Car Rental in Cape Town (Downtown)

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Downtown, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$18.97 / per day
Downtown
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$22.36 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$26.52 / per day
Downtown
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$39.38 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Intermediate Monospace
Toyota Rumion or similar
Toyota Rumion
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$47.25 / per day
Downtown
Standard Van
Renault Triber or similar
Renault Triber
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$65.05 / per day
Downtown
Premium
Audi Q2 or similar
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
$71.15 / per day
Downtown
Full-size
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$97.49 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:51 on 2024-06-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
IsiZulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Currency
ZAR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+27
Average car rental price
$49 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 120 km/h or 62 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.5 / 10
Average gas price
$1.27 per liter or $4.82 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.21 per liter or $4.57 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.37 per liter or $5.19 per gallon

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest in Cape Town (Downtown)?

The cost of renting a car in Cape Town (Downtown) varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Cape Town (Downtown)
$33.08
January
$36.71
February
$37.61
March
$45.56
April
$42.67
May
$41.70
June
$38.20
July
$42.19
August
$45.26
September
$33.25
October
$30.64
November
$35.84
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Cape Town (Downtown) is November — when rental costs average $30.64 per day. This is 21% cheaper than the yearly average and 33% cheaper than renting a car in April (when prices average $45.56 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles in Cape Town (Downtown)?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in February the average rental period is 9 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Cape Town (Downtown)
8
January
9
February
8
March
7
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
9
October
8
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Based on how many users search for a car in in Cape Town (Downtown), travelers are most likely to rent a car in January, while they are least likely to rent in in July.
Monthly searches in Cape Town (Downtown) by pick-up date relative to the average
215%
January
179%
February
121%
March
72%
April
53%
May
35%
June
31%
July
61%
August
47%
September
87%
October
140%
November
158%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Hertz, Keddy, Firefly, Europcar
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $19 per day
Cheapest supplier First Car Rental

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Starlet 5 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
First Car Rental
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Carwiz
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$48.52
Lowest daily price
$18.97
Total cars available
208

Top 14 suppliers in Cape Town (Downtown) in 2024

First Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 39 reviews
+27214221480
Cnr Hertzog Boulevard and Christiaan Barnard Streets, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001
$19 - $136
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-17:00
Wed:07:00-17:00
Thu:07:00-17:00
Fri:07:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Keddy
Very good 8.7 / 14 reviews
+27214215190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
$21 - $121
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
BLUU
Very good 8.5 / 19 reviews
+270214185232
8005, 33 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
$22 - $102
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 56 reviews
+270214106800
1 Port Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8000
$26 - $117
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 17 reviews
+27214106800
1 Port Rd, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
$28 - $133
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 7 reviews
+270214215190
Shop 2, Quayside Apartments, 34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
$21 - $125
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1
219347165
Shop 4
$19 - $100
Working hours
Mon:06:00-18:00
Tue:06:00-18:00
Wed:06:00-18:00
Thu:06:00-18:00
Fri:06:00-18:00
Sat:06:00-18:00
Sun:06:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 2 reviews
27214241177
46 Strand Street
$26 - $162
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:08:00-12:00
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 3 reviews
+27214221480
Hertzog Blvd cnr C. Barnard St 8001 Cape Town
$38 - $150
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.8 / 16 reviews
+270214106800
1 Port Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8000
$23 - $116
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
27214241177
46 Strand Street
$24 - $149
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:08:00-12:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+27214106800
1 Port Rd, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
$28 - $133
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.6 / 1 review
+270828898247
Bluu Car Rental 33 Bree Street Cape Town City Centre Cape Town
$34
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:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.6 / 1 review
+27211805670 / +27670625376
366A Victoria Rd, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925
$23 - $171
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-12:00
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