Budget Travel Ideas in Cape Town

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Cape Town budget travel is for anyone who wants to enjoy visiting Cape Town without spending a fortune on their trip. Below you will find information about comfortable budget accommodations and convenient, affordable transport for your stay in Cape Town.

Sunflower Stop

After arriving in Cape Town, check into this hostel, which provides reliably clean rooms. The place is easy-going and friendly, and the staff makes a personal effort to keep guests happy. Living is easy with weekly braais (barbecues) taking place next to the sun-drenched swmiming pool.

Table Mountain/Robben Island

You can hike or take a cable car up Table Mountain. Since its opening in 1929, over 16 million people have taken the trip to the top of this mountain, which has become something of a landmark in Cape Town. Also check out to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront, or take a boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 27 years.

Mossel Bay

Cape Town budget travel should include visiting Cape St. Blaize Cave, where it is possible to see how our ancestors used to live. The Dias Museum, where you can see a replica of a ship from the year 1488, should also be a part of any budget trip to Cape Town.

Bloukrans Bridge

If you need an adrenaline rush, this is the place to go. Bungee jumping 216 meters will surely take your breath away. You can also go and watch others doing it by taking a walk along the bridge. If bungee jumping is not your ideaof fun, take a guided tour under the bridge, where you will learn how this incredible structure was built.

Company Gardens

Featuring a Japanese garden, rose garden, aviary, and fish pond, these gardens are filled with natural beauty. Stroll around the park to find the South African Museum and the South African Art Gallery.

V&A Waterfront

This harbour is a great place to visit, as the view is breathtaking and you will be able to take memorable pictures. Also visit the market to buy South African "curios," or ornaments, as souvenirs.

Two Oceans Aquarium

Visit this aquarium to come face-to-face with all kinds of marine life, including sharks. Penguins can also be found here. The aquarium, which has underground walkways with glass walls, allows you to feel as though you were actually in the ocean. This place is rather large, so be sure to spend enough time here to see everything. After your tour, you can buy refreshments at the Shoreline Cafe, which caters to visitors.

Mzoli's Place

Cape Town budget travel isn't complete without experiencing the townships. This eatery, located in Gugulethu, is the place to get juicy food and refreshing drinks. At Mzoli's Place, you'll find great music and people from all walks of life. It's a great place to kick back and have a really good time.

March 21, 2010 new by joekabuya

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