Cape Town Airport (CPT), Cape Town, South Africa
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First Car Rental at Cape Town Airport

Cape Town International Airport, Airport Ring Road, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490
0027 219 347 499
Pick-up instructions
Proceed out of the Arrivals Hall and Terminal building, follow car rental signs to First Car Rental office. Look for First Car Rental signs.
Drop-off instructions
Please clarify Drop-off instructions with Car Provider upon Pick-up.
Business hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Key box
No

Customer Ratings and Latest Reviews

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Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Spain
Suzuki Celerio
May 14, 2024

Pros: Nothing. The price shown on the booking was way lower than the one I ended up paying at the airport.

Cons: According to the internet booking I had to pay only R1324 at pick up. The pick up process was very slow. They held a deposit amount of R12000 on my card, that was all right, I returned the car full BUT they charged me for some extras a total amount of R3000 (the concept is: fuel and possible extras). I never asked for any extra. I asked them several times where this comes from and their costumer service is pathetic since they mention what says to the invoice (as if I wasn´t able to read).

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
May 4, 2024

Pros: Easy to collect

United States of America (USA)
Nissan Almera
April 21, 2024

Pros: easy to use efficient representstive

Cons: car was lowest end automatic without reverse camera

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
April 15, 2024

Pros: It was efficient and friendly

Cons: I felt deceived because I signed up with Discovery Cars when I booked and paid them. When I got to the rental cars at the airport, I searched for Discovery Car Rentals, but couldn't find them. Then I discovered that I was really renting from First Car and had to pay them again. So, two payments - one for booking and one for renting. That did not seem clear to me at the outset and therefore it felt deceptive.

South Africa
Suzuki Swift
April 7, 2024

Pros: Excellent service overall.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Quest
March 30, 2024

Pros: I needed to both adjust the pick up and drop off date. No problem, they made it easy

Cons: There was nothing we disliked

United Kingdom
Proton X50
March 13, 2024

Pros: Very efficient, the car was in very good condition. For a change it was exactly what we had specified as we need extra boot space, so no hassle there. Waiting time to pick up and collect was very good

Cons: We never received the renewal contract after the 30 day expiry as we hired for 52days. It had worried us to find this clause in the contract after booking but they had reassured us they would simply renew it and send us a copy.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
February 26, 2024

Pros: Car very basic-passenger seat not properly fitted

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
February 18, 2024

Pros: Very good

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Cross
February 11, 2024

Pros: No hassle to return deposit quickly without spurious deductions. All sorted in less than 4 days after car returned

Iceland
Proton X50
February 10, 2024

Cons: They tried to add additional insurance even though I booked with complete insurance.

India
Subaru Forester
January 27, 2024

Pros: Quick drop off

Cons: No options while picking up car inspite of small boot size.

Austria
Suzuki Swift
January 25, 2024

Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff

South Africa
Suzuki Celerio
January 20, 2024

Pros: Professionalism

Cons: None

Australia
Toyota Corolla Cross
January 16, 2024

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Desk service a bit slow

South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
January 7, 2024

Pros: We had a slight glitch with our initial rental. One phone call and it was sorted out by Dominque. Very impressed with the service from the Cape Town airport staff

United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga
January 5, 2024

Cons: I wasn't charged the amount agreed on the voucher. The car wasn't ready when we arrived at the allocated time. The office was closed when we needed to drop off the car at the agreed time and date. Discover cars then chased us assuming the rental was overdue. Stress you don't need when you are trying to relax on a well needed break.

South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
January 4, 2024

Pros: Friendliness of staff

Cons: Nothing

South Africa
Suzuki Swift
January 3, 2024

Pros: Efficient service.

Cons: Nothing.

South Africa
Honda Amaze
January 3, 2024

Pros: Fast, friendly and efficient service with a smile.

Cons: N/A

South Africa
Honda Amaze
January 2, 2024

Pros: Car assessors, before you pick the car they help mark scretches that were omitted on the check list, and also freindly help on loading laggage if you need help.

Cons: Booking a specific car yet given a different car. The "similar" car rental category is useless when you booked based on a specific car.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
December 21, 2023

Pros: Very friendly staff and surprisingly efficient (not already our experience in the past)

Italy
Nissan Almera
December 9, 2023

Pros: Car quite adequate and return speedy

Cons: They couldn’t find the booking. It took some time

United Arab Emirates
Nissan Almera
November 21, 2023

Pros: Superb services provided

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
November 18, 2023

Pros: Responded promptly to issue raised via online portal after car had been returned.

Cons: Extra unlisted small admin fees after rental completed.

Mozambique
Suzuki Celerio
October 28, 2023

Pros: Attendants

Cons: Very good services

Singapore
Proton X50
October 26, 2023

Pros: The staff was professional and friendly. Car looked brand new.

Cons: Car was slightly smaller than we thought it would be but it was fine.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
October 19, 2023

Pros: Good service New vehicle

South Africa
Suzuki Celerio
October 13, 2023

Pros: Very convenient and efficient

United States of America (USA)
Honda Amaze
September 26, 2023

Pros: We had a flat tire and they were able to replace the car quickly. Thats was great.

Cons: The time it took to pick up the car. The double charges that I’ve had to call frequently to have fix.

Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
September 22, 2023

Pros: The employees Malcolm and Johan

Cons: There were a lot of scratch and damages on the car that were not mentioned. But luckily Mr. Malcolm helped me to do a thorough inspection of the vehicle.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Quest
September 15, 2023

Pros: Renting a car in a foreign country and driving on the other side of the road can be a daunting challenge. The process renting and returning the car and basic information went seamlessly.

Cons: The car, although quite new, was a very base level vehicle. Also, the toll pass put in the car did not work. However, we were able to pay at the toll gate, without issue.

United Kingdom
Honda Amaze
September 13, 2023

Pros: Fast efficient service

Cons: Drop off and route to BP petrol station confusing (CPT)

South Africa
Suzuki Swift
September 8, 2023

Pros: We got a second driver included in the price.

Cons: The lady was polite and changed vehicles when we asked for a 5 door one to fit our mobility scooter.

India
Suzuki Celerio
August 25, 2023

Pros: Prompt delivery easy refund

Cons: condition of the car in one case was a bit compromised. My booking was mixed up with another booking so spent a lot of time trying to fix it.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
August 24, 2023

Pros: More efficient than most car rental firms we have used

Oman
Suzuki Celerio
August 17, 2023

Pros: They were available for.roadside assistance if needed it.

Cons: Everything was fine.

Australia
Honda Amaze
August 7, 2023

Pros: let me say the young african lady went above and beyound to assist me she is a absolute assit to the company.

United States of America (USA)
Nissan Almera
July 8, 2023

Pros: On returning the car, the agent drove us to airport drop off point as we had lots of luggage. That was a tremendous help.

Cons: Getting petrol at the airport was stressful. I wish we had known that you did not have to return it full.

United States of America (USA)
VW Kombi
June 25, 2023

Pros: Amazing - well done

Cons: No fuss

Singapore
Suzuki Celerio
June 23, 2023

Pros: Very good service

Cons: Nil

New Zealand
Toyota Quest
May 21, 2023

Pros: Speed of pickup and friendliness of staff

Cons: Nothing all good

United States of America (USA)
Honda Amaze
May 15, 2023

Pros: The only thing we liked were Derrick and Etienne, who tried to prevent the company from trying to charge us for things out of our control

Cons: We had the worst experience with First and they actually ruined our entire holiday

United States of America (USA)
Nissan Almera
May 4, 2023

Pros: Prompt and friendly. Incredibly efficient.

Cons: Nothing whatsoever. 10 stars out of 10.

Netherlands
Toyota Quest
May 2, 2023

Pros: The return guy was very good

Cons: The baby seat was in a horrible condition. Was not fully functional had to hire a separate one as I did not feel the one provided was safe

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Quest
May 2, 2023

Cons: ASked about extending the car rental for 4 or 5 hours due to late plane departure. Charged 680 rands for 4 and a half housr extra. Find that a very large amount for very little time.

New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
April 27, 2023

Pros: Very easy to use and handy location

Cons: Simplified collection and drop off process

Portugal
Toyota Quest
April 18, 2023

Cons: Pick up took some time. Car has already quite a lot of mileage

Ireland
Nissan Almera
April 14, 2023

Cons: I just think that the car which was a Nissan Almera was underpowered. It had no extras e.g.cruise control. It felt it needed a sixth gear. It felt very "tinny". I expected an Almera to be a 2 ltr car. Admin concerning car was very good.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
April 14, 2023

Pros: Very quick abd efficient deposit paid back quickly

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
April 10, 2023

Pros: Great service

Cons: Nothing. Superb

Ireland
Ford Ecosport
April 10, 2023

Pros: Friendly at the desk and at rhe handover.

Cons: Car was slightlly more expensive and a different make to the one I had booked.

Belgium
Volkswagen Polo
April 6, 2023

Pros: We ordered a vw polo at Cape Town Airport at a sharp price for 17 says and to our surprise we got a Suzuki Jimny, fantastic deal for our trip including safaris.

Cons: Swift efficiënt service, with all the needed paper work, for border crossing.

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
March 30, 2023

Pros: Friendly efficient staff.

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
March 28, 2023

Pros: Least expensive option

Canada
Suzuki Celerio
March 20, 2023

Pros: Good value for money.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
March 19, 2023

Pros: Reliable service great staff

Cons: Nothing

Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
March 14, 2023

Pros: Was good

Cons: No complaints

Ireland
Honda Amaze
March 11, 2023

Pros: I liked the rental car..it's cleanliness and the handover was seamless

Cons: I did not like that they put a 3000rand refundable deposit thru my credit card to cover police fines, road tolls and non full fuel tank on return. I was not informed that this cost would be stopped in advance of hire. It's not a problem had I been aware of it....but it came as an extra surprise which I would have liked to have been informed about in advance

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
March 10, 2023

Pros: Very quick and helpful

Cons: Wrong car - 2 groups lower than i paid for

Ireland
Subaru Forester
March 7, 2023

Pros: Smart, friendly and efficient

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
March 5, 2023

Pros: Fast collection, fast return, happy, friendly staff and no additional fees at any point.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
March 4, 2023

Pros: Excellent

Cons: Long queue to get to counter. Lots of customers

Belgium
Suzuki Celerio
March 2, 2023

Pros: Excellent price/quality ratio; good car, good service

Cons: Only negative point: car with no central door locking, and no door locking button on keys. All doors had to be closed manually (x5!) each time we left the car...

Australia
Volkswagen Polo
February 23, 2023

Pros: The car was brand new, low km and a very pleasant agent assisted me. Additional assistance rendered to me as my sister was frail and elderly.

Cons: It was great, no problems

Canada
Volkswagen Polo
February 19, 2023

Pros: Quick results

United Kingdom
Ford Ecosport
February 15, 2023

Pros: Nothing positive to say.

Cons: Long queue to desk, then had to wait 20 mins for car to arrive as was parked offside, despite being booked for a particular time which had already passed. Just handed keys and no one to check car, so had to go and find some one. Car was smaller than booked, could only fit one case in boot contrary to that booked. Car was very tinny and basic.

Canada
Suzuki Celerio
February 14, 2023

Pros: The team were professional, friendly, helpful and efficient.

Cons: Everything was great. From a technical standpoint, it would be a nice touch for us to be able to pre-fill / pre-check-in so that it's quicker when we pick up the car.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
February 13, 2023

Pros: Service was superb

Cons: Although with only 8000km on the clock the car had previously suffered d treatment and was mechanically wanting.

Switzerland
Suzuki Celerio
February 11, 2023

Cons: It took one our to pick up the car

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
February 10, 2023

Pros: Everything was easy and worked as planned with minimum fuss.

Cons: Nothing really.

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
February 5, 2023

Pros: Just excellent service. From start to finish. All staff dealt with were exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful.

Cons: Nothing. They were tops and helpful all along.

Spain
Suzuki Swift
February 4, 2023

Pros: I can't suggest anything better.

Cons: Absolutely nothing.

Ireland
VW Polo Sedan
January 28, 2023

Pros: Friendly fast hassle free service

Qatar
Nissan Almera
January 28, 2023

Pros: The quick drop off

Cons: Overall customer service was very poor, long waiting time at check in and unfriendly staff not willing to take an extra step or thinking ahead to help us

Ethiopia
Suzuki Celerio
January 27, 2023

Pros: It was fast and efficient.

Cons: The prize was not the final prize you gave me. Instead of 188.05, it was 202.74 without any reason.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
January 25, 2023

Pros: Very friendly at pick up and drop off.

Cons: Very bureaucratic pick up procedures.

Netherlands
Toyota Quest
January 24, 2023

Pros: Every thing

Cons: None

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
January 17, 2023

Pros: Short and sweet. Everything ready, no waiting around, very polite.

Cons: Nothing!

Australia
Suzuki Swift
January 17, 2023

Cons: Taking R11000 in deposits

Australia
Toyota Quest
January 13, 2023

Pros: Quick and easy

Cons: Was not the best car. the key fob didn't work, and the handling was not the best.

Malawi
Suzuki Celerio
January 8, 2023

Pros: As expected.

Cons: Nothing, it was fine.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
January 5, 2023

Cons: The car we were given was very dilapidated and not what we paid for. We were also given a toddler seat for a 4 month old baby and was told this was all they had! Very dangerous for our child and we should have been refunded our money!

Netherlands
VW Kombi
December 31, 2022

Pros: Lot off scrattes

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
December 29, 2022

Pros: Car was neat tidy and in good working order. The ONE AND ONLY ONE AGENT at the airport desk was very efficient but over worked.

Cons: I had to stand in a queue at midnight for 90 minutes before l was served. I had booked the car in advance so when it came to my turn it took the agent 5 minutes to process. You need to have at least TEO people working at that agency. One for those people starting the hire process from scratch and those just getting keys and signing for a booked car.

Brazil
Mazda 3
December 26, 2022

Pros: The car ive picked up (proton x50) was in realy good condition. But the honda ballade the rental offered was in terrible condition (4/10)

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
December 23, 2022

Pros: Efficient and friendly staff

Cons: The drop off was excellent at the airport but we were subsequently charged for a fuel top-up when we returned the car full. They had clearly made a mistake (or worse) but would not admit it and there was no way of getting our money back.

Belgium
Suzuki Celerio
December 21, 2022

Pros: Everything went smoothly. The car was perfect for our needs. No hidden costs.

Cons: Everything was good.

United Kingdom
VW Kombi
December 18, 2022

Pros: Efficiency

Cons: Professional

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
December 15, 2022

Pros: Very quick and easy

Cons: Took quite a while to go through process of picking up car

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
December 9, 2022

Pros: Good friendly service

Cons: Car underpowered Basic model

Canada
Suzuki Celerio
December 9, 2022

Cons: Very slow- took over an hour to get the car. System was off line . Welcome to Africa!

Israel
Toyota Quest
December 8, 2022

Pros: Value for money

Cons: I didn’t get the requested car

United Kingdom
VW Kombi
November 17, 2022

Pros: The staff and the car

Australia
Honda Amaze
November 9, 2022

Pros: Value for money

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
November 8, 2022

Pros: Courteous, efficient,

Cons: The car

United Kingdom
Mazda 3
November 7, 2022

Pros: Very helpful staff, very clear communication when we arrived.

Cons: The car... really lacked any horsepower. Expected more from a family saloon.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga
October 30, 2022

Pros: Staff were pleasant

Cons: Car was old, aerial was missing so no signal on the radio. Very basic car for what we paid.

New Zealand
Suzuki Celerio
October 27, 2022

Pros: Awesome Customer service

United Kingdom
Toyota Quantum
October 26, 2022

Pros: Final signoff agent!

United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
October 24, 2022

Pros: The staff was super friendly and got us on our way quickly

Australia
VW Kombi
October 16, 2022

Pros: Received really great service and support.

Cons: No fault with the service, however the type of vehicle we required to accommodate all our luggage was quite expensive.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Quantum
October 12, 2022

Cons: The spare wheel was flat. I realized it when I got a flat tire. Had to fix two wheels.

Zimbabwe
Suzuki Celerio
October 7, 2022

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: I was an hour early and was told I had to wait two hours or pay for another full day hire

Saudi Arabia
Honda Amaze
October 6, 2022

Pros: Why was the deposit not returned in full? More than 1000 rand has been deducted without giving any reasons!!!

Cons: Why was the deposit not returned in full? More than 1000 rand has been deducted without giving any reasons!!!

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
October 2, 2022

Pros: Nothing

Cons: As stated being scammed for refuelling

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
September 20, 2022

Pros: efficiency

Cons: missed rental return location

New Zealand
Suzuki Swift
September 5, 2022

Pros: Great service, friendly and helpful

Cons: Nothing

Israel
Nissan Almera
September 1, 2022

Pros: Quick turnaround times Friendly and polite

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
August 19, 2022

Pros: See answer to first question.

Cons: I canceled and you didn't return my deposit. see answer to first question.

Kuwait
Toyota Quest
August 18, 2022

Pros: Reminder emails.

Cons: The billing. Two different billing amounts were deducted. I returned the car with a dented bootlid and bumper. This damage was invoiced at R14 895.00. Do not rent from First For Cars. They sharks.

Ireland
Nissan Almera
August 11, 2022

Pros: Friendly and efficient.

Cons: Speed.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
July 23, 2022

Pros: Efficient customer service, friendly staff. A pleasure to deal with them.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
July 13, 2022

Pros: First class.

Cons: What is not to like about such efficiency.

Australia
Nissan Almera
July 2, 2022

Pros: Service

Cons: price ( you don't have a loyalty program)

Italy
Nissan Almera
June 28, 2022

Cons: Mi sono stati addebitato 2 litri di benzina, ma come posso portare l'auto con il pieno fino a tappo se non c'è un distributore dentro l'aeroporto

United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 14, 2022

Pros: Efficient and friendly and a quality vehicle

Cons: Car returned full and still charged for refill

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
June 9, 2022

Pros: First class service from First

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
June 7, 2022

Pros: Very quick

Cons: Stole my money for refuel

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
May 29, 2022

Pros: Agent was wonderful

Cons: Nothing

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
May 21, 2022

Pros: Nice friendly staff

Cons: The GPS didn't work. We asked for a refund and it was ignored. Fuel was supposed to be full to full. We brought it back full and stil got charged for refuelling.

Australia
Nissan Qashqai
May 17, 2022

Pros: Nothing

Cons: It would be great if thy could give more assistance!

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
May 13, 2022

Pros: all was fine

Cons: Bit slow to pick up the car, the team seemed to be unfamiliar with the processes. Drop off was confusing as no one physically checked out the car, we just had to drop the keys. This is not good as we needed to be told there was no damage etc, to avoid getting a surprise later. The car was not the one I had booked, it was similar, but not as good as what had been advertised. After drop off I got a surprise email about refueling, but Ieft it full

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
May 8, 2022

Cons: I never got a car

Denmark
VW Polo
May 4, 2022

Pros: The drop off person was really kind and brought us to the drop off parking close to the terminals with our suitcases

Cons: Everything. Pick up took 2 hours. Car was not the one that was ordered. Credit card was not accepted. Will never rent from them again!

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
April 27, 2022

Pros: Perfectly friendly staff

Cons: Pickup process was a little slow and the car was covered in scratches and chips so the inspection took a long time

United Kingdom
Nissan Quest
April 21, 2022

Pros: Replaced dirty car they first provided.

Cons: Adding more fuel to the vehicle when I did fill it so more could be charged to me.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
April 19, 2022

Pros: Quick service

Cons: We returned the car full but still got changed a refuelling fee

Switzerland
Suzuki Celerio
April 17, 2022

Cons: Car carried a number of, well documented, small impacts. Personnel at check in was not well-trained and caused problems with credit card and dealing with deposit.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga
April 15, 2022

Pros: Very satisfied

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
April 13, 2022

Pros: Easy pick up and drop off, friendly service

United Kingdom
Toyota Quest
April 5, 2022

Pros: Both pick up and drop off was really fast and efficient

Cons: Not much service and value for money (in current market conditions) was very good.

United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
March 31, 2022

Pros: only the drop off

Cons: You are very unclear about your charges and I feel ripped off. I will make sure to take this further. I was charged a huge holding deposit of R15000, which is unacceptable. You charged £80, and then a further £500 was charged when I got to SA. When I raised this with them, they said it had nothing to do with them and I should contact you, which then meant an expensive telephone call to the UK at £1.50 per minute. Not what one wants after 24 hours of travel. I shall cancel my next booking.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
March 30, 2022

Pros: Easy to find, easy to get out of the rental car area and on my way. The car was a little Datsun Go, 5 doors and what it said on the tin! The booking in and collection was relatively quick.

Cons: Having arranged the rental through a third party, via online search & booking, I was unable to successfully explain and inform the clerk that in fact I had already paid a deposit and what I was being charged at collection was incorrect. I gave up (after a 27 hour journey, masked up for the entirety, I didn't have the energy or brain lower to argue any longer), so I overpaid and followed up latterly via email. My emails 2 both were promptly acted upon + refund recd within 5 days of return to UK

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
March 25, 2022

Pros: Friendly, helpful

Cons: Not informed about drop off procedures so went to wrong place Could also have let us know location of airport petrol station for refuelling

United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
March 16, 2022

Cons: Delay in return of credit card deposit

United Kingdom
Toyota Quest
March 29, 2020

Pros: They gave me stanav which did not have an English channel, just German. Overall the staff were pleasant

Cons: Took too long at the desk.

France
Chevrolet Aveo 5d
January 15, 2019

Cons: they gave me their smallest and cheapeast car (no central locking and Category A while i booked category B). after changing cars , i managed to get a nissan micra (way smaller compared to the car on photo on the voucher). FInally, i wanted to extend by 2 weeks the rental and the price proposed was 4 times higher than the one i eventually got from Avis. Very disappointed

United Arab Emirates
Nissan Qashqai
January 6, 2019

Pros: Easy pick up and drop off

Cons: I have ordered a Qashqai and got something completely different. Similar means similar in dimensions incl trunk

United Kingdom
Chevrolet Aveo 5d
January 3, 2019

Pros: They were friendly but said that since I had booked through a third party there was nothing they could do.

Cons: Related to previous comment. First Car Rental refused any responsibility for the discrepancy between car size description as provided by discovercarhire and actual car provided by First Car Rental.

Netherlands
Ford Tourneo Connect
May 4, 2018

Pros: Fast and quality of car was good.

Cons: We asked for a car with backseats that could totally lay down, we especially called for this to your company but when we came there that was not possible. The staff was really rude and told us that was our problem... there was 1 nice guys working there who helped us take out the backseats completely so that we could sleep in the car, so eventually it was fine, but Fir Car Rental told us fake information... we were not happy with that. The car itself was good though.

Botswana
VW Polo Vivo
December 29, 2017

Pros: What a painful experience, you quoted an amount and I found a different amount about 3 times what you told me, didn't even get the car and I need my refund back asap please.

Cons: The back and forth and not even ending up getting up the car was really horrible

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Nissan Almera or similar
Nissan Almera
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$26.80 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Compact
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$26.80 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Economy
Honda Amaze or similar
Honda Amaze
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$37.59 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Intermediate
Volkswagen Polo Sedan or similar
Volkswagen Polo Sedan
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$39.11 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Standard
Toyota Quest or similar
Toyota Quest
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$39.53 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Intermediate Van
Suzuki Ertiga or similar
Suzuki Ertiga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$52.72 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Standard SUV
Toyota Corolla Cross or similar
Toyota Corolla Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$58.17 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Proton X50 or similar
Proton X50
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$63.52 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Full-size SUV
Subaru Forester or similar
Subaru Forester
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$81.46 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Full-size Extended Cab Pickup
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$89.20 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Premium Elite Van
Toyota Quantum or similar
Toyota Quantum
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$116.35 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Luxury Van
VW Kombi or similar
VW Kombi
  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$116.35 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$128.02 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Luxury SUV
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$193.87 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:52 on 2024-05-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Rental Conditions

Please check the Rental Conditions for each vehicle prior to booking as some conditions, particularly the deposit and deductible, may vary based on the class of vehicle.

Rate includes
Free cancellation with a full refund up to 48 hours before your pick-up time, Unlimited mileage, First additional driver, Collision Damage Waiver (deductible: ~€ 610.00), Theft Protection, Contract fee, Third Party Liability (TPL), Airport surcharge, Premium Location fee, Free modifications, State Tax.
Rate excludes
An E-toll charge will apply; personal consumption will be charged separately at the end of the rental period.
Mileage policy
For international renters renting more than 3 days, mileage is unlimited.
A local renter is defined as a renter who is a resident of South Africa.
For local renters, unlimited mileage is not offered.

Mileage is limited, there will be a surcharge for each additional km.
Details are available at the car rental company's reservation office.
Driver requirements
Minimum rental age is 21 years.
A young driver fee applies to drivers under the age of 23.

There is no maximum age.
A Senior driver fee is not applied.

The driver license must have been issued by authorized authorities at least 2 year(s) before the date of the commencement of the rental.

In addition to the regular driver license, an International Driving Permit is also mandatory if the national driver license is not written in English.
Please note that the International Driving Permit is valid only if accompanied by the regular driver license.

In addition to documents mentioned previously, the customer will need the following: passport, valid driver license, credit card on a main drivers name, booking voucher.
Deposit and deductible policy
A deposit will be blocked on the customer's credit card until the end of the rental period.
The exact deposit is determined on pick up since the amount is dependent on the type of vehicle.
Payment policy
At time of pick up, customers will be required to pay the amount of the rental and a deposit.
It is possible to pay and leave the deposit only with the following payment methods: Diners, MasterCard credit card, VISA credit card, American Express credit card.

Cash, Debit cards is/are not accepted.

The main driver must provide a physical payment card in their name with enough funds to cover the deposit to pick up the car. The rental company will neither accept virtual credit cards (e.g., GooglePay or ApplePay) nor someone else’s card (including family members).
Cross-border policy
Cross border rentals are allowed only upon previous request.
crossing country borders is available on previous request at least 2 days before the pick up date.
Information on the exact fee amount is available by request.

Crossing country borders is allowed to the following territories: Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini.
crossing country borders is forbidden for certain car groups. Details are available from the car rental company's reservation office.
In the event that Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions are violated, all protections lose their validity.
Optional extras and services
Available special equipment: GPS Navigation system, Baby seat (up to 1 year of age), Child seat (2-4 years of age), Booster seat (4-10 years of age).
Prices for extras are shown on the booking page.

Adding additional drivers is allowed.
There is an additional charge for each driver.
Underage additional drivers are subject to both Young Driver and Additional Driver fees.
Underage additional drivers are also subject to a young driver fee.
When picking up the vehicle, all drivers must be present and must provide valid documentation.

The first additional driver is allowed free of charge.
Delivery/Collection service is available only by previous request.
Delivery/Collection service is available within city limits. Additional charges will be applied, depending on the distance.
Fuel policy
The vehicle is provided with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with the same amount in order to avoid additional charges.
Rental period
The maximum rental period per agreement is 30 days.
If the renter would like to extend the rental period, renter should return to the car hire office at the end of the rental period to sign a new agreement.
Business hours
Period of time, during regular working hours, when the car is still guaranteed for the customer, if the customer is late for pick up (the grace period) is 60 minutes.

Pick-up & Drop-off
Mon:  00:00 - 23:59
Tue:  00:00 - 23:59
Wed:  00:00 - 23:59
Thu:  00:00 - 23:59
Fri:  00:00 - 23:59
Sat:  00:00 - 23:59
Sun:  00:00 - 23:59

Top Suppliers at Cape Town Airport

BLUU
Exceptional 9 / 151 reviews
+27219272750
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525
$22 - $114
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Hertz
Very good 8.9 / 303 reviews
+270219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Cape Town, 7525
$24 - $115
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
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Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
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Budget
Very good 8.7 / 50 reviews
+27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
$22 - $137
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
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Firefly
Very good 8.4 / 165 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525
$24 - $117
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
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Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 87 reviews
+27219358600
Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, 7501 Cape Town
$22 - $136
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
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Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 219 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport 4 Matroosfontein Rd Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525, South Africa
$28 - $131
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 38 reviews
+27112309999
Cape Town Int. Airport
$38 - $244
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.2 / 15 reviews
+27213862411 / +27824438716
Cape Town Int Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490
$20 - $136
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 14 reviews
+27219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl, Kiosk 6 Airport Ringroad
$20 - $107
Keddy
Very good 8 / 123 reviews
+27219358600
Cape Town International Airport
$22 - $133
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
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Bidvest
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
27219272750
Bluu Car Rental Central Car Rental Building Cape Town International Airport Cape Town
$37 - $47
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
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National
National
Good 7.8
219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl
$35 - $97
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 168 reviews
+27215559561 / +27836274411
Unit 2, Airport Business Park, Michigan Street 14, Airport Industrial, 7490
$22 - $132
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Good 7.7 / 10 reviews
27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
$22 - $143
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport 4 Matroosfontein Rd Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525, South Africa
$28 - $131
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.7
219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl
$28 - $77
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
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