Luxury Car Rental in Cape Town, South Africa

Trendy Cape Town is possibly the best place to start your South African holiday, especially with luxury car rental. The Mother City boasts spectacular scenery, world-class beaches, and Table Mountain – one of the New7Wonders of Nature.

It’s also home to a rich cultural heritage, including a thriving art gallery and museum scene, living culture in areas like Bo-Kaap, and epic nightlife. Combine everything and you have one of the world’s best travel destinations.

With so much to see, you’ll need your own wheels. Drive South Africa lets you easily compare luxury rental cars and get the lowest prices on your luxury car rental.

A panoramic image of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town: Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront

When’s The Best Time to Visit Cape Town?

The best time to tour Cape Town in a luxury rental car is in the summer months from November to March. It’s also the best time to have a wedding in Cape Town.

Winter is wet and windy and isn’t ideal for cruising around with the top down. Sure, the city has an entirely different allure during the colder months, but summer is definitely peak season for most local and international travellers.

Getting Around Cape Town

Cape Town has one of the better public transport systems in South Africa. The popular MyCiTi bus routes are a great way to get around and see most of what the city and its surrounding areas has to offer.

Still, nothing beats cruising around the city in a luxury rented car. You can pick and choose your destinations and travel at your own pace, taking in all the Mother City has to offer.

How Long Should You Stay in Cape Town?

You could see most of what the city has to offer in about a week, but at Drive South Africa we always recommend a two-week bush and beach holiday. Start your holiday in Cape Town with a luxury car rental to take in the beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants, then hire a 4×4 for a week in one of the Western Cape’s wilderness areas. These days, you can even see the Big Five without leaving the province!

What to Pack for Cape Town

Summer in Cape Town is hot, so pack beach gear and plenty of sunscreen. Winters are cold and wet, so pack layers and a good rainproof jacket and umbrella.

However, Cape Town is infamous for showing off four seasons in one day. A good rule of thumb is to always carry a jacket with you – even if you don’t expect any rain.

Where to stay in Cape Town

The Atlantic Seaboard

Areas like Green Point, Sea Point, and Fresnaye are popular with many international travellers. You can take a stroll along the promenade or have a bite at any of the area’s trendy restaurants, markets, and cafés.

Further along the coast, you’ll find Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, and Llandudno. These are especially popular with more affluent travellers and give you direct access to Cape Town’s best beaches.

Observatory & Woodstock

Observatory and Woodstock are two of Cape Town’s more alternative and integrated suburbs. They’re more budget-friendly, but you can still find high-quality restaurants and cafés in between quirky antique shops and themed bars.

These neighborhoods are packed with happy hour bars, eclectic restaurants, cosy cafes, as well as boutique backpackers and guest houses. Best of all, you’ll have easy access to both major freeways.

City Bowl and Gardens

Stay in the City Bowl or Gardens and you’ll be in the thick of the action with great nightlife, countless excellent restaurants, and great shopping. Take a walk down the iconic Long Street or settle in for a drink or two at any of the popular bars on Kloof Street.

This area of the city offers a world of upmarket accommodations. If you’re interested in luxury car rental in Cape Town, this is the best place to show off your ride.

Southern Peninsula

The Southern Peninsula is the ideal blend of mountain and ocean. Here, you can explore the wildlife-rich kelp forests around Simons Town, visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, and take a day trip to Cape Point.

The area is also popular with surfers. Muizenberg, in particular, is a great spot to learn to surf – you can even hire wetsuits and surfboards for the day. Once you’ve washed the salt away, tuck into some fresh seafood at Kalk Bay harbour.

Tableview and Bloubergstrand

Popular with kitesurfers, Tableview and Bloubergstrand offer excellent views of Table Mountain over the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodations in the area include sky-rise hotels and boutique guest houses, many with beachfront access.

These suburbs are also the gateway to the West Coast, one of South Africa’s most underrated travel destinations.

Luxury Car Rental for Cape Town Weddings

Cape Town is an excellent choice for destination weddings. The Cape Winelands are full of world-class wine farms that double as event venues, creating the perfect setting for memorable weddings.

Drive South Africa offers luxury car rental in Cape Town for as little as one day, meaning you can pair your dream wedding venue with a car to match.

Choosing The Right Luxury Car Rental for Cape Town

At Drive South Africa, we have a wide range of luxury cars to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a luxury SUV or a sporty hot hatch, you can take your pick and secure your own wheels for your next Cape Town adventure.

Some of our most popular models include the Range Rover Sport, MINI Cooper Convertible, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. For our full range of luxury car rentals in Cape Town, simply use our convenient search tool!

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