Cape Town is the capital and largest city of Western Cape, South Africa. It has many claims to fame, starting with the Cape of Good Hope and South Africa’s parliament. Visitors will find many famous attractions, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Cape Point. Spectacular beaches such as Boulders Beach with its African penguin colony, not to mention the languid charm of the Constantia and Durbanville wine routes, will add to the exotic nature of your stay in Cape Town. Get a car for hire in Cape Town and make the most of all these without any hassle.
History and beauty come together in Cape Town in a quite unique way. Table Mountain is one of the most well known natural landmarks in the world, but it was the historic Table Mountain cableway which made it famous. Today, the cableway is as much a tourist attraction as Table Mountain is. Robben Island is a picturesque tourist attraction and a world heritage site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are similarly beautiful and popular tourist sites imbued with historical and geographic importance. Get a car for rent in Cape Town so that you can see all these, and move around in the city to see tourist attractions such as the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and the South African Parliament.
In Cape Town, a beach is not just sun and sand. Boulders Beach is a hugely popular tourist attraction because of its colony of African penguins. If you need an excuse to party, head for Sea Point or Camps Bay. Clifton is a Malibu-meets-French-Riviera kind of place, with incredibly expensive seafront mansions on four spectacular beaches. If you are going beach hopping, add Melkbosstrand and Gordons Bay Bikini Beach to the mix.
The wine country around Cape Town is an oenophile’s dream come true. You can choose one of the wine routes (Constantia, Durbanville, and Helderberg), or select towns, one by one, and explore all the wineries and vineyards in their vicinity. Either way, you are in for a lot of winery tours and wine tasting enjoyment. If this is too much choice for you, just stick to either the Constantia or Durbanville wine routes. The Constantia Valley wine route begins 10 minutes from the Cape Town city center, and includes some of the country’s oldest and best wine producers such as Steenberg. The Durbanville Wine Route in the Tygerberg Hills is 20 minutes from Cape Town.
If you have a vehicle in Cape Town, you simply cannot miss the Chapmans Peak scenic drive. If you prefer a longish drive, book your car rental in Cape Town right now and plan a drive on the south coast. Head out past Gordons Bay to Hermanus, Gans Bay, Pearly Beach, and then Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point on the African continent. If you are looking for a Cape Town safari, Fairy Glen is the closest Big Five Game safari park. Another choice is the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The most popular choice is Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth, which is quite some distance from Cape Town.
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