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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.

Attending your first festival in Cape Town?

No worries – Comet Car Rental Cape Town has all the advice that will make your first festival experience one worth coming back for!

In case anyone from work asks you “What’s Rocking the Daisies”?

Here are 5 facts to help you answer this besides “Weekend Away!”

  • Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival is South Africa’s biggest outdoor gathering, and takes place on the first weekend of October to kick the summer season off! Only the best local and inspiring international artists perform and entertain the crowds. There are multiple stages, camping sites and wonderful memories to be made at this annual event! Artists like Black Coffee, AKA Ricky Rick, Cassper Nyovest and Beatenburg can be seen on the local stages.

If you need an affordable car rental to fit all your friends and family for the weekend – Comet Car Rental can help

Here’s how:

  1. Log on to www.cometcar.co.za / email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 021 386 2411
  2. Select your dates, times and car rental choice for the weekend – in our opinion, because the festival takes place at Cloof Wine Estate Farm in Malmesbury area we recommend either a spacious minibus hire or sweet SUV rental.
  3. Select ‘Book Now’! – And you’re done.  An awesome reservation agent will reply with your car rental booking confirmation and help you complete your booking.

At Comet Car Rental we also offer a GPS Navigation system in case you get lost on your way, and for those without credit cards, no stress, payment for your car hire can be done through EFT*, cash* or debit card – we know, pretty awesome!

Things you will need to pack for your trip before collecting your vehicle

ü  Your ticket

ü  Tent

ü  Sleeping bag

ü  Strong Wellingtons / rain boots

ü  Warm night attire

ü  Roll mat

ü  Sunscreen

ü  Toiletries

ü  Medical supplies

ü  Torch

ü  Extra clothes – (it’s really dusty)

ü  Hat

ü  Money/cards – kept safe at all times

ü  Food, snacks and refreshments

ü  Water!! – Stay hydrated

ü  Campchairs for the late night campfires

ü  Sunglasses

 

 

And you’re set to make fantastic new memories with old and some new friends!

And just in case you come back to normal life to a faulty car after your time away – don’t even sweat it, Comet Car Rental has long-term car rental options too.

So, either way you’re sorted with Comet Car Rental if you’re headed to your next festival!

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Perfect for every need, whether it be sporty or suburban. It gets the job done. On and off road. Don't get caught without one. Cape Town has so many places to visit, why not get this vehicle and not leave anyone behind?

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A visit to South Africa features the best of both worlds. With sophisticated urban experiences and exciting adventure travel, there’s something here for everyone. From the top in dining and cuisine, to the exotic locales for beaching and safari, here are our top ten picks for the best places to visit in South Africa.

1. Cape Town

Cape Town is the top destination in Africa for visitors, and is also its legislative capita. The city sits at the tip of the Western Cape Province, and is the ideal jumping off point for all that South Africa has to offer.

Cape Town is surrounded by extraordinary beaches and jaw-dropping scenery, while also offering easy access to the beauty of the Cape Land Winelands. With its Mediterranean-like climate, Cape Town is a dream destination filled with eye-catching infrastructure and a multicultural population with delicious cuisine.

It includes exciting tourist spots like the world-class aquarium and premier shopping along the waterfront. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an attraction you can’t afford to miss.

Getting around can be done via Uber, local public transport such as taxis and car rental. A local car rental company named – Comet Car Rental, deals with affordable cash car rental which is a bonus for all the tourists.

 

2. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is the premiere park of the South African network of reserves. It features awe-inspiring landscapes of savannah and bush country. With its well-known abundance of magnificent wildlife and vegetation, the park is one of the most popular among tourists.

Well-kept roads make self-guided tours an absolute must. An SUV hire is also on the cards from Pace Car Rental Johannesburg.

 

3. Cape Winelands

Just northeast of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands have been producing some of the world’s best wines. The lush river valleys are perfect for producing Cabernets, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon varietals.

The area is set against a gorgeous backdrop of mountains, and offers a luxurious indulgence of boutique wineries and hotels, exclusive restaurants, and breathtaking scenery.

A great idea would be to hire a minibus (7/8/9/10/14 Seater) from Comet Car Rental and go on a trip to the winelands and taste wine all day with friends and family. Bliss!

 

4. Drakensberg

For a wild, raw landscape visit the mountain region of the Drakensberg. Located between South Africa and Lesotho - Pace also does cross border rentals, the dramatic views have inspired the Dutch and Zulu for centuries.

 

5. Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape region is home to over 600 elephants that can be seen in their natural habitat. The park features numerous other species, including rare birds, water buffalo, warthogs, ostriches, and lions.

Day trips are feasible, but you can also elect to stay overnight in accommodations that range from camps to luxury lodges.

Never fear Comet Car Rental also has a branch in the Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth, you can zoot around this gorgeous region in your rental vehicle.

 

6. Johannesburg

Touch down in Johannesburg (aka Jo’burg / Jozi) for the excitement of the city life. Johannesburg is not only the second largest city in South Africa, but is also the financial center of the continent, and houses the richest square mile in Africa – Sandton.

If you want something more personal for getting around, you can trust the home of long term car rental Johannesburg in Sandton, Marlboro – Pace Car Rental for awesome cars at low rates.

The nearby Soweto township has been the scene of major historical advancements, and today is a vibrant community of over one million people.

 

7. Hermanus

The main attraction here is the whale-watching. The sheltered waters off Hermanus are the ideal spot for the Southern Right Whale to mate and breed. While tour boats are available, the whales are easily watchable right from shore along a six-mile cliff walk complete with benches and telescopes.

 

8. Durban

Durban is just outside Johannesburg and is the scenic beach spot for South Africans to get away. The city is teeming with grand old English Colonial architecture that is now infused with cross-cultural vibrancy from Zulu murals, mosques, churches, and Hindu temples.

You can also find Pace Car Rental Durban here where they exclusively deal with long term car rentals.

 

9. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Herds of wildebeest, elands, and gemsbok find their home among the undulating red dunes of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari region. Apex predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards roam free and can be seen in their natural glory.

Tours by 4X4 and accommodations are available throughout the park.

 

10. Garden Route

Explore the scenic Garden Route from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, along the Southeastern coast. The landscape is filled with lagoons, lakes, and a range of flora and fauna. It’s considered to be one of the best experiences in the country.
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