Car rental at Cape Town Intl Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Cape Town Airport

Economy$25/day
Compact$31/day
Intermediate$31/day
Full-size SUV$85/day
Mini$20/day
Passenger van$45/day
Compact SUV$40/day
Intermediate SUV$57/day
Standard SUV$70/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car at Cape Town Airport

  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the second busiest airport in South Africa and is the main airport in the Western Province. Cape Town Intl Airport is located just outside the city of Cape Town, to get into the city centre you can take the N2, which is right next to the airport. Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport is a highly popular form of transport all year round, so always book your car hire in advance.
  • At Cape Town Intl Airport it is best to rent a car, especially if you are planning to travel within the city or across the country. Many types of public transport are available, but hiring a car allows for greater freedom, particularly since Cape Town is a very large city. If you are looking for a road trip, you can take the N2 in the other direction and explore the beauty of the garden route.
  • Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport can be found either in the main terminal or just outside the main airport buildings. If your car hire company is not located in the terminal building there is a shuttle bus, that comes at regular intervals. Often the car hire companies that are not in the airport terminal have better deals, so don’t count them out because they take a little longer to get to.
  • Most car hires at Cape Town Intl Airport use manual transmission, some car rental companies may offer automatic cars, but it is best to check before you arrive. Many car hire companies also offer additional services or items, such as a seat for a baby or toddler or additional insurance. A GPS is another useful service many car hire companies offer. It is always best to ask your car hire company what extra services or items they offer, as this may differ between car hire companies.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Cape Town Airport for $27 or less
  • Book your car hire at Cape Town Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Cape Town Airport

  • What types of cars can I hire from Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Cape Town Intl Airport car hire offers a large variety of possible rental cars. If you are a single traveller or a couple on a budget, the best categories of cars to look at are the mini or economy ranges. Be aware that these cars often do not have much space for luggage. If you are coming on a family holiday you may want to look in the medium or people carrier categories, especially if you are a large family. It is also an option to rent minivans out if you are a large group. Cape Town Intl Airport also has a range of luxury cars and SUVs, where it is possible to hire cars like Mercedes or BMW.

  • What amenities are located at Cape Town Intl Airports car hire facilities?

    Cape Town Intl Airport’s car hire desks are mainly located within the airport terminal; therefore, you will have access to all the amenities the airport offers. As the airport is a large international airport, there are many things to do throughout. There are a variety of restaurants, both affordable and high-end, bars, shops, VIP lounges, ATMs, as well as a Currency Exchange Office.

  • What do I need to hire a car from Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport requires that you have your passport, driver’s licence, and credit/debit card. It is good to note that the minimum driving age in South Africa is 18. Also, if you are under the age of 25 you will, in most cases, have to pay a young driver’s fee. It is good to check with your car hire company if they accept debit cards as well as credit cards, as well as their policies on young drivers.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Cape Town Airport?

    On average a rental car at Cape Town Airport costs $30 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Cape Town Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at 1First Car Rental ($34/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($37/day) and Europcar ($43/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cape Town Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Airport to off-airport locations include Woodford, and Tempest Car Hire.

Cape Town Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

40 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

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Cape Town International Apt

+27 21 927 8800

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Its was very good,I like im happy.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up the vehicle was easy and we were treated well. The staff at the pick up area was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Returning the car was not as smooth as the pick up. The staff members tried to make us sign a paper assuming responsibilities for damage to the front left wheel. We refused to sign because the "damage" they claimed the wheel suffered was barely visible. We felt targeted.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Bad initial experience. The car was supposed to carry 5 people and carry 2 suitcases. It was 1.1 litre inderpowered (hyundai?) and barely suitable. The car battery was dead and car hsd benn previously jump started. Needed replacement vehicle. Lost 2days of holiday as a result but new car excllent

Cons:

Avis Strand office at Somersetwest responded excellently in providing replacement car but CT airport should never have allowed the first substandard car to have been issued.

7.6 Good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at avis was really friendly. Car they gave me has less milage on it.

Cons:

When car was handed over to me was not clean and had no floor mats inside.

6.0 Okay

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.

Cons:

Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked walking into a busy office with a long line and walking right up to the preferred customer desk. It was an amazing feeling. Checkin was quick and easy, our car ran smoothly on a long road trip. When we returned it we didn't have to even go inside. We were met outside right away. Great experience.

Cons:

Our car had an awkward luggage cover up that we were constantly battling. A quirk of the Toyota Avanza I suppose.

1 out of 7

Hertz

7.1

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.4

Value for money

6.7

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Ring Road

+27 21 935 3000

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4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff had to make efforts to explain the extra money they charge...and its very uncofortable to accept the explanation, and unacceptable, once I'd payed for the rental and insurance previously! It was a bad holiday begining... After this experience, I'm checking my VISA account all the time, to verify the expected refund. The drop off was ok.

Cons:

You must change the way of doing business. More clear, transparent and balanced value for money. Ca'nt recomend Hertz! Hope Kayak as some usefull feedback to our total insatisfaction!

6.0 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We waited for an hour and 45 minutes for our car. This has been our experience the last few times we’ve used Hertz. No apologies or discounts.

5.6 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Well, the car had too many smart features, which were annoying.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Gentleman behind the counter was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

Cons:

Drop off location signs were a little confusing.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, I never picked up the car.

Cons:

Nothing. I never picked up the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up at night. Lot not as well lit as I would have preferred going into unfamiliar country.

1 out of 11

1First Car Rental

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Car Rental Parking International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town

+27 219 347 499

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Extremely quick check in and check out

1 out of 1

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Serviced By Europcar

+27 21 934 7165

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff and efficient service

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

10.0

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Matroosfontein

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I honestly couldnt find anything wrong or to improve on.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
The pick-up was okay. They wanted to give us a car we had not booked (a sedan and not a small SUV), and we had to wait for the correct car. The staff was super helpful and the drop-off in Port Elizabeth was excellent, quick and painless.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Ring Road

+27 21 935 3000

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Another driver hit our rental car while in Madrid. Thrifty kept over 500 Euros for the damage until the other driver's insurance. I have been calling and emailing Thrifty Madrid for 2 months and have not yet spoken to a human being, even though the insurance claim was already paid.

6.0 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was an adequate substitute.

Cons:

It was old, scratched, dented and not very clean. The back lock was broken.

4.8 Mediocre

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and Dropoff was fine. The vehicle was more or less what we expected.

Cons:

I needed some help when I accidentally locked my keys in the truck of the vehicle. I realize this is my fault, but the staff lied and told me someone was en route to assist me. Further they told me I would receive a call from the manager. Nearly two hours after requesting emergency assistance, I received a call wherein I learned that Thrifty in SA does not unlock cars and I would have to do it myself. Thanks! I would have loved to have that information two hours prior. Foreign country, unusual circumstances, unhelpful/rude lying staff. Will not rent here again.

1 out of 1

Woodford

8.5

Very Good

8 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.7

Value for money

8.2

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Cape Town Airport

+27 21 934 7165

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
When picking up I fave the agent a voucher for the rental but I charged a 2nd time. I paid for full coverage insurance, my hubcaps got stolen and I have just received an invoice for the cost of replacing the hubcaps. This is not what I expected having paid the insurance premium. Will never rent from Woodford again. A rental that should have cost just over $300 is now costing me over $1000.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

KAYAK
I am a frequent traveller for the last 25 years and usually renting cars. This is the best rental car experience I have ever had. Staf a really friendly ( I used two locations, Johannesburg & Cape Town airports. Always trying to assist you).

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The staff were great; friendly and helpful! The car was better than expected or promised. I will use them again!!

8.0 Very Good

May 2023

KAYAK
All good

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Pricy when adding insurance and extra driver

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
It was easy and awesome

1 out of 2

Sixt

5.3

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

6.9

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Cape Town Int. Airport

+27 11 230 9999

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3.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
What could have been better - the rental car broke down on the highway & roadside assistance took 2 hours to get a tow truck to us. What did I like - the roadside assistance support rep was very helpful & a replacement car was delivered to us a few hours after the first one broke down.

1 out of 1

Dollar

4.1

Mediocre

15 reviews

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

4.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.6

Value for money

4.3

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Ring Road

+27 21 935 3000

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I liked the way they like the security. You can just hire a car , the must better up that only over 23's can apply for this , not from over 30's please

3.6 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very slow to get the car

Cons:

The aircon was not working. It was extremely hot. I needed to drive far and it was terrible. Tried getting a replacement sent out. Didn’t hear back from call Centre

5.2 Fair

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged us twice and didnt return all the amount.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got there - see Port Elizabeth review

8.4 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up drop off

Cons:

Car really small for bags but comfortable to drive

6.8 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I have ordered a mid sized car but none was available so they gave me a large 8 sitter which was hard to drive and hard to park.

1 out of 4

GREEN MOTION

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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341 Koeberg, Brooklyn

+27 21 555 9561

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Cape Town Airport

+27 215 559 561

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Those guys in the rental are Scammers. Communication with the staff was really poor. They had incorrect adress on the kayak. We arrived to the place where we should have rented a car but no one was there. Then they informed us that we need to pick the car in a different location.This unfortunately cost us both time and money to which we didn't get any compensation for. At the end of the trip we return the car and everything seems to be fine. However 2 weeks later they have taken from my account some authorized transfers for services we didnt agree on. I had to contact my bank to get the money back. I would highly recommend to use different car rental.

1 out of 1

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Cape Town International Airport

+27 21 935 8600

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

I cannot take my scheduled flight because I was COVID-19 infected and therefore I did not take the car but I lost the money I paid for my reservation there was no possibility of obtaining a refound

Cons:

I cannot take my scheduled flight because I was infected COVID-19 and therefore I did not take the car but I lost the money I paid for my reservation there was no possibility of obtaining a refound

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pickup, friendly sales staff, and the car was clean and reliable.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I love my hire car I was given a 5 door Ford ECO sport far better than expected. Lots of room for our cases and golf clubs.

Cons:

Everything was gtear.

1 out of 1

Tempest Car Hire

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Cape Town Airport

+27 842 341 120

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Economy Rent a Car

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

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Unit 6 , Airport Business Park

+27 213 862 411

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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Cape Town International Airport. PO Box 444

+27 21 935 3000

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Car Rental Returns

+27 219 353 000

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National

8.1

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Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl

+27 21 934 7165

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard

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Cape Town International Apt

+27 21 927 8800

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9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked well, and the checkout process was well done. THe people at the counter were extremely patient as I needed to check on Collisions Damage Waiver, etc. with another company. The coverage offered by Kayak at the bottom of the confirmation email was much less expensive, so I definitely recommend taking this if you want coverage.

Cons:

Optional coverage was outrageous. Signage to return the car was poor. It's marked something like Rental Car Shade or something strange like that.

Al Wefaq

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Cape Town International Airport

+27 219 347 165

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Bidvest

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Cape Town International Airport

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Bluu

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Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525

+27 21 927 2750

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CABS Car Hire

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Cape Town Airport

+27 213 865 500

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Comet Car Rental

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Cape Town International Airport

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl

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First Rent

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Car Rental Parking

+27 219 347 499

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Move Mee

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341 Koeberg Road

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, , Cape Town, South Africa.

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Main Building Unit BG12, Central Boulevard 7625

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136 travellers who rented a car in Cape Town Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations at Cape Town Intl Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Woodford

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$30/day

Good deal

$27/day