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The cheapest shuttle in Cape Town

All 1-way trips only R99
All trips leave from Greenmarket square, Cape Town

FRANSCHHOEK – R99

Cape Point – R99

About Cape Comoot

Cape Comoot quite simply is the cheapest shuttle for local transport in Cape Town. Never before has it been possible to travel to these world famous destinations for R99. Now it is.

ABOUT THE ROUTES

Franschhoek without a car

 

Arrival and departure

You will be dropped in the centre of Franschhoek by the Wine Tram Ticket office or at the nearest available parking lot. The tram ticket office will be pointed out to you by the driver so you know where to meet if you booked a ticket back to Cape Town with us.

From the drop off point it is an easy walking distance to all the help you need to get around the area. Start by walking one minute down the road to the tourist office and get yourself a map of the area. This is also the street with most Franschhoek restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In Franschhoek Cape Comoot leaves from the very centre of town in front of the Wine Tram Ticket office. Our driver will be there from 10 minutes before departure time visible by a branded umbrella.

Wine farms

The wine farms are probably the number one reason why people visit Franschhoek. There are a number of ways to visit the wine farms without a car.

Wine Tram

The Franschhoek Wine Tram runs every day and has 5 different routes that will give you a hop on hop off experience where you get to spend an hour at each of  a range of different wine farms that you choose from the list. The starting times are between 10 am and 1 pm. You will be able to visit between 3 to 6 farms before closing time around 5-6 pm, depending on how early you start. In summer season we recommend you book in advance to be sure to get a seat. For booking and prices see  www.winetram.co.za. Tastings are in most places included in your ticket. You find the wine tram ticket office right where we drop you off when coming from Cape Town.

Tuk Tuk’s

Another charming option is to do a wine tour with a Tuk Tuk. They offer different routes and both half and full day options. There are several companies and they are located within walking distance from our drop off point but they will also pick you up wherever you wish. Please note that on the Tuk Tuk tours the wine tastings are not included and will be charged typically R20 – 60/p.

For further information see www.tuktukfranschhoek.co.za or www.franschhoektuktuk.co.za

Bicycles

Maybe you prefer to rent a bicycle and go on your own visiting some wine farms. In that case there is a bike rental shop a 3 minute walk up the road towards the direction the bus came in. It’s on the same side as the tram ticket office. In the bicycle shop you can get a map of the area and recommendations on which wine farms are closest to town.

Hiking/walking trails

There are a range of hiking and walking trails around Franschhoek. You need a day license to be allowed on the hiking trails. You can buy one in the tourism office at a low price. Here you can also get a map and recommendations on where to go in the amount of time you have available.

Downtown Franschhoek

Downtown Franschhoek has a range of restaurants. They can all be found online. In summer it is recommended to book for dinner. Franschhoek downtown also have gourmet food tours and wine tastings downtown as well as a Saturday market in the park in the centre close to our drop off place by the wine tram. Learn more on http://franschhoek.org.za/ There is also a historical walking tour it departs in the morning and can be booked on https://app.anyguide.com/tours/the-historic-walking-tour-of-franschhoek  

More info

See http://franschhoek.org.za/

Or simply visit the Franschhoek tourism office a 1 minute walk down from our drop off point on the same side of the road in the direction we came from when arriving.

Be aware

Bicycling under the influence of alcohol should be done with caution. Most roads around Franschhoek have extra space for bicycles but some don’t and SA drivers are not as used to looking out for bicycles as in some European countries.

Cape Point without a car

On the Cape Point there are two main places that people usually want to see. There is the actual Cape Point Lighthouse on top of the hill and a bit away from there you have Cape of Good Hope.

Drop off and pick up

We will drop you at the parking ground where the ascent to Cape Point Lighthouse starts.

For your return trip to Cape Town we will meet you by the Cape Point wooden sign in the corner of the Parking lot. The driver will be there from 10 minutes before the departure time with a branded umbrella.

Cape Point

The walk up the hills to Cape Point should take no more than 10 – 15 minutes. It’s a rather steep walk and if you want to save your breath for other things you can buy a ticket to the tram car just by the parking lot. On top you will have a view over the southbound ocean as well as over False Bay. Read about the history of False Bay on http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-false-bay-delights You can also visit some of the lower terrasses a bit down from the lighthouse for a closer look at the cliffs and the waves.

Cape of Good Hope

You can walk to the Cape of good hope. It’s a 20 minutes brisk walk each way and more if you walk more leisurely. Therefore calculate at least an hour to an hour and a half to get back for your departure to Cape Town. You can read about the Cape of Good Hope on http://www.capetown.at/heritage/history/explorers_port.htm

Hiking

There are a number of short beautiful hiking/walking trails in the area. Check https://capepoint.co.za/best-short-walks-and-hikes-around-cape-point/ for a description of the trails available.

Food and souvenirs

There is both a take away place with Sandwiches, pizzas and other foods as well as a sit down restaurant with a view of False Bay. There are also souvenir shops and bathrooms. All of this is right next to the main parking area.

Be aware

There are baboons in the area. Therefore be sure not to eat in the open as that attracts the animals who might try to steal your food which can be intimidating and even dangerous at times.

On the Cape Point there are two main places that people usually want to see. There is the actual Cape Point Lighthouse on top of the hill and a bit away from there you have Cape of Good Hope.

Drop off and pick up

We will drop you at the parking ground where the ascent to Cape Point Lighthouse starts.

For your return trip to Cape Town we will meet you by the Cape Point wooden sign in the corner of the Parking lot. The driver will be there from 10 minutes before the departure time with a branded umbrella.

Cape Point

The walk up the hills to Cape Point should take no more than 10 – 15 minutes. It’s a rather steep walk and if you want to save your breath for other things you can buy a ticket to the tram car just by the parking lot. On top you will have a view over the southbound ocean as well as over False Bay. Read about the history of False Bay on http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-false-bay-delights You can also visit some of the lower terrasses a bit down from the lighthouse for a closer look at the cliffs and the waves.

Cape of Good Hope

You can walk to the Cape of good hope. It’s a 20 minutes brisk walk each way and more if you walk more leisurely. Therefore calculate at least an hour to an hour and a half to get back for your departure to Cape Town. You can read about the Cape of Good Hope on http://www.capetown.at/heritage/history/explorers_port.htm

Hiking

There are a number of short beautiful hiking/walking trails in the area. Check https://capepoint.co.za/best-short-walks-and-hikes-around-cape-point/ for a description of the trails available.

Food and souvenirs

There is both a take away place with Sandwiches, pizzas and other foods as well as a sit down restaurant with a view of False Bay. There are also souvenir shops and bathrooms. All of this is right next to the main parking area.

Be aware

There are baboons in the area. Therefore be sure not to eat in the open as that attracts the animals who might try to steal your food which can be intimidating and even dangerous at times.

 Departure times

Cape Town – Franschhoek

Departs from Greenmarket square, Cape Town. In Green Market Square on the corner of Shortmarket Street and Burg Street. We will be there with a Cape Comoot umbrella.

Times: 9:00 am | 15:00 pm | Buy your ticket

Franschhoek – Cape Town

Departs from Franschhoek.  In front of the ticket office of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Your driver will wait for you there with a Cape Comoot umbrella.

Time: 11:00 am | 18:30 pm | Buy your ticket

Cape Town – Cape Point

Departs from Greenmarket square, Cape Town. In Green Market Square on the corner of Shortmarket Street and Burg Street. We will be there with a Cape Comoot umbrella.

Times: 8:00 am | 13:00 pm | Buy your ticket

Cape Point – Cape Town

Departs from Cape Point, Cape Town. By the Cape Point wooden sign in the corner of the main Parking lot at the Cape Point. Your driver will wait for you there with a Cape Comoot umbrella.

Times: 12:00 pm | 17:00 pm | Buy your ticket