We are proudly South African, so we’ve given superpowers to your South African identity document, respect to our senior citizens, motivation to our students and tons of love to all South Africans on their birthday. Please note: To utilize these offers, please enquire about the terms and conditions and, more importantly, please don’t forget to bring along your South African Identity Card or Passport!

Here are the Cape Town Big 6 members impressive list of discounts, deals, freebies and birthday treats for locals

Robben Island Museum

Not only has Robben Island added a brand new ferry to its fleet (the Krakatoa), they’ve also launched their two-tier pricing structure, making a trip to former prison island far more accessible to locals. 

The new standard tariffs (effective from 1 June 2019) are as follows:

  • R 380 for South African adults and R 200 for South African children aged two to 18 years.
  • R 550 ($40 | €35) for non-South African adults and R 300 ($15 | €15) for non-South African children aged two to 18 years.

Students: discount rates are available for school groups interested in educational tours.

Senior citizens: South African citizens aged 60 and above can get concessions (tickets specially priced at R240) every Monday and Wednesday through the booking office in the Nelson Mandela Gateway, where the ferries depart to Robben Island.

Group bookings on special concessions: from May to October every year, eligible groups (for example,  people from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, churches, NGO’s and so forth) can qualify for concession rates at reduced ticket prices. These rates are available through formal submissions made to Infow@robben-island.org.za on official letterhead. 

 

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

(re-opening on 18 August after the annual safety and maintenance period)

Birthday special: One free adult return ticket to South Africans aged  18 years and older, on the day of their birthday and the week thereafter (that’s up to seven days after your birthday!) Get all the details here.

Senior citizens: SA senior citizens (60 years & older) pay R100 return or R50 one way at the Cableway Ticket Office seven days a week. Read more here.

Students: Local and international students (you’ll need to show a valid student card) pay R150 return or R80 one way at the Cableway Ticket Office seven days a week. This special is available to students 18 years and older only. Get all the details here.

Specials: Cableway’s Kidz Season, when two kids ride for free with an adult who has purchased a Kidz season adult return ticket online or from the Lower Cable Station for just R290. 3 for the price of 1. Online Kidz Season package valid for 7 days.This special is available to South Africans only. This special will not be available during the Cableway’s annual maintenance from Monday 8 July to Sunday 18 August 2019. Get all the details here.

Love to visit frequently? The Cable Card, priced at R750,  entitles you to one return trip a day, every day for a year, weather permitting. Child and Adult/Child Combo Cable Cards are available too. More about this special here.  

Class in the clouds: This programme for South African primary and high schools is a fantastic way to learn about the fauna and flora of our mountain. For more information on Class in the Clouds, please call Fiona Magobiane at (021) 424 0015, or email cic2@tablemountain.net, or read more online here.

 

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Senior citizens: Free on Tuesdays

Students: South African Students (with student card): R40. Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years): R20

Love to visit frequently? Buy your annual membership to the South African Botanical Society for R500 and enjoy free access to Kirstenbosch and all the SANBI National Botanical Gardens, a copy of the quarterly journal, Veld & Flora, a 10% discount at the shops and an opportunity to participate in Society activities (walks, talks, volunteer programmes).

 

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Groot Constantia

Entrance to the Groot Constantia estate is free, and this enables you to walk through the vineyards, view the historical buildings, the art in the Constantia Art Gallery and enjoy the panoramic views. The various visitor options priced for the local pocket mean that you can choose how much to spend on the estate. 

R90 entitles you to a tasting of 5 wines and access to 2 audio tours, plus a souvenir Spiegelau crystal glass to take home.

R105 is the price for the full Visitors Route ticket which includes wines tasting, entrance into the Manor House Museum, plus a souvenir Spiegelau crystal glass to take home.

R150 is the price of our exceptional Wine and Chocolate pairing, the chocolates have been custom made for each varietal. 

Birthday special: It’s not official, but you can usually find a glass of bubbles for the birthday person.

Senior citizens: In celebration of World Senior Citizen’s Day during August 2019, Groot Constantia is giving South African pensioners a huge 50% discount on their Visitors Route Tickets — that’s every Tuesday, on the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of August). This is a fantastic deal, letting you spoil your grandparents with wine tastings, cellar tours and vineyard tours while saving over R50 on tickets. (Normal price R105).

Also, entrance into the Manor House Museum for senior citizens is R15 — and free entry on Fridays.

Students: Entrance to the Manor House Museum for 6-17 years old: R15 

Specials: School Groups: R5 per student through prior booking; R8 per student without a booking.

Free entry to the Manor House Museum on Commemorative days.

 

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Cape Point

South Africans are eligible for a hugely discounted entry price on presentation of their ID document at R76 per adult and R39 for children. Access to the free audio tour is included in the price. Details for the audio tour here. 

Senior citizens (aged 60 and above): The Funicular which takes you to the highest peak and the lighthouse is R40 for pensioners, with a special rate on Wednesdays at just R30 for a return ticket and R22 for a single trip.

Children under the age of 6 ride for free on the funicular. 

There is so much to do, see and explore at Cape Point we recommend you arrive early and make a day of it — perhaps bring along a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy the amazing views and scenery of the world-famous reserve.

 

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V&A Waterfront

The following places within the V&A Waterfront offer various discounts, deals, freebies and birthday treats for South African citizens :

Birthday specials: 

The Two Oceans Aquarium is a magical place to visit, and what’s more, they’ll give you free admission on your birthday (more details here). And if you’re a frequent visitor, they’ve got annual membership plans that offer sizeable discounts to South African pensioners (R430 per year for adults, R335 for pensioners). These amazing deals let you skip the queue, get 10%- 25% discounts on food, giftshop goodies, and scuba and penguin experiences, and free seawater for those who have their own aquarium at home. 

The Cape Wheel offers free admission on your birthday, details here

The Galileo Open Air Cinema offers free admission for your birthday, plus you’ll receive free entry, backrest & blanket! More details here. 

Senior citizens:

Senior citizens can sign up here for free parking during the week and a range of other discounts and benefits at the V&A Waterfront.

The Two Oceans Aquarium offers admission at a reduced rate when displaying your South African pensioner card for a R45 discount on your admission ticket.

Special days: 

The Cape Wheel is R75 every Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The Zeitz MOCAA offers free entrance to Africans on a Wednesday between 10 am – 1 pm. 

The Zeitz MOCAA half-price admission occurs every First Friday of the month between 4 pm – 9 pm, last entry: 8:30 pm.

Want to visit the Zeitz more often? They have tiered membership options (annual, bronze, silver and gold) that give you anything from free entrance and private tours, to special invites for events and galas. These memberships are on offer to adults for R290 per annum, and R210 for those aged 60 and above. 

Students: 

The Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education Centre offers exciting activities to school groups and youth groups, more details here.

Zeitz Mocaa offers free entry to all under 18’s all year round.

 

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Please Note

Deals and discounts may change without prior notice. To utilize these offers enquire about the terms and conditions and, more importantly, please don’t forget to bring along your South African Identity Card or Passport!

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There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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