Cape Town Airport is located only a short drive from the centre of Cape Town. Hiring a car is a great way to explore the whole of the Western Cape Province.
South Africa is a truly wonderful country to discover, offering you the opportunity to see and do things you simply cannot elsewhere.
Things to See in & Around Cape Town
Head to the top of Table Mountain in the cable car. Enjoy the views across the whole of Cape Town and the bay. Amble to the harbour area and find the V&A Waterfront. Sample the hive of activity here at the variety of bars and restaurants and wander around the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Whilst you are in the harbour area, why not take a ferry to Robben Island, where political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela were sent? You will find a museum dedicated to the history surrounding this island.
In the city itself, wander through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. It is filled with a fantastic variety of flora from this part of the world. Spend time relaxing here and escape the hustle and bustle for a little while.
Try to grab a bargain in Green Market Square. Then stroll to The Castle of Good Hope, which is also well worth a visit. Built in the 1600’s, you can take a guided tour of this pentagonal building.
Day Trips From Cape Town
No doubt, going on safari will be one of the top things on your agenda during your stay in Cape Town. Rent a car and drive to Inverdoorn Game Reserve, Kumbagana Game Reserve or Aquila Game Reserve, although these are just the tip of the iceberg!
The Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding nature reserve is the perfect place to see some wondrous natural sights. Grab your hiking boots and embark on one of the many trails. If you are lucky, you may spot a whale on your travels too.
There are numerous beaches here to enjoy. Boulders Beach is a particular highlight, usually packed with penguins. Amble along the specified walkways and make the most of your trip.
The Garden Route is ever popular and is great for a road trip. Stop off at Hermanus and relax at Grotto Beach. Why not also visit Fernkloof Nature Reserve which has a vast array of flora and fauna to marvel at?