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Cheap Car Hire in Cape Town Intl Airport from R429

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 Cape Town Intl Airport with a pick-up date of 29/6 and drop-off date of 16/7. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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Cape Town Intl Airport car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Cape Town Intl Airport. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

R692

Cheapest price per day

R429

Popular car types in Cape Town Intl Airport

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

There are, in total, 90 car hire locations at Cape Town Intl Airport that are operated by 26 companies. In the past week, SUV is the cheapest car type users can hire (cheapest price last found: R429/day). Explore 4 car types currently offered from Cape Town Intl Airport hire providers:

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size

Full-size

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

Passenger van

Passenger van

R1 010+

Pick-up truck

Pick-up truck

R1 117+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

R1 250+

Compare available car types for rental in Cape Town Intl Airport

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

Small cars

R498 - R1 306

All Car Types

R566 - R2 083

To hire a small car in Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R633/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R498/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 306/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a small car saves you 50% 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.

To hire a medium car in Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R1 362/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R1 177/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R2 676/day). In fact, August is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a medium car is 8% 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 Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R1 827/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R1 989/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R3 167/day). In fact, June is about 8% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a large car is 32% 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 Cape Town Intl Airport large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R1 372/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R943/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R3 202/day). In fact, April is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a SUV is 9% 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 Cape Town Intl Airport SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R1 607/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R1 451/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~R2 363/day). In fact, April is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a van is 22% 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 Cape Town Intl Airport van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Cape Town Intl Airport, you would pay an average price of R2 045/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Cape Town Intl Airport (~R1 967/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~R4 809/day). In fact, September is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Cape Town Intl Airport. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town Intl Airport, renting a luxury car is 39% 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.

Tips for hiring a car in Cape Town Intl Airport

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Cape Town Intl Airport including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 19 June 2024.
  • When you choose car hire at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), you will find yourself within easy reach of nearby coastal towns and popular tourist spots. Drivers hiring a car in Cape Town can set off from the city and reach popular coastal resorts, such as Betty’s Bay and Hermanus, in around 2 hours. Hiring a car in Cape Town also puts you within driving range of local wildlife and nature reserves, such as Walker Bay and Haweqwa.
  • Travellers who hire a car at Cape Town International will find that the main roads and highways in and around Cape Town are generally in good condition. However, if you plan to drive into more rural areas and visit nearby hiking trails, you may find that smaller roads may be potholed and may include quite rough terrain. To prepare for this, make sure you have a GPS app to navigate the area and take water in the car with you in case routes take longer than expected. You should also make sure you have ample room to turn your car around before continuing down dirt roads or unmarked tracks.
  • Before you hire a car in Cape Town, you should familiarise yourself with some local road rules and driving conventions. For example, if you come to a four-way junction when driving in Cape Town, you will not usually find traffic lights. Instead, four-way junctions operate an all-stop first-come first-serve system, so you may get honked at if you hesitate to take your turn. You may also find that petrol station attendants will offer to refill your car for you when you stop for fuel. Remember to tip these employees for their service.
  • Most car hire companies at Cape Town International Airport will not allow you to drive your hire car out of the country. However, some car hire agencies may allow you to cross certain borders to enter Swaziland or Lesotho. If either of these trips is on your itinerary, you will need to get a letter of authorisation from your car hire company that states you have permission to cross these borders with your vehicle.

Top rental agencies in Cape Town Intl Airport

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Cape Town Intl Airport known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Cape Town Intl Airport. Reviews were last updated on 19 June 2024.

Firefly

2 locations

1First Car Rental

10,0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

9,3

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Alamo

10,0
Wonderful
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Avis

9,0
Wonderful
19 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

9,0

Overall

9,0

Pick-up/drop-off

9,0

Value

9,0

Budget

8,0
Very Good
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

8,0

GREEN MOTION

6,0
Okay
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6,0

Comfort

6,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,0

Value

6,0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

4,0

Value

6,0

Economy Rent a Car

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

4,0

Pick-up/drop-off

2,0

Value

4,0

Best Cape Town Intl Airport car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Cape Town Intl Airport. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Cape Town Intl Airport with an average daily rate of R1 000. Data was last updated on 19 June 2024.
Nissan X-TrailR948/day
5
M
A/C
Nissan X-Trail
Toyota RAV4R429/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota RAV4
Toyota HiAceR1 010/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cape Town Intl Airport, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 June 2024.
  • When are the busiest times to drive in Cape Town?

    If you want to avoid traffic delays when driving in Cape Town, it is a good idea to stay off the roads during the busy commuter rush hour. Rush hour in Cape Town generally falls from 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18:30. During these times, main roads like Highway 2 and Highway 1 are likely to be heavily congested. Cape Town roads are likely to be slightly quieter at weekends.

  • Where can I find car hire desks at Cape Town International Airport?

    Car hire desks at Cape Town International Airport are easily accessible for arriving passengers and are located just a short walk from the terminals. When you land, you should proceed through customs into the main terminal retail area and then leave via the main exit. You will find the car hire agencies located across the Transport Plaza area, directly opposite the terminal. The airport has a wide range of car hire companies available, with on-site pick-up areas just a short walk from the offices.

  • Which documents do I need to hire a car at Cape Town International Airport?

    When you go to pick up your hire car at Cape Town International Airport, you must make sure you have all the correct documents for hiring a vehicle. South African travellers will need a valid driving licence and another form of official ID, such as a passport. Most car hire companies in South Africa accept credit or debit cards, as well as cash payments. If you have made your booking in advance online and paid an online deposit, you must also take the credit or debit card that you used to make this payment. This will allow you to smoothly complete the transaction.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found at Cape Town Intl Airport?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R791/day when booking a car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport. The absolute best deal a user found was for R299/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Jun. 16.

  • Which car hire providers are at Cape Town Intl Airport?

    There are 10 car hire providers located at Cape Town Intl Airport. The following companies can be found near the Cape Town Intl Airport car hire counter:Thrifty (10,0)1First Car Rental (10,0)Alamo (10,0)keddy by Europcar (10,0)Avis (9,0)Woodford (8,5)Budget (8,0)Hertz (7,0)GREEN MOTION (6,0)Dollar (4,1)

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest at Cape Town Intl Airport?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport from the following companies over the past two weeks: GREEN MOTION (R404/day), Alamo (R429/day), and Dollar (R940/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best at Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10,0 rating), 1First Car Rental (10,0 rating) and Alamo (10,0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies at Cape Town Intl Airport.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Cape Town Intl Airport for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    Hiring a car at Cape Town Intl Airport for a week can be a great option for travel. GREEN MOTION , the most popular car hire company for this area, offers hire cars for around R5 248/week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car at Cape Town Intl Airport for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal at Cape Town Intl Airport it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 31%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 9 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month at Cape Town Intl Airport?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month at Cape Town Intl Airport check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

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

    Our recent data shows that GREEN MOTION can potentially be 76% below the average car hire price at Cape Town Intl Airport. Check prices and availability for GREEN MOTION and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle at Cape Town Intl Airport is on average R22 491 a month or R750 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Cape Town Intl Airport car hire.

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Car hires by fuel type in Cape Town Intl Airport

Browse car hires by fuel type in Cape Town Intl Airport. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cape Town Intl Airport. Deals were last updated on 19 June 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Cape Town Intl Airport. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R22+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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