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Did you know that the Mother City offers a range of activities that are actually best experienced from May to September each year? Here is a list of top 9 reasons to visit Cape Town specifically during this time to make your winter wonderful.

1. Off-Season Special Deals and Offers

You get way more bang for your buck as many hotels, restaurants, tour operators and attractions discount their rates heavily during the off-season. Not only do you get great value for money, but the low season also means fewer tourists, less traffic and no long queues. 

2. Milder, cool weather

Are you worried about the weather in Cape Town during this time? Don’t be! The fact is that the city enjoys a mild Mediterranean-type climate with daytime temperatures averaging a maximum of 18 – 20 degrees Celsius during winter and spring compared to 5 degrees in London and - 2 degrees in New York.


The absence of the scorching Africa sun also allows for outdoor activities like hiking, trail running and mountain biking and when it does rain, well, what better excuse to go to some of the City's amazing restaurants surrounded by beautiful and spectacular views of Table mountain.

3. It's the Green Season

You don't need to put on your Polaroid sunglasses to see the mountains, grass and fields transform to bright green during winter seasons. World-renowned for its splendour, Cape Town’s nature scene truly comes alive after the first rainfall with Table Mountain and surrounding Cape mountain ranges at its spectacular best.  It is the ideal time to grab your camera, put on your hiking boots and go view the many waterfalls and streams visible on the mountain slopes, natural forests, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and parks in and around the city.

4. Adventure Sport Heaven

Ask any surfer and they will tell you that the bigger waves, wind conditions and warmer sea temperatures are the perfect combinations for all sorts of surfing along the coast in winter. Don't wait till summer to take up kite-surfing, May to September is the best time to give it a try.

5. Shark Cage Diving Prime Time

The absolute best time to do shark cage diving is in winter, with a 99% success rate due to the fact that sharks are particularly active in their feeding behaviour. The visibility in the ocean is also at its best, helping you to see these spectacular creatures up close and personal without any interferences.

6. Cosy Feasting Experiences

During winter locals just love crawling out of their homes to go to their favourite eatery or trying out new spots over weekends. You can literally choose from hundreds of restaurants offering comforting eating experiences, many with cosy fireplaces, atmospheric views and special winter deals. A perfect way to spend a cooler winter's day is to explore the variety of bustling indoor markets in and around the city, like the City Bowl Market or the Bay Harbour Market, or do a food and wine pairing at one of the world-class wine estates in the area that is also a very popular choice to go for while visiting Cape Town in winter seasons.

7. Whale-watching Season

July to September is the peak calving season for whales, which means you are guaranteed many opportunities to spot the worlds’ biggest mammal. Take a drive along the False Bay Coast or visit Hermanus, the whale capital of the world for your best chance of spotting them.

8. Time to Relax and Rejuvenate

One of Cape Town’s best affordable luxury experiences is visiting one of the first-class spa’s and winter is the ideal season to take a day off from the rush to refresh, renew and revive your body and mind in an indulgent environment.

9. Flower Season

Travellers from around the world annually come to the Cape in August and September to witness a natural spectacle when millions of beautiful wildflowers start blooming for spring. 

A bakkie is often the vehicle of choice among many adult males, especially those who own a business. While sports cars and SUVs often project the image of luxury, the bakkie, on the other hand, is observed to have a very manly quality. It makes a great personal choice while being a very smart option for a business as well.

Bakkies are not as expensive as flashy cars or smart SUVs you get these days, but a bakkie can still require you to dole out a pretty penny to go home with you. However, if you want a more practical route to having a bakkie for your use, consider Renting a bakkie instead of outright purchase.

There are many advantages to renting if you consider it from a business point of view. For instance, leasing means that you can use a brand new bakkie for a certain length of time, and at the end of that period, you are not saddled with an older model car that you have to sell at a much lower value in order to finance the purchase of a new model. On the other hand, if at the end of the contract, you feel like continuing with the lease or moving on to the lease of a newer model, both options are available to you. In fact, should you wish to, you can even purchase the unit you were renting. The terms are more flexible to you.

If you rent, you are not as limited to your choices as for when you're buying a bakkie. You can choose to do a Half Ton Chevrolet Utility Bakkie1.4 Rental, a 1 tonne Long Wheel Base Bakkie Rental, Nissan NP300 Diesel Bakkie Rentals, etc. The have generally more options to choose from.

Another advantage of renting a bakkie is the coverage. Car Rental Company’s offer packages that include repairs and other services. Hiring bakkies for your business is a huge advantage considering the cost of maintaining a vehicle. For businesses, however, an even bigger advantage is the fact that vehicle leases are considered a tax-deductible overhead expense. Are you looking for a bakkie to rent?

See our rental bakkies here or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak with one of our bakkie hire specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

If you have never travelled to Africa and visited some of its main cities, you will easily agree with other Africa travel enthusiasts that Cape Town is indeed the greatest of all African cities. On the contrary, if you have never visited the city before, you may think all these descriptions you read about. Several travellers who have been there claim to fall in love with the city on their first visit, almost to the extent of being seduced to stay forever.

 

Table Mountain

Nature endowed Cape Town with many splendid gifts, the most outstanding of which is the Table Mountain. Towering right behind the city at 1086m above sea level, the Table Mountain is the pride of Capetonians, so much that they consider it the "spirit of the city". Without this flat-topped mountain, much of the city's splendour would be gone.

For starters, Table Mountain forms the ever-present gorgeous backdrop that makes Cape Town a photographers' paradise. But beyond that, the mountain is at the centre of most travel activities in in the city. Lovers of adventure have a great time trekking in the many world class hiking routes up and on top of the mountain. Or if you do not want to break a sweat, you can ride on a cable car to the top of the mountain and enjoy the great scenery below.

Cape Town Beaches

Besides for Table Mountain, the beaches near and around Cape Town are another major attraction. Two oceans meet at the cape peninsula: the cool Atlantic Ocean and the warmer Indian Ocean. The result is two different, but equally fascinating styles of beaches. Many fashionable travellers prefer the beaches on the western side of the peninsula, i.e. the cooler Atlantic Ocean side. This is mostly because these beaches enjoy longer hours of sunshine and do not experience the sometimes irritating "Cape Doctor" wind. The Atlantic Seaboard is arguable most popular of these beaches. It is a long stretches from V&A waterfront in Cape Town to Hout Bay.

 

The Winelands

The famous Cape Winelands are yet another reason you should visit this beautiful place. The winelands consist of very fertile and beautiful valleys planted with large vine fields. The green of the valleys and the beauty of the surrounding mountains give the Cape Winelands a very romantic aura, the kind that is hard to describe with words. Most of the best South African brandy and wines are produced from these vines. Though the winelands are not really within the city itself, they are only a few minutes to one-hour drive away. There are a number of smaller towns and villages in the Cape Winelands, with Stellenbosch being the most renowned. Which is a very beautiful town to visit.

 

Robben Island

One other great attraction that you will find near Cape Town is the infamous Robben Island. This is the Island mostly remembered as the prison Island where Nelson Mandela spent about 18 of his 27 years prison term. From the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island is only about 12 kilometres away, a trip of roughly 40 minutes by boat. In fact, Cape Town and the Table Mountain are seen clearly and perhaps more beautifully from Robben Island. The Island is today an important icon of South Africa's struggle against apartheid, with the former prison having been made a museum.

Cape town is a very beautiful city to visit if you are visiting Cape Town and need a car Rental to get around to all these must see places. Look no further! Comet car rental has a wide range of car rentals available on their fleet for you to choose from. See our car rentals available or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our car rental specialists who will gladly be able to asset you.

People that travel more often have less stress. They meet new people, see new places, breath in fresh air this helps them to forget about all their problems. Travelling in groups can be more exciting and cheaper for you when travelling with a minibus rental. Minibuses are usually luxury vehicles that are hired by travellers who want to travel in large groups.

A Minibus may be smaller in appearance but it has more than enough space inside for all your passengers and belongings you would like to take along with you on your adventure.

The storage space available on the minibus and air conditioning system are some of the features you can consider when looking at the bus. They can determine comfort levels and convenience during travel. Also important to check is the physical condition of the minibus so that you do not end up being held accountable for damages that did not happen when the bus was under your care. Examine the bus you prefer before hiring it and if possible go for a test drive if you will be the one driving just to be sure of the condition.

Are you looking for a minibus rental? Look no further! See our minibus rentals or call us on 021 386 2411 to speak to one of our minibus rental specialists who will gladly be able to assist you.

With the current financial situation, we have to always control spending of unnecessary money. In this day and age a car is a necessity, we all know how stressful it can be to have to constantly rely on the use of public transport which is not always very reliable.

When people purchase vehicles they are quite fussy on what they want to drive. Cars like the Mercedes C200, but these vehicles are very pricey when purchasing.

The best choice would be to go through a car hire company to save on the long run and not have to pay out all that money on deposits etc. like you would with buying this type of vehicle through the bank. There is also another potential positive effect when going through a car hire company.  In the form of deflation of used vehicles. Let’s say you purchased a brand new Mercedes for yourself at a very big price a few months pass by and you decide that you can no longer afford the car, you have no choice but to sell it, and you will never make your money back on it.

As Car Hire Specialists we decided to give you some of the benefits on hiring a car instead of purchasing one

Firstly you can drive all the latest vehicles that come in. buying a new vehicle is the vehicle you are going to have to drive until you purchase another one. Going through a car hire company allows you to change vehicles at any time.

Another great thing about a luxurious car hire is that you do not have to worry about the depreciation on the vehicle or you do not have to worry about the car breaking down etc. as it is all covered in your monthly instalment with the car hire company.

You can also decide on how long you would like to have the vehicle for it can be weeks, months or even years all depending on your agreement with the car hire company. At Comet Car Rental we will guide you all the way and make you happy with your chosen car hire.

At Comet Car Rental we offer you very affordable luxurious car hire rates. Give us a call on 021 386 2411 to book your next luxurious car rental today.