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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

Cape Town Milnerton
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 21.22 per day
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City Centre
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 21.61 per day
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Cape Town Airport
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 22.76 per day
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Cape Town Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or comparable
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
£ 22.80 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

City Centre
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or comparable
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 23.56 / per day
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City Centre
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 24.12 / per day
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City Centre
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 24.52 / per day
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Cape Town Milnerton
Compact
Nissan Almera or comparable
Nissan Almera
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 24.73 / 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 01:20 on 2021-12-06.

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 £ 15.23 per day
  • From Cape Town to Johannesburg - 246 offers from £ 15.23 per day
  • From Cape Town to George - 178 offers from £ 15.23 per day
  • From Cape Town to Windhoek - 47 offers from £ 32.47 per day
  • From Cape Town to Hermanus - 12 offers from £ 13.97 per day

Top 15 Cities near Cape Town

  1. 668.7 km / 415.5 miles away
  2. East London starting at £ 6.69 per day
    792.5 km / 492.4 miles away
  3. George starting at £ 20.02 per day
    365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
  4. Bloemfontein starting at £ 18.00 per day
    918.7 km / 570.8 miles away
  5. Kimberley starting at £ 21.61 per day
    827.5 km / 514.2 miles away
  6. Stellenbosch starting at £ 22.80 per day
    40.4 km / 25.1 miles away
  7. Upington starting at £ 21.61 per day
    669.6 km / 416.1 miles away
  8. Paarl starting at £ 25.63 per day
    51.6 km / 32.1 miles away
  9. 11.8 km / 7.3 miles away
  10. Sishen starting at £ 6.82 per day
    821.9 km / 510.7 miles away
  11. 45.4 km / 28.2 miles away
  12. 118.6 km / 73.7 miles away
  13. 600.3 km / 373.0 miles away
  14. 426.4 km / 265.0 miles away
  15. 753.0 km / 467.9 miles away

Top 15 Destinations around Cape Town

  1. Cape Town Century City starting at £ 25.63 per day
    8.2 km / 5.1 miles away
  2. Cape Town Milnerton starting at £ 20.83 per day
    11.3 km / 7.0 miles away
  3. Cape Town Airport starting at £ 21.61 per day
    17.7 km / 11.0 miles away
  4. Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 25.63 per day
    51.6 km / 32.1 miles away
  5. George Airport starting at £ 20.02 per day
    365.2 km / 226.9 miles away
  6. Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 20.02 per day
    663.7 km / 412.4 miles away
  7. Upington Airport starting at £ 21.61 per day
    669.6 km / 416.1 miles away
  8. Kimberley Airport starting at £ 21.61 per day
    827.5 km / 514.2 miles away
  9. East London Airport starting at £ 20.02 per day
    877.4 km / 545.2 miles away
  10. Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 21.61 per day
    1226.3 km / 762.0 miles away
  11. O.R. Tambo International Airport starting at £ 19.62 per day
    1279.7 km / 795.1 miles away
  12. Johannesburg Airport starting at £ 28.79 per day
    1279.7 km / 795.1 miles away
  13. Durban Umhlanga Rocks starting at £ 21.61 per day
    1282.7 km / 797.1 miles away
  14. King Shaka International Airport starting at £ 21.61 per day
    1290.8 km / 802.1 miles away
  15. Pretoria Hatfield starting at £ 20.88 per day
    1310.4 km / 814.2 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
£ 27.70
January
£ 23.70
February
£ 28.22
March
£ 23.27
April
£ 16.60
May
£ 22.01
June
£ 21.81
July
£ 19.67
August
£ 21.49
September
£ 30.78
October
£ 36.96
November
£ 42.40
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cape Town is May with prices starting at £ 16.60 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 £ 42.40. 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
49%
January
272%
February
239%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
66%
September
74%
October
273%
November
221%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
BLUU Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty ZA Hyundai i10 Grand 5 1 Small cars
BLUU Hyundai i10 4 2 Small cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Thrifty ZA VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
BLUU Audi A3 4 2 Large 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
+27216838715
88 Belvedere Rd,Colstein Terr.
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
BLUU
BLUU
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: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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
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
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
+27313503383 / +27828852750
W Quay Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002
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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