Pocket-Friendly Experiences for Cape Town’s Urban Adventurers

pocket-friendly experiences for the urban adventurer

Attention all urban adventurers, Cape Town is home to exciting experiences for you. From art, fashion, culture, history, and nightlife experiences.

Here are some pocket-friendly experiences that you should consider on your next trip:

Wine Tasting at Groot Constantia

Known as the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, Groot Constantia makes the perfect day outing with friends. Their Visitors Route Experience follows a specially designed circular route that allows guests to experience each of the estate’s key attractions.

The route includes a cellar and museum tour and a tasting of 5 standard wines.

Location: Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia
Price: R155
Contact: Visit 

Get Your Culture on at Guga S’Thebe Arts and Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in art, design and performance at Guga S’Thebe Arts and Cultural Centre in Langa. Here, you can learn or watch marimba and dance performances, try your hand at pottery or take part in other exciting activities like beading. The attraction is open Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Location: Washington St, Langa
Price: Entrance is free, but costs may apply for certain activities or events
Contact: 021 695 3493 

Explore the Largest Contemporary African Art Museum in the World at Zeitz Mocaa 

Be transported into another world as you step into Zeitz Mocaa, known as the largest contemporary African art museum in the world. Wander on your own or get one of the curators to give you a private tour. The attraction is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 6pm. 

Location: V&A Waterfront Silo District, S Arm Rd, Waterfront
Price: From R250

Sample Bespoke Cocktails at Fable

Fable is a premier destination for cocktail enthusiasts. Paired with cheeky and talented bartenders and world-class DJs, it creates an enchanting ambiance. Their award-winning bar features unique creations inspired by local fables and legends, which will transport you to a world of flavour and storytelling. You may or may not be handcuffed to your drink during your visit.

Location: Corner Bree & Wale St
Price: From R95
Contact: Visit

Shop at Merchants on Long

Merchants on Long is a concept store that showcases innovative African fashion and accessories. It’s a unique space that stocks designers from across the continent. If you’re looking for bold patterns, interesting fabrics, and statement accessories, then Merchants on Long is the place to shop.

Location: 34 Long Street
Price: Various
Contact: Visit

Grab Drinks at The Gin Bar

Dress to the nines for a fun night out at The Gin Bar, set in a secret courtyard in the Cape Town City Centre. Enter through Honest Chocolate Cafe and be transported into a world of glamour and all things regal. Savour the Instaworthy decor as you indulge in some of the most delicious gin cocktails in the city. 

Location: 64A Wale St, Cape Town City Centre
Price: From R100

Take the Long March to Freedom

Brush up on your history in the most unique way! The Long March to Freedom is an outdoor exhibition featuring 100 life-size bronze sculptures of South Africa’s most famous heroes. From Nelson Mandela to Walter Sisulu, the Long March to Freedom transports you back in time to the lives of these countless souls and how they each played a role in the country’s 350-year journey to freedom and democracy.

Location: Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town
Price: From R10 – R75 

Discover the Warrior Toy Museum

Escape into a childhood dream of toys, models, ships, trucks, aeroplanes and toy soldiers at the Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s Town. The museum boasts over 4000 model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, and has a special sale section for those who want to start their own collection.

Location: 1067 King George Way, Simon’s Town, Cape Town
Price: Various

Live music and cocktails at The Athletic Club & Social

Head to The Athletic Club & Social from Monday to Saturday for the best cocktails and live music in the city. Their jazz evenings every Thursday at 9pm bring out some of the country’s top musicians for a night of nostalgia, fun, and beautiful music. Please keep an eye on their socials for weekly event details and

Location: 35 Buitengracht St, CBD
Price: From R100
Contact: Visit

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