Car Hire at Cape Town Airport

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Cape Town Airport, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 27.38 per day
Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or comparable
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 28.36 per day
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
£ 28.52 per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 37.34 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Economy Elite
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 39.78 / per day
Full-size
Isuzu Dmax Single Cab or comparable
Isuzu Dmax Single Cab
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 42.91 / per day
Standard
Toyota Quest Aut. or comparable
Toyota Quest Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 56.47 / per day
Premium
BMW 3 series or comparable
BMW 3 series
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 128.70 / 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 03:01 on 2022-06-27.

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
£ 1.08 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.17 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.02 / 1 liter
Cape Town Airport

Airport Car Hire

Fun and accessible, Cape Town is one of the most visited cities in Africa for a reason. The city has been shaped by the different cultures that call it home, making it a vibrant destination with an interesting history and plenty of atmosphere. Being in South Africa, fascinating nature is never too far away, either. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Cape Town:

  • The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. More similar to a national park, the Kirstenbosch has been rightly called one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Its peaks, savanna, and shrubland give a home to a large variety of fascinating plants from all across South Africa, and there are also displays of indigenous art. The botanical garden is just a short drive south of Cape Town’s center and you can also visit a number of other nearby natural attractions such as Newlands Forest, Table Mountain, and Skeleton Gorge.
  • Bo-Kaap. Also known as the Malay Quarter since many of its original inhabitants were brought to South Africa from Malaysia and Indonesia, Bo-Kaap is arguably the most famous neighborhood of the city. The area is best known for its many colorful buildings that feature prominently on every tourist brochure and video of Cape Town. The area remains predominantly Muslim and is home to a number of scenic mosques; another interesting place to visit is the Bo-Kaap Museum.
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive. Named after the impressive summit that is located between the towns of Hout Bay and Noordhoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive is often called one of the most impressive roads in the world. The whole drive is just 9 km (5.4 miles) long and there is a toll in place, but it is absolutely still worth it. Both Hout Bay and Noordhoek also have plenty of fun things to see and do.

Find out more about hiring a car in South Africa in our complete guide.

Top international routes

  • Windhoek
  • Dubai
  • London
  • Nairobi
  • Addis Ababa
  • Amsterdam

Main airlines

Fly Safair, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, and Air Namibia

Terminals

The single Cape Town Airport building is divided into two terminals, domestic and international, which are connected via the check-in area located in the center.

Location

The airport is about 20 km (12 miles) from the city center. Motorway N2 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Large cars - starting at £ 64 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 48 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 100 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 35 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 96 per day

Car hire desks

Car rental offices are located across from the main airport building and can be reached via two pedestrian underground passageways.

Services and facilities

You’ll find many shops, as well as restaurants, cafés, ATMs, a currency exchange, several lounges, a medical service, and prayer rooms. Luggage storage is in the arrivals area of the domestic terminal. The airport provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should get in touch in advance if this is needed. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

Total Airport Industria, located at Montreal Drive, Boquinar Industrial Area, can be reached in less than five minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cape Town Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way hires

  • Port Elizabeth (736 km / 457 mi)
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  • George (415 km / 258 mi)
  • Windhoek (1,489 km / 925 mi)
  • East London (1,041 km / 647 mi)
  • Maun (2,268 km / 1,409 mi)

Airport information

Score
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 7.3
  • Check-in desks 7.9
  • Facilities and services 7.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.7
  • Dining and car hire services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.2

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

  • IATA: CPT
  • ICAO: FACT
  • Name: Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 99,337
  • Passengers (per year): 10,211,390
  • Distance from the city centre: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 16 Destinations around Cape Town Airport

  1. Cape Town Century City starting at £ 27.38 per day
  2. Cape Town Milnerton starting at £ 30.86 per day
    3.8 km / 2.4 miles away
  3. Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront starting at £ 30.35 per day
    8.2 km / 5.1 miles away
  4. Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 27.76 per day
    43.4 km / 26.9 miles away
  5. Mossel Bay Die Voor Bay starting at £ 34.65 per day
    332.6 km / 206.7 miles away
  6. George Airport starting at £ 25.09 per day
    357.2 km / 222.0 miles away
  7. Plettenberg Bay Beacon Island starting at £ 34.65 per day
    449.5 km / 279.3 miles away
  8. Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 25.09 per day
    655.8 km / 407.5 miles away
  9. Upington Airport starting at £ 27.83 per day
    664.6 km / 413.0 miles away
  10. Kimberley Airport starting at £ 27.38 per day
    820.3 km / 509.7 miles away
  11. East London Airport starting at £ 19.59 per day
    869.3 km / 540.1 miles away
  12. East London Quenera North starting at £ 34.65 per day
    879.7 km / 546.6 miles away
  13. Potchefstroom Baillie Park starting at £ 44.25 per day
    1148.0 km / 713.3 miles away
  14. Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 27.38 per day
    1218.1 km / 756.9 miles away
  15. Johannesburg Mondeor starting at £ 44.25 per day
    1244.8 km / 773.5 miles away
  16. Durban Umbogintwini starting at £ 44.25 per day
    1245.4 km / 773.9 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

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

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Cape Town Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Cape Town Airport
£ 27.66
January
£ 27.92
February
£ 38.38
March
£ 34.13
April
£ 19.77
May
£ 19.49
June
£ 16.21
July
£ 23.11
August
£ 30.25
September
£ 25.68
October
£ 56.34
November
£ 56.34
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Cape Town Airport is July with prices starting at £ 16.21 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 £ 56.34. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 31. 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’s the most popular hire length at Cape Town Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Cape Town Airport keep them for an average of 17 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 11.
Average Hire Length at Cape Town Airport
12
January
11
February
11
March
11
April
13
May
12
June
12
July
12
August
17
September
17
October
14
November
13
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Cape Town Airport?

Though Cape Town Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in January. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
143%
January
102%
February
80%
March
65%
April
82%
May
60%
June
85%
July
108%
August
97%
September
110%
October
136%
November
132%
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
BLUU Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium 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.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
10 May 2022
Efficient friendly service - Also handled after service queries re the invoice really well
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio Hatch
6 May 2022
Tidal pools are amazing & safe sea swimming there
United Kingdom
VW Polo
30 March 2022
Chapmans peak drive, Cape Point reserve, west coast, lovely
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
22 March 2022
Bain's Kloof Pass - spectacular. Back roads from Paarl to Philadelphia - beautiful open farming country. Penguins at Betty's Bay - much less stressed than the penguins at Boulders Beach. Dassiesfontein - splendid restaurant/farm shop/junk shop Drive from N2 on R43 to Villiersdorp then on R45 past Theewaterskloof Dam and Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek - spectacular!
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
9 March 2022
We would definitely recommend First Car very organised company
United Kingdom
Toyota Fortuner
20 February 2022
Table Mountain Delaire Graff wine tasting in Stellenbosch Water Front Robben Island
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Quest
3 February 2022
Easy, quick, good value will use again
United Kingdom
Toyota Agya
31 December 2021
Have rebooked
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Budget
9.09 / 10
Lowest rated company
First Car Rental
7.62 / 10
Total number of reviews
36
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
£ 41.88
Lowest daily price
£ 7.65
Total cars available
94

Top 12 Hire Companies at Cape Town Airport in 2022

Budget
Budget
Remarkable 9.1 / 25 reviews
+27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
£ 35 - £ 47
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
Remarkable 9 / 104 reviews
+27219272750
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525
£ 27 - £ 84
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
£ 40 - £ 129
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
£ 28 - £ 114
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
Outstanding 8.9 / 213 reviews
+270219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Cape Town, 7525
£ 28 - £ 132
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 8.9 / 15 reviews
+27112309999
Cape Town Int. Airport
£ 35 - £ 143
Firefly
Outstanding 8.6 / 91 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525
£ 27 - £ 132
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 / 18 reviews
+27215559561 / +27836274411
Unit 2, Airport Business Park, Michigan Street 14, Airport Industrial, 7490
£ 29 - £ 80
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 / 6 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
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.4 / 29 reviews
+270219362121 / +270796878773
Unit BG6 Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard, Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, 7525
£ 28 - £ 170
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
£ 35 - £ 54
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
Great 7.6
+27219347499
Cape Town International Airport, Airport Ring Road, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 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
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