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Time to plan – Budget Travel Ideas for Your Next Cape Town Trip

For most people the planning stage of a trip is almost as exciting as the actual event. So why not do yourself a favour and look for ways to save money while you’re at it. More cash to spend means you can enjoy more activities, eat out and shop more while visiting Cape Town.

Here are our top tips on how to save money while traveling to the Mother City or anywhere else.

Travel Out of Season

Cape Town is a wonderful destination any time of year, but the winter months and any time outside of school holidays are considered a quieter time to travel. Although locals may find it a little chilly in the winter, you’ll barely bat an eyelid at the lows of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Even rainy days are filled with things to do in the Mother City, so there’s no need to worry about a little drizzle during your stay either. During these quiet spells accommodation in Cape Town is much cheaper than during crowd-filled holiday periods.

You’ll also save on airline tickets and car rental prices if you travel to Cape Town out of season. Plus, you’ll experience less crowding and shorter queues everywhere you go.

Book Self-Catering Accommodation

Not only is self-catering accommodation much cheaper but it gives you a lot more freedom than Cape Town hotels do. Who wants to be tied down to set mealtimes when the Mother City and surrounding winelands offers some of the world’s best restaurants as well as excellent artisan fare?

Stay in the Suburbs

Accommodation options away from the main tourist destinations are also cheaper than those right in the heart of the city. You’ll find Cape Town has a wealth of luxury self-catering accommodation available in swish suburbs with sea views and easy access to the city attractions

Take the Bus

Cape Town has an excellent tourist infrastructure and most top tourist spots are easily reached via the Hop-on-Hop-off bus. This affordable way to travel winds along a circuitous route all day long, stopping to drop off and pick up passengers from all the hottest spots in town.

Save Even More

Keep reading our blog for more tips on how to save money while travelling by visiting out of the way attractions, finding free events, shopping at markets, and booking the best value for money Cape Town accommodation.

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