Car Hire in Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 27.31 per day
City Centre
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
£ 27.32 per day
Cape Town Century City
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 27.69 per day
City Centre
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 27.76 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Cape Town Airport
Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or comparable
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 28.29 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
£ 28.46 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
£ 30.25 / per day
Cape Town Milnerton
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 31.36 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 19:04 on 2022-06-29.

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%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.07 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.17 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.01 / 1 liter

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 £ 15.36 per day
  • From Cape Town to Johannesburg - 246 offers from £ 15.36 per day
  • From Cape Town to George - 178 offers from £ 15.36 per day
  • From Cape Town to Windhoek - 47 offers from £ 32.76 per day
  • From Cape Town to Hermanus - 12 offers from £ 14.10 per day

Top 18 Cities near Cape Town

  1. Wynberg starting at £ 34.57 per day
    3.6 km / 2.2 miles away
  2. Port Elizabeth starting at £ 27.32 per day
    747.1 km / 464.2 miles away
  3. 449.9 km / 279.6 miles away
  4. East London starting at £ 19.54 per day
    872.4 km / 542.1 miles away
  5. Bloemfontein starting at £ 27.32 per day
    918.4 km / 570.6 miles away
  6. Stellenbosch starting at £ 27.31 per day
    35.0 km / 21.7 miles away
  7. Upington starting at £ 27.76 per day
    674.4 km / 419.0 miles away
  8. Kimberley starting at £ 27.32 per day
    828.5 km / 514.8 miles away
  9. Paarl starting at £ 27.69 per day
    48.7 km / 30.3 miles away
  10. Jeffreys Bay starting at £ 34.57 per day
    594.3 km / 369.3 miles away
  11. 747.8 km / 464.7 miles away
  12. 36.8 km / 22.9 miles away
  13. 420.5 km / 261.3 miles away
  14. 127.9 km / 79.4 miles away
  15. Sishen starting at £ 6.88 per day
    825.4 km / 512.9 miles away
  16. Port Alfred starting at £ 34.57 per day
    777.7 km / 483.2 miles away
  17. Vryburg starting at £ 48.07 per day
    983.5 km / 611.1 miles away
  18. Mossel Bay starting at £ 34.57 per day
    334.2 km / 207.7 miles away

Top 16 Destinations around Cape Town

  1. Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront starting at £ 30.27 per day
    9.6 km / 6.0 miles away
  2. Cape Town Century City starting at £ 27.31 per day
    9.9 km / 6.1 miles away
  3. Cape Town Airport starting at £ 27.31 per day
    11.2 km / 6.9 miles away
  4. Cape Town Milnerton starting at £ 30.78 per day
    13.5 km / 8.4 miles away
  5. Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 27.69 per day
    48.7 km / 30.3 miles away
  6. Mossel Bay Die Voor Bay starting at £ 34.57 per day
    334.2 km / 207.7 miles away
  7. George Airport starting at £ 25.03 per day
    359.3 km / 223.2 miles away
  8. Plettenberg Bay Beacon Island starting at £ 34.57 per day
    451.4 km / 280.5 miles away
  9. Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 25.03 per day
    657.8 km / 408.7 miles away
  10. Upington Airport starting at £ 27.76 per day
    674.4 km / 419.0 miles away
  11. Kimberley Airport starting at £ 27.32 per day
    828.5 km / 514.8 miles away
  12. East London Airport starting at £ 19.54 per day
    872.4 km / 542.1 miles away
  13. East London Quenera North starting at £ 34.57 per day
    882.9 km / 548.6 miles away
  14. Potchefstroom Baillie Park starting at £ 44.15 per day
    1156.2 km / 718.4 miles away
  15. Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 27.32 per day
    1223.6 km / 760.3 miles away
  16. Durban Umbogintwini starting at £ 44.15 per day
    1250.6 km / 777.1 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
£ 27.96
January
£ 23.92
February
£ 28.47
March
£ 23.48
April
£ 16.75
May
£ 22.21
June
£ 22.01
July
£ 19.85
August
£ 21.69
September
£ 31.06
October
£ 37.30
November
£ 42.79
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cape Town is May with prices starting at £ 16.75 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 £ 42.79. 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 January, and the least popular is July.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cape Town by Monthly Searches
302%
January
215%
February
168%
March
56%
April
36%
May
14%
June
2%
July
2%
August
42%
September
48%
October
173%
November
141%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
BLUU Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Thrifty ZA Hyundai i10 Grand 5 1 Small cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Ford Ecosport 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Spain
Toyota Etios
24 April 2022
We have made many extended trips to Knysna. It is a beautiful place and very safe. The people there are friendly and courteous. The journey from Cape Town is easy because the roads are not busy but definitely not motorway standard.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
8 April 2022
Driving is very easy in the Cape area of South Africa.
United Kingdom
Audi A3
21 March 2022
Went along Western Cape coast and while roads largely smooth on occasions necessary to utilise unmade up routes. 4 x 4 to be considered.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
17 March 2022
I absolutely love visiting Cape Town and would recommend it to anyone who loves the seaside and a great African welcome at any given venue of choice overlooked by the awesome table mountain
United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
16 March 2022
Watch out for mini bus taxis. They are driven by "lunatics"
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
13 March 2022
Spending time in Cape Town during the UK winter months is always a bonus.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
19 October 2021
I would but will be more careful and maybe choose providers who guarantee a model
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Budget
9.09 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.32 / 10
Total number of reviews
37
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 34.33
Lowest daily price
£ 6.42
Total cars available
240

Top 12 Hire Companies in Cape Town in 2022

Budget
Budget
Remarkable 9.1 / 25 reviews
+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
BLUU
BLUU
Remarkable 9 / 112 reviews
+27219272750
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Remarkable 9 / 33 reviews
+27219358600
Cape Town International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.9 / 39 reviews
+27219358600
Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, 7501 Cape Town
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9 / 253 reviews
+270219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Cape Town, 7525
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 17 reviews
+27112309999
Cape Town Int. Airport
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.6 / 99 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.6 / 19 reviews
+27215559561 / +27836274411
Unit 2, Airport Business Park, Michigan Street 14, Airport Industrial, 7490
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
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.5 / 7 reviews
+219272750
Cape Town International Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard
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
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Outstanding 8.5 / 2 reviews
+27216838715
Unit E Colstein Terrace, 88 Belvedere Road, Rondebosch
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
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.4 / 33 reviews
+270219362121 / +270796878773
Unit BG6 Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard, Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, 7525
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3 / 3 reviews
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
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