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Car Hire in South Africa

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Sishen Airport Car Hire
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 7.25 / per day
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Polokwane Airport Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 7.43 / per day
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King Shaka International Airport Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
£ 7.81 / per day
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King Shaka International Airport Car Hire
Mini
Datsun Go or comparable
Datsun Go
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 8.13 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

City Centre Car Hire
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 8.62 / per day
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Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 8.64 / per day
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Port Elizabeth Rhodes University - Grahamstown Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 8.72 / per day
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Pietermaritzburg Airport Car Hire
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 8.91 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 01:56 on 2020-10-26.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Dialing code
27
Average car hire length
6 days
Budget car hire price
£ 15.88 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in South Africa

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

  • From South Africa to Namibia - 92 offers from £ 34.53 per day
  • From South Africa to Lesotho - 10 offers from £ 20.72 per day
  • From South Africa to Botswana - 35 offers from £ 24.09 per day
  • From South Africa to Swaziland - 10 offers from £ 20.72 per day

Top 17 Most Popular Cities in South Africa

  1. Car Hire in Johannesburg starting at £ 7.43 per day
  2. Car Hire in Cape Town starting at £ 12.44 per day
  3. Car Hire in Durban starting at £ 9.02 per day
  4. Car Hire in Port Elizabeth starting at £ 6.79 per day
  5. Car Hire in Pretoria starting at £ 8.62 per day
  6. Car Hire in East London starting at £ 8.13 per day
  7. Car Hire in Nelspruit starting at £ 7.81 per day
  8. Car Hire in Bloemfontein starting at £ 7.43 per day
  9. Car Hire in Pietermaritzburg starting at £ 7.43 per day
  10. Car Hire in George starting at £ 7.75 per day
  11. Car Hire in Polokwane starting at £ 7.43 per day
  12. Car Hire in Richards Bay starting at £ 7.43 per day
  13. Car Hire in Kimberley starting at £ 7.43 per day
  14. Car Hire in Upington starting at £ 7.43 per day
  15. Car Hire in Stellenbosch starting at £ 8.62 per day
  16. Car Hire in Sishen starting at £ 7.25 per day
  17. Car Hire in Hermanus starting at £ 8.62 per day

Top 20 Most Popular Destinations in South Africa

  1. Car Hire at Cape Town Airport starting at £ 7.26 per day
  2. Car Hire at Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 7.75 per day
  3. Car Hire at Wonderboom Airport starting at £ 9.43 per day
  4. Car Hire at East London Airport starting at £ 8.13 per day
  5. Car Hire in Cape Town (Downtown) starting at £ 12.44 per day
  6. Car Hire at Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  7. Car Hire at Bloemfontein Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  8. Car Hire at George Airport starting at £ 7.75 per day
  9. Car Hire at Pretoria Hatfield starting at £ 8.62 per day
  10. Car Hire at Polokwane Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  11. Car Hire at Nelspruit Airport starting at £ 9.99 per day
  12. Car Hire in Port Elizabeth (Downtown) starting at £ 6.79 per day
  13. Car Hire at Richards Bay Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  14. Car Hire at Kimberley Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  15. Car Hire at Upington Airport starting at £ 7.43 per day
  16. Car Hire in East London (Downtown) starting at £ 7.12 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in South Africa?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in South Africa fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in South Africa
£ 37.68
January
£ 36.31
February
£ 31.60
March
£ 32.44
April
£ 22.82
May
£ 26.25
June
£ 30.10
July
£ 27.21
August
£ 28.66
September
£ 29.96
October
£ 55.87
November
£ 46.25
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in South Africa is May with prices starting at £ 22.82 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is November with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 55.87. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 34. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in South Africa?

Hirers picking up a car in South Africa keep them for an average of 13 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in June keep them for an average of 7.
Average Hire Length in South Africa
13
January
9
February
9
March
8
April
10
May
7
June
9
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
8
November
8
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in South Africa?

Though South Africa is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in October. in June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in South Africa Compared to the Yearly Average
54%
January
37%
February
32%
March
28%
April
34%
May
27%
June
36%
July
42%
August
32%
September
778%
October
49%
November
49%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Firefly Datsun Go 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs

Top 9 Hire Companies in South Africa in 2020

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9
+270283124479
1 Myrtle Lane, Hermanus 7200
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
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27123423912
1011 PRETORIUS STREET
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:00
Tue:06:00-20:00
Wed:06:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-20:00
Fri:06:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-17:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+27112309999
206 Dr Pixley Kaseme St, Durban Central, Durban 4001
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.6
+27283130526
34 Main Rd, Hermanus, 7200
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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+27123423912
1011 PRETORIUS STREET
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:00
Tue:06:00-20:00
Wed:06:00-20:00
Thu:06:00-20:00
Fri:06:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+27324368400
King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4407, South Africa
Working hours
Mon:06:00-20:30
Tue:06:00-20:30
Wed:06:00-20:30
Thu:06:00-20:30
Fri:06:00-20:30
Sat:07:00-20:30
Sun:07:00-20:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+27324367800
King Shaka Int Airport La Mercy
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270123429033 / +270636940983
1301 Stanza Bopape Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 1110
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:08:30-12:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+27119756790 / +27716800727
La Mercy 4407 Durban
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:08:00-11:00
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