Free Birthday Activities in Cape Town
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Cape Town is a magnificent city to spend your birthday in, whether you’re a native to the Mother City or come from further afield. Beyond the obvious beautiful scenery, delicious food, and great people, the city has a bunch of activities which you can do for free on your birthday!
Pop A Bottle of Champers on Table Mountain
Table Mountain is perhaps South Africa’s most iconic symbol, and on your birthday, you can go up for free. Simply show your South African ID (passport, driving license, and birth certificate also accepted) at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway on any day within your birth month and enjoy a free trip up to the top of the mountain. Be sure to pack a picnic basket and take in the magnificent views of the city and surrounding mountains and sea.
Marvel At South African Sea Life At The Two Oceans Aquarium
Situated in the V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is a stunning day out for everyone. Take your valid South African ID, or other form of identification, on your birthday, or 6 days after, and get free entry for the whole day. Celebrate your birthday with the sharks, sea turtles, and jellyfish! And don’t forget about the penguins, who are fed at 11:30 and 14:30 every day.
Take In The View On The Cape Wheel
After your trip to the aquarium, why not head a mere 5 minutes away to the Cape Wheel? You can fill out a form and receive a free ticket on your birthday, which remains valid for 30 days after. Be sure to print out the ticket and bring that along with your ID to claim your free ride. The wheel offers a panoramic view of Cape Town from 40 metres above the ground. We recommend going on the wheel at sunset or in the evening to see all the city’s twinkling lights.
Get Your Heart Racing With The Sky-Hi Ride
If you are a thrill seeker, this is the perfect birthday present! Starting on the 28th floor of Hotel Sky, you’re catapulted 35 metres up in the air on a chair lift, leaving you at 146 metres above the city bowl. Book with your ID number as verification and get the ride for free on your birthday. Please note that this ride is weather-dependent.
Celebrate African Art At Zeitz MOCAA
The Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa is situated in the Silo District of the Waterfront. It is a must-visit for all art-lovers and during your birthday month you get free entry! This offer is open to all South Africans and citizens with any valid African passport. The gallery is situated across 9 floors, with gorgeous African art in both temporary and permanent exhibitions.
Zip Along The Promenade On A Bicycle
For one hour on your birthday you can take a free ride along the famous Sea Point Promenade. Bring your proof of identification along to Up Cycles to claim your gift. We recommend sunset rides to experience the promenade at its best.
Watch A Movie Under The Stars With Galileo Open Air Cinema
If you are lucky enough to have a birthday between October and April, you can see a movie for free with Galileo. During the week of your birthday, show your ID at the venue entry and get free entry, a backrest, and a blanket! Most shows take place at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, but there are a few screenings with different locations. Make sure the rest of your party pre-books their tickets to avoid disappointment if the show is sold out.
Kids Go Free On The City Sightseeing Bus
Any kid aged 5 to 15 who is celebrating their birthday, can get two free tickets – one of them and another for a friend! Register two weeks before and receive the tickets via email. The tickets are valid for one week before the birthday and three weeks after, and the kids must be accompanied by an adult riding at full price.
All these activities are easily accessible when you stay with us at Gardens Centre Holiday Apartments! Situated in the heart of Cape Town, there is no better place to celebrate your birthday. If you have any questions or if you’re looking for further recommendations, be sure to reach out to our friendly team, who will be more than happy to answer all your questions.