Birthdays are special moments that call for a celebration, and what better place to create lasting memories than the captivating city of Cape Town? With its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, Cape Town offers a unique and enchanting setting for an extraordinary birthday experience.

To make your birthday celebration even more exceptional, Cape Town surprises and delights with a variety of freebies and exclusive deals at select locations. To help you navigate the abundance of offerings, we have curated a list of the best free experiences and deals that the Mother City has to offer.

1.    Table Mountain Aerial Cable Way

Ascend Table Mountain for free on your birthday and be mesmerized by the magnificent views of the Mother City. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers a complimentary trip to South African citizens on any day of the month in which their birthday falls.

Location: Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve)

Contact number: 021 424 0015

Operating hours: First ride up is at 08h00, the last ride up is at 20h00 and the last ride down is at 21h00 sharp.

Offer details: Collect and redeem your free birthday cableway ticket on any day of the calendar month in which your birthday falls, even if it’s before your actual birthday.

Useful info: Check the weather forecast ahead of your visit; it can get cold at the mountain's top, so bring a warm jacket. If driving, arrive early as parking may be limited.

*Birthday special applicable to South African citizens upon presenting ID/birth certificate or driver’s license. Children require a birth certificate. For more information, refer to the birthday special details.

2.    Two Oceans Aquarium

Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium on your birthday or within six days after, and enjoy free entry for the entire day. Explore the fascinating underwater world by presenting your valid South African ID showing your date of birth.

Location: Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Contact number: 021 418 3823

Offer details: On your birthday and up to 6 days after your birthday.

Useful details: Applicable to South African citizens with a valid ID. Present your ID to claim your free day pass. 

3.    Sky-Hi Ride at Hotel Sky

Experience the ultimate thrill and feel truly alive with a breathtaking free fall. The heart-pounding Sky-Hi ride, located on the top floor of Hotel Sky, propels you at speeds of up to 100 km per hour, offering stunning views of Cape Town City Bowl from a staggering height of 146 meters. To enjoy this extraordinary birthday treat, book your free tickets on WebTickets and use your South African ID number for verification. You can also opt for a video recording of the experience for an additional fee.

Location: 28th Floor, Hotel Sky, 9 Lower Long St

Contact number: 021 879 5040 

Offer details: Free on your birthday or for your birthday month

Useful info: The recording has an extra cost of R50.

4.    Cape Wheel at the V&A Waterfront

Take a breathtaking ride on the Cape Wheel for free on your birthday or within 30 days thereafter. Join their birthday club to receive a voucher on your special day. Sign up now and seize this fantastic opportunity to view the Mother City from above on The Cape Wheel.

Location: The Lawns, Breakwater Boulevard, V & A Waterfront

Contact number: 087 470 0696

Offer details: birthday voucher is valid for 30 days

Useful info: Complete the application form and on your birthday you will receive a free birthday voucher via email valid for 30 days. Bring a printout and your ID to the ticket booth and enjoy your ride!

* PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the printed voucher, the FREE ride may only be redeemed on the day of your birthday, using your ID as proof.  

5.    Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)

Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art by visiting Zeitz MOCAA. Explore exceptional art exhibitions featuring some of Africa's most talented contemporary artists. If you're in Cape Town during your birthday month, enjoy free admission on any given day (excluding Mondays). Ticket prices start at R230.

Location: Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront

Offer details: Any day of your birthday month from Tuesday - Sunday between 10h00–18h00

Other useful info: Free access for South African ID and African passport holders on Wednesdays between 10h00–13h00. Free access for under 18s (with proof of SA ID).

Celebrate your birthday in style by taking advantage of the exciting free birthday treats and exclusive deals offered in Cape Town. There are countless opportunities to make your special day unforgettable. Embrace the magic of Cape Town and create lifelong memories as you indulge in these birthday treats.