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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Cape Town?
If your trip to Cape Town is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.A look at a postcard stand will tell you that a visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without going to Table Mountain. Considered the most famous sight in the area, you might want to spend more time here than a quick stop.Explore the best that this city has to offer by adding Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope to your travel schedule. If you have an extra day up your sleeve, check out Cape Town International Convention Centre and South African National Gallery as well.Not too far from the city center, Lions Head is one spot you might like to put on your must-see list. Signal Hill and Milton Beach are also close by and worth checking out.
What are the best road trip destinations near Cape Town?
If you find yourself with a bit of extra time and you’re willing to travel 35 miles, take a look at Darling. This lively place has plenty to keep you entertained. See the sights starting with Darling Cellars, Darling Golf Club and Darling Museum. Don’t skip Wellington either! Just 40 miles away, Doolhof Wine Estate, Diemersfontein Winery and Bovlei are must-sees here.
Where are the best beaches near Cape Town?
Rain or shine, you’ll be able to visit the fantastic beaches near Cape Town from behind the wheel of your rental car. As you approach the ocean, keep your eyes peeled for seabirds swooping over these dazzling stretches of coastline:

  • Milton Beach (2 miles away).
  • Queens Beach (3 miles away).
  • Clifton Bay Beach (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Cape Town?
Mingling and networking with lots of new people can be exhausting. So if you’re traveling to Cape Town on a business-related trip, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are some terrific places to kick back and relax near these popular convention centers:

  • Cape Town International Convention Centre (0.4 miles away).
  • The Forum Conferencing & Banqueting Centre (1 mile away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Cape Town?
Top up the tank and take to the road in Cape Town. There’s excitement around every bend here, from famous attractions like Table Mountain to the more remote desert landscapes. The car you decide on will make the experience smoother. If you’re traveling with the whole family, take a look at an intermediate or a standard rental. They’ll give you more luggage space and legroom. Hoping to avoid city driving but would like to explore the surrounding nature? Pick up the keys to an RV. This vehicle is ideal for travelers seeking outdoor adventure — there’s no need to pay for hotels either!
Should I get a luxury rental car in Cape Town?
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an amazing road trip around Cape Town, a safe and sturdy SUV could be the ideal solution. If you want the cheapest price possible and plan on doing a lot of city driving, an economy car is a clever pick. All you need to do is decide what suits you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and clock up those miles.
Is it difficult to park in Cape Town?
Locating a car space in Cape Town isn’t too difficult. Of course, it can depend on where you are and when — it could be tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
Does Cape Town have peak-hour traffic?
The hours before and after work is when Cape Town roads experience traffic congestion, so steer clear of these times if you can. Cruising around a city of 3,433,400 people is loads of fun, but not when you’re stuck in a sea of cars.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Western Cape?
Normally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual approach. Alternatively, it may supply your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Cape Town?
As with many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while driving in Cape Town. However, there is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just remember to maintain focus on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Cape Town?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when driving in Cape Town is 0.05%. If you’re planning on partying, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Are seat belts compulsory in Western Cape?
Seat belts should always be fastened in Western Cape. Having said that, the rule may vary for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.

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