need any experience.
Who can do this: anyone from the age of 10 all the way to senior citizens.
Tip: if you’d like to take this adventure to the next level try to full moon rising paddle in False Bay
No matter your budget, there’s an adventure for you to enjoy any day of the week. Adventure awaits and it’s waiting for you! We’ll keep an eye out on Instagram to see what you tag us in!