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Car Hire in Cape Town (Downtown)

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City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 9.88 per day
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Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 16.28 per day
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Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or comparable
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 16.70 per day
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Compact
Suzuki Dzire or comparable
Suzuki Dzire
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 19.60 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Toyota Avanza or comparable
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 22.79 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or comparable
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
£ 45.70 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 24.70 / per day
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Premium
Audi A4 Aut. or comparable
Audi A4 Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bidvest
£ 31.14 / 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 02:02 on 2021-02-22.

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%

Top 20 Destinations around City Centre

  1. Car Hire Cape Town Century City starting at £ 14.87 per day
    8.6 km / 5.3 miles away
  2. Car Hire Cape Town Milnerton starting at £ 11.87 per day
    11.9 km / 7.4 miles away
  3. Car Hire at Cape Town Airport starting at £ 9.88 per day
    17.4 km / 10.8 miles away
  4. Car Hire Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 14.87 per day
    51.9 km / 32.2 miles away
  5. Car Hire at George Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    365.1 km / 226.9 miles away
  6. Car Hire at Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    663.7 km / 412.4 miles away
  7. Car Hire at Upington Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    670.6 km / 416.7 miles away
  8. 752.4 km / 467.5 miles away
  9. 792.6 km / 492.5 miles away
  10. Car Hire at Sishen Airport starting at £ 6.93 per day
    822.8 km / 511.3 miles away
  11. Car Hire at Kimberley Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    828.2 km / 514.6 miles away
  12. Car Hire at East London Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    877.5 km / 545.3 miles away
  13. Car Hire at Bloemfontein Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    919.3 km / 571.2 miles away
  14. Car Hire at Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    1226.6 km / 762.2 miles away
  15. Car Hire at Johannesburg Lanseria Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    1274.1 km / 791.7 miles away
  16. 1280.4 km / 795.6 miles away
  17. 1291.2 km / 802.3 miles away
  18. Car Hire at Pretoria Hatfield starting at £ 13.52 per day
    1311.1 km / 814.7 miles away
  19. Car Hire at Wonderboom Airport starting at £ 9.74 per day
    1317.6 km / 818.7 miles away
  20. Car Hire at Richards Bay Airport starting at £ 12.61 per day
    1418.8 km / 881.6 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Cape Town (Downtown) fluctuate 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 (Downtown)
£ 28.51
January
£ 20.11
February
£ 18.79
March
£ 13.00
April
£ 13.87
May
£ 25.14
June
£ 28.03
July
£ 16.76
August
£ 13.29
September
£ 36.74
October
£ 18.52
November
£ 29.55
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Cape Town (Downtown) is April with prices starting at £ 13.00 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is October with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 36.74. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 22. 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 in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Hirers picking up a car in Cape Town (Downtown) keep them for an average of 16 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in March keep them for an average of 8.
Average Hire Length in Cape Town (Downtown)
13
January
9
February
8
March
10
April
15
May
16
June
12
July
11
August
16
September
16
October
10
November
11
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire in Cape Town (Downtown)?

Though City Centre is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in December. June is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
193%
January
125%
February
101%
March
74%
April
77%
May
28%
June
66%
July
54%
August
59%
September
64%
October
132%
November
227%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Bidvest Hyundai i10 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Hyundai H1 5 2 People Carriers/Vans
First Car Rental Chevrolet Spark 5 2 Small cars

Top 6 Hire Companies in Cape Town (Downtown) in 2021

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9
+270214106800
40 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000
£ 15 - £ 66
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+27214221480
Hertzog Blvd cnr C. Barnard St 8001 Cape Town
£ 16 - £ 82
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27214252382 / +27214215190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
£ 15 - £ 59
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-14:00
Sun:07:00-14:00
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
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.6
+270214185232
8005, 33 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
£ 10 - £ 71
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
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270214184137 / +27678019089
Hamilton House, Hudson St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
£ 14 - £ 57
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
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