A visit to South Africa's 'Mother City' is a fascinating experience, each and every time. Seeing everything is impossible - but you can try your best in a car rented from Cape Town airport.
Cape Town is one of the most famous cities in South Africa, and it's easy to see why. Overshadowed by the looming Table Mountain, and full of a broad mix of people from all around the world, Cape Town never fails to amaze. From the buzzing city centre, complete with its rich array of boutique shops and cheap-and-cheerful merchants, to the beautiful national park found at its very heart, you'll never fully finish with Cape Town - but you can try by hiring a rental car from Cape Town’s international airport.
When you book your hire car in advance with DriveNow, you'll be getting yourself the best possible deal - and that's a promise. Let's take a look at just how DriveNow works - as well as exploring Cape Town and its airport.
Opening in 1954, Cape Town International Airport is one of the oldest in South Africa. It was originally named D.F. Malan, who was the Prime Minister of South Africa back then. An implementer of apartheid, when the regime fell in the early 1990s, the facility shook off that moniker and was renamed Cape Town International Airport. Today, it's one of the busiest airports in South Africa, with just under 10 million passengers using it each year. With flights coming in from Europe and Asia, Cape Town International Airport simply must have awesome car hire facilities - and so it does.
There are several car hire firms with facilities at Cape Town International Airport, many of which are household names – Avis, Hertz, Budget, SIXT and Europcar to name a few. To find them, simply follow the signs through Arrivals. When you book ahead with DriveNow, you'll be getting the best value-for-money possible, and you'll cut out the hassle of organising it once you touch down. All you have to do is hand over the documentation and pick up the keys - away you go!
It's around a 40-minute drive along the N2 to the city centre, so sit back and take in the sights!
It should be a crime to explore Cape Town without visiting Table Mountain, and the best way to experience it is by taking a leisurely cable car. The brave could even abseil this iconic peak...
For an intriguing insight into South Africa's chequered past, Robben Island is a must-see. The maximum security prison here once held Nelson Mandela, and today, it acts as a museum. If you're looking for a place to hang out on a Friday or Saturday night, you could do worse than Long Street. Cool bars mix with pumping clubs, each vying for your attention. Where will you go?
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