The city of Cape Town has been known to have some of the most spectacular views that have ever been seen. For a couple years in row, the city of Cape Town was also voted as the most beautiful city on Earth. This is not hard to believe because Cape Town, South Africa is home to some of the most beautiful natural wildlife, including creatures of the sea, of the land, and some of the most magnificent fauna and flora.
With AroundAboutCars, you’re in luck! Use your car hire Cape Town to get you around the Cape in order to feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful views that you’ll ever see. This article provides a list of some of the spots in and around Cape Town that you can visit to see these incredible views:
Table Mountain is a must-visit hotspot that will ensure you experience the best views of the Cape Mother City. Take a drive in your car hire Cape Town to the base of the mountain where you can either take a hike or catch a cable car to the top and you will be rewarded by the most incredible views of the busy city below. The amazing thing about being on top of Table Mountain is that you will not only see the views of the mountains and the sea, but you will also be able to observe the diversity in Cape Town analyse how poverty and richness can literally be neighbours. On top of Table Mountain, you will also see many little dassies and will be able to follow one of the various walking paths that will give you a view over a range of different areas, such as Camps Bay, the Cape flats, the harbours at Greenpoint, and the famous Greenpoint stadium.
Enveloped in the Table Mountain range, Victoria Road may just be one of the most scenic roads in Cape Town. From Victoria Road, you will be able to use your Car hire Cape Town to see views of the Atlantic Ocean that covers all the way from Sea Point to Hout Bay. Be careful not to be marvelling at the magnificent views while you are driving your car hire Cape Town. Make sure to take advantage of one of the several view spots along the way, allowing you to pull over and take advantage of the breath-taking views, and snap some scenic shots to share with friends and family.
Forming part of the Table Mountain range, Signal Hill allows you to see a 360-degree view of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town southern suburbs, and the Cape city bowl. Take your car up to the Signal Hill lookout and picnic spot at sunset to enjoy the most magnificent sunset view that you are going to see.
Also forming parts of the Table Mountain range, the summit of Lion’s Head allows you to see a 360-degree view of the Cape Peninsula, the Cape Town southern suburbs and the Cape city bowl. However, unlike Signal Hill, where you have to drive your Car hire Cape Town up to the top, Lion’s Head offers a fantastic hike that usually takes one or two hours and is rewarded by the most incredible view. Lion’s Head hikes can take place during sunrise for the early risers, at mid-day for those that like to take a work break and hike amongst a busy work schedule, or even at sunset so that you can enjoy sundowners while gazing at the magnificent view.
Beach Road in Sea Point
Park your car hire Cape Town in one of the secure parking spots along Beach Rd. in Sea Point and walk along the Sea Point promenade to enjoy a breath-taking view of the ocean, the Table Mountain range including Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the 12 Apostles, and you will also be sure to spot many canine friends along the way. On Beach Road in Sea Point, you will also be able to find a variety of bars and restaurants that you can sit at to have a long-lasting look at the spectacular views and enjoy a delicious meal.
Cape Point is famous for being the most south westerly tip of Africa and home to one-of-a-kind views that you will never see anywhere else in the world. From the Cape Point nature reserve, you will be able to see a wide view of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the mountain ranges that follow along the southern coast. One of the best viewpoints is out in the old lighthouse, which is known as the highest vantage point and is about 200 m above sea level. The drive that you will experience in your car on your way to Cape Point also includes many incredible views along the way for you to breath in, or stop and snap a pic. Remember, life is not about the destination, it’s about the journey.
Boyes Drive offers a scenic route along the mountainside above Muizenburg and Kalk Bay. People often enjoy taking the Metro Rail in this direction because this allows you to travel along the sea, however, use your car hire Cape Town to drive along Boyes Drive and experience the incredible views along the way. On Muizenburg beach, you will also be able to see the famous colourful Wendy houses and possibly catch a surf class if you have time. In Kalk Bay, beware that you might struggle to find a parking space for your car hire Cape Town, but you are sure to eat some of the most magnificent fish and chips that you will find from an old treasure called Kalkies. If you keep driving past Kalk Bay, you will land in Simon’s Town and will be able to visit Boulder’s Beach. The view of the Penguins on Boulder’s Beach is also one that you cannot miss out on during your travels to Cape Town.
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Chapman’s Peak is known to be one of the most scenic marine drives in the entire world. Chapman‘s Peak Drive starts in a little fishing village called Hout Bay and goes all along the coastline of Chapman’s Peak, before arriving in Noordhoek, a town in the south west of Cape Town. Chapman‘s Peak Drive is made up of steep inclines, glittering sea, and endless blue skies, which will leave you with an unforgettable drive in your car hire Cape Town. Along Chapman’s Peak Drive, there are also many lookouts and picnic spots, so make sure to carry a picnic basket and, most importantly, don’t forget your camera. There’s a saying that says, “Were you really there if you don’t have a photo?”
Blouberg Beach and Eden on the Bay
Starting off the West Coast, you will find Blouberg Beach and Eden on the Bay. Not too far out of Cape Town, you are able to take your car hire Cape Town to Blouberg to experience magnificent views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Cape city bowl. The water at these beaches may be slightly too cold to swim in, however, there are many restaurants along the bay that you can sit at to enjoy the beautiful views.
Traveling between Stellenbosch and Franschoek, the wine region of the Western Cape, you will find yourself driving down the Helshoogte Pass. On this road, not only will you see some of the most famous wine farms and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town, but you will also witness some of the most beautiful views. Look out the window of your car and marvel at the sun peeking around the mountains on this winding pass.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
At the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, not only will you see some of the most incredible fauna and flora of South Africa, and birds, beetles and bees that you will not see in the city, you will also witness a magnificent view of the entire of the Cape southern suburbs, as well as the back end of the Table Mountain. The drive that you will take, in your car hire Cape Town, to get to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is also a breath-taking ride. Continue further down the winding, tree-shaded route and you will get to Hout Bay where you can eat some of the most perfect fish and chips in Cape Town.
Steenbras lookout point, Gordon’s Bay
Steenbras is an outlet water pump station that pumps water from a dam above the mountains of Gordon’s Bay. It is an uncanny view spot; however, many locals and tourists use this place to test out their motor vehicles, gadgets, and to park their cars and look out on one of the most beautiful views. From this lookout point, you will be able to see an incredible view of Gordon’s Bay, Strand, the Somerset West farms, as well as the mountain range in Stellenbosch. You will be able to see the glittering views of the sea and the wildlife that lives below, as well as the hustle and bustle of the city. It is worth taking your car hire Cape Town up to this view spot to marvel at the beauties of the Western Cape and socialise with fellow avid adventurers.
Beau Constantia is a top-class wine farm that lies within the heart of the Constantia wine route in Cape Town. It is an awesome place to visit if you are looking for the best food, incredible wine, as well as views like no other. You might want to leave your car at home for this one, or assign a designated driver, because you do not want to be missing out on the wine at Beau Constantia. And towards the end of the day when you have a shimmer in your eye, you will want to sit on the toilet at Beau Constantia because they are famous for their ‘toilet with a view’. It sounds crazy, but the views are magnificent. From Beau Constantia, you will witness views of the vineyards, the mountains that surround the southern suburbs of Cape Town and you will also see a panoramic view of the suburbs that lie below.
This article provides a good overview of the views that you can expect to see on your next visit to Cape Town and its surrounding areas, but do not fear, there are so many more magnificent views all around you. All you have to do is keep looking out the window as you drive along in your rental from Around About Cars, one of Cape Town’s only car rental companies that offers unlimited kilometres. . The magic is all around.