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Car Hire in Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre Car Hire
Mini
Datsun Go or comparable
Datsun Go
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 6.25 / per day
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Cape Town Airport Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 6.55 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 6.86 / per day
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Cape Town Airport Car Hire
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 7.05 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Cape Town Airport Car Hire
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 7.60 / per day
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City Centre Car Hire
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 7.60 / per day
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Cape Town Airport Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 8.42 / per day
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Cape Town Airport Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 8.56 / 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 10:57 on 2020-05-29.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Dialing code
27
Average car hire length
11 days
Budget car hire price
£ 14.28 / 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 Cape Town

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

  • From Cape Town to Port Elizabeth - 220 offers from 16.05 GBP per day
  • From Cape Town to Johannesburg - 246 offers from 16.05 GBP per day
  • From Cape Town to George - 178 offers from 16.05 GBP per day
  • From Cape Town to Windhoek - 47 offers from 34.22 GBP per day
  • From Cape Town to Hermanus - 12 offers from 14.73 GBP per day

Top 9 Cities near Cape Town

  1. Port Elizabeth Car Hire starting at £ 6.98 per day
    752.4 km / 467.5 miles away
  2. East London Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    877.5 km / 545.3 miles away
  3. Bloemfontein Car Hire starting at £ 6.55 per day
    919.3 km / 571.2 miles away
  4. George Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    365.1 km / 226.9 miles away
  5. Kimberley Car Hire starting at £ 6.55 per day
    828.2 km / 514.6 miles away
  6. Stellenbosch Car Hire starting at £ 8.56 per day
    40.4 km / 25.1 miles away
  7. Upington Car Hire starting at £ 7.93 per day
    670.6 km / 416.7 miles away
  8. Hermanus Car Hire starting at £ 7.60 per day
    93.6 km / 58.1 miles away
  9. Sishen Car Hire starting at £ 7.05 per day
    822.8 km / 511.3 miles away

Top 20 Destinations around Cape Town

  1. City Centre Car Hire starting at £ 6.25 per day
  2. Cape Town Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.55 per day
    17.4 km / 10.8 miles away
  3. City Centre Car Hire starting at £ 8.56 per day
    40.4 km / 25.1 miles away
  4. City Centre Car Hire starting at £ 7.60 per day
    93.6 km / 58.1 miles away
  5. George Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    365.1 km / 226.9 miles away
  6. Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    663.7 km / 412.4 miles away
  7. Upington Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.93 per day
    670.6 km / 416.7 miles away
  8. 752.4 km / 467.5 miles away
  9. 792.6 km / 492.5 miles away
  10. Sishen Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.05 per day
    822.8 km / 511.3 miles away
  11. Kimberley Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.55 per day
    828.2 km / 514.6 miles away
  12. East London Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    877.5 km / 545.3 miles away
  13. Bloemfontein Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.55 per day
    919.3 km / 571.2 miles away
  14. Pietermaritzburg Airport Car Hire starting at £ 8.01 per day
    1226.6 km / 762.2 miles away
  15. City Centre Car Hire starting at £ 7.60 per day
    1265.9 km / 786.6 miles away
  16. City Centre Car Hire starting at £ 8.56 per day
    1272.2 km / 790.5 miles away
  17. Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    1274.1 km / 791.7 miles away
  18. Tambo International Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.46 per day
    1280.4 km / 795.6 miles away
  19. 1291.2 km / 802.3 miles away
  20. Pretoria Hatfield Car Hire starting at £ 7.60 per day
    1311.1 km / 814.7 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
£ 29.20
January
£ 24.98
February
£ 29.74
March
£ 24.52
April
£ 17.50
May
£ 23.20
June
£ 23.00
July
£ 20.74
August
£ 22.65
September
£ 32.44
October
£ 58.71
November
£ 44.70
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cape Town is May with prices starting at £ 17.50 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 £ 58.71. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 29. 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 December, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cape Town by Monthly Searches
106%
January
276%
February
216%
March
16%
April
20%
May
15%
June
21%
July
27%
August
24%
September
54%
October
34%
November
391%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

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

Top 7 Hire Companies in Cape Town in 2020

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9
+270214106800
40 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+27214221480
49 Loop Street
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27214252382 / +27214215190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:07:00-14:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+270214215190
1 Lower Buitengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:07:00-14:00
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:08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-12:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
27214241177
123 Strand Street
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270214184137
Hamilton House, Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-15:30
Sun:08:00-20:00

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