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If you love the great outdoors, and enjoy camping and adventure, 4×4 hire in Cape Town is a great way to travel through the Western Cape region at your own pace. With so many options available, and highly affordable rates, this option is a lot more accessible than you may have thought. Booking a vehicle is quick, easy and secure and can often be done online. Most cars are fitted with GPS devices and everything else you may require, and you will be able to travel through the Cape in style, without having to stick to any schedules or tours.
Some of the best places to consider when opting for 4×4 hire include the following:
- Du Toits Pass
This is the perfect destination for those who love camping. Travel along endless mountain passes, for the chance to see the Cape at its finest. Masses of lush, green indigenous bush and breathtaking views, plus crisp mountain rivers and streams – these are all just some of the things you can enjoy in this area. The driving is easy, with well-tarred roads in most parts of the route.
Most famous for its snowy mountains during winter in June and July, Ceres is also a thriving fruit-growing area. Locals often drive out to Ceres for the day, or spend a weekend to explore this beautiful area. Fruit picking, nature walks, hiking, biking and bird watching are popular in warmer months, while the snow brings visitors during the colder months. Organise car hire for a day, and set off to enjoy this pretty area at your leisure.
If your idea of fun is jumping off one of the highest bungee bridges, then a trip to Bloukrans is not to be missed. This area is situated just a few hours outside of Cape Town, and is most famous for its bungee opportunities, with camping, fishing, hiking and many other things to do on your 4×4 rental adventure.
- Still Baai
Still Baai is known for its stunning beaches, pristine natural wonder and a chance to see one of South Africa’s most famous predators up close and personal in its natural habitat, far beneath the ocean’s depths. Great White shark diving is very popular in this area, and you can also enjoy idyllic natural locations and camping spots with fantastic views and plenty of activities to try.
- Garden Route
The Garden Route offers a number of top destinations that are ideal for 4×4 adventures. From the spectacular caves and ostrich farms at Oudtshoorn to the remote beaches of Wilderness, popular coastal town Knysna to the excellent camping sites at Natures Valley and Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, this lush area begs to be explored.
4×4 rental in Cape Town gives you the chance to explore all the wonders of the Fairest Cape at your own pace, ensuring the holiday of a lifetime.
Andre Van Kets is the co-founder and IT Director of a leading car hire agency, and offers advice and tips on car hire in South Africa for travelers seeking affordable and reliable self-drive travel solutions.