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Cape Town Car Hire

Cape Town Car Hire

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Cape Town car hire information

Pick-up location Cape Town
Car types 4x4, Box truck, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard, Van
Rental locations 74
Airport locations 20
Popular agencies Sixt, Hertz, Tempest Car Hire, Europcar, First Car

Cheap Car Hire in Cape Town

Economy $20/day
Compact $23/day
Intermediate $38/day
Standard $36/day
Full-size $59/day
4x4 $46/day
Mini $18/day
Premium $63/day
Van $47/day
Luxury $90/day
Commercial $31/day
Box truck $72/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Cape Town hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Cape Town tempest
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Cape Town europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Cape Town europcar
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Cape Town woodford
5 Adults, 3 Bags 4x4 car in Cape Town tempest
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Cape Town hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Cape Town sixt
4 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Cape Town sixt
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Cape Town sixt
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Cape Town woodford
5 Adults, 3 Bags Box truck car in Cape Town tempest
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Cape Town car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,306 reviews)
5 locations in Cape Town
Avis
Locations in Cape Town
123 Strand Street
+27 214 241 177
15 Tower Road
+27 219 273 001
367 Main Road
+27 217 974 581
434 Koeberg Road
+27 215 526 636
Matroosfontein
+27 219 278 800
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Avis reviews in Cape Town

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From $17/day
Rated no. 2
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
7.4 Good (3,897 reviews)
6 locations in Cape Town
Hertz
Locations in Cape Town
1 Myrtle Lane
+27 283 124 479
2 Bird Street
+27 218 873 145
40 Loop Street
+27 214 106 800
Crystal Towers Hotel
+27 219 354 760
Ring Road
+27 219 353 000
Shop Dg09
+27 219 354 762
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Hertz reviews in Cape Town

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From $26/day
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,181 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Budget
Locations in Cape Town
123 Strand Street
+27 214 241 177
15 Tower Road
+27 219 273 001
367 Main Road
+27 217 974 581
Cape Town International Apt
+27 219 278 800
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Budget reviews in Cape Town

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Rated no. 4
Dollar
7.3 Good (6,398 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Dollar
Locations in Cape Town
24 Chiappini Street
+27 214 184 137
Cape Town Intl Ap
+27 210 000 028
Shop 14a De Wet Centre
+27 218 829 416
Unit 7, Dynagel Street
+27 218 521 218
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,770 reviews)
3 locations in Cape Town
Thrifty
Locations in Cape Town
24 Chiappin Street
+27 214 184 137
Cape Town Intl Ap
+27 210 000 028
Unit 7, Dynagel Street
+27 218 521 218
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Rated no. 6
Europcar
7.6 Good (357 reviews)
6 locations in Cape Town
Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
215 Main Road
+27 216 869 325
Cape Town Arabella Quays
+27 214 219 053
Car Rental Terminal
+27 219 358 600
Cnr Frans Conradie &
+27 215 950 210
Shop 2, Quayside
Southern Sun Waterfront
+27 214 180 670
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Cape Town
Sunnycars
Locations in Cape Town
1 Lower Buitengracht Street
33 Bree Street
34 Prestwhich Street - Corner Buitengracht
733 Voortrekker Road
Lower Long Street
Main Building Unit BG12, Central Boulevard 7625
Premier Motors (Caltex Garage)
Shop 36, Riverside Mall, Main Road
keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Cape Town
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
32, Napier Street
Cape Town Arabella Quays, Convention Square, Lower Long Str, Cape Town
+27 214 219 053
Matroosfontein
Shop 2, Quayside, 34 Prestwitch Str, Cnr Buitengracht, Cape Town
Silwood Centre Campground Road Premier Motors
Southern Sun Waterfront
+27 214 180 670
Unit F3,,Maitland Park- 733 Voortrekker Road
Firefly
6 locations in Cape Town
Firefly
Locations in Cape Town
126 Buitengracht Street
+27 214 221 846
2 Bird Street
+27 218 873 145
40 Loop Street
+27 214 106 800
Car Rental Returns
+27 219 353 000
Crystal Towers Hotel
+27 219 354 760
Shop Dg09 Conference Centre
+27 219 354 762
Bidvest
5 locations in Cape Town
Bidvest
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Corner Of Bree And Riebeek Streets (33 Bree Street)
Fish Hoek Auto Centre, 31 Main Road
Khayelitsha Travel
+27 213 614 505
Shop 36, Riverside Mall, Main Rd
Sixt
5 locations in Cape Town
Sixt
Locations in Cape Town
200 Durban Road, Oakdale
+27 219 482 522
49 Loop Street
+27 214 221 480
55 Dorp Street
+27 218 828 349
88 Belvedere Rd,Colstein Terr.
+27 216 838 715
Cape Town Int. Airport
+27 219 347 499
Tempest Car Hire
4 locations in Cape Town
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
212 Durban Road
+27 219 462 493
Cape Town Airport
+27 842 341 120
Corner of Wale & Buitengracht Street
+27 842 341 117
Silwood Centre,Campground Road Rondebosch
+27 214 819 860
First Car
3 locations in Cape Town
First Car
Locations in Cape Town
49 Loop Street
+27 214 221 480
Cape Town International Airport
Unit E Colstein Terrace 88 Belvedere Road
1First Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town
1First Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
Car Rental Parking International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town
+27 219 347 499
Al Wefaq
1 location in Cape Town
Al Wefaq
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
+27 219 347 165
CABS Car Hire
1 location in Cape Town
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Airport
+27 213 865 500
Comet Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town
Comet Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Cape Town
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Cape Town
Unit 6 , Airport Business Park
+27 213 862 411
KEA Campervan rental-AU
1 location in Cape Town
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Downtown
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Cape Town
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Cape Town
Arrival Hall
Woodford
1 location in Cape Town
Woodford
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Airport

Car hire locations in Cape Town

Good to know

Most popular agency Hertz
Most popular car type Economy
Average price $23/day
Good deal $21/day

When to book a hire car in Cape Town

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches
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Top tips for renting a car in Cape Town

  • Public transportation around Cape Town is quite limited. For this reason it will be more convenient for you to rent a car during your stay. Having a hire car will enable you to visit exciting places such as De Hoop Nature Reserve, Groote Post Country Market, and Table Mountain, where you can hike and enjoy a variety of other outdoor activities.
  • You’ll also enjoy a number of modern conveniences when flying into the Cape Town Airport. This includes access to several hire car companies. Located in the center of the airport, there are hire desks for Hertz, Avis, Dollar, and a number of local agencies. Rent an economical car or a luxurious vehicle during your stay in Cape Town -- it’s all up to you.
  • Driving in Cape Town will require an adjustment for you since drivers there must drive on the left side of the road. You’ll also need to become familiar with the metric system as petrol levels, speed limits, and road signs will be in liters and kilometers as opposed to gallons and miles.
  • Traffic can be a little busy during rush hour on weekdays. To avoid getting caught in traffic jams, you’ll want to drive during non-peak hours. Morning rush hour in Cape Town runs from around 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (especially 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.). The evening commute also begins at around 4 p.m. but is most congested between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cape Town for $21 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cape Town at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cape Town are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cape Town

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cape Town?

On average a hire car in Cape Town costs $24 per day.

What is the most popular hire car in Cape Town?

Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Cape Town.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Cape Town?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Hertz ($18/day), Tempest Car Hire ($23/day) and Woodford ($31/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Cape Town?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cape Town are Avis (7.6, 2306 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 1068 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4181 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)?

Car hire companies onsite at Cape Town Intl Airport include Hertz and Budget.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the airport: Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz and Budget.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Cape Town?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hertz 40 Loop Street 8001 (2 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Cape Town?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cape Town?

A standard car will suffice while driving around the city of Cape Town. However, if you plan on driving through one of the national parks, a 4x4 might be best for tackling the rough terrain. Consider renting a Jeep or a mid-size SUV. Be sure to make reservations for your car in advance so you can ensure that you get the car you want.

What's the speed limit in Cape Town?

When driving on the freeway, you’ll be able to drive at a maximum speed of 75 mph (or 100 km). While you are driving in residential areas of Cape Town, be careful to stay under 35 mph (or 60 km). Keep an eye out for signs as speed limits drop when you are around churches or schools.

How are gas prices in Cape Town?

To fill up your hire car you’ll have to pay about $4.54/gallon (or 16.79 South African Rands per liter). This is much lower than in Norway or the United Kingdom but slightly higher than the cost of petrol in most of the large cities that are in the United States or Canada.

Where are the best places to park in Cape Town?

There are many eclectic shops, boutiques, and chic restaurants to dine in around downtown Cape Cod. While in the city center however, you will have to find a place to park. There is paid street parking in the central business district. Additionally, there are several parking garages close to the waterfront.