Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa, is one of those places which feature prominently on ‘Dream Destinations’ lists of travel-lovers the world over. Since the dawning of democracy in 1994, Cape Town’s popularity as a prime tourism destination has grown extensively. Cape Town holds something for everyone – families, gay tourists, adventure-seekers, students – from gap-year backpackers to 5 star conference delegates, the city welcomes visitors from every walk of life, and ever nationality, each year. Even in the winter months, called the “Green Season”, the City is pretty busy. Let Drive Africa get you around with their great car hire cape town rates.
Cape Town is situated in the extreme south of South Africa between the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Indian Ocean in the east. This vibrant and exciting city spreads out on the lower slopes and in the valleys at the foot of the famous landmark, Table Mountain. The mountain, which has a height of 1086 meters is a national monument and boasts a larger variety of plants than the whole of Great Britain! The mountain overlooks the CBD and some of the older suburbs, and is visible from almost every place in Cape Town. This makes it suitable for orientation, and it is also used by locals to predict the weather.
A trip to the top in the rotating cable way offers some of the best views in the country. Incredible panoramic views are also accessible when you take a drive along Signal Hill.
Cape Town is in every way an exotic and exciting destination, with its eclectic mixture of African, European, Caribbean and Californian influences creating a dynamic atmosphere.
While touring the Peninsular with your rental car Cape Town there are countless ways to experience this melting pot of cultures and influences.
Sample wines sourced from grapes grown on the lush slopes of rural Constantia.
Visit the ‘Cape of Good Hope’, stopping off along the way to enjoy long stretches of isolated sandy beaches.
Prefer to be surrounded by ‘hip and happening’ people? Visit Camps Bay or Clifton along the Atlantic Seaboard – busy beaches full of beautiful bronze bodies meet buzzing seafront cafes and cocktail bars.
Visit the Bo-Kaap with its colourful homes of the Cape Malay community, and then take a township tour to experience one aspect of modern Xhosa culture by meeting the locals in the Shebeens (township bars).Cape Town is renowned for the relaxed atmosphere of its people. But don’t be fooled – the locals know how to work and play hard despite the ‘laid back’ attitude they exude!
In downtown Cape Town, you will find Green Market Square. This picturesque area, bordered by trees and trendy cafes and restaurants alongside an old stone cathedral, is the site of the well-known craft market from Monday until Saturday. The old City Hall, built in the 18th century is situated opposite the station.
The Victoria and Albert Waterfront has established itself into a 24 hours entertainment area, with restaurants, pubs, shops and entertainment for the whole family.
You can participate in sightseeing tours around the port or to the former prison island ‘Robben Island’. A visit the incredible Two Oceans Aquarium is also well-worth doing.
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Cape Town will capture your heart and your imagination – and you will return again and again – no doubt about it!