Getting To and Around the Western Cape

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read
Scenic view of empty road through Overberg district, South Africa

Cape Town International Airport offers direct connections via most global airport hubs, and currently offers 182 direct international flights a week. The airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. On arrival, access to ground transport is simple and convenient.  

The MyCiTi bus rapid transit system offers regular shuttle services to and from the airport. The service operates from the Civic Centre bus station in Cape Town on weekdays, weekends, and public holidays. Travel on the service requires a MyConnect card, which can be purchased from MyCiTi station kiosks and participating retailers. Metered taxis, car rentals, and ride-hailing services such as Uber are also available at the airport.  

You’ll also find most major car-rental agencies at the airport, so you can book a vehicle as you arrive. It’s best to secure your rental beforehand, especially if you’re travelling in peak season. Keep in mind that, if you choose to hire a car, you will need a driver’s licence that is valid in South Africa, or an international driver’s license. 

The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works continually works to upgrade roads in Cape Town and the Western Cape. All highways and main roads are thus in a good condition. As such, if you want to hire a car, a normal sedan will do for most of the province. If you’re looking for an adventure, however, there are also many great 4×4 trails in the nature reserves – but don’t forget to upgrade your car!

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