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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. 

Are you trying to find out how much the 60 000KM Service on your VW Polo Vivo should cost? Comet Car Rental provides this information to help the consumer, if it does help you in any way please don’t forget to tell your VW Polo Vivo driving friends and family to check this post out.  The 60,000 km service is a more expensive service for a Polo Vivo, because the spark plugs get changed on this service and all the filters. In this service you will be asked to change your brake pads if they have not already been changed, and probably your wipers and the anti-freeze. 

As long term car rental specialists in South Africa with offices in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, we have a lot of Volkswagen Polo Vivos on our fleet that we service regularly and thought that we would shed some light on the service costs of the Volkswagen Polo Vivo.

We got a price for brake pads from our local speedy and they charged R897 including VAT and Labour.  Compare this to your quote if you get a quote from VW.  A general tip - VW are negotiable so you could get the service advisor to do it for R1,000 all in if you speak nicely to them, which is easy because VW are the friendliest brand out there.  The wipers on these cars are dead easy to change, so you could change them at a Midas for about R149 if you have the time. At our car rental branches we keep a stock of these so that we can keep our wipers in perfect condition.

If your quote differs from the one above, check firstly, the number of litres of oil, then the number of hours of labour, then the hourly rate for labour.  Different garages charge different rates for labour. The further you are from affluent areas the cheaper your labour rates will be.

 The base service excluding the items listed above at 19 April 2018 are the following:

1.7 Hours Labour @ R700 per hour R1190.00
Engine Oil 3.7Litres x R107.28 R387.02
Oil Filter R144.00
Pollen Filter R230.00
Spark Plugs 4 x 57 R228.00
Air Filter R176.00
Screw R23.00
Total Ex. VAT R2378.02
VAT R356.70
Total Incl VAT R2734.72

As a general rule of thumb do not change the brake pads at the dealership, you  can get the exact same brake pads from Speedy at a fraction of the cost.

Is the quote for the 60 000KM Service on your Polo Vivo higher than the above? Remember to check the amount of time as well as the amount of oil charged, the dealerships use 210 litre oil drums with automatic dispensers, so they should not overcharge you on oil.

Cape Town get ready for all new SUVs on and off road!

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?

Spacious. Luxurious. Comfortable. 

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Just incase you were wondering, SUV stands for Sport/Suburban Utility Vehicle. You can use it to carry equipment, or take the family out for the day. 

There really is no other way to do it besides Comet Car Rentals' way.

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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.

Comet Car Rental offer the most affordable prices for Car Hire Cape Town. If you are looking for a celebrity travel experience where you can get your rented vehicle dropped off at Cape Town International Airport ready and waiting for you or if you simply require a small car to run around with in the city, or if you are looking for a long term car rental booking a car rental is quite easy either way, it’s just important to book in the right car rental category group for your needs.

Comet Car Rental advises to talk to our helpful reservations agents on CT 021 386 2411 or PE 041 581 4904 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before you make a decision based on the rate you see on our car rental rates page. Some important factors to consider are: the number of passengers travelling with you, how many kilometres you will be driving, the amount of luggage you may have – this will help us find the best car rental option for your specific needs with the least costs and best performance for you.

Your rental car and holiday activities need to match, as using a small compact car rental for off road driving may damage the car and increase any damage waivers you may incur.

Also please note that we cannot promise you a specific car you want, but you are welcome to request a specific car in one of our car groups. If you are in the market to buy a new car, this is the time to do a bit of test driving.

A credit card isn’t the only way to pay for your car rental at Comet. Debit cards and cash are also accepted at all our branches. Comet requires the rental fee, deposit fee plus a contract fee paid upfront.

We do not accept renting a car for someone else on your credit card – but we can add them as an additional driver for R225.

When selecting a rental car, Comet Car Rental advises to think about where you will be driving and how much mileage you will need as there is an additional kilometer charge once you have exceeded your free kilometers given according to rental days chosen. Just a reminder – even if it is a rental car you are still liable for the rental car.