Car Hire in Cape Town

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cape Town Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or comparable
Suzuki Celerio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.69 / per day
Cape Town Century City
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 15.62 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Compact
Nissan Almera or comparable
Nissan Almera
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
£ 20.32 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 30.82 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Cape Town Parow
Intermediate Monospace
Toyota Rumion or comparable
Toyota Rumion
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 37.05 / per day
City Centre
Standard Van
Renault Triber or comparable
Renault Triber
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 51.41 / per day
City Centre
Compact Elite SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 54.11 / per day
City Centre
Premium
Audi Q2 or comparable
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
£ 56.23 / 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 20:52 on 2024-06-20.

Travel Information

Languages
IsiZulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Currency
ZAR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+27
Average car hire price
£ 35 per day
Average car hire length
11 days
Speed limit within city centre
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
100 - 120 km/h or 62 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.02 per litre or £ 3.86 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.97 per litre or £ 3.66 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.10 per litre or £ 4.16 / 1 gallon

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 £ 15.08 per day
  • From Cape Town to Johannesburg - 246 offers from £ 15.08 per day
  • From Cape Town to George - 178 offers from £ 15.08 per day
  • From Cape Town to Windhoek - 47 offers from £ 32.16 per day
  • From Cape Town to Hermanus - 12 offers from £ 13.84 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Cape Town the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Cape Town fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Cape Town
£ 25.29
January
£ 31.44
February
£ 29.32
March
£ 28.43
April
£ 28.96
May
£ 25.80
June
£ 32.11
July
£ 35.15
August
£ 27.49
September
£ 28.17
October
£ 24.80
November
£ 28.06
December
The best month to hire a car in Cape Town is November (when the average price is £ 24.80 per day). This is 14% less than the yearly average and 29% less than hiring in August (when the average price is £ 35.15).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 14 days, and in April, they keep their car for 8 days.
Average number of hire days in Cape Town
14
January
11
February
10
March
8
April
8
May
12
June
13
July
9
August
10
September
10
October
11
November
12
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Cape Town is December, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Hire in Cape Town by Monthly Searches
166%
January
145%
February
113%
March
75%
April
50%
May
53%
June
53%
July
68%
August
57%
September
80%
October
125%
November
213%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 9
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Hertz, GreenMotion, Keddy, Firefly
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price £ 14 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Quest 4 2 Large cars
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
9 May 2024
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United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Cross
8 March 2024
Impressed by South Africa’s roads - scenery was amazing - vineyards were brilliant
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
8 March 2024
Beautiful drives along the Cape coast. So many lovely places to visit and friendly, inviting locals.
United Kingdom
Honda Amaze
1 March 2024
Great holiday
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
17 February 2024
Too many to mention.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
4 January 2024
Coastal routes, Betty’s Bay to Somerset West and Chapman’s Drive very pleasant. Climbing Table mountain much recommended if fit enough but get up early and park Tafelberg Road c0700. You can get a good spot to park and the heat of the sun late morning can be avoided.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio Hatch
25 April 2023
Business trip with a little pleasure thrown in. The car was a necessity for both.
United Kingdom
Ford Ecosport
24 April 2023
I did live in Knysna so visited friends and all the local restaurants. Also visited Addo and Nyati
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10
25 February 2023
For three weeks we experienced all the amazing sights Cape Town has to offer, our holiday could easily have been extended to four weeks to encompass all we wished to do.
United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
22 February 2023
Drove to Hermanus and Cape winelands
United Kingdom
Proton X50
20 February 2023
Safari was amazing and the people in general.
United Kingdom
Renault Kwid
21 January 2023
Drove to the winelands and then onto Game Reserve
customer photo
United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
29 August 2022
Amazing trip. Lots of driving up the Garden Route and the car went very well.
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
Nissan Almera
7 March 2022
Cape Town was amazing as always. West Coast trips to Yzerfontein and Langebaan recommend as well as the motor museum at Franschoek .
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
19 October 2021
I would but will be more careful and maybe choose providers who guarantee a model
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
BLUU
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Alamo
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
114
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
£ 34.91
Lowest daily price
£ 13.69
Total cars available
672

Top 17 Suppliers in Cape Town in 2024

BLUU
BLUU
Very good 8.9 / 170 reviews
2 locations
£ 17 - £ 81
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Very good 8.8 / 472 reviews
3 locations
£ 15 - £ 108
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.8 / 363 reviews
3 locations
£ 20 - £ 93
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.7 / 53 reviews
3 locations
£ 17 - £ 128
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 94 reviews
3 locations
£ 16 - £ 99
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 236 reviews
3 locations
£ 22 - £ 105
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.3 / 182 reviews
3 locations
£ 18 - £ 92
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 16 reviews
3 locations
£ 14 - £ 873
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 42 reviews
3 locations
£ 30 - £ 191
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 137 reviews
2 locations
£ 16 - £ 96
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8 / 20 reviews
2 locations
£ 18 - £ 135
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 175 reviews
3 locations
£ 14 - £ 51
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 10 reviews
3 locations
£ 16 - £ 118
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.7 / 7 reviews
2 locations
£ 27
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 22 - £ 105
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.6
1 location
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