What to do in Cape Town under R500

People say that you have to have a large amount of money when travelling to Cape Town to have any fun at all. This is definitely not the case. If you have a small amount of R500 to spare, then Cape Town could be the greatest time of your life. Most of the time, you do not even need as much as R500, but with that said, R500 can take you a long way through the Mother City, known as one of the most beautiful and captivating cities on planet earth.

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. There are always specials on, and most of the tours cost less than R300. 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. Make sure to visit their website and book a tour today. www.citysightseeing.co.za/cape-town.

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.

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 UNESCO site costs only R320 per adult and a mere R180 per child under 18. 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 a 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. More information can be found at www.robben-island.org.za/tours.

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 these who needs discounts? The Two Oceans Aquarium is an icredible 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… over all a day at the Two Oceans Aquarium is a definite must.

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