Birthdays are a great way to celebrate your life, and celebrations can sometimes be expensive. To save some cash, here are a few fun and free things to do in Cape Town on your birthday.

Table Mountain Aerial way:

Table Mountain gives birthday boys and girls 18 and older the chance to take a free return trip up the mountain in their cable-car. All you need is your ID to go mountain high. Tickets are valid on your birthday and the week thereafter. A return trip typically costs R330, so this birthday special is quite the steal.

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Cape Town Aquarium:

Marvel over marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium for free on your birthday. You can claim your ticket the day of, or 6 days after, your birthday. Tickets are collected onsite and only when an ID or  documentation is presented. This special saves you the R185 adult entrance fee.

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What’s better than watching a new movie at a cinema? Watching a free new movie at the cinema. Ster Kinekor offers their club card members a free movie ticket on their birthday. Tickets are valid for seven days and can be used on any 2D or 3D movie a week after their release. Does not apply to Cine Prestige or IMAX.

Munch on some popcorn while you watch your free movie.

Galileo Open Air Cinema:

Treat yourself to a movie under the stars. Watch a free movie at the popular Galileo open air cinema the week of your birthday. You get free entrance, as well as a blanket and backrest. Make sure to check their movie schedule to find out what they’re playing the week of your birthday. Tickets usually range from R109-R195.

Cape Wheel:

Ride the Cape Wheel for free on your birthday! All you have to do is sign up to their birthday club and you’ll receive a free ride voucher to redeem on your birthday. You also receive a complimentary A3 sized birthday photo when you purchase a photo pack after your ride. Adult tickets typically cost R150.

Krispy Kreme:

Krispy Kreme recently opened its first Cape Town store, making it the perfect time to treat yourself. Birthday boys and girls can get a dozen free original glazed doughnuts with a purchase of a dozen doughnuts on their birthday. Just download the Krispy Kreme South Africa app at least 48 hours before your birthday, and then use it to redeem your free doughnuts.

Newlands Brewery:

The oldest brewery in South Africa offers a free brewery tour during the week of your birthday. Now if that isn’t cause for a celebration, we don’t know what is! Grab your mates and go for a tour that includes the rich history, a journey through the production process, and a thirst-quenching tasting.

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