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Car Hire in Cape Town

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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 7.55 per day
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Cape Town Airport
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 8.11 per day
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Cape Town Airport
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 9.72 per day
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Cape Town Airport
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 10.28 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Cape Town Airport
Mini
Datsun Go or comparable
Datsun Go
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 13.02 / per day
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Cape Town Century City
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 13.25 / per day
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Cape Town Airport
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 13.30 / per day
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Cape Town Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 14.40 / 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 09:36 on 2021-08-04.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Dialing code
27
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 Cape Town

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Cape Town and drop off in another city include:

  • From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth - 220 offers from £ 15.21 per day
  • From Cape Town to Johannesburg - 246 offers from £ 15.21 per day
  • From Cape Town to George - 178 offers from £ 15.21 per day
  • From Cape Town to Windhoek - 47 offers from £ 32.42 per day
  • From Cape Town to Hermanus - 12 offers from £ 13.95 per day

Top 9 Cities near Cape Town

  1. Port Elizabeth starting at £ 7.55 per day
    655.8 km / 407.5 miles away
  2. East London starting at £ 10.28 per day
    869.3 km / 540.1 miles away
  3. Bloemfontein starting at £ 7.55 per day
    911.0 km / 566.1 miles away
  4. George starting at £ 7.55 per day
    357.2 km / 222.0 miles away
  5. Upington starting at £ 10.28 per day
    664.6 km / 413.0 miles away
  6. Stellenbosch starting at £ 7.55 per day
    32.6 km / 20.3 miles away
  7. Kimberley starting at £ 7.55 per day
    820.3 km / 509.7 miles away
  8. Sishen starting at £ 6.81 per day
    816.0 km / 507.1 miles away
  9. Paarl starting at £ 13.25 per day
    43.4 km / 26.9 miles away

Top 14 Destinations around Cape Town

  1. Cape Town Century City starting at £ 13.25 per day
  2. Cape Town Milnerton starting at £ 20.80 per day
    3.8 km / 2.4 miles away
  3. Cape Town Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    11.7 km / 7.3 miles away
  4. Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 13.25 per day
    43.4 km / 26.9 miles away
  5. George Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    357.2 km / 222.0 miles away
  6. Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    655.8 km / 407.5 miles away
  7. Upington Airport starting at £ 10.28 per day
    664.6 km / 413.0 miles away
  8. Kimberley Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    820.3 km / 509.7 miles away
  9. East London Airport starting at £ 10.28 per day
    869.3 km / 540.1 miles away
  10. Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 10.28 per day
    1218.1 km / 756.9 miles away
  11. O.R. Tambo International Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    1272.3 km / 790.6 miles away
  12. King Shaka International Airport starting at £ 7.55 per day
    1282.6 km / 797.0 miles away
  13. Pretoria Hatfield starting at £ 13.02 per day
    1303.1 km / 809.7 miles away
  14. Wonderboom Airport starting at £ 9.58 per day
    1309.7 km / 813.8 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Cape Town?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Cape Townfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Cape Town
£ 27.67
January
£ 23.67
February
£ 28.18
March
£ 23.23
April
£ 16.58
May
£ 21.98
June
£ 21.79
July
£ 19.65
August
£ 21.46
September
£ 30.73
October
£ 36.91
November
£ 42.34
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cape Town is May with prices starting at £ 16.58 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is December with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 42.34. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 26. 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.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Cape Town?

Hirers picking up a car in Cape Town keep them for an average of 23 days during in May, while those picking up their cars in March keep them for an average of 9.
Average Hire Length in Cape Town
19
January
10
February
9
March
10
April
23
May
11
June
10
July
11
August
11
September
10
October
10
November
10
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Cape Town?

While travellers visit Cape Town year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is November, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cape Town by Monthly Searches
62%
January
250%
February
218%
March
9%
April
12%
May
9%
June
12%
July
15%
August
70%
September
79%
October
255%
November
210%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Bidvest Hyundai i10 4 2 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Bidvest Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars

Top 9 Hire Companies in Cape Town in 2021

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9
+27219354760
GH04, Crystal towers, Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7441
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+27214221480
Hertzog Blvd cnr C. Barnard St 8001 Cape Town
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27214252382 / +27214215190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
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:08:00-13:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+270214215190
1 Lower Buitengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town
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:08:00-13:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.6
+270214185232
8005, 33 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270214184137 / +27678019089
Hamilton House, Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
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:09:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-12:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+27215559561 / +27836274411
341 Koeberg Road
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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