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Where to go day tripping in Cape Town on a budget

September is Heritage & Tourism month so here are a few things that you can do in the Western Cape for under R150

By Clinton Moodley | September 13, 2021 | Category

Picture: Unsplash
Picture: Unsplash

Day trips allow travellers to escape somewhere near home without it costing a fortune – and you don’t have to worry about accommodation or flight costs.

Here are some fun day trips to try in the Western Cape for less than R150.

Spice Route

Under an hour’s drive from Cape Town is the Spice Route. This Paarl attraction offers tastings and other experiences at various establishments located within walking distance of each other.

The foodie in you will be spellbound for hours as you sample beer, wine, chocolate and other artisanal food. Entry is free. Visit

Up Cycles Cape Town

Explore Cape Town by bike with Up Cycles. Their drop-and-go stations are at The Pavilion on the Sea Point Promenade, Silo 5 at the V&A Waterfront Silo District, and at the Bay Hotel on the Victoria Road strip in Camps Bay.

With routes offered on their website, there are plenty of places to explore. One hour city bike rentals start from R80 with free helmet and lock supplied. Visit


If you have young kids, then Wonderdal’s immersive and interactive edutainment experience will keep them occupied for hours. Based in Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, children aged 5 to 13 can discover science, nutrition and nature across a variety of indoor and outdoor activity zones. And the Amuki characters will put a smile on the little one’s face.

Rates start from R125. The adults can enjoy a range of experiences, including wine tastings, a beer garden and picnics – all at an extra cost. Visit