Cape Town can be a really pocket friendly destination if you’re smart about planning your vacation. A Cape Town City Pass is one of the best deals around. The pass offers free entry or discounts to over 70 attractions and activities. Here are 10 of our favourite free attractions that you can get with your City Pass!

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway tickets

Cape Town’s crowning jewel is the number one item on most vacationers’ bucket lists, and for good reason. The view from the top of Table Mountain is the stuff of legends. With a City Pass, you get free tickets to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The cable cars rotate 360° as they climb to the top, and with each revolution the views get better and better. There are also plenty of things to do at the top of Table Mountain. You can simply admire the spectacular vistas, visit the Shop at the Top, settle in for a meal overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard, take a free tour, or explore at your own pace.

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Two Oceans Aquarium entry

The Two Oceans Aquarium is the perfect activity for a windy or rainy day. It’s wonderful for kids—but no matter your age, you’ll be enthralled by the beautiful marine life you meet here. From the bizarrely beautiful basket stars to otherworldly jellies to the waddling African penguins, there are so many Cape Town characters to get to know. Your City Pass gets you free entry, so set aside a few hours and get lost in Cape Town’s startling ocean biodiversity.

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Wine tasting and tour at Groot Constantia

Cape Town’s oldest wine estate is another incredible free attraction when you have a City Pass. Groot Constantia is located just 20 minutes from the city centre, nestled beneath dramatic mountains with sprawling vineyards. Your pass entitles you to a free wine tasting and tour of the estate, the Manor House Museum, the historical Cloete Cellar. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the great restaurants or a picnic on the lawns, and sample the famous Grande Constance sweet wine that made Cape Town’s wines world-famous.

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Kirstenbosch Entry

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden contains 528 hectares of forest, sprawling lawns, and indigenous fynbos, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic, and it’s a hit with kids.  There are also two restaurants, a shop, an indigenous nursery, and a sculpture garden. The Centenery Tree Canopy Walkway, known affectionately as the Boomslang, offers incredible views as it winds its way through the treetops. You could get lost in the gardens for hours—and with a City Pass, entry is free.

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Kirstenbosch Boomslang


A safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa

If you can’t make it up north to the huge national game parks, there’s a great alternative just two hours from Cape Town. Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo), and offers safaris as well as luxury accommodation and spa treatments. A City Pass gets you a free 3-hour afternoon safari with welcome drinks and buffet lunch.

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Cape Wheel Premium Experience

The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wall located in the V&A Waterfront. Sip complementary bubbles in a stylish VIP lounge and experience spectacular 360-degree views of Cape Town in a private cabin. It’s all free with your pass!

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Zeitz MOCAA entry

Zeitz MOCAA opened its doors in 2017. It’s the biggest art museum in Africa, showcasing nine floors of art from Africa and its diaspora. Your City Pass gets you free entry. You’ll get to see cutting-edge art, and admire the historically significant building designed by renowned architect Thomas Heatherwick. While you’re there, grab lunch at the rooftop eatery for some great views of Cape Town and the harbour.

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Iziko Museums

You City Pass gets you free entry into many of Cape Town’s best Iziko Museums, inlcuding the Bo-Kaap Museum, South African National Gallery, South African National Museum, and Slave Lodge. Immerse yourself in the rich history, art, and culture of the city.

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City Sightseeing Township Tour

Get to know Cape Town’s townships on one of City Sightseeing’s award-winning township tours. Your City Pass entitles you to a free  LaGugu bus tour, which takes you to Gugulethu and Langa, and a 40 minute walking tour of Imizama Yethu. On both tours, you’ll have to chance to meet locals and learn what life is like in the vibrant communities you visit.

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Cape Town Helicopters: Hopper Scenic Flight

If you really want to grasp Cape Town’s beauty, you have to take to the skies. Cape Town Helicopters can take you on an unforgettable tour of Cape Town with a bird’s eye view. The Twelve Apostles Scenic Flight is free with your City Pass, and takes you over the iconic Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and Camps Bay.

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Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights, browse accommodation, and rent a car now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.

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