It’s environmentally a lot more friendly than getting around on four wheels, it wards of heart disease, plus it’s jolly good fun. That’s why we’ve decided to zip around the Mother City on two wheels this season. You can, too – because we’ve rounded up all the rental places in Cape Town for your convenience. Enjoy!
Bicycle rentals and tours
1. Cape Town Cycle Hire
What’s the deal A range of mountain bikes, and road bikes for adults and children is available for hire. In addition, you can have your bikes delivered and collected from wherever you are in Cape Town. Guided tours are also available
Cost R200 – R900 per day
Contact 021 434 1270
Where to find it Sea Point Cape Town
2. Rent a Bicycle
What’s the dealMountain bikes, road bikes, commuter bikes or kid’s bikes are available for hire. All come with a helmet, pump, spare tube and safety light, and you can hire a bike trailer or bike rack for easier transportation. Customised guided tour (adventure, wine, family-friendly, fynbos, and so on) are also an option.
Cost R150 – R1 500
Contact 076 274 8125
Where to find it125, La Fontana, 1 Buccaneer Way, Gordons Bay Central, Cape Town
3. Awol Tours
What’s the deal Hire a bike, or go on one of Awol’s tours, specially designed to encourage visitors interact with locals and get to know what makes Cape Town and its people so special. Popular tours include the Constantia Winelands tour, township tour and the city tour. There’s even a Birthday Bicycle Party for children, where little ones get to enjoy activities such as a treasure hunt by bike at a chosen location. Special discounts are available for longer rentals.
Cost R200 – R350 (rentals)
R500 – R4 000 (guided tours)
Contact 021 418 3803, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it V&A Waterfront Info Centre, Dock Road, Cape Town
4. iRide Africa
What’s the deal A variety of services, including bicycle hire, cycling holidays, bikes and booze tours in the winelands, mountain-bike skills clinics and more. When you rent a bike, it can be delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Cape Town. Also, if you prefer to go on your own adventures, you can download a self-guided tour map from the iRide Africa website.
Cost R300 – R550 (rentals)
R950 – R2 095 (guided day tours)
Contact 0834575662, email@example.com
Where to find it 8 Richmond Road, Mowbray, Cape Town
5. Bike and Saddle
What’s the deal Based at the V&A Waterfront, this shop offers mountain, road, kids’ and electric bicycles for hire. Though very popular with tourists, locals can also enjoy their top-quality service and variety of bicycles. Bring the whole family as there are children’s bikes, child carriers and bicycle trailers for the young ones, while those looking for an easy ride can enjoy the convenience of an electric bicycle. One of the most popular tours is the three-hour City Heritage Cycle, which takes you around some of the city’s most iconic sites such as the Bo-Kaap, Company’s Garden and Long Street. Advance bookings are essential.
Cost R110 – R800 (rentals per day)
R1 000 (full-day tour), R1 600 (half-day tour)
Contact 021 813 6443, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it V&A Waterfront, Cape Town