UCT Post-graduate studies - Page 30



THINGS TO DO IN
CAPE TOWN ON A
STUDENT BUDGET
1 RIDE UP TABLE MOUNTAIN
The cableway up Table Mountain is
a must-do Cape Town experience.
On Fridays students get a discount.
If you’re a South African, you can
get a free ride on your birthday.
www.tablemountain.net
2 WALK OR CYCLE ON THE
SEA POINT PROMENADE
You can hire a bike from UpCycles
at a reasonable rate; walking is free.
www.upcycles.co.za
3 SPEND TIME IN THE GARDEN
At Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
you can picnic on the rolling lawns, explore
the Boomslang canopy walkway or stroll
through the indigenous gardens. Summer
sunset concerts run from November to early
April. Students get a discount for entry to the
gardens but you pay extra for the concerts.
www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch
4 EXPERIENCE
WORLD-CLASS ART
FOR FREE
5 TAKE A HIKE
There are some magnificent
free hiking routes in and
around Cape Town – Lion’s
Head is one of the most popular.
Other popular hikes are Platteklip
Gorge, which takes you to the top of
Table Mountain, and Newlands Forest,
which offers shady walks under the trees.
Remember always to follow mountain safety rules.
Explore art galleries and
cultural attractions for
free on First Thursdays
(the first Thursday of
every month). Organisers
provide a map and
highlights.
www.first-thursdays.co.za
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