Cape Car Hire – What to Expect

I take South African Airways’ early flight from Joburg to the Cape at least three times a year. My conclusion at the end of every trip? The best way to save money and time is to go for a Cape car hire. Here are the other things that I learned from experience. GPS


Traffic moves pretty fast, so make sure you know where you’re going. Get a map; you won’t always find the opportunity to ask for directions.

Getting Out of the Airport

Worried you’ll have a tough time navigating your Cape car hire out of the airport? Don’t be. Getting in and out of the airport is a breeze.

  • The roads are marked clearly.
  • All exits and entrances are easy to find.
  • Security is faultless.
  • Service is very friendly.
  • The area is amazingly clean.

In a nutshell, all you have to do is drive carefully and watch for pedestrians. That’s it.

Scenic Drives

Driving through Western Cape is a wonderful experience. You will find open roads, breathtaking sights, and very little traffic. Don’t forget to check out the following spots:

  • Table Mountain
  • Ratanga Junction
  • Robben Island
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

If you make the arrangements to rent a car, distance shouldn’t be a problem at all for you.


Cape Town has approximately 2,000 parking bays throughout its airport, so finding a spot shouldn’t worry you. Each of the parking bay’s entrance has a paypoint. Be sure to pay as you make your way to your car because you cannot just pony up the cash when you get to the exit. You will be asked to go back, find a spot to park, and pay–not a pretty process, I tell you!

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