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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Cape Town Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$12.53 / per day
Cape Town Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.66 / per day
Cape Town, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$15.74 / per day
Cape Town, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$16.35 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Cape Town Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$16.46 / per day
Cape Town Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$16.77 / per day
Cape Town Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$17.32 / per day
Cape Town, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$17.55 / 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.

Our Customers Reviews

March 5, 2019
Best city in the world..... thats says enough :-)
March 4, 2019
Im from CT so I always recommend it.
March 1, 2019
As an American I had to get used to driving on a different side of the road.
February 12, 2019
Obviously table mountain and the waterfront are big ones, however Chapman drive to all the smaller towns is also amazing.
January 28, 2019
Nice city , and also nice landscape , country site that can be visited easily with a rental car , as the roads network is very good
January 3, 2019
Great destination. Easy to drive around.
December 6, 2018
Enjoy the beautiful Capetown and renting a car makes it easier to experience each and every location in detail. The roads are fantastic and the city is very well connected.
October 7, 2018
Explore Cape town with a car, there is so much to see and do and a cat gives you that much more freedom
September 18, 2018
Cape Town is a well organized city and roads all over is in very reasonable condition. Renting a car gives you the freedom to come and go as you pleases. It is safe to drive to main tourist attractions as long as you adhere to speed limits and do not drive under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Finding parking can be challenging during peak tourist season and leaving early is highly recommended.
September 3, 2018
Love Cape Town but it’s easy to get lost. Also, as a single female driver, I was made to feel somewhat worried about security and driving alone at night.
August 31, 2018
The rental vehicle provided us with the freedom and possibilities in order to achieve a fantastic holiday. Cape Town Peninsula Garden Route Port Elizabeth (Safari Park) Thank you, Matthew
August 20, 2018
Cape Town is great. Just make sure when renting a vehicle from Hertz that you are not overcharged for fuel not used when returning the vehicle.
August 14, 2018
This is a beautiful city with many perks. I love the scenery, food, wines, weather and people.
July 21, 2018
To see the beautiful places in Cape Town, like Cape of good hope/Cape Point, Boulder, L'Aguhlas, Safari, one really need a car. And especially I enjoyed a lot of scenery driving along N1 to Aquila and N2 to L'Aguhlas.

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
+27
Average car rental length
13 days
Economy car rental price
$23.36 / 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 Cape Town?

Car rental prices in Cape Town vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Cape Town
$36.70
January
$31.40
February
$37.38
March
$30.82
April
$21.99
May
$29.16
June
$28.90
July
$26.06
August
$39.62
September
$33.63
October
$73.79
November
$56.17
December
The best month to rent a car in Cape Town is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $21.99). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $73.79 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Cape Town?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 19 days, in May, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Cape Town
19
January
10
February
14
March
13
April
7
May
11
June
10
July
11
August
10
September
9
October
10
November
11
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Cape Town?

While travelers visit Cape Town year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is May.
Cape Town Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
151%
January
107%
February
82%
March
64%
April
60%
May
63%
June
89%
July
113%
August
88%
September
102%
October
143%
November
139%
December

Top 8 Cities near Cape Town

Port Elizabeth Car Rentals from $12.53 per day
646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
East London Car Rentals from $12.53 per day
861.2 km / 535.1 miles away
George Car Rentals from $15.74 per day
348.3 km / 216.4 miles away
Bloemfontein Car Rentals from $12.53 per day
908.3 km / 564.4 miles away
Kimberley Car Rentals from $13.43 per day
819.3 km / 509.1 miles away
Upington Car Rentals from $13.43 per day
668.5 km / 415.4 miles away
Sishen Car Rentals from $18.02 per day
818.1 km / 508.3 miles away
Mthatha Car Rentals from $12.53 per day
979.0 km / 608.3 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Cape Town

George Airport Car Rentals from $15.74 per day
348.3 km / 216.4 miles away
646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
Upington Airport Car Rentals from $13.43 per day
668.5 km / 415.4 miles away
Sishen Airport Car Rentals from $18.02 per day
818.1 km / 508.3 miles away
819.3 km / 509.1 miles away
861.2 km / 535.1 miles away
908.3 km / 564.4 miles away
Mthatha Airport Car Rentals from $12.53 per day
979.0 km / 608.3 miles away
1212.7 km / 753.5 miles away
1265.1 km / 786.1 miles away
1270.9 km / 789.7 miles away
1277.0 km / 793.5 miles away
1308.6 km / 813.1 miles away
1405.0 km / 873.0 miles away
1514.1 km / 940.8 miles away
1537.2 km / 955.2 miles away
1541.7 km / 957.9 miles away

Top 4 Best Cape Town Suppliers in 2019

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
0027 0 214 106 800
40 Loop Street, Cape Town, 8000
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27-21-4221480
49 Loop Street
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
0027 214 252 382 / 0027 214 215 190
34 Prestwich St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001
Bidvest
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
0027 0214 185 232
8005, 33 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

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