Daily Car Rental Rates in South Africa
*daily rates in Cape Town Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.
Renting a Car at Cape Town Airport?
Cape Town is one of those places you must see in your life, it’s instantly recognisable from its stunning backdrop of Table Mountain and full of the history of the struggles of the nation including Robben Island where the world’s most famous statesman, Nelson Mandela was held prisoner. It's airport is second only to Johannesburg
in South Africa and 3rd to Cairo in the whole of Africa in terms of passengers numbers.
Cape Town Airport Mini Guide
About Cape Town Airport
The airport which opened in 1954 won the award for the ‘Best Airport in Africa’ in 2009 for its standards of service including punctuality and facilities. The airport has multi-level roads allowing access to the upper departure floors and the lower arrivals floors. The terminal has two sections within it, one for international flights and one for domestic routes. Conveniently, there are twenty self-service check-in kiosks to save you waiting at the busy desks.
Transport for the twelve mile journey into the city includes rental car, taxi or the MyCiTi bus along the N2 Freeway. The airport has over twenty places to eat from fine dining all the way down to take away and dozens of shops of every kind to lure the airport shopper. The airport also offers up to 200 minutes of free internet airtime to selected users.
About Cape Town
Cape Town is the third largest city in South Africa and the furthest south. Famous for its iconic Table Mountain, it’s also the centre for the South African vineyards of Stellenbosch
, Franschhoek and Paarl. For those who love the outdoor life and are fit enough for exploring, head for some of the walking trails in the mountains behind the city. Apart from amazing views down over the city and out to sea, you’ll see the wonderful scenery inland and maybe spot some of the local rock rabbits called ‘dassies’ as you walk.
If climbing is too energetic, or to see the mountain and city from another viewpoint, take the cable car to the top but don’t forget to pack a sweater, the temperature is a lot cooler at the top. In the city you must visit Bo Kaap which is the former Malay quarter of the city and home to many colourful houses. The chief attractions there are the street vendors selling delicious oriental cuisine and the chance to see movies being shot in the picturesque neighbourhood.
For a great shopping and entertainment experience, visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where a once run down waterside neighbourhood has been transformed into an elegant area of high quality shops and boutiques plus cafes and restaurants. Out of town, visit the sailor’s landmark of the Cape of Good Hope and at Boulder, you’ll be able to see South Africa’s colony of penguins as they swim for fish in the icy Antarctic Ocean.