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.

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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Ster-Kinekor:

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.

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