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George Airport, George, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

George Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$19.06 / per day
George Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$22.53 / per day
George Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$27.02 / per day
George Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$30.70 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

George Airport
Intermediate Van
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$41.90 / per day
George Airport
Premium
Audi Q2 or similar
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
$63.35 / per day
George Airport
Standard
Toyota Quest or similar
Toyota Quest
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$75.53 / per day
George Airport
Full-size SUV
Toyota Fortuner or similar
Toyota Fortuner
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$128.28 / 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
$51 per day
Average car rental length
11 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
9.5 / 10
George Airport

Airport Car Rental

George Airport (GRJ), also known as George-lughawe, is a regional airport located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The airport is situated approximately 7.5 km outside of the city of George, and it serves as a gateway to the Garden Route, which is a popular tourist destination in the country. 

Garden Route: The Garden Route is a 300-kilometer scenic drive along the southwestern coast of South Africa that is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions. It extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape Province to Storms River in the Eastern Cape Province and includes popular destinations like Wilderness National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park,  Knysna Heads, as well as stunning beaches of Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay, several wine estates, and plenty of adventure activities, including bungee jumping, zip-lining, and white water rafting.

Other attractions nearby include: 

Oudtshoorn: Oudtshoorn is a town located in the Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape Province, about 1 hour drive from George Airport.  It is known as the "ostrich capital of the world" because it is home to many ostrich farms and is a major center for ostrich breeding and feather production. It is also home to Cango Caves, some wineries and a popular sunrise meercat experience. 

Gondwana Private Game Reserve: Gondwana Private Game Reserve is a luxury game reserve located in the Western Cape Province, abotu 45 min drive from George Airport. It covers an area of about 11,000 hectares and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, zebras, and many species of antelope and birdlife. This is one of the best wildlife game reserves in Western Cape and a great place for a safari in South Africa. There are several luxury lodges within the  Game reserve that offer comfortable accommodations, gourmet dining, and a range of amenities, including swimming pools and spa facilities. Game drives are included in all stays.

 

Top international routes

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • Bloemfontein

Main airlines

FlySafair, Airlink, CemAir, Mango, and Kulula.com are the main airlines serving the domestic routes to and from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and, Bloemfontein.

Terminals

The single airport terminal serves all domestic flights.

Location

George Airport is about 8 km (5 mi) west of the city of George. Motorway R102 and York Street are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $38 per day
  • Medium cars - from $26 per day
  • Vans - from $42 per day
  • Premium cars - from $63 per day
  • Small cars - from $19 per day
  • SUVs - from $55 per day

Car rental desks

Some are inside the airport building. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is small, you’ll find a coffee shop, two restaurants, shops, ATMs, a currency exchange in the arrivals hall, a first aid clinic, baby changing facilities, an observation deck, and a prayer room. George Airport facilities are mostly equipped for travelers with reduced mobility, and special assistance can be requested when booking your flight.

Nearest gas station

Caltex gas station at 2 Discovery Street can be reached in about eight minutes. There are other gas stations near George Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Cape Town (424 km / 263 mi)
  • Port Elizabeth (331 km / 206 mi)
  • Walvis Bay (2,011 km / 1,249 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
6.9
  • Getting to the airport 8.0
  • Check-in and departures 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.5
  • Wi-Fi 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.1
  • Lounge 6.1

George Airport (GRJ)

  • IATA: GRJ
  • ICAO: FAGG
  • Name: George Airport (GRJ)
  • Distance from city: 3.7 miles / 6 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at George Airport?

The cost of renting a car at George Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at George Airport
$33.22
January
$46.09
February
$35.76
March
$33.85
April
$39.96
May
$36.25
June
$44.80
July
$28.15
August
$29.51
September
$34.76
October
$33.72
November
$28.62
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at George Airport is August — when rental costs average $28.15 per day. This is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 39% cheaper than renting a car in February (when prices average $46.09 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 at George Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 16 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at George Airport
16
January
8
February
9
March
9
April
6
May
11
June
11
July
9
August
10
September
11
October
12
November
10
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at George Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at George Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at George Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in August.
Monthly searches at George Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
211%
January
166%
February
129%
March
105%
April
84%
May
50%
June
66%
July
47%
August
58%
September
55%
October
82%
November
147%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Hertz, Firefly, Keddy, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
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
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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.

Switzerland
Hyundai i20
December 25, 2022
It was an excellent trip as we were staying in our home in Mosselbay. Doing tours from there to the wine farms, visiting many restaurants, game drives, visiting friends…
South Africa
Toyota Agya
November 2, 2022
Featherbeds at the Head is beautiful.
Australia
Suzuki Celerio
May 1, 2022
Wilderness, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Plettenback Bay were all amazing places with awsome views and attractions, thoroughly recommended these placed and more.
South Africa
VW Polo
March 12, 2022
Business trip with no time to visit any places
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
November 2, 2020
The best service and value for money. Highly recommend
South Africa
Renault Clio
September 26, 2020
Easy professional and friendly
South Africa
Chevrolet Spark
March 22, 2020
Most beautiful and well maintained area of SA
Netherlands
Ford Ecosport
February 10, 2020
Easy, overall quite quick, close to N2.
South Africa
Nissan Almera
January 10, 2020
Very good and hassle free service. Easy to go with them. I will definitely consider them for my future bookings.
South Africa
VW Polo
July 8, 2019
On time and effortless right in the heart of George
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Bidvest
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
10
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$51.04
Lowest daily price
$19.06
Total cars available
107

Top 12 Suppliers at George Airport in 2024

Hertz
Exceptional 9 / 32 reviews
+270448014700
George Airport, George, 6530
$25 - $75
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:30-15:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
Firefly
Very good 8.8 / 36 reviews
+27448014700
R404 Airport Building, George Airport, George, 6529
$23 - $71
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:30-15:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
First Car Rental
Very good 8.5 / 33 reviews
+27448760209
Old, Groot-Brakrivier Rd, George, 6530
$19 - $137
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
BLUU
Very good 8.4 / 20 reviews
+27448769216 / +27448769204 / +27448760084
4 George Airport, 6530
$63 - $105
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:08:00-14:30
Sun:08:30-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 10 reviews
+27448769017
Airport Building
$21 - $105
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.2 / 6 reviews
+27448769314
George Airport
$26 - $141
Working hours
Mon:06:30-19:00
Tue:06:30-19:00
Wed:06:30-19:00
Thu:06:30-19:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
+27448014710
George Airport, George, 6530, South Africa
$28 - $60
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:30-15:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 5 reviews
+27448769017
George Airport, George, 6530
$21 - $108
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 6 reviews
+27112309999
Old, Groot-Brakrivier Rd, George, 6530
$38 - $151
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
+27448769314
George, 6530, South Africa
$24 - $128
Working hours
Mon:06:30-19:00
Tue:06:30-19:00
Wed:06:30-19:00
Thu:06:30-19:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+27448014710
George Airport, George, 6530, South Africa
$28 - $60
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:30-15:00
Sun:08:30-19:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.6
270832517436
George Airport George
$36
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-14:30
Sun:08:00-19:00
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