Our desk at Cape Town International Airport is clearly signposted as you leave the arrivals terminal. Once you have collected your car it takes just 20 minutes on the N2 motorway to reach the city centre. The Cape Town City Centre, Belleville and Stellenbosch branches are all conveniently located in or close to the city centre and near local bus and train links. The Rondebosch office is next to St Stephen's Church on Belvedere Road in the city's Eastern suburbs.
Cape Town drivers have a reputation for being courteous road users but visitors are advised to keep vehicle doors locked when driving after dark. Driving is on the left which will be familiar to visitors from the United Kingdom.
Underground parking for your rental vehicle is plentiful across the city. Many streets also have parking zones that are either metered or operated by attendants who each take responsibility for two or three streets.
Start your visit to Cape Town by taking a coastal drive from Lagoon Beach to Hout Bay. This will take you past the city's marina and beaches and along under the shadow of Table Mountain. Look out for seals basking on the waterfront as you drive. Then head to the city centre and visit the Castle of Good Hope, South Africa's oldest building before wandering through the quaint and colourful streets of Bo-Kaap. This is a great place to try some spicy street food for lunch and shop for quirky souvenirs. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are considered to be among the most beautiful in the world. Be sure to walk through the treetops on its elevated wooden pathway. If you are interested in history take the short boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner before hiking up Devil's Peak to the Rhodes Memorial. Here you can enjoy lunch with zebra and wildebeest roaming the slopes below you.