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Cheap Car Hire in Cape Town from R224

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 with a pick-up date of 31/7 and drop-off date of 31/8. 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 car hires in 2024

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

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

R23,28

Average price per day

R658

Cheapest price per day

R224

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cape Town?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Cape Town and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 12 July 2024.

January

R469

February

R577

March

R577

April

R577

May

R577

June

R577

July

R505

August

R505

September

R469

October

R469

November

R469

December

R505

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cape Town is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Cape Town

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Cape Town and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 12 July 2024.

At R224/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Cape Town in the past week. Out of 27 car hire agencies operating in Cape Town, there are, in total, 93 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Cape Town

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

Small cars

R465 - R712

All Car Types

R945 - R1 591

To hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R566/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa (~R465/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R712/day). In fact, August is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, renting a small car saves you 55% 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 Cape Town small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 283/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa (~R1 053/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 789/day). In fact, June is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, renting a medium car is 3% 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 medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 264/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa (~R1 789/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R2 640/day). In fact, September is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, renting a large car is 45% 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 SUV in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 568/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cape Town, South Africa (~R941/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R2 009/day). In fact, June is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, 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. Here are the best Cape Town SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 874/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa (~R1 515/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R2 502/day). In fact, July is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, 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 Cape Town van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 872/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Cape Town, South Africa (~R1 231/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R2 588/day). In fact, September is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, 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.

To hire a luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 586/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa (~R2 146/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R3 082/day). In fact, September is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, renting a luxury car is 52% 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.

Renault KwidR224/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Volkswagen PoloR248/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Suzuki CiazR294/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Tips for hiring a car in Cape Town

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Cape Town including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • Cheap car hire in Cape Town is a favoured method for tourists to explore the city and its neighbouring regions. Though public transportation is available, it often entails longer waiting periods, leading to less time spent exploring. With a hire car, you can reduce waiting times and enjoy greater freedom in reaching various destinations, allowing for more flexibility and freedom. You can reach popular places such as Cape Winelands, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, as well as Boulders Beach and Hermanus.
  • If you’re looking to arrange cheap car hire in Cape Town, your best option is to organise everything from Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Here you have more options available to you in terms of vehicle brands and models, as well as manual and automatic transmission options. You are also more likely to get a better deal hiring a car from one of the many major car hire companies based at the airport due to the competition and special deals potentially on offer.
  • If you’re looking at Cape Town car hire, it’s best to familiarise yourself with the local roads and of any driving laws and regulations. Firstly, make sure you and all passengers are wearing seatbelts, and if you are travelling with children, they will need to be secured in a child seat. When driving in rural areas, it's important to stay alert for animals crossing the roads, especially at night. Additionally, be cautious when driving on country roads, as the surfaces can be challenging. Finally, the legal blood alcohol content limit for driving in South Africa is 0.05%, so it's best to avoid alcohol if you plan to drive.
  • When planning your day trips in and around Cape Town, be mindful of the best times to drive and times of the day to avoid, especially when it comes to busy roads throughout the city. The morning (7:00-9:00) and evening (16:00-18:00) rush hours are best avoided; otherwise, you’ll be stuck in plenty of commuter traffic. Try to avoid roads such as the N1 and N2 Highways connecting Cape Town to various suburbs and neighbouring areas, as these roads can experience heavy traffic during rush hours. Others to avoid include the M3, M5, Adderley Street and Buitengracht Street in the city centre.

Top rental agencies in Cape Town

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Cape Town known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Cape Town. Reviews were last updated on 12 July 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in Cape Town, including Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Firefly. Reviews, pricing info, pickup locations, and other important details are available to aid your decision.

Hertz

7,5
Good
52 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,4

Comfort

8,2

Overall

7,3

Pick-up/drop-off

7,1

Value

7,6

keddy by Europcar

10,0
Wonderful
2 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

9,0

Value

10,0

Firefly

7 locations

1First Car Rental

10,0
Wonderful
1 review5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

9,3

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Tempest Car Hire

5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Avis

9,4
Wonderful
26 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,8

Comfort

9,4

Overall

9,4

Pick-up/drop-off

9,4

Value

9,4

Budget

8,2
Very Good
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,2

Comfort

8,7

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

7,8

Value

7,6

GREEN MOTION

6,0
Okay
2 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,0

Comfort

6,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,0

Value

6,5

Best Cape Town car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Cape Town. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Cape Town with an average daily rate of R459. Data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Check out some of the very best car hire deals we've found in Cape Town. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Renault KwidR224/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Volkswagen PoloR248/day
2
M
A/C
Volkswagen Polo
Suzuki CiazR294/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cape Town, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • Are the roads in good condition in Cape Town?

    When it comes to driving in and around the city of Cape Town, you’ll see that the majority of roads are in good condition with spacious lanes. So, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride, especially in the central areas. If you plan to drive on suburban and rural roads outside the city, it's worth noting that many of them are not paved. This means there are plenty of dirt track roads with rocks to contend with, so you will need to be careful driving on these surfaces. Be sure that your car can handle this type of terrain when you head out onto the roads.

  • What precautions should I take when driving in Cape Town?

    When driving around Cape Town in your hire car, it’s worth making sure that you drive carefully and observe the speed limits accordingly. Keep your headlights on at all times when driving, and always stick to directions set by a GPS app or satellite navigation system so you don’t get lost. Within the vehicle, it’s a good idea to keep various things stored in the vehicle, such as sunglasses, water and a first aid kit, as well as having your hire agreement, driving licence, identification and International Driving Permit on you at all times. This is important if you are ever stopped by the police or involved in a traffic accident. Keep valuables on you and not in your vehicle, and ensure it is locked at all times when parked.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Cape Town?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R658/day when booking a car hire in Cape Town. The absolute best deal a user found was for R262/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Jul. 7.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Cape Town?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Cape Town from the following companies over the past two weeks: GREEN MOTION (R224/day), Avis (R300/day), and Alamo (R641/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Cape Town?

    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 in Cape Town.

  • What are petrol prices like in Cape Town?

    The average price of petrol in Cape Town is R23,28/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 047 and R1 513 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    GREEN MOTION is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Cape Town. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about R3 136 per week.

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

    Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 31% on a hire car in Cape Town. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Cape Town?

    Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Cape Town.

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

    Our recent data shows that GREEN MOTION can potentially be 60% below the average car hire price in Cape Town. Check prices and availability for GREEN MOTION and save on this extended car hire. The cost of hiring a vehicle in Cape Town is on average R13 441 a month or R448 a day. Search on Cheapflights for the most updated pricing and availability for your Cape Town car hire.

  • How much is a car hire in Cape Town for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Cape Town, you can expect the average price to be around R1 100. Usually a Mini hire in Cape Town is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Mini for August, it will cost approximately R940 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Cape Town?

    Volkswagen Polo, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Cape Town according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car hires in Cape Town

Find small car hire deals in Cape Town from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Cape Town cost an average of R272 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Renault KwidR224/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Renault KwidR225/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Suzuki SwiftR225/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift

Car hires by fuel type in Cape Town

Browse car hires by fuel type in Cape Town. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cape Town. Deals were last updated on 12 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Cape Town. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R16+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Cape Town
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