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There are many facets of Cape Town and a holiday could centre on any number of activities from sight-seeing to relaxing, shopping to wine-tasting, hiking to golfing ... the list goes on. It is safe to say that whatever your interest, you are sure to find something just right for you in Cape Town. Although Cape Town is not a particularly big city, areas of interest and tourist attractions are spread out and in most cases public transport is not an option. To make the most of your time in Cape Town you can either hire a car and explore at your own leisure or join various day-tours for some outings and make your own way for others.
|Visit Cape Point Nature Reserve for scenic drives, beautiful flora and fauna, and spectacular views from the old lighthouse.|
Hire a Car in Cape Town
Hire a car and explore Cape Town at your own pace. Cape Town is generally easy to navigate - roads are well laid out and when in doubt, look for the mountain to orientate yourself. Areas of interest and tourist attractions are well sign-posted and most information brochures include maps that highlight attractions. Petrol stations can be found at regular intervals (some stay open 24-hours), but aim to keep the petrol tank filled up to avoid running out of petrol late at night or in remote areas. For your safety, avoid driving in remote areas at night and always park in a designated, well-lit area. When leaving your car, lock valuables in the boot instead of leaving them where they are clearly visible.
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Day Tours in and around Cape Town
There are many tour guides and tour companies that operate in Cape Town and tours vary from scenic peninsula tours and trips to the winelands, to more specialised trips such as botanical tours and historical tours to adventure trips including mountain biking, horseback safaris and kloofing.
We recommend African Eagle Day Tours - take a look at some of their tour options below. For further information visit www.daytours.co.za or call +27 21 464 4266 between 07h00 and 23h00, seven days a week.
African Eagle Day Tours have no minimum number of passengers required in order to run a tour - and one of their Garden Route tours departs from Cape Town every day. Tours are run in French and German, at no extra cost, and other languages will be accommodated on request as far as possible.
The City Tour a 1/2 day tour of the highlights of the Mother City including the South African Museum and Company Gardens, The Castle of Good Hope, Clifton and Camps Bay beaches and Table Mountain. Township Tour a multicultural tour visiting District Six, Langa and Khayelitsha, plus more. Peninsula & Cape of Good Hope travel the spectacular coastline of the Peninsula, passing through historic towns and visiting sights such as Cape Point, a penguin colony, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and much more (also available as a 1/2 day option). The Wine Route A breathtaking tour through the Cape Winelands and visiting Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek Best of the Cape A full day tour combining the historic winelands of Stellenbosch with a journey to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. The Whale Route A full day tour taking in the scenic coastline en-route to Hermanus where whales frolick in the bay. Also includes Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. Cape Town Safari Various tour options available to experience a spectacular safari just 2-hours away from Cape Town. Garden Route Tours Various packages available to experience the glorious Garden Route region, including a visit to Oudtshoorn and the best of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay.