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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$12.59 / per day
Johannesburg, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.50 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$15.54 / per day
Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$15.82 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Johannesburg, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$16.29 / per day
Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$16.55 / per day
Johannesburg, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$16.86 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$17.64 / 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 1, 2019
Beautiful surrounding areas. Stay safe and always communicate with the locals regarding high risk areas, especially at night.
January 11, 2019
Johannesburg roads are easy to navigate but always be vigilante. The outskirts near Pretoria have hidden gems such as game sanctuaries and wilderness easy to drive to for day trips with lots of friendly helpful people. Drove from South Africa to Zimbabwe all paperwork to cross over was in order making it an easy passage. beautiful scenery Mussina South Africa to Gwanda Zimbabwe good for the thrill seekers whether hiking or cycling.
December 7, 2018
South Africa is a great place to visit, varied and beautiful countryside, I would thoroughly recommend it
November 7, 2018
Pilanesberg wonderful Dinokeng ( Pride of Africa, Siyaya Bush Lodge) fantastic
November 7, 2018
I was travelling up to Marloth park in Mpumalanga province. It was about 5 HR drive from the airport. It wouldn't have been easy to get there without a car. A map or GPS is necessary to find your way out of Johannesburg from the airport as the signs don't give much information. Better signage on the return journey but again I needed a map to find a petrol station to refill car as there is none very close to the airport.
September 15, 2018
Driving in Johannesburg is quite daunting as it seems there are no road rules and you have to have your wits about you. Pedestrians run out in front of cars which is scary. We have lived in South Africa and found it tricky to navigate the roads. Hiring a car is the only way to get around though, so grit your teeth and good luck!
July 8, 2018
Rather hectic to get out of the city. If you're not used to driving on the left sidenof the road, managing this plus the busy roads to get out of the city isn't so easy.
June 11, 2018
Rent a car the first day you arrived Johannesburg is the best option to enjoy this city and to travel around south africa

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
+27
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$21.93 / 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 Johannesburg?

Car rental prices in Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg
$63.08
January
$37.08
February
$58.97
March
$53.85
April
$36.88
May
$42.89
June
$51.97
July
$42.71
August
$19.85
September
$19.34
October
$18.37
November
$25.80
December
The best month to rent a car in Johannesburg is November (when prices for an Economy class start from $18.37). This is 53% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $63.08 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Johannesburg?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in November, travelers rent a car for an average of 14 days, in March, the average rental period is 7 days.
Average Rental Length in Johannesburg
13
January
12
February
7
March
7
April
10
May
11
June
10
July
11
August
13
September
13
October
14
November
12
December

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

While travelers visit Johannesburg year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is April.
Johannesburg Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
138%
January
106%
February
84%
March
70%
April
80%
May
88%
June
106%
July
114%
August
83%
September
97%
October
118%
November
116%
December

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Top 19 Locations near Johannesburg

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Sishen Airport Car Rentals from $18.12 per day
525.3 km / 326.4 miles away
Mthatha Airport Car Rentals from $12.59 per day
598.1 km / 371.7 miles away
Upington Airport Car Rentals from $13.50 per day
713.3 km / 443.2 miles away
760.7 km / 472.7 miles away
896.7 km / 557.2 miles away
George Airport Car Rentals from $15.82 per day
1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
1252.2 km / 778.1 miles away

Top 3 Best Johannesburg Suppliers in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27-76-7109727
Shop D03, Mezzanine Level
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27113903909
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Bidvest
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
0027 112 301 200
O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, 1627

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