Cape Town, the multi-faceted port city on South Africa’s coast, is among the world’s top 25 tourist destinations.
That’s just one of the reasons both locals and tourists to have visited the glistening city more than once.
The city has grown from a small European settlement in the mid 1600’s, acting as a fuelling station for ships travelling to and from East Africa, India and the Far East, to that of a bustling economic centre today. Over the centuries, Cape Town has amalgamated a number of cultures and cuisines to bring forth its own distinct flavour of South Africa.
Experiencing these flavours of Cape Town in a rental car, or in any one of the following ways can each be splendid experiences in their own rights:
Bicycle: Cycles are easily available for hire all around Cape Town. Local guides lead regular tours around the city on a daily basis.
On foot: The town boasts of a number of tours organized for those who wish to visit city tourist spots at their own pace and at no cost at all.
Rikkis Taxis: This is an excellent option for the outgoing tourist who likes to interact with fellow tourists while sharing a Rikki taxi ride and cutting travel costs at the same time.
Minibus: This is also an inexpensive way to get around the city, in which the drop off points can be requested by passengers.
Metered Taxis: Convenient door to door conveyance is provided by metered taxis, however, the rates tend to be much higher than that of other modes of transport.
Rental Car: Renting a car in Cape Town is perhaps the most convenient for the locals who are on vacation or in Cape Town for work, or for tourists when travel is desired at their own pace and across a wide range of locations. The options available for renting a car in Cape Town are also wide – ranging from economical small cars to luxury cars for special occasions.
Double decker bus: Perhaps one of the easiest way to see the sights of Cape Town, the double decker bus with an audio tour of the landmarks in several languages are a treat for both young and old.
Top 7 places to visit in Cape Town:
There are a number of local places to shop, eat and visit while at Cape Town, however the top seven major must-see locations include:
- Table Mountain
- Constantia Valley
- Camps Bay
- Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
- Boulders Beach
- Shark Cage Diving
- Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point
Being amongst the world’s top 25 tourist destinations, Cape Town certainly has its own charm in getting people to visit.