Best 2012 Events within a Day’s Drive of Cape Town

Matt Somers By Matt Somers, 31st Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Cape Town is hot spot for South African tourism. With plenty of opportunities for adventure only a short drive away, what better way to enjoy your holiday than in a hired car?

Best 2012 Events within a Day’s Drive of Cape Town

Cape Town may be the ‘Mother’ of all cities but the vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis, which jealously guards the gateway to Africa, has plenty of cool, classy contemporaries that supply fun, festivities, wine tasting and fine dining.

Located within striking distance of the popular tourist city is a seemingly endless bouquet of sizzling outdoor events. Some are arty; others are wild and wacky, while still others are more about culture, wine and the Western Cape’s delicious seafood and victuals.

Car Rental Cape Town a Pre-Requisite

Finding cheap car hire in Cape Town has to be high on the agenda when booking a breakaway to the glorious Cape. Wine harvests, musical festivals, outdoor sport challenges and infinite occasions of classic high society are all regulars on the Western Cape events menu.

To reach them, however, it’s essential to have your own wheels, as many are secreted in some of the most spectacular rural surroundings on the planet, well away from the hype and bright lights of the city.

Pick of the Country-Style Events

Premier country-style events this year include:

• February - Spier Harvest Festival, Stellenbosch - celebrate the harvest at the glorious Spier Wine Estate, where fine dining, entertainment, picnics, wild cheetah and stamping the grapes are all on the agenda

• March - Lamberts Bay Crayfish and Cultural Festival - appraise the ‘kreef’ and culture of the Cape West Coast

• March - Rock the River 2 Worcester - bop the week-end away with the legendary sounds of top live bands on the banks of the Breede River

• April - Prince Albert Town and Olive Festival - experience the wide skies, aromatic air and desert delights of the Great Karoo

• May - Montagu Art in Autumn - enliven the senses with a visual feast of creativity in one of the Cape’s premier wine producing areas renowned for its spectacular mountainous beauty

• June - Wacky Wine Week-End, Robertson - sample the fine vintages of the picturesque Breede River Valley, revered for its roses, horse studs and picturesque setting, and get wacked at the same time!

Where to Find Affordable Cape Town Car Hire

Discount car hire, starting at a low, low daily rate of R245 for a trendy Chevy Spark, is conveniently available from the minute you’ve landed and cleared customs.

Cheap and reliable Cape Town Airport car hire is supplied by Reeds Car and Bakkie Rental, a company that offers quality service 24/7, an extensive car rental fleet and attractive special deals. For more information, current rates and to view the fleet online, visit and secure a comfortable self-drive option.


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