Welcome to Cape Town! Without a doubt, the best way to explore the richness of South Africa’s mother city is to rent a car in Cape Town and thus independently exploring the surrounding areas.
Cape Town makes for the perfect getaway if you need some quality time with loved ones while refreshing your soul with breathtaking views, soaking up the sun while tasting good foods and wines, then this is the place for you.
When planning your upcoming holiday to South Africa, you should consider to include a few days in Cape Town alternatively, if you travel locally with family or friends on a micro-trip to a nearby Winelands or coastal town.
Places to go and things to see
Friendly locals, beach, mountains, sun, great wine, rich history and exquisite foods are all top reasons why Cape Town attracts thousands of tourists annually. With 2020 in the past, everyone wants to get out, and travel and 2021 is that year.
Below we mention some of the top destinations.
Table Mountain and Groot Constantia
Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark in South Africa. It is also the country’s most photographed attraction, and its famous cable car takes many travellers to the top.
You can also take a hike up the mountain, for those who are adventurous at heart.
Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to its locals and travellers from all over the world.
From Table Mountain, you can drive towards Constantia. The Constantia Wine Route links the many wineries dotting the Constantia Valley. There are some wineries in this neighbourhood which are worth a visit. Groot Constantia is the oldest and one of the most beautiful wineries nearby, producing award-winning wine to please every palate.
Constantia Gardens brags with a showcase of private gardens in the Cape Town suburb of Constantia and its close environment and is worth a visit. Be sure to take a picnic with your favourite snacks.
Simonstown and Boulders Beach
Located 40 km from Cape Town CBD, this short distance drive makes for a beautiful day trip and offers activities for a family of any size.
Day trips can quickly be booked with a professional guide and driver who will collect you from your accommodation and return you safely after your visit.
Simonstown is a must, and you should stop at Boulders Beach where you can view the African Penguin – making for a great day trip with the family.
Another great stop if you stay for a weekend is to explore the towns naval museums and harbours.
Stellenbosh takes centre stage to the Winelands backdrop, following a scenic drive through the mountains to Franschhoek. Only 40 minutes drive from Cape Town and famous for its collection of historic towns, small settlements and Cape Dutch farms making distinguished South African Wines.
Highlights and local favourites include guided cycle tours, unique E-Bike trips curving through South Africa’s best wine estates, tasting wines by various tours that can consist of Vine Hoppers, Trams, guided hikes or by 4×4. You can be sure that foodies, adventurers and wine connoisseurs alike will enjoy all Stellenbosh and Franschhoek has to offer.
Up the West Coast. With many towns on the Atlantic coast such as Paternoster, Veldrift, Langebaan to Saldanha and Cederberg Regions. These small towns and fishing villages offer great micro trips. They are also secluded and making for an incredible self-drive.
The best is that these small towns are safe and uniquely situated to take day trips by staying in one location.
Hermanus is world-renowned as one of the best whale-watching destinations. This seaside town is located 125 km southeast of Cape Town. It’s known as a whale-watching destination with great beaches such as Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay and Voelklip.
With excellent self-catering accommodations, boutique guesthouses and hotels offering friendly service and again suiting the romantic couple or the family with children. Thousands of local and international travellers visit the town annually during the Whale festival taking place in September. Worth the wait and worth the visit.
Covid-19 Health and Safety.
All cautiously, we realise that keeping your loved ones safe takes top priority.
This is very important, particularly with the pandemic. This will also add to peace of mind when getting on your plane coming to Cape Town.
Many safety protocols have been implemented with a high concentration on airport and travel. Keep in mind that wearing your mask in public places is compulsory and regularly washing your hands. Social distancing is key to protecting yourself and other travellers alike from curbing the spread of Covid19.
Most international airlines request travellers to produce a PCR certificate. A COVID-19 PCR certificate indicates that a test was done to confirm that you are COVID – negative. This must be conducted 72 hours before departure.
The same might be required when arriving at a transit airport or back in your own country. Luckily most travel partners can arrange in-lodge Covid tests; alternatively, they will transfer you to an authorised testing facility.
Proudly safe and an ideal road trip destination – It will be safer as you will be limiting interactions with other travellers.
Whether travelling by car, motorhome or other means of transport, allowing for more flexibility, especially with stringent restrictions.
Being able to combine a holiday with beach, Winelands and a variety of accommodation types that suite your budget and needs is pretty great. Even better is when you know you and your loved ones will be safe when coming for your next visit to Cape Town.
Wide-open spaces, nature, affordability, variety of things to do and places to see! Cape Town looks forward to having you!
You can rest assured that travelling to Cape Town in 2021 is worth the getaway. Book your accommodation by contacting your local trusted agent for great deals and professional advice.