Drives in and around Cape Town

Self drives is the only way one can get the feel of Cape Town.

The scenery of Cape Town and the lack of quality public transport, make a rental car an excellent option to see all the attractions of the area.

Self driving in the Western Cape is a real breeze.Roads are well maintained and directions are clear.

This is where I will tell which are the better drives.

One of my friends, Petto, who is a Harley Davidson enthusiast will be telling you of great motorcycle routes.

He will be giving a diarised version of what to expect whilst discovering this beautiful part of the world.He obviously thinks that the only way to discover our beautiful city, is by bike.

Join him on some of his trips below.

Drive safely and enjoy Cape Town!

Chapmans Peak DriveTrip to Loeriesfontein
Chapmans Peak Drive Trip to Loeriesfontein

Top Tip

Precautions when driving in Cape Town are just common sense precautions which should be adhered to all over the world:

  • Keep doors locked.
  • Pack away valuables.
  • Stay on well-used roads.
  • Stop at safe places to ask for directions.
  • Be alert for possible dangerous situations.
  • In some rural or remote areas, animals may wander into the road. Reduce your speed and be particularly careful when travelling after dark.
  • Be on the look out for pedestrians - particularly after dark.
  • Do not pick-up hitch-hikers.

Scenic drives

Chapmans Peak Drive

This 9km drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, must be one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world.Take your time and stop regularly to enjoy the great views of the ocean and mountain.

Petto's motorcycle drives

Road trip to Loeriesfontein

A 1300 km road trip taken in December 2008, from Cape Town to Loeriesfontein and back.

Ten passes in the Western Cape

How Petto drove 550 km in December 2008 and did TEN passes.

Chapmans Peak Drive

A value-for-money breakfast in Kommetjie and the awsome Chapmans Peak Drive.

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