Getting Around Cape Town
Getting Around In Style When Visiting Cape Town No Matter Your Budget Or Preference
Travelling around Cape Town is one of the more exciting aspects of visiting this vibrant and beautiful city at the southern tip of Africa.
From the colourful beaches to the towering Table Mountain to historic vineyards, there are many thrilling sights and experiences to explore. Fortunately, various transportation options are available to suit any budget or preference.
One of the easiest ways to get around Cape Town is by car. Many rental companies offer vehicles ranging from small city cars to luxury sedans and SUVs. If you are visiting with a small group, you can even hire a people carrier for more passengers. Self-driving options allow one to explore the city at your own pace and avoid being confined to a scheduled tour or trip.
For those seeking a more personal experience, private guides are available. These highly experienced and knowledgeable guides provide insight into the city's culture and attractions while providing reliable transportation to your desired destinations.
If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous, there are also motorcycle tours of Cape Town and guided walking tours around Table Mountain National Park.
For international celebrities, businessmen or prominent officials, you can also hire security details and bodyguards to provide additional safety and peace of mind during your travels.
No matter your budget or preference, getting around the Cape Province and Cape Town doesn't have to be a challenge. With the many options available, you can easily explore this stunning city and all its attractions!
A Guide To Travelling Around Cape Town
By far and away our client's most popular option when in Cape Town is to hire their car. Self-driving offers up freedom to do what you want when you want, and with Cape Town's incredibly road network that is in very good condition, one has the independence and confidence to explore at you own pace.
All of the Metrorail routing (bar one) are not suitable for international visitors to the city of Cape Town as the primary purpose of rain travel is for locals to get to work. But we have listed it because of the Muizenberg to Simon's Town route which is one of the more scenic rail journeys in the country.
The MyCiti Bus option is more along the lines public transport for locals, but this has never stopped the visitor to Cape Town getting the best-priced transportation on offer. The most popular routes for the MyCiti Bus are the Airport route and the West Coast route. Again this option is mainly for locals commuting.
Honestly, cycling around Cape Town's CBD and busy suburbs is not recommended, South Africa drivers are not very good when it comes to sharing roads. But on saying that, cycling through the Winelands, mountain bike the surrounding mountains or even cycling through the Cape Point Reserve will be a highlight for years to come.
One of the more ancient and traditional ways of getting from point A to B. Going for a walk in and around Cape Town is quite often a pleasurable experience, especially along the coastal suburbs, beaches or V&A waterfront. There are also numerous hiking trails on Table Mountain herself all the way down to Cape Point.
Okay, picture this for something a little different. Touring around Cape Town, the Cape peninsula and the Cape Winelands in a 1960's vintage Red Army 750cc motorbike with sidecar. All sidecar tours are chauffeured by experienced riders and guides and offer that something very different. To be honest, what a way to explore the Cape.
Harley Davidson's were made for conquering Cape Town's roads, rent a Harley for a day or two or better still join a Harley Davidson tour around the Cape Peninsula or out to the Cape Winelands. Options range from Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, Road King®, Street Glide® Special, Road Glide® Special and Heritage Softail®.
Motorbike rentals and tours are very popular down here in Cape Town, and for good reason, the mountain passes, the vast expansive Karoo and those long west coast road are like nothing you have ever seen before. If riding is a passion, then contact us, and we will guide through the best options, routings and pricing.
City Sightseeing Bus
Cape Town's very own sightseeing bus that is probably one of the easiest and cheapest ways of getting around to the cities more popular attractions. The buses run set circuits, and you jump on and off the bus as it suits you. Kirstenbosch, Table Mountain, Camps Bay, V&A Waterfront are just a few of the stops en-route.
Uber Cape Town
Everyone's favourite people moving company is here in South Africa and especially Cape Town. So if you use Uber at home, you can use Uber in Cape Town, same App, same credit card. In all honesty, this is the way forward if you are comfortable with the service. Again not the best option for those longer tours around the Cape Peninsula.
Licensed taxi companies are a dime a dozen here in old Cape Town and are perfect for a short trip out at night or down to a local attraction. Your hotel will suggest the best company to use; we always recommend a company called Rikkis. Taxi companies are not the best option for those longer tours around the Cape Peninsula.
The one aspect that self-driving Cape Town lacks is having a guide that offers up intimate knowledge the Cape Town's history, scenic spots and general all round information. This is where a private guide comes into play; you can hire a professional guide for a half day, full day or even a week, the choice is yours.
Constantia Valley Wine Route
The Constantia Valley Wine Route is a stunning destination for wine lovers in South Africa. It offers an array of estates, each with its own special selection of wines and unique experiences to enjoy.
From the upgraded wine-tasting venue at Uitkyk Estate to Klein Constantia's "Beyond Restaurant", there are plenty of opportunities to sample some excellent local vintages. For those looking for something special, Groot Constantia is home to Cape Ruby port and Eagles Nest has partnered with the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme.
Muizenberg Beach Cape Town
Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, is a beautiful seaside town that has experienced both decline and resurgence.
From the late 19th century until the 1960s, it was one of the most popular resort areas in South Africa.
In recent years, however, Muizenberg has undergone a transformation as law-abiding citizens have reclaimed the area and invested heavily in its revitalization.
Climbing Table Mountain
Table Mountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town, and with the Aerial Cableway closed for a few weeks, now is the perfect time to explore its many paths.
A hike up Skeleton Gorge provides an opportunity to experience nature's beauty while gathering breathtaking views along the way.
With record numbers of visitors coming to Cape Town due to its designation as World Design Capital 2014, and inclusion as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is no wonder why this city has been gaining so much attention.
Design in Cape Town
Cape Town is experiencing an exciting wave of investment, community involvement and physical regeneration due to its designation as the World Design Capital 2014.
This has been evident in the seaside suburb of Muizenberg, where dead corners and buildings have been transformed into vibrant areas full of life.
The murals, sculptures and shops that are popping up all over town are a testament to the power of good design and art in revitalising this once down-at-heel resort.
Kirstenbosch, Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and diverse gardens in Cape Town. With its sprawling 1,300 acres of land, Kirstenbosch offers a journey of the senses with its vibrant flowers, lush greenery and an array of birdlife.
For those looking for a unique experience, take on the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway - an elevated walkway that provides stunning views across the gardens.
Cape Town Sightseeing Bus
Explore the stunning city of Cape Town in a budget-friendly and time-efficient way - The City Sightseer Bus.
This double-decker 'topless' red bus offers travellers several routes to take in all the attractions, including Blue Route from the City to Hout Bay, Red Route for Table Mountain Cable Car and Purple Route through Constantia Vineyards.
With the guided tour commentated in 15 different languages, this is a great day out for both kids and adults alike!
Shark Cage Diving Cape Town
Experience the majesty of one of nature's most magnificent creatures with shark cage diving in Cape Town. With "Shark Diving", you can get up close and personal with great white sharks as they swim around the boat looking for bait.
Whether you want to dive yourself or just observe from the deck, this thrilling activity offers a unique opportunity to appreciate these powerful animals in their natural habitat.
You will also learn more about how humans are affecting their environment and why conservation efforts are essential for protecting them.
10 best things about Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa is a vibrant and beautiful city that offers something for everyone.
From its stunning beaches to its majestic Table Mountain, from its world-famous Constantia vineyards to the stunning Kirstenbosch Garden, Robben Island and a great number of 5-star restaurants on offer - Cape Town truly is an unforgettable destination.
Here are 10 of the best things about this incredible city that make it such a fantastic place to visit or live in.