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Cheap Car Hire South Africa with Rhino Car Hire

Affordable Car Hire in South Africa

Discover the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of South Africa with the convenience and flexibility of a rental car from Rhino Car Hire. Our competitive rates, diverse vehicle selection, and outstanding customer service ensure a seamless travel experience. From vibrant cities and historic landmarks to breathtaking coastlines and scenic drives through the countryside, enjoy everything South Africa has to offer at your own pace. Whether you're here for a short visit or an extended stay, hiring a car with Rhino Car Hire in South Africa provides the perfect opportunity to uncover the hidden gems of this magnificent country.

Advantages of Car Hire with Rhino Car Hire in South Africa

  • Access to Iconic Landmarks: Conveniently pick up your car and drive to top attractions like Table Mountain, Kruger National Park, and the Garden Route.
  • Flexible Travel Options: Explore beyond the major cities and discover South Africa’s natural beauty with day trips to the Drakensberg Mountains, Cape Winelands, and the Wild Coast.
  • Wide Vehicle Selection: Choose from a variety of vehicles, including family-friendly SUVs, compact cars for city driving, and luxurious options for a touch of elegance.
  • Local Expertise: Our staff can provide tips and recommendations for navigating South Africa’s roads and must-see sights, ensuring you get the most out of your visit.
  • 24/7 Customer Support: Enjoy peace of mind with round-the-clock support, whether you need roadside assistance or travel advice.

Book Your Car Hire Early

Secure the best deals and ensure availability by booking your car hire early with Rhino Car Hire. Early bookings not only save you money but also give you the widest choice of vehicles to fit your travel plans. Don’t miss out on our exclusive offers – plan ahead and enjoy peace of mind on your journey through South Africa.

Car Rental Process with Rhino Car Hire

Renting a car with Rhino Car Hire in South Africa is straightforward and hassle-free. Here’s how it works:

  1. Book Online: Use our easy online booking system to select your desired vehicle and rental dates.
  2. Confirmation: Receive an instant confirmation with all the details of your booking.
  3. Pick-Up: Collect your car from one of our convenient locations across South Africa. Our friendly staff will assist with any questions and provide a quick overview of your vehicle.
  4. Drive: Enjoy the freedom to explore South Africa and beyond. Our well-maintained vehicles ensure a smooth journey.
  5. Return: Return the car to the agreed location at the end of your rental period, adhering to the rental terms. Our efficient return process means you can be on your way without delay.

Contact and FAQs

For more information or to book your car in South Africa, refer to our FAQ section or contact Rhino Car Hire:

  • Email: info@rhinocarhire.com
  • Phone: +44(0)345 508 9845 - If calling from outside the UK, please visit our Customer Service page for alternative telephone numbers
  • Social Media: Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, or X for updates and special offers.

Additional Car Hire Services in South Africa

Enhance your car hire experience in South Africa with our range of additional services. We offer GPS rental, child seats, additional driver options, and more to ensure your journey is comfortable and convenient.

Insurance and Coverage Options in South Africa

We offer a variety of insurance and coverage options in South Africa to ensure your peace of mind while driving. Choose from basic coverage to comprehensive plans that include theft protection, collision damage waiver, and more.

Car Hire Special Offers and Discounts in South Africa

Check out our latest deals and special offers on car hire in South Africa. Enjoy exclusive discounts and save more when you book with Rhino Car Hire. Whether you're planning a short trip or an extended stay, we have the perfect deal for you.

Car Rental at South African Airports

Arriving at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, or Durban's King Shaka International Airport? Rhinocarhire provides convenient car rental services right at the airport terminals, ensuring a seamless transition from your flight to your rental vehicle.

Choose the Perfect Rental Vehicle for Your South African Adventure

City Explorations: Opt for a compact car, ideal for navigating urban streets and finding parking with ease, perfect for exploring cities like Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Safari Expeditions: If your South African adventure takes you to the wilds of Kruger or the Eastern Cape reserves, consider renting an SUV or a 4x4 for enhanced road handling and off-road capabilities. 

Key Highlights for Making the Most of Your Journey with a Rental Car

With a rental car from Rhino Car Hire, you can fully immerse yourself in the vibrant and diverse attractions of South Africa. Drive through historic streets, visit iconic landmarks, and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. Here are some key highlights to explore:

  • Visit the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town and enjoy panoramic views of the city
  • Explore the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to a diverse array of wildlife
  • Drive along the scenic Garden Route, known for its stunning landscapes and charming towns
  • Discover the vibrant atmosphere of Johannesburg, with its rich history and cultural attractions
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Cape Winelands, famous for its beautiful vineyards and wine tastings


Note:  

  • There are toll roads in South Africa, you can pay by card but we always recommend a small amount of cash
  • Fixed and mobile speed cameras are prevalent in South Africa, stick to the speed limits

Rhinocarhire - Your Affordable Choice for Car Hire in South Africa.

Book Now and Make Your South African Adventure Unforgettable!


Cheapest car hire in South Africa

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.73 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 124.17 EUR from 19/08/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.52 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 129.69 EUR from 19/08/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.05 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 133.40 EUR from 19/08/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.00 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 168.01 EUR from 19/08/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.55 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 185.86 EUR from 19/08/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.55 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 185.86 EUR from 19/08/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.73 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 124.17 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.28 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 148.97 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.53 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 150.71 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.25 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Days rental at 281.80 EUR from 19/08/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.82 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Days rental at 334.80 EUR from 19/08/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.07 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Xpander

7 Days rental at 343.51 EUR from 19/08/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 24.18 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 169.30 EUR from 19/08/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 25.20 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 176.42 EUR from 19/08/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Ciaz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.72 EUR/day
Suzuki Ciaz

7 Days rental at 180.04 EUR from 19/08/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.70 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

7 Days rental at 480.94 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.70 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

7 Days rental at 480.94 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.70 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

7 Days rental at 480.94 EUR from 19/08/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in South Africa

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in South Africa.
  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and urban areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in South Africa, from well-maintained highways to gravel and dirt roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously and be mindful of potholes, wildlife crossings, and pedestrians, especially in urban areas.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with South Africa's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of other road users, particularly in busy cities.

  • Explore Natural and Cultural Attractions: Utilize your rental car to explore South Africa's diverse landscapes, including national parks like Kruger and Table Mountain, as well as cultural attractions such as Robben Island and the Apartheid Museum. Plan your routes to discover the best of South Africa's natural beauty and historical sites.

 

Popular car hire destinations in South Africa

Laws and rules of the road when driving in South Africa

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    ZAR  17.59/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    ZAR

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    18

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in South Africa

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Keddy by europcar
60
9.2/10
522
€ 20.57
€ 29.62
€ 37.36
€ 88.10
 Bluu car rental
27
8.9/10
2,352
€ 20.57
€ 26.55
€ 58.45
€ 67.94
 First
43
8.8/10
2,806
€ 20.57
€ 28.87
€ 36.85
€ 79.81
 Firefly powered by hertz
17
8.7/10
1,161
€ 20.57
€ 28.38
€ 65.00
 Alamo
3
8.7/10
69
€ 18.52
€ 27.39
€ 28.76
€ 42.07
 Green motion
11
8.7/10
110
€ 17.73
€ 32.07
€ 25.72
€ 45.80
 Europcar
30
8.6/10
1,737
€ 20.57
€ 30.19
€ 120.57
€ 135.14
 Hertz
25
8.6/10
1,560
€ 20.57
€ 29.70
€ 75.86
€ 68.26
 Budget
75
8.5/10
12,136
€ 19.47
€ 61.95
€ 24.18
€ 45.18
 Tempest
21
8.5/10
3,058
€ 20.57
€ 29.25
€ 36.53
€ 66.31
 Avis
72
8.4/10
3,518
€ 21.15
€ 69.72
€ 27.01
€ 110.15
 Enterprise
7
8.2/10
42
€ 19.65
€ 24.00
€ 25.20
€ 48.35
 Woodford exclusive rentals
4
8.1/10
88
€ 30.37
€ 35.31
€ 58.16

Car rental agent statistics in South Africa

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    29,159
    Total number of reviews in
    South Africa
  • Most Locations Icon
    69
    Most Locations in South Africa:
    BUDGET
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    19
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    18
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in South Africa

ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 63
March€ 53
April€ 45
May€ 47
June€ 50
July€ 48
August€ 50
September€ 44
October€ 43
November€ 47
December€ 55
ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 40
March€ 36
April€ 31
May€ 33
June€ 34
July€ 34
August€ 35
September€ 33
October€ 32
November€ 33
December€ 38
ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 122
March€ 98
April€ 88
May€ 94
June€ 100
July€ 99
August€ 98
September€ 93
October€ 85
November€ 87
December€ 115
ItemPercent
January€ 70
February€ 86
March€ 69
April€ 58
May€ 62
June€ 65
July€ 65
August€ 66
September€ 60
October€ 60
November€ 64
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 114
February€ 128
March€ 105
April€ 89
May€ 94
June€ 91
July€ 104
August€ 115
September€ 106
October€ 112
November€ 98
December€ 120
ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 30
March€ 28
April€ 24
May€ 25
June€ 26
July€ 26
August€ 26
September€ 24
October€ 23
November€ 25
December€ 29
ItemPercent
January€ 114
February€ 138
March€ 115
April€ 88
May€ 90
June€ 96
July€ 85
August€ 90
September€ 82
October€ 83
November€ 92
December€ 110
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 90
March€ 76
April€ 67
May€ 66
June€ 71
July€ 69
August€ 66
September€ 67
October€ 61
November€ 74
December€ 78

Select category to see average car hire prices in South Africa

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in South Africa

DieselUnleaded
Jul , 2023

€ 1.04

€ 1.07

Aug , 2023

€ 1.07

€ 1.08

Sep , 2023

€ 1.25

€ 1.20

Oct , 2023

€ 1.34

€ 1.25

Nov , 2023

€ 1.28

€ 1.15

Dec , 2023

€ 1.17

€ 1.12

Jan , 2024

€ 1.14

€ 1.09

Feb , 2024

€ 1.18

€ 1.13

Mar , 2024

€ 1.23

€ 1.18

Apr , 2024

€ 1.24

€ 1.23

May , 2024

€ 1.35

€ 1.26

Jun , 2024

€ 1.16

€ 1.18

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2024 1.16 1.18
May , 2024 1.35 1.26
Apr , 2024 1.24 1.23
Mar , 2024 1.23 1.18
Feb , 2024 1.18 1.13
Jan , 2024 1.14 1.09
Dec , 2023 1.17 1.12
Nov , 2023 1.28 1.15
Oct , 2023 1.34 1.25
Sep , 2023 1.25 1.20
Aug , 2023 1.07 1.08
Jul , 2023 1.04 1.07

Car rental price statistics in South Africa

  • Average Price Icon
    € 124.11
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 235.54
    Highest daily price:
    Volvo XC90
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    5,354
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    600
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    260
    Location with most cars:
    Johannesburg - Airport - O.r. Tambo
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 17.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Umhlanga Rocks
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Book Your Car Hire Now

Ready to explore South Africa and its stunning surroundings at your own pace? Book your car hire with Rhino Car Hire today and take advantage of our affordable rates, wide vehicle selection, and exceptional service. Whether you’re planning a short trip or an extended stay, our hassle-free booking process and dedicated customer support make renting a car in South Africa simple and convenient. Don’t wait – secure your car hire now and start your adventure in this beautiful country!

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Cape Town
€11.5
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €11.5 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €15.1 /day
Economy 5 5 3 from €12.7/day
Durban
€11.9
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €11.9 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.8 /day
Economy 5 5 3 from €13.3/day
Johannesburg
€11.2
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €11.2 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.0 /day
Economy 5 5 3 from €12.7/day
Pretoria
€11.9
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €11.9 /day
Compact 5 5 3 from €14.8 /day
Economy 5 5 3 from €13.3/day