(Article by Rebecca Houston @Houstonwehavea first published on Travelstart.co.za)

August marks Travelstart’s 11th birthday which is celebrating with amazing flight specials and some fun FREE outings to celebrate your special day…

Birthdays are the best and Travelstart has tracked down birthday freebies in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to help you celebrate your special day! Just remember to take along your I.D:

Get a free city sightseeing ticket for your child and two of their friends, Johannesburg & Cape Town

Image courtesy of City Sightseeing

When kids join the City Sightseeing Kids’ Club (sign up for free here) they’ll get a voucher for themselves and two friends to travel for free on their birthdays. Kids qualify for this special every year from the ages of five to 15, and the friends accompanying the birthday child need to be under 15.

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Birthday thrills at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

Rides, slides and birthday fun at Gold Reef City amusement park. Kids get free entry to Gold Reef City on their birthday if you sign up for the Birthday Thrills package for six kids (including the birthday child).

The birthday child will receive free entrance to the Theme Park, including all applicable rides and a complimentary birthday meal and juice plus a birthday gift. Tickets for children under 1,3m tall are priced at R195 per child (their tickets include a meal, juice, a toy, sweets and rides). The tickets are R235 per child for children above 1,3m tall. Read more here.

Birthday specials in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban:

Free birthday surprise with Nu Metro Scene Club.

Sign up for free to the Nu Metro Scene Club and receive a birthday surprise. Any birthday offers will be valid for seven days only within the customer’s birthday week.

Free movie ticket on your birthday with Ster Kinekor

Image courtesy of @kamorei via Instagram

Join the SK Club for free here and receive a free movie ticket on your birthday. In order to qualify you need to reach their VIP level which means you need to watch 15 films a year. Great for cinephiles.

50% off your Sorbet treatment, countrywide

Image courtesy of @sorbetgroup via Instagram

Join Sorbet Society for free and receive a 50% off voucher in your birthday month, plus your birthday discounts get bigger as you progress through the tiers and earn more points. Valid for one week before and two weeks after your birthday. Did someone say pamper party?

Free birthday coffee in Jo’burg and Pretoria

Enjoy a free coffee from Starbucks. Sign up for their loyalty rewards programme for free and earn one point on every R2 spent. Once you reach 250 points you unlock free beverages and early access to seasonal drinks like gingerbread lattes during the festive season. Once you reach 750 points you’ll have access to the gold level and you’ll receive a free beverage on your birthday, free refills and VIP invites.

Store locations in Jo’burg and Pretoria include: Menlyn Park, Menlyn Maine, Mall of Africa and Rosebank.

Good to know: Starbucks is opening a store in Cape Town and Durban this year.

Click page 2 below to view birthday specials exclusive to Durbs…