Car Rental in Pietermaritzburg

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pietermaritzburg Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$16.14 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$21.33 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$23.26 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$31.06 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.01 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Full-size SUV
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$73.76 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$100.31 / per day
Pietermaritzburg Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Volkswagen Tiguan or similar
Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$134.77 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:27 on 2024-06-08. 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
$54 per day
Average car rental length
9 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
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.23 per liter or $4.64 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.13 per liter or $4.28 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.36 per liter or $5.16 / 1 gallon

One-Way Car Rentals in Pietermaritzburg

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Pietermaritzburg and drop off in another city include:

  • From Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town - 58 offers from $22.16 per day

Top 20 Cities near Pietermaritzburg

  1. 69.6 km / 43.2 miles
  2. 134.5 km / 83.6 miles
  3. 192.9 km / 119.9 miles
  4. 268 km / 166.5 miles
  5. 350.3 km / 217.7 miles
  6. 401.9 km / 249.7 miles
  7. 444.4 km / 276.1 miles
  8. 448.8 km / 278.9 miles
  9. 474.4 km / 294.8 miles
  10. 479.4 km / 297.9 miles
  11. 483.5 km / 300.4 miles
  12. 554.7 km / 344.7 miles
  13. 652 km / 405.1 miles
  14. 660.5 km / 410.4 miles
  15. 755.4 km / 469.4 miles
  16. 848.8 km / 527.4 miles
  17. 898.8 km / 558.5 miles
  18. 1,177.2 km / 731.5 miles
  19. 1,189.4 km / 739.1 miles
  20. 1,212.7 km / 753.5 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Pietermaritzburg?

Car rental prices in Pietermaritzburg vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Pietermaritzburg
$28.12
January
$30.97
February
$38.26
March
$19.50
April
$50.60
May
$26.76
June
$23.46
July
$21.78
August
$30.21
September
$36.24
October
$26.45
November
$30.33
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Pietermaritzburg is April (when prices average $19.50 per day). This is 35% cheaper than the yearly average and 61% cheaper than renting in May (when prices average $50.60).

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.

What’s the usual rental length in Pietermaritzburg?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in June, the average renter keeps their car for 20 days, and in September, they keep their car for 3 days.
Average number of rental days in Pietermaritzburg
4
January
9
February
6
March
5
April
4
May
20
June
10
July
7
August
3
September
3
October
20
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Pietermaritzburg?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Pietermaritzburg is December, and the least popular is April.
Monthly searches in Pietermaritzburg by pick-up date relative to the average
63%
January
111%
February
142%
March
16%
April
32%
May
63%
June
63%
July
32%
August
16%
September
47%
October
32%
November
584%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Firefly, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $16 per day
Cheapest supplier Europcar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Proton X50 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Ford Ranger 4 4 Large cars
First Car Rental Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Medium cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium 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.

South Africa
Toyota Agya
January 6, 2024
Church conference was powerful. Family Christmas gathering was owesome. Friend's birthday party was great.
South Africa
VW Kombi
August 27, 2020
Please double check if everything is in order even if it not something major because we as customers might found ourself having to pay for something that we did not do.Other then that i am happy and will still come back if i have to
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
BLUU
8.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Bidvest
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$54.08
Lowest daily price
$16.14
Total cars available
139

Top 12 Suppliers in Pietermaritzburg in 2024

BLUU
BLUU
Very good 8.4
1 location
$21
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Very good 8.3 / 5 reviews
1 location
$16 - $130
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 4 reviews
1 location
$23 - $78
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.2 / 5 reviews
1 location
$22 - $74
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1
1 location
$20 - $1038
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 1 review
1 location
$19 - $99
Budget
Budget
Very good 8
1 location
$24 - $154
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 2 reviews
1 location
$16 - $85
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 1 review
1 location
$36 - $69
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.9
1 location
$25 - $76
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
1 location
$24 - $157
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.6
1 location
$34 - $42
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