Rent a Mercedes Viano for the Day

Get groups from A to B in the comfort and style of this Learjet on wheels


When you need to transport more than four people in style and comfort, options are not limitless. Obviously, the best solution is a Learjet, but sometimes you need to cover some kilometres on the ground, and that’s why Mercedes designed and built the Viano.

Available for hire in Cape Town, the 7-seater luxury van is as close as you’ll get to that business jet feeling, without taking off. So, whether you’re tasked with towing around a bridal party, business execs or the family in the Mother City, hiring the Viano is the simple, stylish and fuel-efficient solution. 

About the Mercedes Viano

The Mercedes Viano is all about maximum mobility and comfort. The plush leather seats come with lots of legroom (there’s still room for luggage), meaning that every occupant is kept happy while you cruise to the next meeting, party, wedding or game of golf.

The comforts don’t end there though. Cape Town is famous for its perfect warm weather in summer, but cars full of people travelling in the glorious heat can sometimes be a little unpleasant. Which is why Mercedes has made sure every seat has its own air conditioning. Meaning, you will arrive at your destination cool and refreshed, no matter what.

The seating arrangements are also very convenient. All passengers can face forward, or the second row of seats can turn around to face the last row. This is very helpful if you need to do business on the move, or if you’re with the family and want to make the most of the lounge-like feeling of the Viano.

Similarly, if you’re moving your partner and kids around or hitting the South African highways for a lengthy expedition, the Viano makes for a brilliant family transport tool. The tray tables can be used to play a game of cards, to while away long journeys or for a proper family meal without having to stop on the way to a holiday destination. A great feature is the double sliding rear doors, which make for easy access.

Even with all seats in place, there is still a huge cargo area, so if you are touring Cape Town with lots of luggage, you can rest assured that you won’t have to leave everything behind. Even that giant wooden giraffe you’ve just bought will definitely fit in the back.

While the Viano doesn’t exactly feature a jet engine, the Mercedes diesel is strong, reliable and fuel efficient. You never have to worry about driving over some of Cape Town’s famous mountain passes.

Where to hire a Mercedes Viano in Cape Town

The Mercedes Viano is for hire in Cape Town from Status Luxury Vehicle (SLV), and is the perfect way to move groups of people around one of the world’s best cities in comfort and style. Of course, if you plan on sampling some of the world’s best wine right here in Cape Town, you should probably hire yourself a driver; SLV will be happy to provide a chauffeur. Although, you’ll have to find your own air hostess.

Also, for more affordable large car hire in Cape Town, consider renting a Mercedes Vito or a Hyundai H1 Wagon; SLV stocks both.

Key Tip: As a CapeTownMagazine.com reader you’re entitled to discounted SLV rates. Simply ask about specials when booking. To book, phone +27 (0) 21 510 0108 or email info@slv.co.za.

By Ciro De Siena

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