Premier’s Choice: 5 low cost Cape Town activities

Winter in Cape Town doesn’t always lend itself to outdoor activities, so we decided to go on a hunt for the best indoor activities. While reviewing and seeking out the best, we have compiled a short-and-sweet list of 5 of the best indoor activities that the whole family can enjoy (while suiting mom and dad’s pocket)!

5 low cost cape town activities


  1. Cave Golf

Right next-door to the Scratch Patch at the V & A Waterfront, the whole family can enjoy a game of putt-putt in a cave-like setting. This is a great activity for those cold winter days: keep the family warm and entertained by staying indoors and releasing your inner Ernie Els!

Cost: R15
Phone: +27 (021) 419-9429
Address: Dock Rd, Waterfront
Visit their website for more details


  1. The Warrior Toy Museum

Enter a world of enchantment at The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s town. The museum houses a collection of miniatures, antique dolls, cars, toys and many other tinkers and toys, taking visitors back to the days before technology.

Phone: +27 (0) 21 786 1395
Address:    St George’s Street, Simons Town


  1. The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum

This is the perfect outing for sport-loving families. Located at the V & A Waterfront, the state of the art Springbok Experience Rugby Museum tells the story of the evolution of rugby through many interactive displays and artefacts. It offers a fun and entertaining indoor experience for the whole family.

Cost: Pre-schoolers get in for free, scholars pay only R30p/p online or R40p/p at the ticket office and adults are charged R50p/p online or R65p/p at the office; families of four can enjoy a discounted rate of R150 (online) or R180 (office) in total.
Phone: +27 (0)21 418 4741
Address: Portswood House Building, Cnr. of Dock and Portswood roads


  1. The Clay Café

Enjoy a day of creative crafts at the Clay Café in Hout Bay. Suitable for all ages, this spot is the perfect place to embrace your inner artist and is a wonderful way to bond with your family. Choose from a range of unfired bisques and colourful paints to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique – a great way to spend a leisurely day painting in a relaxed environment with the family.

Cost: R35 studio fee (see website for further pricing details)
Phone: +27 (0) 21 790 3318
Address: Old Oakhurst Dairy farm, Main Road, Cape Town
Visit their website for more details


  1. Cape Town Science Centre

What do you get when you mix adventure, excitement and a dash of education? The Cape Town Science Centre, of course! With more than 250 interactive exhibits and mind-boggling puzzles, there is a world of discovery waiting for kids of all ages at the CTSC.

Cost: Youth (3-18) R50, Adult R50, Pensioner R25, Family Package (4 people) R180, Group (10 or more) R45 pp
Phone: +27 (0) 21 300 3200
Address: 370B Main Road, Observatory
Visit their website for more details

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