Celebrate your birthday in six unique ways for free in Cape Town! Image via Pixabay

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Here are six unique things you can do to celebrate your birthday for free in Cape Town! Whether it’s visiting the aquarium or grabbing a bite to eat, there’s something for everyone!


Celebrate your birthday in six unique ways for free in Cape Town! Image via Pixabay

Celebrating your birthday is one thing most of us look forward to every year! Sometimes it’s more exciting than Christmas or New Year’s Eve! If you’re in Cape Town, get ready because there are a few things you can do to celebrate your birthday for free! Here are six exciting things that you can do for your birthday! 

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The Two Oceans Aquarium at V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s top attractions. The aquarium offers everything from penguins, sharks, marine fish and freshwater fish! 

Lucky for you, you can visit the Two Oceans Aquarium on your birthday for free. You’ll have to bring your South African ID to the ticket office at the front of the aquarium to redeem your free entrance. The offer is still valid six days after your birthday. 


Fish aren’t your thing? No problem! You can take a free return trip via ariel cableway to check out Table Mountain. The attraction is one of the seven wonders of the world and offers impeccable views but you might have to bring along a jacket.

If your birthday falls on the days when the annual maintenance of the cableway takes place, you can redeem your free return trip one week before or after the scheduled dates.

.If your birthday falls between 1 November and 28 February and you happen to visit Table Mountain with another South African, they will be eligible for a half-price ticket for the annual sunset special after 18:00.


The City Sightseeing Bus is the best way to explore a new city or re-explore the city you live in! The City Sightseeing Cape Town tour offers a tour around the vibrant city. 

On their birthdays, children between 5 and 15 can get a free one-day classic bus ticket and they’re allowed to bring a buddy! Of course, the two children will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be required to buy a ticket at full price.

The child will need to be registered at least two weeks before their birthday and the ticket will be valid for four weeks, one week before their birthday and three weeks after. 


Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of wind in their face? The Sea Point Promenade is the best place to get some fresh air and let loose. UpCycles allows you to have a free one-hour ride on one of their bicycles for your birthday.

You will have to bring your South African ID to redeem the offer. 


Why not have lunch or dinner at Cape Town Fish Market for your birthday? To redeem a R100 voucher at the seafood restaurant you’ll have to get a Cape Town Fish Market loyalty card which is available at any of their stores. 

The R100 voucher will be valid for 30 days from the date of your birthday. 


If you’re a fan of desserts then this one is for you! Krispy Kreme offers a dozen of their glazed doughnuts on your birthday. The only catch is that you’d have to sign up for their rewards app.