Car rental South Africa

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Kimberley Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$16.01 / per day
Rustenburg, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$17.89 / per day
East London, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$18.00 / per day
Polokwane Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Splash or similar
Suzuki Splash
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$18.76 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bellville, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$19.31 / per day
Margate Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.05 / per day
Rustenburg, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$20.08 / per day
Midrand, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Ford Figo AMB or similar
Ford Figo AMB
  • 4x
  • x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$20.37 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$29.12 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa?

The cost of renting a car in South Africa depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in South Africa
$57.61
January
$56.44
February
$40.62
March
$36.76
April
$31.06
May
$32.95
June
$37.78
July
$34.15
August
$35.97
September
$33.57
October
$70.12
November
$58.05
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in South Africa is May — prices start from $31.06 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 29% cheaper than the year’s average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $70.12 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in South Africa?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in South Africa
9
January
6
February
7
March
8
April
9
May
7
June
9
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
8
November
8
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in South Africa?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in South Africa. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is April.
South Africa Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
117%
January
98%
February
85%
March
70%
April
73%
May
76%
June
100%
July
117%
August
88%
September
104%
October
135%
November
136%
December

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in South Africa

Car Rental in Cape Town from $28.76 per day
Car Rental in Johannesburg from $20.08 per day
Car Rental in Durban from $17.89 per day
Car Rental in Port Elizabeth from $28.76 per day
Car Rental in Nelspruit from $17.89 per day
Car Rental in George from $18.00 per day
Car Rental in East London from $28.10 per day
Car Rental in Pretoria from $26.73 per day
Car Rental in Bloemfontein from $14.28 per day
Car Rental in Upington from $14.28 per day
Car Rental in Polokwane from $17.89 per day
Car Rental in Midrand from $26.73 per day
Car Rental in Kimberley from $14.28 per day
Car Rental in Richards Bay from $17.89 per day
Car Rental in Sandton from $29.82 per day
Car Rental in Margate from $18.00 per day
Car Rental in Mthatha from $28.10 per day
Car Rental in Stellenbosch from $31.51 per day
Car Rental in Phalaborwa from $26.73 per day

Top 5 Best South Africa Suppliers in 2019

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.8
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
Bidvest
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.3

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