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If your trip to Maitland is all locked in but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a few hints and tips.
Make the short journey out of the heart of the neighborhood and spend a couple of hours exploring Canal Walk Shopping Centre and South African Astronomical Observatory. Eager for more close-by options? GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World is also worth swinging by.
Century City and Observatory are worth stopping by during your time here. Century City is 2 miles away, while Observatory is 2 miles.
Nothing says vacation like hopping in the car, blasting some tunes and cruising to the seaside. Maitland has some fantastic beaches nearby, so grab your favorite book (and a kite if the wind's blowing) and take a jaunt to one of these beautiful options:
Heading to Maitland for business-related purposes? After a demanding day of mingling and socializing, you might find your stomach yelling out for food. Thankfully, these business centers offer an easy commute to some awesome restaurants and cafés:
Take to the wheel of an intermediate car and experience the best of Cape Town with friends or family. These versatile vehicles offer more space and a larger trunk to stow all your bags. They have great fuel economy, so you can easily journey the 4 miles between Maitland and downtown Cape Town (and beyond!) without burning a hole in your pocket. If you'd rather indulge a little on your getaway, why not select a premium car? Cool extra features, such as plush leather seats and flashy infotainment systems, guarantee an outstanding driving experience.
For some, owning a high-end vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting your dream car is certainly within your grasp! Picture yourself cruising around town in a high-end convertible, even if it's only for a few days. Or maybe all you need is a dependable set of wheels to get you quickly from A to B. Extravagant or economical? Either way, one thing's for sure — there's a rental car to suit you in Maitland.
Driving around Maitland entails more than just knowing how to start the engine. Learn about the traffic rules and discover this happening city the easy way:
In Maitland, motorists stick to the left-hand side of the road. That means the steering wheel is on the right side. If you've rented a ride with a manual transmission, get used to shifting gears with your left hand.
Commuting in the neighborhood of Maitland between 6:00 am and 10:00 am, and again from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm, can be a slow process. Try to stay off the road at these times if you're in a hurry.
Finding a car space in Maitland shouldn't be too hard. Of course, it depends on the time and place — you may find it tricky parking right in the center during busier periods.
Like the rest of Cape Town, the neighborhood of Maitland has speed limits that range from 60 km/h to 120 km/h. In residential areas, you generally won't be able to travel faster than 60 km/h.
Most of the time, your rental car company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may share your contact details with local authorities, who'll then send a fine to your postal address.
Seat belts must be worn in Cape Town. That being said, the rules may differ for some vehicles, such as those operated by public transportation systems.
It is against the law to use your cell phone while you're behind the wheel in Maitland, and you could even be charged a fine for simply handling a phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That being said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
While behind the wheel in Maitland, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) of over 0.05%. Thinking of having one or two drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.
It's prohibited to turn at a red light in Maitland. When you encounter one, enjoy a mindful moment or two until the light changes to green.