Car Rental in South Africa

✓ No Hidden Costs ✓ 24/7 Support ✓ Free Cancellation
Unable to find any location
Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30 - 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80+
700+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Hyundai Atos or similar
Hyundai Atos
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
$14.64 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$17.69 / per day
Cape Town Parow
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$20.09 / per day
Port Elizabeth Airport
Intermediate
Volkswagen Golf or similar
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
$22.94 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Tambo International Airport
Standard SUV
Volkswagen Tiguan or similar
Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$24.00 / per day
Downtown
Economy Elite
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$25.20 / per day
Downtown
Full-size Regular Cab Pickup
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 2
  • 4
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$36.39 / per day
Cape Town Rondebosch
Standard Elite SUV
Proton X50 or similar
Proton X50
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
First Car Rental
$52.86 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:29 on 2024-06-09. 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
$27 per day
Average car rental length
10 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
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.25 per liter or $4.72 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.14 per liter or $4.32 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.36 per liter or $5.16 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in South Africa?

From famous cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg to nature areas and an extensive coastline, South Africa really seems to have everything. The large distances can sometimes feel overwhelming, but the road network is generally in good shape and even if you choose to stick to just one region of the country, you’ll most likely end up being surprised by the incredible diversity that you’ll find. 

If you want to know more about renting a car in South Africa, don't miss our complete guide.

South Africa

One-way Car Rentals in South Africa

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in South Africa and drop off in another country:

  • From South Africa to Namibia - 92 offers from $40.86 per day
  • From South Africa to Lesotho - 10 offers from $24.51 per day
  • From South Africa to Botswana - 35 offers from $28.50 per day
  • From South Africa to Eswatini - 10 offers from $24.51 per day

Top ways to enter South Africa

  • Johannesburg Airport: The busiest not just in the country, but in all of Africa, Johannesburg Airport handled 28 million travelers in 2019. A hub for South African carriers including South African Airlines, CemAir, Lift, FlySafair, and Airlink, it also has flights by more than 30 other airlines that connect the city with destinations all over the globe. Johannesburg is also served by Lanseria Airport which offers domestic flights. 
  • Cape Town Airport: Serving the city of Cape Town as well as the larger Western Cape Province, this airport handles about ten million travelers every year. In addition to many domestic connections, Cape Town Airport has direct flights to and from France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, and many other international destinations.
  • Durban King Shaka Airport: Serving South Africa’s third-largest city, King Shaka Airport offers plenty of domestic connections, as well as flights to and from such countries as Mauritius, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Other domestic airports: Apart from the above-mentioned international airports, South Africa is also home to a host of other domestic airports too, connecting to destinations such as George, Port Elizabeth, the Kruger National Park, Bloemfontein and many more. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • Cape Town: The capital of Western Cape Province, Cape Town is one of the most visited cities in Africa for a reason. Attractions like the Bo-Kaap or Malay Quarter and Robben Island provide an important insight into South Africa’s history while nature lovers will no doubt appreciate the penguin colony at nearby Boulder Beach. Additionally, Cape Town also acts as the gateway to the greater Western Cape region with much to offer visitors ranging from the lush rolling winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, to the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus, famed for whale watching.
  • Johannesburg: The largest city in the country, ‘Jozi’ is better known for its economic prowess, but also has plenty for a curious traveler to explore. Attractions include some of South Africa’s best museums, including the Apartheid Museum, centers of traditional culture, old gold mines, and nearby nature sites like the Suikerbosrand Reserve and Lion & Safari Park. Located roughly 50 kilometers outside the city you’ll find the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Cradle of Humankind, a significant paleoanthropological site that contains one of the largest collections of ancestral human remains in the world.
  • Kruger National Park: There are many great national parks in South Africa, but Kruger in the Limpopo Province is one of the most notable ones. Located along the borders with Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the size of a small country, it has nine entry gates, two of which, Malelane and Phabeni, are about a five-hour drive from Johannesburg. All of the most notable and famous South African wildlife species can be found here. Visit the park’s website to learn more.
  • Durban & Umhlanga: Situated on the North East Coast of South Africa lies the tropical and sunny city of Durban, with neighboring Umhlanga right next door. Both destinations are renowned for their stretches of golden sandy beaches, popular with visitors wanting to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm Indian Ocean waters. Top attractions worth noting include the uShaka Marine World, the Suncoast Casino, the Moses Mabhida soccer stadium, and the Durban Botanical Garden. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car types in South Africa are mini, economy, and intermediate, while the most popular rental cars are the Nissan Micra, Hyundai i20, and Datsun Go.

Picking a smaller car is fine for getting around cities and traveling along major highways, but if you plan to explore some nature during your trip, getting a sturdier and more powerful vehicle might be necessary.

Manual transmission vehicles are by far the most commonly available type in South Africa, although automatic options are readily available too, but usually at a slight premium in price. 

 

Driver's license requirements

  • South Africa recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if they are valid, if the license is in English, and if you are visiting on a trip that’s shorter than one year. If you’re a foreign national permanently residing in South Africa, you need to acquire a local license.
  • If your driver’s license is not English, you need to provide an official translation or have an International Driving Permit (IDP). 
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to carry the driver’s license from your country as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

South Africa has land borders with six countries — Lesotho (an enclave completely surrounded by South Africa), Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland). 

South Africa and each of its six neighbors have their own unique visa policy, so, depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to visit them. If you plan to visit any of South Africa’s neighbors during your trip, make sure to consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out about entry requirements for citizens of your country.

One-way rentals between South Africa and its neighboring countries are rarely permitted. You might find some suppliers that allow trips between South Africa and Lesotho, Eswatini, or Botswana, very few allow trips to Mozambique and Namibia and likely none to Zimbabwe. You can find car rental companies that permit one-way rentals by entering your car pick-up and drop-off locations when searching. If allowed this will usually incur a one-way fee that will be included in the total cost of the rental shown. Another option is to drop off your car in South Africa, travel by public transportation, and pick up a new car when arriving at your destination.

Due to their proximity to popular South African destinations, some travelers might want to do a short car trip to Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, or Mozambique and later return to South Africa. However, if you plan to do this, make sure to not only check if you need a visa to visit the other country, but also to ask your rental car supplier in advance if they permit it. Most rental car companies do not permit crossing the border in a rental car (you might find some who permit entering Lesotho or Eswatini, but very few for Botswana and Mozambique).

Before crossing any border in a rental car, you will need to check with the car rental company, and in most cases you will need the rental company to issue you a letter of approval.

Top driving routes

  • Garden Route. Both a very scenic drive and a tourist attraction, the Garden Route is a 300km-long  (180-mile) coastal stretch on the Western Cape. Home to the most beautiful beaches in South Africa (and, according to some, the world), it is known for its stunning views, surfing, Tsitsikamma National Park, and much more.
  • Durban. Located on South Africa’s eastern coast, the country’s third-largest city is another rising travel destination. Notably influenced by its large Indian diaspora, it offers an interesting cultural heritage, as well as attractions like the coastal stretch of Golden Mile, skydiving, and many nearby nature areas. he majestic Drakensberg mountain ranges can also be reached within a 3 to 4-hour drive from Durban.
  • Northern Cape. Quite literally off the beaten track, the Northern Cape Province remains an uncharted territory for most foreign visitors. Traveling there takes some serious planning — there’s not much tourist infrastructure and even finding a gas station can be a challenge at times — but those who are serious enough about it will be rewarded with national parks with very few other visitors and hauntingly beautiful landscapes unlike anywhere else. Kimberly is the main city of the region, the location of an airport, and a good hub from which to explore the rest of the province.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $53 per day
  • Large cars - from $23 per day
  • Medium cars - from $20 per day
  • Vans - from $30 per day
  • Premium cars - from $41 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $18 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in South Africa:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting South Africa is the cheapest in May when renting a car is about 29% cheaper than the yearly average and about 56% cheaper than renting a car in November.  The month spanning around the middle of December through to January is usually when most South Africans enjoy their summer break, with rental prices at its peak and availability usually limited if left to the last minute.their
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

Learn more about our Editorial Policy.
Fact checked by
Marco Santos
Born and raised in South Africa, Marco Santos from Travel-Boo, moved to sunny Lisbon over 6 years ago. With an absolute love for Europe, he is on a mission to rediscover his own Portuguese heritage along the way. Marco has set out to blog and share his passion for traveling through and exploring both Portugal, Spain and throughout Europe, through his blog Travel-Boo.

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa?

The cost of renting a car in South Africa 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 in South Africa
$32.18
January
$38.02
February
$37.33
March
$37.14
April
$39.45
May
$37.09
June
$43.92
July
$43.98
August
$36.15
September
$35.46
October
$32.68
November
$34.04
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in South Africa is January — when rental costs average $32.18 per day. This is 14% cheaper than the yearly average and 27% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $43.98 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.

What’s the average rental length in South Africa?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 12 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in March — an average of 8 days.
Average number of rental days in South Africa
12
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
10
June
12
July
9
August
9
September
9
October
10
November
9
December

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

Based on how many customers search for a car in South Africa, the most popular month is December, while the least popular is May.
Monthly searches in South Africa by pick-up date relative to the average
145%
January
133%
February
117%
March
76%
April
55%
May
58%
June
58%
July
70%
August
69%
September
80%
October
108%
November
229%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 112
Airport locations 22
Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Hertz, GreenMotion, Firefly, Keddy
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $15 per day
Cheapest supplier BLUU

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Proton X50 5 3 SUVs

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.

Denmark
Toyota Corolla
April 5, 2024
South AFrica is amazing. Cape Town, Frankshoek, Swellendam. We loved it and hope to come back.
South Africa
Suzuki Swift
March 28, 2024
The weather was great. Went to V&A Waterfront. Up Table Mountain and Simonstown.
customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo customer photo
South Africa
Nissan Almera
March 28, 2024
Meeting up with old friends - cruise on the Lagoon - Cango Caves - VERY VERY friendly people everywhere and all the streets etc VERY VERY clean and tidy!! Please tell KZN how to do it!!! Amazing time. 2 KZN and 2UK people
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
March 2, 2024
My trip was more family business than a holiday but still enjoyed every minute in Cape Town
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Polo
February 14, 2024
customer photo
Switzerland
Toyota RAV 4
January 29, 2024
amazing trip of 5600 km across South Africa.
Israel
Volkswagen T-Cross
January 29, 2024
I originally booked a different car I have no Idea how it changed to a different car
South Africa
Suzuki Celerio
January 11, 2024
Nature sports
South Africa
Hyundai i20
December 23, 2023
I attended a funeral, there was nothing leisure about y trip.
United States of America (USA)
Ford EcoSport
December 19, 2023
Kruger Park. Good adventures but not as good as 4 years ago.
United Kingdom
Ford EcoSport
December 10, 2023
travelled for 5 weeks in the western cape South Africa. Electric loadshedding is getting worse and ruins the tourist experience
Canada
Suzuki Celerio
November 23, 2023
My car got me where I needed to go, was easy to drive and easy to park. We stopped at many areas to hike. Beautiful country!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Quest
November 7, 2023
Robbed at a gas station in Joburg Engen Jetpark near the airport when returning the car. Road conditions off the main highways are terrible, potholes, dirt roads etc so this car was entirely unsuited for driving in South Africa.
Mozambique
Suzuki Celerio
October 28, 2023
Good experience.
India
Suzuki Ciaz GL Man
October 27, 2023
We rented the vehicle for 4 days and it was an absolutely fabulous experience. Seamless mad efficient in every way.
customer photo customer photo customer photo
New Zealand
Proton X50
October 15, 2023
South Africa is an incredible country to travel.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
September 20, 2023
Drove from Joburg via Richmond to PE and then via Garden routeto Capetown. Returned via springbok and then on the N14 back to Joburg. Great trip in an ecconomical car.
South Africa
Hyundai Venue
June 29, 2023
Travelled to Jeffreys bay for rugby Tournament, did sightseeing, great restaurants in Jbay, affordable places to stay.
Singapore
Suzuki Celerio
June 23, 2023
Many great restaurents in Cape Town
United Kingdom
Renault Kwid
June 11, 2023
We visited mostly family and friends and the car was OK - a bit small but after changing it the day after collection we were much happier. Please tell Avis and Budget NOT to stock the Renault Quid - it's a very dangerous car and should not be on the road at all - fortunately they exchanged it for us without question but they should have never given it to us in the first place, considering we had booked a vehicle for 21 days !!!
New Zealand
Suzuki Celerio Hatch
May 31, 2023
Drove through the Kruger National Park. Fantastic. A must do.
customer photo
Australia
Suzuki Celerio
May 23, 2023
Road trip to Karoo & Cape Town.
New Zealand
Toyota Quest
May 23, 2023
Visiting family and friends only
Australia
Toyota Agya
May 23, 2023
Mountain hikes and food
New Zealand
Toyota Quest
May 21, 2023
CapeTown is one of the most beautiful cities inn the world beautiful mountains and scenery. Coastline and beaches. The waterfront is a must visit- food excellent and very reasonably priced with friendly service
Portugal
Nissan Almera
May 17, 2023
Car was in a great condition and fuel economy was very good
United Arab Emirates
Volkswagen Transporter T6
April 28, 2023
Had flat tire because the tires was worn Had to return car for few day for tire to be changed Then was give a manual car as replacement Which I am not use to drive and swapping the cars was inconvenient
South Africa
Toyota Agya
April 27, 2023
Drove the Garden route. The drive is spectacular. Returned by way of the Karoo route. It too was spectacular. All our accommodations had free parking in secure areas.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Transporter T6
April 21, 2023
The car was used to travel the garden route to Port Elizabeth over 5 days and we had a great time, stopping in Knysna for a couple of days on the way
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Hilux
April 15, 2023
We travelled all over South Africa, some rough dirt roads in the game reserves and areas off the beaten track in Zululand and the Western Cape. The Toyota Hilux 4x4 we rented was up the task. We experienced some amazing scenery both in the interior of the country and on the coast. We were careful to park the vehicle in safe areas in the cities and where that was not possible one of us would stay with the car while the other shopped. Beware of cattle, horses, goats, donkeys and people on all the roads and freeways! For that reason we avoided traveling at night.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
March 22, 2023
That car was pretty basic and had very little power but it served our purpose well.
Zambia
Hyundai Grand i10
March 16, 2023
All family trip..
South Africa
Hyundai i10
March 10, 2023
Restaurants were very good, traffic in the Cape Town area a nightmare and the weather was not great. Overall we enjoyed the sights and had a good time.
Australia
Volkswagen Polo Sedan
March 9, 2023
Pringle Bay fantastic spot.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
March 4, 2023
Various
Canada
VW Kombi
February 12, 2023
Drove all over SA AND LOVED THE SCENERY,people, food. Culture ect.
Netherlands
Suzuki Celerio
February 11, 2023
customer photo customer photo
Australia
Volkswagen Polo
February 11, 2023
It was just a trip visiting family.
New Zealand
Suzuki Celerio
February 6, 2023
2 cruises, visiting family and enjoying the sites around Cape Town.
Ireland
Toyota Agya
January 8, 2023
Families events and restaurants
Ireland
Hyundai Venue
December 19, 2022
We had an extended stay in SA. We were plesantly surprised by how well the average South African got on with people of other races - we did not detect any animosity and everybody was ready with a helping hand and a huge smile. This was in sharp contrast to the news we read and the politiciance responce to small incedents
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla
December 1, 2022
I can post later
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Celerio
November 21, 2022
The car I rented was a Perfect run around car for my needs …
Belgium
Toyota Quantum
November 14, 2022
The Cape Town area is great. Beautiful landscapes, nature, wine farms, wine + food, wildlife, the sea and above all very lovely people. Positive, helpful and very warm! I miss them.
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
November 8, 2022
Loved the trip to Langebaan and Paternoster, the car was very light on Petrol too.
South Africa
Toyota Agya
October 31, 2022
We lived in Wilderness Dunes. Impeccable!! Visited : Mossel Bay; Sedgefield; Herold Wines; Knysna Heads; Blue Olive Restaurant, Ilalia Restaurant; Beach Walks; George!!
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
October 20, 2022
Visit to West Coast was great.
South Africa
Nissan Almera
October 17, 2022
I went to a funeral and I had a Great sendoff for my late aunt
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
October 7, 2022
Beautiful scenery, amazing food. Whale watching in Hermanus. Friendly people of cape Town
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
September 13, 2022
was attending the principal's symposium, so did not really explore.
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
August 22, 2022
Value for money
South Africa
Toyota Agya
August 15, 2022
It was a business trip. The car performed very well and was well worth it.
Netherlands
VW Kombi
August 14, 2022
Kruger National park was amazing
Australia
Nissan Almera
July 2, 2022
Namibia Cape Town wineries
South Africa
Kia Picanto
June 14, 2022
yes deffenetly
Netherlands
Nissan X-Trail
May 10, 2022
I had a 4x4 and travelled Kruger form South to North; severl other parks, drove on dirt roads and the car handled perfect
South Africa
Toyota Agya
March 28, 2022
No comment
South Africa
Toyota Agya
November 26, 2021
Keep to the speed limits - lots of traffic cops
Spain
Audi A3
April 12, 2021
I am South African so l practically went home
South Africa
Kia Picanto
February 17, 2021
I was around in Ekurhuleni visiting my relatives. Relax and enjoy your trips, park the car in a safe place during the day and at night and remember to drive according to the road speed limit.
South Africa
Nissan Qasqhai
February 17, 2021
I will rent provided that i don't get a Haval. If the only car available is a Haval then i will definitely look somewhere else, mind you there was nothing wrong with car per say. I just found it annoying that i couldn't even connect my cellphone through Bluetooth.
South Africa
VW Polo Vivo
January 8, 2021
Great place
South Africa
Nissan Micra
December 19, 2020
Do not go to Kimberley, there are more potholes than road. There's an amazing Karoo accommodation called Sweetfontein Boutique Farm Lodge near Bristown, this place is exceptional if you want peace, quiet and space and Karoo landscape. The area around Bethlehem and Clarens and Ficksburg is very very beautiful and peaceful. Durban accommodation is affordable and the sea is warm in winter.
South Africa
Nissan Almera
October 5, 2020
The service is great
South Africa
Kia Picanto
September 27, 2020
I visited my family only
South Africa
Datsun Go
July 14, 2020
I have only ever rented through Firefly and Hertz and they have just been the best. I can highly recommend them.
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
March 28, 2020
Durban weather is great!! Generally Durban people are friendly and loving ❤️
South Africa
Hyundai i10
March 19, 2020
We stayed out of town at Chintsa it was a lovely getaway for the week end.
Israel
Ford Fiesta
March 19, 2020
We did an amazing road trip into the western cape
South Africa
Kia Picanto
February 26, 2020
The Cape Coast is very beautiful. A definite must is Paternoster. But please don't buy the Crayfish, they are on our red list and in short supply.
South Africa
Toyota Rav4
February 10, 2020
Easy to find, friendly representative, car clean and in excellent condition.
United Kingdom
Honda BR-V
January 12, 2020
I felt safer than expected given the publicity. Would recommend the apartheid museum, Rhino and Lion park and going up to the Pilanesberg.
Canada
Toyota Corolla
January 6, 2020
Since they were a few shops down we didn't locate them immediately , but once we did it was pretty slick--no hassles--on our way in no time!
South Africa
VW Polo
December 30, 2019
Excelent service
South Africa
Kia Picanto
October 31, 2019
Great place
India
Toyota RAV 4
October 27, 2019
Long drive to Kruger Park and need money for tolls.
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
September 29, 2019
Booked online and everything was ready and waiting at the arranged time
South Africa
Toyota Fortuner
August 29, 2019
Easy access
Netherlands
Toyota Quantum
July 28, 2019
Nothing to complain
Australia
Nissan Almera
July 18, 2019
Easy driving within Cape Town and along the Garden Route
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
March 1, 2019
As an American I had to get used to driving on a different side of the road.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
February 12, 2019
Obviously table mountain and the waterfront are big ones, however Chapman drive to all the smaller towns is also amazing.
Austria
Toyota Corolla
January 7, 2019
also easy to go by taxi
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Aveo 5d
January 3, 2019
Great destination. Easy to drive around.
× Full Size Image

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
First Car Rental
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Alamo
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
129
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
$26.72
Lowest daily price
$14.64
Total cars available
5372

Top 17 Suppliers in South Africa in 2024

First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Very good 8.7 / 986 reviews
35 locations
$16 - $131
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.6 / 853 reviews
31 locations
$18 - $110
BLUU
BLUU
Very good 8.5 / 461 reviews
35 locations
$15 - $107
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.5 / 115 reviews
61 locations
$21 - $155
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 38 reviews
13 locations
$17 - $1040
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.3 / 477 reviews
26 locations
$21 - $109
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.2 / 182 reviews
41 locations
$16 - $142
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 112 reviews
32 locations
$36 - $228
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 515 reviews
31 locations
$17 - $192
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 211 reviews
39 locations
$19 - $133
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.8 / 393 reviews
14 locations
$18 - $93
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 22 reviews
65 locations
$18 - $160
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
23 locations
$17 - $192
National
National
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
3 locations
$20 - $184
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.6 / 23 reviews
31 locations
$23 - $44
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7 / 49 reviews
10 locations
$15 - $132
Alamo
Alamo
Satisfactory 6.8 / 13 reviews
3 locations
$16 - $140
Why book with us?
Special offers
As a market leader (see SimilarWeb), we get special offers like contactless pick-ups, great prices, and free upgrades.
Award-winning
World's Leading Car Rental Booking Website in the World Travel Tech Awards (3 years in a row).
Highly-rated
A combined rating of 4.5 with 150k+ total reviews on platforms like Trustpilot, Google, and Review Center.
4M users
Have already booked on one of the fastest-growing car rental booking websites.
Download Our App
Book and manage your booking on the go
Log in or create an account
Get access to all your bookings in one place
Continue with email
By selecting "Agree and continue", you agree to DiscoverCars.com's
and
What's your email?
Please check your email
Please check your email
We've sent an email with a verification link to {email}
Click on the link in the email to log in.
Please select a pick-up location and dates