Cape Town car rental in South Africa
There are very few cities in the world quite like Cape Town, with its towering Table Mountain always looking over the city like a peaceful giant. World class beaches, well-kept wine farms not far in areas such as Stellenbosch and proximity to other worthy destinations such as the Garden Route and the wild West Coast have kept tourists coming back. It’s no wonder car hire in Cape Town keeps getting praise for being one of the best tourist destinations in Africa if not the world. With so much to do and see in the mother city, it’s almost impossible to take it all in without hiring a car.
Best time to visit
If one wishes to enjoy an iconic Cape Town beach holiday it’s widely considered that late January until late April is the best time and this is the end of the warm summer months where days are generally long and balmy. Cape Town’s best weather conditions are generally from October until April.
Around the area
The most famous landmark in Cape Town is arguably the towering Table Mountain. Other great tourist attractions include the Southern Peninsula where tourists can drive along a scenic stretch of coastline, from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek gazing at the ocean or watching seals in Simon’s Town. Car hire Cape Town will help you achieve this and with Drive South is assured to be a painless experience.
Public transport in all the major cities of South Africa is generally not up to scratch with Europe or North America. Although Cape Town is generally regarded as one of the better South African cities when it comes to public transport. If one really wants to see all the sights and sounds of the Mother City, car rental in Cape Town really is the only option.
Length of stay
Cape Town and surrounding areas really has a world of variety and adventures waiting around every corner. If one would have to allocate a minimum of a week this would be deemed to be not enough time. However roughly two weeks is said to be an optimal amount of time to see most of the sites in Cape Town and do a bit of travelling to some of the neighboring towns nearby.
What to pack
Cape Town experiences chilly and wet conditions during the winter months so prepare for wet and windy weather. If you decide to visit during this time of year. Summer days are hot and long, so naturally one would be expected to pack beach attire and sunscreen. Summer can also get a few cold spells so prepare for a turn in weather conditions on occasion.
Where to stay
City Bowl area and Gardens
This is the hub of nightlife and entertainment and this is for the traveller who wishes to be right in the thick of the action. From the iconic Long Street to trendy Kloof, the town area of Cape Town really does have it all when it comes to live music, upmarket bars and restaurants and a world of accommodation facilities to choose from.
Southern Peninsula (Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek)
This is an area which is definitely for the traveler wishing to get a bit of peace, tranquility and ocean views whilst still being within close proximity to the city. The Southern Peninsula area is also considered as the birthplace of South African surfing and there are backpackers dedicated to this and plenty of opportunities to rent surfboards and wetsuits.
Why hire a car in Cape Town with Drive South Africa
Experiencing the world class city known as Cape Town has never been easier with Drive South Africa’s car rental in Cape Town. Drive South Africa’s reputation speaks for itself with happy customers from all over the world. Well trained travel experts and sales representatives ensure that your every wish and desire are taken care of on your perfect driving holiday through Cape Town and the Western Cape. “Efficient, qualified and well-mannered consultants, we always receive such good service all the time, hence Drive South Africa is our first choice when renting vehicles” – states Masilo Modipane a loyal Drive South Africa client.
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