Free Stuff to do in Cape Town
Arts, Culture & Heritage
We all love a lil something for free! Luckily Cape Town has plenty of memorable cultural experiences for you to explore for free. In addition to the striking architecture, from Georgian to Cape Dutch and Victorian, you’ll also enjoy the unique talent and artistry of our local artisans throughout the city.
The City Hall in Darling Street was built in 1905.
Built in 1939 is an Art Deco gem. Found at Corner Darling & Parliament streets.
Die Groote Kerk
Found in Upper Adderley Street is a magnificent church building, boasting a 6000-pipe organ.
St Georges Cathedral
Found in Wale Street, St Georges Cathedral is a breathtaking Herbert Baker structure that was once used as a centre for anti-apartheid protests.
Situated at 88 Hatfield Street, the Great Synagogue will take your breath away with it’s carved pulpit and magical stained windows.
The Masonic Temple
Also known as De Goede Hoop is a Masonic temple near Tuynhuis, offering visitors a glimpse of Cape Town’s most extraordinary room: The gothic Middle Chamber.
Iziko Rust & Vreugd
An 18th Century Building set in lush gardens, houses art from the William Fehr Collection. Visit Iziko at 78 Buitekant Street.
Enjoy temporary exhibitions by illustrious UCT alumni and students. Found at Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street.
Take a stroll through the gorgeous Company’s Garden, originally established by the Dutch East India Company in 1652 to supply fruit and vegetables to passing ships. Today, the Company’s Garden offers visitors walkways, a tea garden, an aviary and memorials. Take along some peanuts to feed the peckish squirrels. *Free WiFi allows 100MB of data per person, per day in the Gardens.
Participate in a free tour of the Houses of Parliament on weekday mornings. Advance booking is essential and your passport is required to sign in at security.
Do you know of any interesting, exciting and free arts, culture and heritage experiences in Cape Town that you think should be added to this list? Please tell our team in the comments section below.