Have you been buying stationery after doing so much festive shopping? Going out can be a pain as everything seems to cost you a leg and an arm. Have a look at a few minimal payment/free activities to do in Cape Town. Get out and explore our beautiful Mother City!

Hippo spotting, eland viewing and bird watching in Rondevlei Nature Reserve

With 256 species of indigenous plants, a museum, footpaths, viewing towers, and several bird hides you are in for a treat here at Rondevlei Nature Reserve. Perfect for a picnic with the family!

Website: zeekoevlei.co.za

Cost: R12 entry for adults and R6 for kids

Scratch patch

V&A Waterfront and Simonstown have their own hidden treasures. You can get your hand on gemstones that you dig yourself.

Cost: From R25 per bag

Website: scratchpatch.co.za

Cave golfing

It is as if Indiana Jones and Tiger Woods made a cave golfing adventure. Fun for the whole family, you can enjoy putt-putt in the Waterfront.

Cost: R25

Website: scratchpatch.co.za

Strawberry picking at Polkadraai Farm

Polkadraai Farm is a lovely family day activity located on the Wine Routes in Stellenbosch. Stroll through rows of strawberries with the family. In addition the Polkadraai Farm have added some face painting, pony rides, and a playground.

Cost: From R40 per person

Website: polkadraaifarm.co.za

District Six Museum

A history that needs to be told, District Six is a lovely history walking lesson. Rich in Cape Town’s history during the Apartheid era.

Cost: R40 entry for adults

Website: www.districtsix.co.za