Founded by Jan Van Riebeeck, working for the Dutch East India Company, Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and the capital of the Western Cape Province. This city has developed into a buzzing metropolitan multicultural city. Located in the west of the country, it has a fearsome mountain in the middle and is surrounded by many vineyards and stunning beaches. Use HAPPYCAR, the online comparison portal, to find your ideal car hire Cape Town and explore everything the city has to offer, in comfort and at your own pace. We compare the prices of international providers to find you the best deals on rental cars that fit your specific vacation needs.
Table Mountain is a stunning flat-topped mountain that overlooks the whole city. It is 1,000 meters high and extending up to 2 miles wide. The mountain is home to a very rich biodiversity, over 1,500 different species most of which cannot be found anywhere else. There are a range of activities on the mountain such as hiking, climbing, paragliding and cycling. You can walk to the top of the mountain or you can take the cable car. Opening in 1929, the cable cars depart every 10 to 15 minutes and can offer the passenger some outrageously stunning views.
The V&A Waterfront is the most visited attraction in South Africa. Here you find a mix of diverse shops, restaurants, coffee shops and museums. The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to over 3,000 different species, ranging from sharks to penguins and giant spider crabs to turtles.
Take your car hire Cape Town to the South African Naval Museum which showcases evidence of seafarers round the Cape of Good Hope, as well as a selection of medals, weapons and naval equipment. There is also a decommissioned French submarine that serves as a museum, and tours are given.
The Castle of Good Hope was completed in 1679 with the design of a five point star stone castle. It is home to the Castle Military Museum, showcasing the military history of the cape. You can also find a good art collection and the William Fehr collection, which reflects the daily life of the cape from the Dutch East India Trading Company into the 19th century.
Located about an hour away are the rolling vineyards of the city. Some of the most famous spots here are Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, although there are many more. Most of the vineyards offer their own wine tasting, should you do this make sure to designate a driver!
Take your car rental Cape Town to this fascinating and popular attraction, the Boulder's penguin colony. It is home to over 3,000 penguins where you can get up close and personal to the animals. As well as penguins, the bay is home to other creatures such as sharks, whales, dolphins and seals.
Clifton Beaches are known as the St. Tropez of Cape Town, it is home to four beaches. You can take a quick swim in the sea or try out your surfing skills! The water is not as hot as you would expect but they are not freezing. Should you be looking for a family friendly beach it is recommended that you visit beach four as well as tow and three.
With a car rental Cape Town, you can easily and comfortably visit the attractions stated above or others, it is up to you and you have the flexibility to choose with your own rental car. Use your trip to the city as a starting point to explore the surrounding areas such as Johannesburg and in the north west located is Pretoria, all is possible with a hire car. In just a few short clicks you can have you ideal hire car cape town book and begin planning your trip of a lifetime.