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A guide to backpack Cape Town on a budget

Michè Edwards - 14.04.2021

Backpack and explore Cape Town for less with these seven budget-friendly ways.

If you’re planning to backpack Cape Town while keeping to a budget well then you’ve chosen the right city just for that. With a good mix of everything, Cape Town caters to any travellers needs – whether you’re on a budget or not.

Seven Ways to backpack Cape Town for less

You’re in the right city if you want diversity and a fun-filled visiting time. These seven tips will guarantee a memorable stay.

Grab bargains at local markets

Get your hands on all the goodies that catch your eye at some of the city’s vibrant budget-saving markets. At these markets you experience culture, food, music and clothing all under one setting. The market culture invites a diverse group of people, old and young.

Stay at a backpackers hostel

Cape Town has too many affordable backpacker hostels to count. Pay under 1k for a convenient overnight stay close to landmarks while you receive exceptional service. Some of these hostels come with free-city tours.

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Catch the sunset on a hike

Hiking must be the least costly to do on this list. The Mother City is blessed with views, all for us with many hiking trials that are free. All you need to do is put on your hiking kicks and take a nice stroll up the mountain trail to catch the sunset.

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Take a trip to the beach

There are no shortages of beaches when you’re visiting. There’s Clifton, Camps Bay, Fish Hoek and so much more beach fronts to spend a perfect day in the sun. Muizenberg beach is said to be the best for surfing waves.

Vibe out at First Thursdays

The movement of First Thursdays involves getting out on the First Thursday of every month to go have drinks and conversation – all while admiring local art. The CBD and Observatory are the most upbeat as several galleries and restaurants open their doors for a night out.

Meet some wildlife

Yes, the city centre is thrilling but don’t forget to drive out a bit to experience some of the wildlife nature reserves. Many of the Capes nature reserves will get you in for under R100 where you’re taken on a tour of the farmland to greet animal life.

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Learn something new at a museum

A visit to museums is a great way to get well informed about the city’s history. Most of the museums are the longest standing in South Africa and hold a wealth of the countries deep-rooted culture.

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