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Car Rental in Cape Town (Downtown)

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Downtown, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
$7.99 / per day
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Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$10.07 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$12.91 / per day
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Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or similar
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$15.54 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Toyota Quest Aut. or similar
Toyota Quest Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$21.54 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$22.39 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Quantum or similar
Toyota Quantum
  • 8x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$64.91 / per day
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Standard Elite
Toyota Rav4 or similar
Toyota Rav4
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bidvest
$27.92 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:03 on 2020-06-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
10 days
Economy car rental price
$14.23 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Top 20 Locations near Downtown

  1. 17.4 km / 10.8 miles away
  2. 40.4 km / 25.1 miles away
  3. 93.6 km / 58.1 miles away
  4. 365.1 km / 226.9 miles away
  5. 663.7 km / 412.4 miles away
  6. 670.6 km / 416.7 miles away
  7. 752.4 km / 467.5 miles away
  8. 792.6 km / 492.5 miles away
  9. 822.8 km / 511.3 miles away
  10. 828.2 km / 514.6 miles away
  11. 877.5 km / 545.3 miles away
  12. 919.3 km / 571.2 miles away
  13. 1226.6 km / 762.2 miles away
  14. 1265.9 km / 786.6 miles away
  15. 1272.2 km / 790.5 miles away
  16. 1274.1 km / 791.7 miles away
  17. 1280.4 km / 795.6 miles away
  18. 1291.2 km / 802.3 miles away
  19. 1311.1 km / 814.7 miles away
  20. 1317.6 km / 818.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car in Cape Town (Downtown) depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price in Cape Town (Downtown)
$36.79
January
$25.95
February
$24.24
March
$16.78
April
$17.90
May
$32.44
June
$36.16
July
$21.62
August
$17.15
September
$47.40
October
$23.89
November
$38.13
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle in Cape Town (Downtown) is April when prices for an Economy class start from $16.78. You can see that this is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting a car in October (when rental prices start at $47.40 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 16 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average Rental Length
13
January
9
February
8
March
10
April
15
May
16
June
12
July
11
August
16
September
16
October
10
November
11
December

Which is the busiest car rental month in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car in Cape Town (Downtown) in December, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
193%
January
125%
February
101%
March
74%
April
77%
May
28%
June
66%
July
54%
August
59%
September
64%
October
132%
November
227%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
Hertz Ford Ecosport 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Firefly Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Firefly Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars

Top 7 Suppliers in Cape Town (Downtown) in 2020

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+270214106800
40 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000
$10 - $48
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27214221480
49 Loop Street
$11 - $102
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27214252382 / +27214215190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
$11 - $40
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:08:00-14:00
Sun:07:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+270214215190
1 Lower Buitengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town
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:08:00-14:00
Sun:07:00-14:00
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
+270214185232
8005, 33 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
$8 - $57
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
Sun:08:00-12:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
27214241177
123 Strand Street
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:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Excellent 8.2
+270214184137
Hamilton House, Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
$13 - $62
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-15:30
Sun:08:00-20:00

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