Hire Car: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
To see the Cape at its best, hire car in Cape Town.
V&A Waterfront and the Two Oceans Aquarium
For a day trip near to the city, spend a few hours at the V&A Waterfront. The Waterfront is one of the most popular attractions in South Africa. It’s an entertainment venue of distinction with outstanding shopping, first-rate eateries, terrific pubs, specialty shops, theatres and movies. There’s often a craft market and live music outside, and visitors can enjoy a glass of local wine overlooking the working harbour. Seals sometimes play among the boats, and the Two Oceans Aquarium is enchanting for both adults and children.
Durbanville Wine Route
Driving the Durbanville Wine Route is a brilliant day trip. Nine wineries are part of the route, found in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Each wine estate is a fascinating visit with its own individual character and legacy. The nine wine estates on the route are:
- De Grendel
- Durbanville Hills
All the estates offer wine tastings, and some offer other charms such as cellar tours, restaurants, child care activities, picnics and hiking. Vineyard representatives are a great source of information about wine, wine and food pairings, and Cape wine history.
Game viewing at Aquila Game Reserve
The four star Aquila Private Game Reserve is located in Touws Rivier, bordering the Winelands’ abundant vineyards and fruit growing areas. A spectacular two hour drive from Cape Town, Aquila is an outstanding initiative which prides itself on being more than just another luxury lodge and game reserve. The purpose of the reserve is to educate guests about the essential necessity of wildlife conservation and protection of the environment.
Aquila offers these safari packages:
- (Daytime) game drive safari
- 2 hour (daytime) horseback safari
- 2 hour quad bike safari
A leisurely drive back to Cape Town via the Bainskloof or Du Toitskloof passes after a riveting day of game viewing is a perfect way to end an unforgettable day.
Cape Overberg Coast and Hermanus
Hire Car Cape Town for a lovely day trip to the amazing Cape Overberg Coast. A lot of the coast is also referred to as the Cape Whale Coast. From June through to December, Southern Right whales, Bryde’s whales and Humpback whales arrive in the local bays along the coastline to mate and calve. Hermanus and Gansbaai are two of the popular whale watching towns. Hermanus is said to have the best land-based whale watching in the world, as it has a stunning 12km cliff path for walking and watching over the waters to spot whale activity below.
Cape West Coast: National Park and Fossil Park
Take a day to tour the Cape West Coast-it makes for a splendid day trip. The wild West Coast has about it an appealing beauty and a quiet, serene atmosphere. Route 27 is the road up the coast and there are many captivating places to discover along the way. The West Coast National Park is an ideal place to visit for bird-watching and wildlife viewing. Coastal birds descend on the park in large numbers as it’s situated around the Langebaan Lagoon. The nearby Fossil Park is an interesting, educational visit.
Hire Car Cape Town to enjoy day trips exploring the wildlife and coasts of the Cape.