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Known as the trendiest city in South Africa, Cape Town is home to the iconic Table Mountain. Recognised for both for its vibrant city life and its great beaches, this city is a place to enjoy great wines, produced locally in the many vineyard around the city. Car hire in Cape Town is the best way to explore this vibrant city.
Cape Town attractions
The most popular attraction in the city is the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The best shops, restaurants, cafés and bars are located here. From here, visitors can take the boat to the infamous Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was once held. Beaches are key attractions of Cape Town, with the most chic beach considered to be in Clifton.
Cape Town excursions
Visitors should use car hire in Cape Town to drive up Chapman's Peak, where the best views of the coast can be had. A daytrip to the beautiful Table Mountain is a must, with hiking trails and pristine nature. Another must-visit is the famous Stellenbosch vineyards. In fact, these vineyards are part of a scenic wine route where visiting wineries for wine tasting is part of the fun.
Best time to visit
The weather in Cape Town is described as sub-tropical Mediterranean. This means that summer (November to March) is warm and dry, and winter (June to September) is wet and mild. Cape Town can be visited throughout the year, but visitors should remember that the seasons are reversed from those in Europe. Temperatures range from 7°C to 18°C during the winter months and 13°C to 27°C during the summer.
Car rental in Cape Town
Car rental in Cape Town is the easiest way to explore the city centre and its surrounding areas. Roads are well-developed and well-signposted. However, accidents are common, so driving slowly is a must. There are plenty of car hire options, with visitors advised to compare car hire prices online to get the best deal.