We arrive in Cape Town for 5 days mid-Sept after a 2 month overland trip and are currently looking at different hotels/B&B's. We have narrowed down our preferred choices to a few places in Gardens, Bantry Bay, de Waterkant and central in Heritage Square (mainly due to great reviews here on TA).
Since we will have just spent 2 months on a bus and plan a 6 day drive on the Garden Route following our 5 days in Cape Town I don't really want to hire a car in the city mainly because I'll just want a break from being in a vehicle all the time! Our time in the city will be more focused on museums, dining, table mountains walks and other city attractions and relaxing.
With this in mind can anyone let us know how easy it is to get around the city, public transport looks limited, with the HOHO bus offering a couple of routes? Are taxi's reliable? What sort of fare would we be looking at say from Bantry Bay or Gardens to the V&A Waterfront. Once in the city centre is it possible to walk between major attractions or is a taxi ride still required?
Also a quick thanks to regular contributors on a great forum, these threads have been a fantastic help in planning over the last week.