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

Cape Town Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or comparable
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
£ 13.77 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Economy
Hyundai i20 or comparable
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.88 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Compact Regular Cab Pickup
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 16.26 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 20.55 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Cape Town Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 28.10 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Premium
Audi Q2 or comparable
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
£ 51.64 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Compact Elite SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 54.53 / per day
Cape Town Airport
Standard
Toyota Quest or comparable
Toyota Quest
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 55.40 / 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 09:52 on 2024-06-07.

Travel Information

Languages
IsiZulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Currency
ZAR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+27
Average car hire price
£ 32 per day
Average car hire length
12 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
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 0.99 per litre or £ 3.73 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 0.93 per litre or £ 3.54 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.06 per litre or £ 4.02 / 1 gallon
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

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 41 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 21 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 16 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 37 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 41 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 14 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 14 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

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Airport information

Score
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 8.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Facilities and services 7.7
  • Wi-Fi 6.6
  • Dining and car hire services 7.3
  • Lounge 7.3

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

  • IATA: CPT
  • ICAO: FACT
  • Name: Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • Distance from the city centre: 12.4 miles / 20 km

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

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car at Cape Town Airport fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Cape Town Airport
£ 25.09
January
£ 31.80
February
£ 29.09
March
£ 27.10
April
£ 28.21
May
£ 24.83
June
£ 31.58
July
£ 34.51
August
£ 26.43
September
£ 28.15
October
£ 24.93
November
£ 27.97
December
The best month to hire a car at Cape Town Airport is June — when the average price for a hire is £ 24.83 per day. This is 12% less than the yearly average and 28% less than hiring a car in August (when the average price is £ 34.51 per day).

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’s the usual hire length for renters at Cape Town Airport?

Car hire lengths differ depending on the time of year: in January, the average hire length is 16 days, while in April, it is only 9 days.
Average number of hire days at Cape Town Airport
16
January
11
February
10
March
9
April
9
May
12
June
13
July
9
August
10
September
11
October
12
November
12
December

Which time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Cape Town Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Cape Town Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Cape Town Airport in December in comparison to hiring a car in in May.
Monthly searches at Cape Town Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
163%
January
140%
February
110%
March
73%
April
49%
May
57%
June
56%
July
69%
August
58%
September
80%
October
123%
November
221%
December

Car Hire Information

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

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
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Quest 4 2 Large cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small 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
Hyundai Venue
16 April 2024
We had a wonderful time in Gordon’s Bay and drove up to Avalon Springs resort in Montagu when the weather got too windy. It was excellent - amazing scenery, great service and hot pools! The car was great and it made such a difference having an automatic.
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United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
11 April 2024
Table mountain and the cape of good hope as sand dunes quack biking capetown
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
5 February 2024
Brand new vehicle
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
5 January 2024
Had the best time in Cape Town. Beautiful city and easy to navigate with great parking.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
17 April 2023
Table Mountain is a must! A visit to the wine region also. All of the restaurants we went were very good and great value for money.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
4 April 2023
Cape Town and surrounds beautiful
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
12 March 2023
Very easy to get around, all the main sights within 90 minutes drive from where I stayed in Cape Town (Gardens district between the city centre and Table Mountain).
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
23 February 2023
We went to Hermanus and Outsdorn - both definitely worth a visit - and stayed in some beautiful places. Unfortunately the weather was not great so we were somewhat restricted in what we could do. We'll definitely be coming back!
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Quest
13 January 2023
We travelled from Capetown to Port Elizabeth and back with no problem. Very good dood. Good fuel consumption
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Quest
6 January 2023
Table Mountain and Blouberg beach a must.
United Kingdom
Toyota Quest
31 October 2022
South Africa is beautiful and fascinating and a car is very useful to visit locations such as Cape Point and the wine region
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
27 October 2022
Visited Darling, Kwatu, Yzerfontein, went up Table Mountain.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10
18 September 2022
Didn't visit many places as I was visiting my elderly mum.
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
15 February 2022
great value and service plus no rip offs such as inflated insurance
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla Quest
3 February 2022
Easy, quick, good value will use again
United Kingdom
Toyota Agya
31 December 2021
Have rebooked
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
BLUU
9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Alamo
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
130
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
£ 31.77
Lowest daily price
£ 13.77
Total cars available
308

Top 17 Suppliers at Cape Town Airport in 2024

BLUU
BLUU
Exceptional 9 / 151 reviews
+27219272750
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525
£ 16 - £ 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
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.9 / 305 reviews
+270219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Cape Town, 7525
£ 18 - £ 85
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Very good 8.8 / 425 reviews
+27219347499
Cape Town International Airport, Airport Ring Road, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490
£ 14 - £ 100
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
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.7 / 51 reviews
+27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
£ 16 - £ 102
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
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.4 / 165 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525
£ 17 - £ 86
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 87 reviews
+27219358600
Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, 7501 Cape Town
£ 16 - £ 97
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 219 reviews
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport 4 Matroosfontein Rd Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525, South Africa
£ 21 - £ 98
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 16 reviews
+27219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl, Kiosk 6 Airport Ringroad
£ 14 - £ 99
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.2 / 38 reviews
+27112309999
Cape Town Int. Airport
£ 28 - £ 179
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
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 123 reviews
+27219358600
Cape Town International Airport
£ 16 - £ 95
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
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8 / 18 reviews
+27213862411 / +27824438716
Cape Town Int Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490
£ 14 - £ 104
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
27219272750
Bluu Car Rental Central Car Rental Building Cape Town International Airport Cape Town
£ 25 - £ 32
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 170 reviews
+27215559561 / +27836274411
Unit 2, Airport Business Park, Michigan Street 14, Airport Industrial, 7490
£ 14 - £ 73
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
Good 7.7 / 10 reviews
27219278800
Cape Town International Apt
£ 17 - £ 106
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
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+27219353000
Cape Town International Airport 4 Matroosfontein Rd Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7525, South Africa
£ 21 - £ 98
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.7
219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.6
219347165
Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
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