If you are interested in exploring South Africa, or just going on a short outing, there are plenty of options for hiring a car in Stellenbosch or Cape Town, for a weekend or even longer. If you intend to stay in Stellenbosch for several months, it may be the less expensive option to buy a car and to sell it when you leave. You may rent a car if you are 21 years or older and in possession of a valid driver’s licence.

Bus, rail and air travel

Although there is no bus service to travel between Stellenbosch and Cape Town, it is possible to travel by rail. For more information regarding costs and the train schedule, you can visit the website of Metrorail. Longer distances can be travelled by bus, train or airplane. With a student card the train will be the least expensive way of travelling, but it will take a lot more time than travelling by bus, or flying if it’s a very long distance. There are a number of bus services and airline companies in South Africa, and you can find information about them and make bookings quite easily on the internet.