Cape Town on a budget

Cape Town on a budget

A little patience, a few clicks and some browsing around can get you across the country on a shoestring budget that allows for some of the best accommodation and rentals available.

With online browsing, shopping, booking and purchasing constantly on the rise, it’s easy to find the best deal on-screen – you often don’t have to look further than woodford.co.za for proof!

A little patience, a few clicks and some browsing around can get you across the country on a shoestring budget that allows for some of the best accommodation and rentals available.

A good example is Cape Town - the darling of South African cities and a great destination this winter, with great deals available during the city’s off-peak period.

Woodford Car Hire has put together some tips for getting the most from your buck in your visit to Cape Town this June/July:

Keep an eye on off-peak or flash specials at your favourite hotel in Cape Town

Cape Town is busy for most of the year with tourists and locals flocking to the Mother City. The most popular hotels enjoy a high occupancy rate, so when they see this dropping during winter, they offer specials to keep those rooms booked and their foyers full. The same goes for bed and breakfast or lodge owners. Keep an eye on their rates and it’s only a matter of time before there’s a drop in the rate. (Unlike Woodford Car Hire that has low rates all year round!)

Subscribe to an airline newsletter and keep your credit card ready

South African airlines are notorious for their fluctuations in price. Cape Town is the farthest major city in the country and often comes with the highest airfare for return tickets. But the airlines work according to supply and demand, and will often send out email blasts for limited or once-off specials to boost bookings between a specified period. These are likely to come up in preparation for winter when not as people are packing onto planes bound for Cape Town. Once you know that a special is coming up (they’re mostly announced a day or two in advance), make sure that you have a good internet connection and your dates ready for a quick booking before the special ends or it’s all sold out.

Book your rental on Woodford… any time, anywhere

The least of your worries when finding good deals for your budget trip to Cape Town is finding an affordable car to rent. Woodford Car Hire offers low rates on all classes of vehicles in Cape Town – with further reductions given during the winter period. The saving could mean the difference between renting a compact car with a competitor and a luxury sedan with Woodford. Like with any online experience, the best approach is to get ahead by booking early and taking advantage of the availability. Woodford makes it even easier – you can book online via your desktop, laptop or mobile device in a matter of minutes!

Top tip: There’s always some hesitation when booking online when something appears too cheap. Phone ahead if you’ve got any reservations or ask around. Of course, with reputable companies like Woodford Car Hire, you can rest assured that cheap doesn’t mean low quality, but rather great vehicles at great prices.