There are many perks for South African pensioners exploring Cape Town, as many attractions offer discounts for individuals over 60 throughout the week. From discounted prices up Table Mountain to free day passes at iconic landmarks, your days will be filled with adventure, delicious food and gorgeous settings.
Here are some attractions to add to your bucket list:
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
South African senior citizens can get their hands on a return ticket up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (TMACC) for just R110. You could also hike up and take the Cableway down for just R60 one way. After exploring the mountain and the glorious views, head to TEN67 Eatery to try their pensioner’s special for R79. The meal includes a homemade pie, salad, a slice of milk tart, and coffee or tea. To redeem your ticket, you must visit the ticket office at the Lower Cableway Station as online bookings are not available. TMACC also offers a free ticket up to Table Mountain during your birthday month.
Location: Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town
Price: R110 return or R60 one way tickets for SA citizens, valid 7 days a week.
Cape Nature accommodation
South African pensioners qualify for 30% on self-catering and camping accommodation at 25 of their properties. The discount is only applicable if booked through Cape Nature and is available 7 days a week throughout the year, except during South African school holiday periods.
Price: 30% off all Cape Nature camping and self-catering facilities.
Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular
Cape Point The Flying Dutchman Funicular offers a special rate for South Africans over 60. A return ticket will cost you R45, while a one way ticket costs R35. The discount is only applicable when you produce a valid South African ID.
Location: Cape Point, Main Road, Cape of Good Hope, Simon’s Town
Price: R45 for a return ticket and R35 for a one way ticket.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Take in the picturesque views of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden for free every Tuesday. Spend the day walking around the many footpaths, picnicking on the lawns, and exploring the gardens. The offer does not include public holidays.
Location: Rhodes Dr, Newlands
Price: Free entry on Tuesdays for South African pensioners, excluding public holidays.
Cape Town’s City Sightseeing offers South African pensioners a special discounted price on all Classic (1-day tickets) daily. Pay R175 for a ticket that usually costs R275. Buy your ticket at the ticket office at the V&A Waterfront, located outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, or at the CBD office, located at 81 Long Street. To qualify, bring your valid South African ID. Pensioner tickets are not available online.
Location: Offices are located at the V&A Waterfront and 81 Long Street
Price: R175(SA pensioners get R100 off the normal price)
Two Oceans Aquarium
South African pensioners can explore and learn more about sharks, penguins, turtles, and jellyfish at the Two Oceans Aquarium for R175. The price, a discount from the R235 entry fee, is valid daily.
Location: Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Price: R175 when you produce your South African ID.