What You Could Get In Cape Town For $10 – Fun Travel with Wine or Penguin!

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Have you noticed what’s missing from What You Could Get In Cape Town For $10 so far? Yup, the lack of cities in Africa.

So this week, I’m so excited to finally cover the first city in Africa as I got connected to Campbell and Alya from Stingy Nomads, who will share with us how we could spend our $10 in the second most-populous urban area in South Africa, Cape Town.

Are you as excited as I am to find out how far you could go with $10 in Cape Town? If so, let’s just check out! πŸ˜‰

What You Could Get in Cape Town for $10 - The BeauTraveler

Cape Town: Heaven for Those Who Love Outdoor Activities!

Cape Town, South Africa is our home and most of the summer we spend here enjoying great weather and doing many outdoor activities e.g. surfing, hiking, kitesurfing.

There are many things to do in Cape Town for people with different interests, lifestyles and preferences. It’s one of the few big cities where you can do adventure activities within the city borders.

A paradise for surfers. Anyone in for a surf in Cape Town?!

Cape Town is a real paradise for outdoor lovers every day we see hundreds of people cycling, running, surfing and it inspires you to be more active and try new activities and sports.

If you’re up to some water fun, don’t mind getting wet and spend a couple of hours in cold water then go to Big Bay area in Cape Town, rent a surf or paddle board and wetsuit (it’s a must-have when surfing in the cold water around Cape Town) and enjoy the waves.

Surfboard or SUP board + wetsuit rental ZAR120/US$10 for 2 hours. If cycling is your cup of tea rent a bike for a day and combine exploring Cape Town with hard exercising, there are plenty uphill in the city to conquer. Bicycle rental start at ZAR130/US$10 per day.

If all the things mentioned above are the activities that are too strenuous for your liking and you’d rather spend a day in a more relaxing way, go wine tasting around Cape Town; Constantia and Durbanville are just 15 minutes drive from the city center.

Depending on a farm and its pricing you for ZAR130/US$10 you can do the tasting at 3 different wine estates, at each place you get 3 to 5 different wines which mean for US$10 you can taste between 9 and 15 wines.

V&A Waterfront.

Another leisure activity is walk at V&A Waterfront, stop for a cup of coffee with dessert or a shake at one of the cozy coffee shops or bakeries, will cost you less than US$10. Drink it while enjoying the view on Table Mountain and great festive vibe of the area.

For animals lovers or travelers with children visiting Boulders Beach in Simons Town is a great option, spend a day on a beautiful white sand beach watching African penguins swimming and walking around. Entrance fee ZAR75/US$6 for adults and ZAR45/US$3,5 for children.

Penguins at Boulders Beach.

Contributor: Campbell and Alya from Stingy Nomads

Stingy Nomads is a South African/Russian couple that met on the road, in the Philippines, four years ago. Since that time they’ve traveled together to over 30 countries following their biggest passions; hiking and diving. The blog is two years old, it started as a hobby writing mainly for friends and family. It focuses on budget travel and adventure activities all over the world; Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

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28 thoughts on “What You Could Get In Cape Town For $10 – Fun Travel with Wine or Penguin!

  1. I love Cape Town! I’ve been there a few times and I agree with your suggestion of what to do with $10 there! Wine tasting is amazing in Franschoek and Stellenbosch!

  2. Haven’t been to Cape Town yet, but cannot wait to check it out. Nice to know there are things to do for low prices, walking around is always something we opt for to save money and see the sights!

  3. $10 for a whole day bike rental! WOW! I didn’t know South Africa is so budget friendly. Your article has put South Africa on my travel list. The photos of the penguins are the cherry on the top!

  4. I always considered Cape Town to be a pricey place, so it hasn’t been up there on my travel bucket list. But $10 to see penguins? You have me sold πŸ˜€

  5. Such an awesome post! I was aware that Cape Town can be pricey, so I’ve been wary about visiting. But, this post is super informative and shows that it isn’t so expensive there if you look hard enough!

  6. I luv pinguins πŸ™‚
    And yes, looks like there are things to do for 10 dollars. I am living in overpriced Scandinavia, where it is not a big money. It is normal sauna entrance fee

    1. sauna entrance doesn’t sound so bad, given the fact it’s one of the popular things to do in scandinavia. but i understand what you said about the 10 dollar being expensive. it wouldn’t get us very far there, would it? πŸ˜€

  7. Thats a bargain to see the penguins! I always thought it was a pretty pricey place as well. Good to know it can be affordable if you know where to look!

  8. Wow looks like so much in Cape Town & to see penguins!! WHat! I can’t wait to visit there and would love to only spend less than $10 on a lot of things!

  9. Such cute penguins. It’s pretty awesome to know that there are alot of things to do in Cape Town for $10 especially the surfboard and bike rentals. Would keep this post for store when I visit Cape Town.

  10. Wow, I love those Penguins! You’re presenting such a unique series, getting anything $10 is tricky and I would love to take advantage of this when I visit Cape Town. Thanks for sharing.

  11. i will definitely bookmark this article and visit the Boulders Beach in Simons Town. My daughter will surely enjoy watching the penguins.

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