Free Things to Do in Cape Town Central

Top Free Things to Do in Cape Town Central, Western Cape

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  • CRLsrating
    677 contributions
    This is a great shopping area with lots of options for dining and shopping. A great place to people watch.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • ashvparker
    Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions
    Of course Lion's head is free, other than the energy required to get up. However if you are looking for a hike, Lion's head is by far the easiest hike the gives the best of the Cape Town mountain views. Great to do for sunset and easy to get down under moonlight.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • vtmp
    Houston, TX70 contributions
    Breath taking sunset. A plus was that you got to see the night light of the city below and the table mountain silhouette. I went twice to see. Just to remind if you want to get a parking, you should got there an hour earlier so that you could pick a park and a spot to enjoy. Loved it
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Nicola K
    Johannesburg, South Africa152 contributions
    Parking takes forever when it's a beautiful day in season, but it's worth the wait and the walk. No access for those who have mobility restrictions, as all beach access is via many stairs. Umbrellas and loungers available for hire on the beaches, take cash with you. Saves carrying extra weight up and down the stairs.
    Written 2 March 2022
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  • Eileen
    1 contribution
    Lovely little fishing town - well worth making a stop to walk around the shops, the beach and also the harbour area. Lots of good restaurants, we only visited two, but both were really good. We had no problem with safety, parked and walked to a restaurant one time, and had to ask for directions. Never felt unsafe.
    Interesting point - because it is on the other side of the mountain from Cape Town, the weather may be completely different! We woke up on a cloudy, overcast day in Llandudno, drove to Hout Bay and it was blue skies and sunny!
    Written 28 April 2022
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  • Liezel Wilson
    2 contributions
    Beautiful beach but very windy.

    Great place to take your dogs for a run. So much open space for them to go wild.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Jules
    Germany1 contribution
    If you are searching for a place to take impressive pictures or enjoy a walk surrounded by colorful houses- then this is the place for you.

    Bo-Kaap is an area in Cape Town which is known for its colorful and unique houses, which will definitely put a smile on your face :D
    I personally am always fascinated by pretty exterior design and fancy cities, so this area is definitely unforgettable.

    There were quite a few poor people though, who came up to us and begged for money, so I will recommend to still take extra care of your belongings, even in this doll town.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • lottikarotti
    Germany404 contributions
    Very urban spot in the centre of Woodstock/Cape Town, nice little alternative shops with art, fashion and accessories. Highly recommend to come here on Saturday or Sunday to the Neighborgoods Market, my favorite market in Cape Town. Live music or Djs, a huge hall with internanational food stands, cocktails, beer and wine. Such a vibe and atmosphere, people are dancing and chilling, absolutely love it!!!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Priscilla G
    London, England, United Kingdom20 contributions
    We loved these gardens, which are a peaceful and shady haven in central Cape Town. Also a very nice way to walk, avoiding the very hot and busy streets.
    Written 9 March 2020
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  • Stephen Morris
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
    Whilst it wasn't beach going weather when we visited, the view of the Twelve Apostles mountain range is stunning.
    Part of an unforgettable day tour from Cape Town Waterfront to Cape Point.
    Written 21 March 2022
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  • Senhorjab
    Pretoria, South Africa41 contributions
    Awesome area, lots of new fresh shops close to the beach... The colorful houses need some TLC... Main reason I went there was to see the houses but was kinda disappointed
    Written 26 April 2021
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  • Donal J
    Jarfalla, Sweden100 contributions
    This is a beast!! the place is huge and the range of shops is stupendous. You can get lost in here for hours. Everything from lots of dining options to all types of brands and names. From toys to sports to furniture and groceries, all under one roof.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • lottikarotti
    Germany404 contributions
    Very nice, small roofed out-door market (Sat+Sun) at the Waterfront. Great options for buying fresh groceries, yummy bread or to eat on-site at the little foodstands. Also option to buy plants or souveniers. We really enjoyed this weekend market during our stay in CT.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Oscar Hendricks
    Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
    My 9 year old is in awe of the park...what a lovely way to spend time as a family. The birds though...amazing
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • caea
    Germany19 contributions
    Nice family beach one side, dog walking on the other, just watch out for the 🐕 poo as some people think they dont have to pick up after their dogs. At high tide, very little beach so be sure to check the tides.
    Written 5 October 2020
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