Whether visitors are searching for cosmopolitan cities filled with fascinating history and modern conveniences or an unforgettable wilderness safari adventure, they’re sure to find what they’re looking for during a visit to the newly rejuvenated nation of South Africa. Several flights from North American and European cities enter the country’s two largest airports, Cape Town and Johannesburg, each day, and both airports are major South Africa car hire spots.
South Africa may have a reputation for high crime, but it’s generally safe to tour the country by cheap South Africa car hire as long as drivers take proper precautions and use common sense. Most South African crime occurs far from major tourist destinations, and a motor home or four-wheel drive is particularly recommended for those wishing to explore off the beaten pass.
The crime rate in Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is especially notorious, but the city offers safe guided tours of Soweto township. Nearby Pretoria, under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg by South Africa hire car, is comparatively calm, and filled with streets lined with Jacaranda trees, beautiful buildings, and monuments dedicated to South Africa’s Voortrekker movement.
Coastal Cape Town, at the foot of towering Table Mountain where the Indian and Atlantic oceans connect, is considered not only one of South Africa’s most stunning cities, but one of the most beautiful places in the world. Cape Town is just a short drive by South Africa hire car from several beautiful beaches, the well renowned Stellenbosch and Franschoek wineyards, and the stunning beauty of the Cape Point Nature Reserve.