Strolling along sophisticated city boulevards, sunbathing at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and authentic African safari adventures are just a few unforgettable experiences awaiting visitors to the newly rejuvenated nation of South Africa.
Several daily European and North American flights land in South Africa’s two largest airports, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and both airports also serve as important South Africa car hire hubs. As long as drivers take proper precautions and use common sense, touring South Africa by hire car is generally safe, despite the country’s reputation for high crime. Even the guided tours of Johannesburg’s notorious Soweto township are free from danger.
Less than 60 minutes from Johannesburg by South Africa hire car is the comparatively sedate city of Pretoria, whose streets are lined with jacaranda trees and whose main attractions include zoological and botanical gardens, nature reserves, fascinating museums, and impressive monuments dedicated to South Africa’s Voortrekker movement.
Nowhere else in South Africa combines the country’s natural beauty with cosmopolitan conveniences than coastal Cape Town, located at the base of towering Table Mountain and the connecting point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The Cape Point Nature Reserve, the renowned Stellenbosch and Franschoek vineyards, and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are all only a brief drive from Cape Town by cheap South Africa hire car.
Durban, a laid back city on South Africa’s east coast, is a relaxing city especially popular among water lovers, while massive Kruger National Park provides a rare opportunity to see giraffes, elephants, lions, and other exotic African animals in their natural habitat.