Car Hire in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Tambo International Airport
Mini Elite
Hyundai Grand i10 or comparable
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 13.37 / per day
Tambo International Airport
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 13.70 / per day
Tambo International Airport
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 16.56 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Compact
Nissan Almera or comparable
Nissan Almera
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
£ 20.46 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Intermediate
Volkswagen Golf or comparable
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
£ 25.96 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 27.49 / per day
Tambo International Airport
Standard SUV
Toyota Corolla Cross or comparable
Toyota Corolla Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 51.72 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Compact Elite SUV
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
£ 54.30 / 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 20:51 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
£ 28 per day
Average car hire length
10 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
9.2 / 10

One-way Car Hire in Johannesburg

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Johannesburg and drop off in another city include:

  • From Johannesburg to Cape Town - 247 offers from £ 15.95 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Durban - 219 offers from £ 15.91 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Bloemfontein - 89 offers from £ 15.95 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Nelspruit - 51 offers from £ 15.95 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth - 89 offers from £ 15.95 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Johannesburg the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg
£ 24.84
January
£ 28.17
February
£ 28.93
March
£ 30.26
April
£ 31.32
May
£ 32.15
June
£ 37.03
July
£ 35.22
August
£ 31.17
September
£ 33.25
October
£ 27.18
November
£ 28.17
December
The best month to hire a car in Johannesburg is January (when the average price is £ 24.84 per day). This is 19% less than the yearly average and 33% less than hiring in July (when the average price is £ 37.03).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your car 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 select your dates in the form at the top of the page to find out the exact prices.

What's the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Johannesburg?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in July, the average hirer keeps their car for 13 days, and in March, they keep their car for 7 days.
Average number of hire days in Johannesburg
10
January
8
February
7
March
8
April
9
May
10
June
13
July
11
August
9
September
11
October
10
November
9
December

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

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in Johannesburg is December, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Hire in Johannesburg by Monthly Searches
113%
January
123%
February
123%
March
89%
April
67%
May
70%
June
75%
July
82%
August
78%
September
70%
October
97%
November
213%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 14
Airport locations 3
Popular suppliers First Car Rental, Firefly, Hertz, GreenMotion, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 13 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs
First Car Rental Proton X50 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Honda Amaze 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 the 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.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
9 February 2023
Good experience
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
4 February 2023
Great trip to various parts of the Drakensberg.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Nissan Almera
12 January 2023
We drove almost 4300 kms all around South Africa on national roads that sometimes left a lot to be desired in terms of potholes. However, the car never let us down and gave a reasonable return in kms per litre.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
26 October 2022
Do not go to the Markon River Reserve.it is miles from anywhere and very little there.
United Kingdom
Toyota Agya
28 August 2022
Able to travel to Pilanesberg for a weeks rest after three fantastic but tiring weeks volunteering ar a rhino orphanage
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
18 May 2022
I would recommend the Apartheid Museum and the Montecasino
United Kingdom
Nissan X-Trail
17 May 2022
Travelling around Johannesburg with ease
United Kingdom
VW Polo
25 April 2022
I didn’t travel far and wide but the South African people are very welcoming.
United Kingdom
Toyota Fortuner
1 March 2022
Kruger National Park is fantastic.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Carwiz
6.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
62
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
£ 27.95
Lowest daily price
£ 13.37
Total cars available
811

Top 17 suppliers in Johannesburg in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 15 reviews
2 locations
£ 15 - £ 100
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.7 / 31 reviews
7 locations
£ 20 - £ 100
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Very good 8.6 / 259 reviews
3 locations
£ 15 - £ 109
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 8.5 / 162 reviews
3 locations
£ 17 - £ 83
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 33 reviews
3 locations
£ 30 - £ 153
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 217 reviews
4 locations
£ 19 - £ 88
BLUU
BLUU
Very good 8.2 / 129 reviews
5 locations
£ 15 - £ 87
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 54 reviews
4 locations
£ 16 - £ 91
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.9 / 33 reviews
4 locations
£ 16 - £ 91
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.8 / 153 reviews
4 locations
£ 21 - £ 100
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 112 reviews
3 locations
£ 13 - £ 68
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
4 locations
£ 25 - £ 74
National
National
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
£ 17 - £ 103
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
8 locations
£ 18 - £ 118
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
3 locations
£ 21 - £ 100
Alamo
Alamo
Satisfactory 6.8 / 12 reviews
1 location
£ 14 - £ 63
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.4 / 31 reviews
3 locations
£ 16 - £ 104
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