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The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has a series of races that takes place over 2 days in Cape Town. The Two Oceans Marathon consisted only of the ultra-marathon when it was first run in 1970 and saw only 26 runners at the starting line. Since then, the 21 kilometer half-marathon has been introduced and has significantly outranked the ultra-marathon in popularity, attracting thousands of runners from all over South Africa and the world every year. The event now attracts …
Around About Cars is the only car hire company that can help you with a Cape Town car rental offer over Christmas and New Year. Offering incredible rates for Cape Town car rental and throughout South Africa for over 20 years, Around About Cars has strived to be your number one choice when the time calls to rent a car in Cape and South Africa. Offering you brilliant value for money deals and reliable, personalised service, you too can enjoy the perks of a …
Spring has sprung in South Africa and natures flower blooming spectacle is in full swing so now’s the time to gather your friends and family, fill the car with supplies and head out into the sunshine. Whether you’re a flora expert or novice, young or old it’s impossible to not be captivated by the explosion of colour that carpets the various landscapes of South Africa every spring. Although famous for its rolling fields, the West Coast is not the only ...
Winter has seen a few restaurant closures in the Mother City, but unsurprisingly, to the delight of local and foreign foodies, it has also seen a flurry of new restaurants opening up just in time for spring and more importantly, summer! Here are some of the top Cape Town spots to try before summer well and truly hits: 1. SeaBreeze Fish & Shell Cape Town has always been a bit “location deprived” when it comes to seafood-orientated restaurants outside of …
A land of endless blue skies, vast horizons and wildly free open spaces, Namibia is an ideal road tripping destination and the landscape coupled with its abundance of wildlife make it a photographer’s playground. Even the kids will love this one with the endless rolling hills of the desert they can run free in this giant real life sandpit. Beyond the sand dunes Namibia is also a place of exceptional tranquillity, steeped in history and full of fascinating cultures and …
Jeffreys Bay has always been known for being a ‘holiday destination’ and why not it’s honestly such a perfect place to get some R and R (rest and relaxation). So besides Jeffreys Bay having the best right hand break wave in the world what else does this small town have to boast about. My answer to that question is COFFEE. There are loads of amazing places to get your caffeine fix from. There are so many different coffee shops/café options …
As crazy as it seems to plan a trip to South Africa in winter there are so many wonderful ideal winter activities to enjoy during this secret season. South African winters are not at all harsh and as much as an adjustment it is for locals most visitors are surprised by winter conditions. With snow fall only occurring in mountainous regions and temperatures falling in the 15°C to 20°C range and even warmer in some regions South Africa is perfect …
Planning family friendly activities can be a tough one but luckily Joburg has a ton of things to do and places to see that will keep both mom and dad and the kids entertained for hours. The perfect playground for young and old here’s just a few of the fun filled activities on offer in the city of gold. Red Bus City Tour This hop-on, hop-off bus tour must be one of the best ways to see Joburg. You can …
If you are looking for Johannesburg Car Hire Service you are at the right place. Around About Cars makes available the most recent Car models preferred by our clients. Searching for available Cars in Johannesburg on our portal and booking is absolutely easy. Our payment plan is flexible and we provide secured payment process to receive and confirm the service booking.
Gateway to the Wild Coast, East London is nicknamed the Buffalo City due to its position on the Buffalo River and is the perfect hub for adventure seeking holidays. With stretches of untouched beaches, rolling hills and wildly beautiful landscapes this charming but underrated town should definitely be on your adventure bucket list. 3 Silos Adventure Trails Amongst blue gums, rivers, indigenous forest and natural veld are some of the best trails in East London. A favourite for trail runners …
Durban winters can hardly be called winter but the drop in temperature does allow for some different activities to be enjoyed. There’s no reason to be stuck inside so get out there and explore the wonderful city that is Durban. Big Swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium This one’s for all you daredevils out there- the Big Rush Urban Adrenaline at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Officially the tallest swing in the world since 2011, the Big Swing will have you falling 80m into …
Positioned at the Eastern tip of the Garden Route, Port Elizabeth is the perfect start to the ultimate South African road trip, but don’t rush though this underrated corner of South Africa. Stay a while in the ‘Friendly City’ and experience the adventure and family friendly fun available at every turn. Unspoiled beaches, warm Indian Ocean and famously diverse landscapes, PE is a nature lovers dream, mix in a fantastic city vibe and some great people and you have the …
The city of Cape Town is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so it’s of little surprise that it has been voted as one of the hottest destinations in 2014 by the US newspaper The New York Times and British newspaper, The Guardian. Selected as the World Design Capital for 2014, Cape Town has many international accolades to be proud of. Rich in history, spectacular natural scenery and a vibrant collection of entertainment venues and attractions, Cape Town has fast established itself as one of the best destinations to visit.
It’s Christmas in July Competition Time! We provide the car, De Hoop Nature Reserve provides a Two Night Stay for a family of 4 in one of their self-catering cottages and you get to have a winter break with your family. This prize is valid for 6 months. Booking subject to availbility. Prize cannot be claimed on long weekends, public holidays or during school holidays. Only accommodation is included. Competition runs from 30th June- 20 July 2017. Winner will be …
It’s only June and what a busy year it’s been so far. Between staff events, new team members, yoga and the introduction or nutritional meals for staff, we have been busy. Here’s a bit more on what’s on in the office. Star Dust Wow, how do we even begin telling you about the night at Star Dust? Around About Cars attended an evening at one of the most amazing theatrical restaurants in Cape Town called Star Dust. Trust us if you …
Since April, top travel influencers from around the globe have taken our cars #AroundaboutCT and South Africa and sharing snippets from their exciting road tripping journeys with us. Melvin and his family road trip around South Africa. Photo Credit: Melvin Boecher. Melvin and his family road trip around South Africa. Photo Credit: Melvin Boecher. Keith Jenkins, Co-Founder of the elite global blogger’s network, iAmbassador used one of our cars along with Nicholas Montemaggi, iAmbassador’s marketing manager and together they explore …
Few destinations rival South Africa in terms of safari experiences. Home to the big 5 and with some of the most breath-taking natural scenery it’s no wonder visitors from all over can’t get enough of South Africa. With an abundance of game reserves in every region you can’t miss out on having your own safari experience wherever it is you may be in this stunning country.
Durban is the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal and boasts the title of being the busiest port in South Africa, so it's no wonder that together with its terrific warm weather, this vibrant seaside city has become a major centre of tourism in the country. It is a place that is known for its friendly and welcoming people who are proud of their city and all it represents. Durban offers visitors as well as locals everything from sandy beaches, to world-class sporting venues and a bustling nightlife, fast establishing itself as one of South Africa's premier holiday destinations.
One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of South African travel is definitely wildlife and safari adventures and with one of the world’s greatest parks it’s easy to see why. When it comes to diversity and pure density and number of animals Kruger is unparalleled as an iconic safari destination. It’s a wildlife spectacular where The Big 5 roam the veld along with a variety of species of other mammals, birds and plants as they unknowingly put on the best shows of all time.
The Coastal city of Durban in Kwazulu-Natal has so much to offer from golden beaches to interesting historic and cultural experiences. This bustling cosmopolitan city is the perfect escape with warm oceans, a constant hub of activity and an eclectic mix of cultural influences. And best of all there’s no need to break the bank on your visit as there’s plenty of inexpensive activities for the whole family and even some that are absolutely free!
Autumn is a perfect time of year to visit the bustling city that is Johannesburg, from about March all through till May the crowds start to disappear and the weather is relatively warm and dry with the regular rain of summer gone. It’s the perfect weather for exploring the city whether inside or outside.
The Easter holidays are always special to spend with friends and family, whether you celebrate Easter or not… but because so many people go away at this time of year, it can be difficult finding a great place to holiday, away from the maddening crowd, particularly over the Easter long weekend. Here’s a short but sweet list of some good ideas for an Easter Weekend Getaway in SA.
Cape Town is a stunning city full of incredible scenery, multicultural experiences and adventure at every turn and although the more upmarket touristy spots can be quite pricey there is plenty to do in and around Cape Town that won’t hurt your pocket. Here are some ways you can be a savvy traveller and see some amazing attractions and local favourites without spending a cent.
Around About Cars offers personal local service and quality Port Elizabeth car hire in South Africa. We have a wide selection of cars and have a 99% availability rate year round for Port Elizabeth car rental. Port Elizabeth Car rentals is convenient and easy with Around About Cars. For your convenience, you are able to pick-up and drop-off your hired vehicle at Port Elizabeth Airport. Visit the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.
As one of South Africa’s three capital cities, Pretoria is a fantastic place to visit. Rich in political, economic and cultural history, the city is home to some truly fantastic monuments. Around About Cars also offers Pretoria car hire, making it easy for you to navigate around the city when you visit.
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is an internationally renowned bike race known for being the largest individually timed cycle race in the world. Every year it sees thousands of local and international participants flock to Cape Town to partake in this one of a kind race. This year the race will be taking place on the 12 March, 2017 and this year will also be the celebration of 40 years of The Cape Town Cycle Race.
The Garden Route is easily one of the most spectacular road tripping options out there. Stretching from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River Mouth, the area is rich in biodiversity with dense forests, beaches, rivers, lakes and indigenous flora and fauna. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities as the Garden Route is full of interesting stop-overs, picturesque towns and action packed adventure. So when making your way along don’t forget to stop …
Offering a quieter alternative to the busy coastal N2 road, Route 62 stretches 850km from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. This inland route will draw you in with its small town charm and variety of breathtaking landscapes.
Around About Cars car hire South Africa provides brilliant value for money and reliable and personal service. Please select a city where you would like your car rental in South Africa. Note, we do offer cross border rental but permission must first be granted. We have car hire branches in all major cities in South Africa and in all neighbouring countries. Car Hire in South Africa = easy, cheap and reliable when it comes to Around About Cars car rental.
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The Western Cape’s spectacular natural surroundings, majestic mountains, coursing rivers and sweeping valleys make it the perfect setting for a tranquil, rejuvenating camping getaway and fortunately, a whole host of spots exist just for this purpose. So whether you enjoy luxury glamping or prefer getting back to basics out in the wild there’s something for everyone. Beaverlac Situated up in the Cederberg, about two to three hours from Cape Town, is Beaverlac. A favourite spot for local families and all …
South Africa offers many great accommodation options for visitors- from hotels, to backpackers to camping and B&B’s but what about those in search of something a little different. Fancy sleeping in a treehouse, tenting in a teepee or even snoozing in a oxwagon? Here are a few ideas of quirky and fresh places to stay when visiting South Africa. In a vintage trailer on a rooftop The Grand Daddy Hotel in Cape Town is located in the heart of The …


by swarm / December 27, 2016
It’s the excitement of the unknown, the thrill of the overwhelming silence when you find yourself in the heart of nature and of course the spectacular landscapes you get to witness all while forging your own path. 4×4 adventures are growing in popularity and a favourite holiday activity for many South Africans and it’s easy to see why. South Africa’s many diverse landscapes offer the perfect opportunity for 4×4 enthusiasts to live out their wildest off-roading dreams and whether you’re still finding your feet or an expert there will be a route that is perfect for you.
Mpumalanga is a beautiful province with an equally beautiful name, meaning ‘the place where the sun rises’. Rolling landscapes, waterfalls, forests and lush flora set the scene for this eastern province. Having the Kruger National Park at its doorstep and stunning views at every turn it’s easy to see why Mpumalanga has been dubbed ‘paradise country’ and known to be a fantastic camping destination. A visit in the winter months will be best for those looking to spot some wildlife but all year round is a treat. The region has hot summers while winters are mild to cold.
The Western Cape is home to some of the best and most beautifully scenic hikes in the world but for those less experienced in the hiking world the task of choosing a suitable trail can be daunting. Luckily the Western Cape has a good selection of hikes with various intensity levels and you can start out with some of the well-known easier routes to get that hiking bucket list started.
Jozi is the financial and industrial capital of South Africa thanks to its rich gold mining history, but it is also the perfect destination to learn about South Africa’s complex history having been a crucial spot for many of the events that shaped South Africa. So for the history lovers out there here are just a few spots where you can immerse yourself in South Africa’s past.
Northern KwaZulu-Natal is one of those regions in South Africa which is still relatively unexplored. You can still find deserted beaches, quiet areas to snorkel and game reserves with a difference. Some parts of it are only accessible by 4×4 but there are many areas quite easy to get to and definitely worth the road trip. Here’s our pick of places to visit to visit in Northern KZN:
Sometimes all you need is a break away from the city life, to breathe in the sea air and spend your days soaking up the sun. South Africa has so many options when it comes to coastal holiday destinations and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. So here’s a quick roundup of some of the best spots:
With summer on the way, Cape Town comes alive with activities for locals and visitors of all ages including children. From the beaches and pottery cafes to gardens and mountains, the city unfolds with so many ways to enjoy the outdoors with kids. Take a car and go exploring today…
When it comes to hotels and accommodation Safari Now is the perfect website to book your family holiday. Whether Budget Backpackers or expensive luxury lodges, Safari Now offers all kind of accommodation throughout Africa.


by swarm / September 14, 2016
Cape Town and its surrounding wine regions such as Franschhoek and Stellenbosch are well known for their phenomenal wine and wine estates but with such a wealth of options it’s hard to choose which ones to visit. So here’s just a quick roundup of the best farms you should visit along these wine routes in and outside of Cape Town.
The Mother City is packed with things to do, we all know that...What you may not know is that is packed with things to do that won't break the bank! Check out Around About Cars Pick of free things to do in Cape Town:
Hit the N2, branch off on the R44, and 115km later you will find yourself in the coastal town called Hermanus. Hermanus is a beautiful coastal town, internationally known for the southern right whales that visit these coastal waters from June to early December. Fishing plays a huge part of the history at hermanus and continued to be of great economic importance until tourism became the new livelihood of the town. Hermanus has two harbours, the Old Harbour and New Harbour, where many fishing vessels that are still in operation can be seen when visiting these areas. Although tourism is the major source of income in this town these days, Hermanus still has a strong a fishing village feel to it.
Are you Daisy Crazy? It’s time to fold away the heavy knitted blankets, get away from the fire or heater, put away your slippers to pop on those sandals and take a walk through the daisy fields. Spring is just around the corner, and mother nature is putting on a show for us here in the Cape as the cold, wet curtain is lifted to make way for the sunshine. August and September are the months best known for the annual Spring flowers in the West Coast National Park, particularly the area of Postberg which is is only open to the public during these two Spring months. Here, the beautiful multi-coloured carpets of flowers can be seen, along with thousands of migrating birds.
Even without obviously South Africa taking part in the European Cup, you don't have to miss a single game: Soccer fans from all over the world have got enough choices of where to watch their team playing - and who with!
ROUTE 1: Durban Central/Florida Road/Glenwood “The harbour and famous Golden Mile’s beautiful beaches and promenade give way to Durban’s vibrant CBD, abounding with top-notch facilities and entertainment” Durban’s 6 km long sandy beach, called “Golden Mile” is by far the greatest attraction of the city. It’s a huge pleasure resort for swimming, splash pools, fountains, curio markets and uShaka Marine World.
When the cold winter weather settles in Europe, South Africa is the perfect place to spend some time on a motorbike. Whatever your style, on or off the beaten path, we specialize in realizing your personalized motorbike holiday in Africa.
What is this you may ask? It’s the ultimate horse racing event which is taken to another level. It’s the most celebrated outdoor social, fashion and sporting event of the year. It is themed each year and this year, for the 38th time, you can strut your stuff to the theme of “Made for the Mix”.
There might be numerous car rental places all over South Africa, with such as much different offers as to vehicles, service, prices and contract conditions. But that does not mean that you will have to spend ages comparing all that in detail, phoning in, sending mails, and if unlucky hearing that there would be nothing available anymore as to peak season.
The Signal Hill is the perfect spot for all the lazy people, which doesn’t want to hike up to table mountain or lion’s head. From up there you got an amazing view over the whole city until table view and also table mountain. It’s perfect for a spontaneous sun downer after work, because you can drive up to the top with the car and don’t have to walk any meter. You can reach the signal hill in about 20 minutes from the city center, the only problem could be to find a parking spot because at sunset the signal hill is often crowded with tourists. If you need help in booking a car, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will give you our expert advise.
I would like to present to you the top ten beaches in and around Cape Town.
One of the most vistited Foodmarkets in Cape Town is a really nice possibility to taste all of the different meals of south Africa. You can find there everything from zebra-meal until nntil german-sausages. Also if the Foodmarket is really touristic, it’s nice to do a shopping tour at the Waterfrontmall and then make a break an taste some of the interesting things of the Market. The Foodmarket is located in one of the old an historical buildings of the harbour, the prices there are very different, you can eat there very cheap but also very expensive. It’s openend every day of the week from the morning until 19:00h.
At St. Nicholas’ Day blazed the Adderley Street in a lot of Christmas lights. Even when the search for snow is senseless the lights are making the desire for Christmas and at this time you can do a lot in Cape Town to begin the festive season. We have chosen some activities for you, which are perfect for this time. Hiring a car for your family in Cape Town is a good option if you want to travel around, attend events or visit famous places like Signal hill and Lion’s head in Cape Town.
In and around Cape Town it is possible to visit some really good steakhouses and we would like to present a selection of the best ones to you!
The “Two Oceans Aquarium” is located at the famous Waterfront of Cape Town. It’s a often chosen destination of families. There you get the chance to explore the water-fauna & -flora of south Africa.
Turning into mid-age and still as young as ever: 20 times we could celebrate our birthday since the company’s formation, but no symptom of old age! On the contrary – we keep updated with what’s going on in our modern world, offer most economic, environment-friendly compact cars, extended as to numerous demands our fleet by a range of motorbikes ever, and families with small children can be assured of the most secure and comfortable limousines equipped with certified baby-seats.
If your are not a kite-surfer we should explain what “VKWC” means, it is the “Virgin kite-surf world cup”, also the world championship of kite-surfing. It takes place for the first time in South Africa and the organizers have chosen the wind-safe Cape Town.
The “Chapman’s Peak” is a road, which connects Noordhoek and Hout Bay. It is definitely one of the most beautiful coast roads in the world. The road is with 9km relatively short, but with 118 curves very curvaceous. Actually the road is named after the highest point on the route, also the “Chapman’s Peak”, which is 583m high. The road was laborious beaten in the rock and secured, that you can drive safely. The view on the highest point is breathtaking, in the north you can see the whole Hout Bay and in the south the rest of the “Chapman’s Peak”.
Muizenberg is a small city in the southeast of Cape Town and about half an hour away with the car. Muizenberg has, for south Africa typically, white sand beach, where most of the families and surfers are going at the weekend, and because of that the beach can be crowded at Saturdays and Sundays. The spot is very attractive for surfers, because if there are good conditions you can ride some nice waves. It’s mostly a spot for beginners because the waves are not so big, the bottom is sandy and you are able to stand in the water for like 50 meters. On the promenade are located many surf shops where you can, if you don’t have your own, rent a surfboard for like R70 for the whole day.
A further attraction of cape town that you have to visit, is of course, Robben island. The island is the biggest of south Africa near to the coast, she lies about 12 km in the north of cape town. You can reach the island from the V&A Waterfront with a ferry, which starts a few times per day there. The transit lasts about 30-50 min, what depends a little bit on the conditions at sea. At the island you take a bus to visit the attractions, which are at different points at the island. Some attractions are the quarries, the village of the guardians and the southernmost part of the island where you have a really nice view at the table mountain.
If you want to watch penguins and don’t go to the Antarctic, you get your chance at Boulders Beach. It lies on the east coast of the cape and it’s like one hour away with the car. The pleasure is not free, but with something about R100 easy affordable. After the entry you walk on a boardwalk the beach along, where you can see the first penguins. It’s really funny to watch the cute animals to waddle on the beach or swim in the sea. At Boulders Beach are always many tourists, which wanna make a picture or a video of the penguins, so you have to patient to get a closer view at the penguins, but normally they don’t run or better, waddle, away. The beach is very nice with the with sand and the big round rocks, but visitors have to stay at the boardwalk.
Table Mountain is the most famous emblem of Cape Town, and that with a good reason. It exists no other city in the world that got a breath-taking mountain in the neck like the Table Mountain, which lies directly on the sea. The best view on the mountain you got definitely from “Table View”, which is located about 15 km in the north of Cape Town and easy to reach with the car or by bus.
If you visit south Africa, you have to go naturally also to the cape of good hope and cape point. It’s located about 70 km in the south of Cape Town and it’s easy to reach with the car. It’s the best if you do the route on the west side of the peninsula, so you got also the possibility to visit other attractions like “Camps Bay” and “Hout Bay”. Almost arrived at the cape you have to pass a Checkpoint to enter the national park, from there are only a few kilometres to the target. The street splits up one time, to the right you reach the cape of good hope, meanwhile to the left you reach the cape point. At the cape of good hope you will see big crowds who are fighting to get a good picture at the sign, which shows that you are at the cape of good hope.
Aquila Game Reserve, is the closest and most famous Game Reserve to Cape Town, where the Big 5 can be experienced. The park is located about 2 1/2 hours from Cape Town near Touws River. The park offers various travel packages. The cheapest option is an afternoon safari for about 1200 Rand including lunch, whereas the most expensive option can cost up to 4000 Rand. (Overnight stay, breakfast, dinner, lunch, 2 games drives). However, all these prices vary depending on season.
The Kirstenbosch Garden is one of the most beautiful botanic gardens of the world. It’s located on the east side of the table mountain and it was founded in 1913. The idea of the garden is to preserve the unique flora of south Africa, what happens until today. There are shown native flowers like the proteas.
Cape Town offers a variety of hiking trails and climbing routes. Here you do not even have to travel far, because right on Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill are numerous hiking paths.Here is definitely something for everyone.
If you’ve always wanted to enjoy the freedom, wanted to have an adventure and wanted to see Cape Town from a totally new perspective, then paragliding is the thing to do. Cape Town is the ideal place to practice this adventure sport.
Upcoming Festivals taking place in Cape Town.
What is the Afrika Burn Festival? It´s a festival from the 25 April to the 1 May, where people come together, create art, burn structures, costume, celebrate, build crazy vehicles and much more. All that is create by volunteer citizens from Tankwa Town every year.
Cape Town is the ideal city for all sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. Paragliding, shark cage diving and skydiving are just a few examples for what you can do in the Mother City. In the following article I introduce shark cage diving and give you all necessary information you need.
In Namibia there are beautiful camping sites. In the following article you will find some camping sites, which are listed in alphabetical order ( by city/ national park names ).
Stellenbosch is the center of one of the best wine regions of South Africa. The Wine Route takes you to the famous wines of this area.
Namibia possesses some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa, and a trip through the country is one of the great road adventures.
Namibia is a popular destination for people who like to drive around an discover a county on their own. Driving through the wonderful arid landscape will add something special to your holiday. The streets in Namibia are pretty good and the traffic is low, so you don’t have to worry about traffic issues.
Holidays are there to spend time and special moments with your loved ones. The coastal towns in South Africa are perfect to make more than just beach and relaxing holiday. The outdoor adventure awaits you at every corner.
The word braai is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “grill” and is a social custom in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. The term originated with the Afrikaans-speaking people, but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds.
There are countless things to do in Cape Town, sights to admire and places to go. But are you sometimes too lazy to do research about where to go or what to do?
Cheetah Outreach is an animal sanctuary and home for endangered species. It focuses on the plight of the cheetah. Through donation and voluntary workers the whole is funded and supported to set a sign against the emergency.
Table Mountain National Park is a unique Western Cape Nature Reserve stretching from Signal Hill in the city to Cape Point.
There are several options for shopping in Cape Town but a very cool way to buy your articles is to go to one of the big shopping-malls. In this article I highlight two of the best shopping-malls in Cape Town, the "Canal Walk“ and the "Victoria Wharf“. You can buy nearly anything in these "castles“.
Bike riding is something the whole family can do together — it’s free, fun and encourages physical activity and exploration of the outdoors. Whether you’re going on a family outing or just down the road to the shops, cycling can add a sense of adventure to journeys usually done on foot or by car.
My favourite Trek is Oakvalley in the Elgen area. They just connected Oakvalley with Paul Cluver MTB trail – now you can choose between 20km rides up to a 70 km loop.
It’s finally here! Next week, the 8th Rugby World Cup starts. From 18 September to 31 October 20 countries will compete for the World Champion title. Host is this time England, which asserted itself against the competitors from Japan, Italy and of course South Africa. Below we inform you about bars and clubs on Long Street that offer a live broadcast during the World Cup.
Scientists found fossils of our ancient relatives, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg.
Warmer weather is upon us at long last! And that means only one thing – it’s time to get out your picnic basket, a blanket, chairs and some yummy eats to celebrate spring! Whether you fancy squashed jam sandwiches on the beachfront or a gourmet champagne hamper in the winelands, here are five top places in our beautiful Cape Town to enjoy a spot of picnicking in the spring sunshine.
Why young people prefer to book with Aroundaboutcars: Most car rental companies don’t offer rentals without credit cards, you have to be over 23 years old and have a license for at least 2 years.
A selection of the best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds. Cycling in Cape Town can be done at your own pace, is environmentally friendly, sociable, almost anyone can afford it and, let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like free-wheeling down the coastal roads of the Cape Peninsula with the wind billowing through your hair and the sun on your back or soldiering up a steep hill for a stunning view of False Bay at the top. Cape Town’s natural environment is abundant with tarmac roads, single tracks, switch backs and jeep tracks to suit everyone from the leisure cyclist to the technical rider. There’s never been more of an excuse to swap the car for your own steam.
If you like relaxing on the beach and listening to the waves, having a drink or a snack in between, then you’re totally at the right place in Camps Bay! Here you can relieve pressure at the white, sandy beach on a beautiful palm lined promenade. Just sit down and enjoy the great sea air. You can of course also jump into the water but you have to be very brave for that, because it’s freezing! Who definitely wants to go into the water should not necessarily come here to the Atlantic Coast, but rather to the Indian Ocean towards Muizenberg. The water is much warmer over there!
In the Eastern Cape, also known as the Wild Coast with a capital city of Umtata now called Mthatha. It’s a deeply traditional area of South Africa where you’ll experience a way of life far removed from Western culture.
What is that? This is a growing Open-Air Pop-Music festival. They show famous South African musicians but the music is not the only attraction. The festival is also famous for a variation of great food and wine stalls which all in all creates a great atmosphere.
It’s in Johannesburg. It borders the city’s mining belt. It’s known to be notorious but its home Nobel Peace Prize winners – Archbishop Desmond Tutu and late Nelson Mandela.
Maboneng Precinct – This means the “Place of Light” Former Crime Hot Spot and now it this privately developed urban neighbourhood in the east side of Johannesburg. Its home to several independent retail designers, restaurants, hang out spots, apartments, offices and museums.
You have only heard about the Big 5 of South Africa yet? At the same time, you can have seven of them and all in one spot! Just come to Around About Cars, hire a vehicle and drive around in Cape Town to see the most popular sights and attractions within the closest vicinity!
Soetwater Resort is situated between Kommetjie and Scarborough on Cape Town’s south peninsula. It's 45-60mins driving time in an Around About Cars Group Cape type of car from Cape Town CBD via the M3 and Ou Kaapse Weg.
The Table Mountain is a must-see in Cape Town. One can enjoy the view of the city in 360 degrees. If you like sport in nature you can walk to the top of the mountain. It will take you almost 2 hours. Or you can take the Cable Car which is really good also if you don’t want to sweat.
Lufthansa has just declared additional frequencies between Munich and Cape Town from five weekly flights to a daily non-stop schedule for the summer season ahead. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement by Qatar Airways of additional flights to Cape Town as of 1 October 2015.
Welcome to Durban Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This sub-tropical paradise blessed with glorious weather all year round. It’s the holiday destination of choice with golden beaches, shopper’s delights from craft markets to street bazaars and sophisticated shopping malls. It’s also a natural playground for sailing, boating and fishing.
ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH? Get an adrenaline rush at the SHARK CAGE DIVING!
Knysna National Lake Area was proclaimed in December 1985 in order to protect the Knysna lagoon and salt marshes. The Estuary is the second largest in South Africa. The Knysna River has its origin in the Outeniqua Mountains. Its 19kms long and gradually widens and deepens to form a lagoon approximately 3km wide and 5m deep.