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5 Free Things to Do in Cape Town

Celean Jacobson | ASSOCIATED PRESS   in 
September 6, 2014

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cape Town is a place of wry contrasts, a place where you might encounter an international fashion model, a hippie or a “bergie” (beggar). There are urban black townships and picturesque seascapes. A mix of colonial history, the struggle against apartheid and 20 years of democracy color what Cape Town is today.

Two of the city’s most famous attractions are Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and Table Mountain, with an aerial tram to the top. You’ll have to buy tickets to take the island ferry or the tram, but many other experiences can be had for free.

SEA POINT PROMENADE

This is the perfect vantage point to see sea gulls, waves crashing onto rocks and miles of Atlantic beaches. With the taste of sea salt in the air, you can walk, jog or sit on a bench to view the Mother City. The promenade offers a temporary art project, art54, with new pieces exhibited from time to time. For exercise lovers, there is a free outdoor gym.

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