Car rental - Cape Town, Cape Town Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$12.00 / per day
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 0x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
$12.00 / per day
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$15.00 / per day
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$25.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
$33.00 / per day
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$49.00 / per day
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$43.00 / per day
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
$45.00 / 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.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Cape Town Airport! Then drive into Cape Town to explore the city’s center and its many and diverse neighborhoods. See the colorful buildings in Bo Kaap and try delicious spicy food in the Malay quarter. Park next to Table Mountain and take the cable car for a mountaintop aerial view of the city! Take a ferry to Robben Island to visit the former prison and learn more about the country’s tragic but fascinating history. This is where South African leader Nelson Mandela spent most of the years he served behind bars.

Drive to the Cape of Good Hope—famous for its penguins—where you might encounter antelopes, zebras, ostriches, and baboons, too. If you’re really brave, you can even dive with the sharks! Cape Town has many beautiful beaches, all within easy reach by car, with countless opportunities to do watersports.

Cape Town is a great destination, but the surrounding region has even more to offer. So why not choose a longer term car rental? Then you can explore the rest of South Africa or venture into neighboring Namibia or Botswana. You can even pick up your rental car at Cape Town Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your Cape Town adventure now!

Cape Town Airport was greatly expanded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is now the third busiest airport in Africa.

Top international routes

  • Windhoek
  • Dubai
  • London
  • Nairobi
  • Addis Ababa
  • Amsterdam

Main airlines

Fly Safair, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, and Air Namibia


The single Cape Town Airport building is divided into two terminals, domestic and international, which are connected via the check-in area located in the center.


The airport is about 20 km (12 miles) from the city center. Motorway N2 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Bidvest, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, and Hertz ZA

Car rental desks

Car rental offices are located across from the main airport building and can be reached via two pedestrian underground passageways.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many shops, as well as restaurants, cafés, ATMs, a currency exchange, several lounges, a medical service, and prayer rooms. Luggage storage is in the arrivals area of the domestic terminal. The airport provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should get in touch in advance if this is needed.

Nearest gas station

Total Airport Industria, located at Montreal Drive, Boquinar Industrial Area, can be reached in less than five minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cape Town Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Port Elizabeth (736 km / 457 mi)
  • Johannesburg (1,397 km / 868 mi)
  • George (415 km / 258 mi)
  • Windhoek (1,489 km / 925 mi)
  • East London (1,041 km / 647 mi)
  • Maun (2,268 km / 1,409 mi)

Travel information

Country code
Average car rental length
12 days
Average car rental price
€ 18.56 / per day
Traffic direction
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

Airport info

  • Getting to the airport 7.3
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.2

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

  • Airport name: Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 46 m / 151 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 99,337
  • Passengers (per year): 10,211,390
  • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

Top 3 Cape Town Airport Suppliers in 2018

Hertz ZA
Hertz ZA
Excellent 8.9
0027 21935 3000
P O Box 444, Parow, Cape Town, 7499 Gold Plus Rewards Location
Excellent 8.7
Excellent 8.6
0027 0219272750
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525

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