Christmas, New Year's Eve or carnival: Cape Town by car
Winter is an ideal time for a holiday in Cape Town. While it is winter back home, Christmas and New Year are celebrated under the South African sun. You can spend the holidays in the festively decorated streets of Cape Town, take trips in your hire car and free-up your spirits. Immediately after the New Year celebrations, Cape Town starts celebrating new festivities on 2 January. Dressed in colourful costumes, carnival clubs parade through the city in long processions. Music and dance induce a carnival atmosphere wherever you go. If you want to enjoy the exhilarating atmosphere in Cape Town as much as possible and experience the wonderful landscapes around Table Mountain to the full, you should definitely hire a car.
Panoramic Chapman’s Peak Drive: on the road around Cape Town
South of Cape Town lies one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the world. Cut into the 500-m-high cliffs, Chapman’s Peak Drive offers breath-taking views of the sea and Tokai Forest. Wave goodbye to the TUI Cars partner car rental office in Cape Town and take the hire car on a spin along winding, panorama roads. Small parking bays entice you stop and admire the view in peace and shoot holiday photos that will impress your family and friends back home. The highlight of Chappies, the local name for Chapman's Peak Drive, is the famous Chapman's Point, from where you can enjoy marvellous views of the endless coastline and Nordhoek beach. Many holidaymakers in Cape Town come here in hire cars to picnic in the fresh sea air.
The dream beaches of Cape Town: by car to Boulders Beach
Only a few kilometres south of Cape Town lies one of the most attractive beaches in South Africa. Boulders Beach is famous not only for its white sandy beaches, but especially for its large colony of the endangered African penguins aka Jackass penguins, which you can see close up. Where else do you get to share a beach and water with over 1,000 penguins? The penguins, known for their annoying call, hence the name Jackass, swim with bathers and jump from the round washed granite rocks in the bay into the crystal-clear water. You can reach Boulders Bay in about 20 minutes by car from the car rental station in Cape Town. So after a swim in the Atlantic with penguins you will have plenty of time to head to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point to enjoy the magnificent views there.