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Cheap Car Hire in Africa from R226

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Africa with a pick-up date of 29/5 and drop-off date of 30/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Africa car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Africa. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

R938

Cheapest price per day

R226

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Africa?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Africa, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Price

R314 - R640

Out of all the popular cities in Africa, Port Louis is the cheapest city to hire a car in at just R314/day. Hiring a car in Port Louis is 51% cheaper than hiring one in Dar Es Salaam where the per day rate is around R640. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Africa to get a car hire in are: Johannesburg (R458/day), Nelspruit (R474/day), and Zanzibar (R488/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travellers looking to hire a car in Cape Town should expect to spend around R528/day on their transportation. The most popular city to hire a car in Africa is Cape Town.

Compare available car types for rental in Africa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Africa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 24 May 2024.

Small cars

R475 - R763

All Car Types

R1 005 - R1 800

To hire a small car in Africa, you would pay an average price of R588/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Africa (~R475/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R763/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a small car saves you 54% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 314/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Africa (~R1 111/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 869/day). In fact, August is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a medium car is 5% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 349/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Africa (~R1 894/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R2 827/day). In fact, September is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a large car is 47% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 589/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Africa (~R1 291/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R2 018/day). In fact, July is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a SUV is 21% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a van in Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 887/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a van in Africa (~R1 465/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R2 440/day). In fact, July is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a van is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 893/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Africa (~R1 255/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R2 625/day). In fact, September is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a pickup truck is 34% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa pickup truck hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 654/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Africa (~R2 265/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R3 154/day). In fact, September is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, renting a luxury car is 53% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Chevrolet SparkR317/day
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Chevrolet Spark

Best Africa car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. Data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Chevrolet SparkR317/day
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Chevrolet Spark
Ford FiestaR371/day
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A/C
Ford Fiesta
Suzuki CelerioR398/day
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Suzuki Celerio

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Africa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Africa?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R993/day when booking a car hire in Africa. The absolute best deal a user found was for R322/day from Surprise Agency, booked on May 19.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Africa?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Africa from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis (R305/day), Alamo (R833/day), and Dollar (R918/day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Africa for a week from Hertz?

    Hiring a car in Africa for a week can be a great option for travel. Hertz, the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around R9 127/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Africa for the best price?

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 37%. Aim to book your car hire at least 7 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Africa.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Africa?

    The length of time you can book a car hire for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Africa it should be possible to hire a car for a whole month if needed.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Africa for a month?

    Typically, a monthly car hire in Africa can be found for R39 115. You can find car hire deals to be on average R1 304 a day.

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Small car hires in Africa

Find small car hire deals in Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Africa cost an average of R305 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Chevrolet SparkR226/day
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A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Renault KwidR226/day
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A/C
Renault Kwid
Suzuki CelerioR228/day
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A/C
Suzuki Celerio

Car hires by fuel type in Africa

Browse car hires by fuel type in Africa. Deals were last updated on 24 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Africa. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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