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Cape Town Car Rental Mini Guide

Cape Town is a vibrant city in an amazing setting. Nestling at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain you will not know whether to stay in the city, head out into the countryside that surrounds the Cape with your prebooked rental car or drive out to the vineyards of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia for wine tasting.

A hire car can also be collected from Cape Town International Airport which is only twelve miles from the city centre and is the second highest amount of traffic in the country. The route between there and Johannesburg is one of the busiest domestic routes in the world.

Cheapest car hire in Cape Town

Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.75 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 201.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.38 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 233.68 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.70 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 235.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.13 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 238.96 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.19 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 239.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.76 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 250.35 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Nissan Almera

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.65 EUR/day
Nissan Almera

7 Days rental at 256.59 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.01 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 259.07 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.32 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 261.30 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in Cape Town based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

  • Cape Town car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Cape Town including;

  • Guaranteed 2020/2021-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2020/2021-registered car at the desk available from AVIS, BUDGET, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUDGET, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

Useful to know about Cape Town

  • Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa.
  • The city was developed and expanded by the Dutch East India Company.
  • It’s acknowledged as one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
  • The first humans lived in the area up to 15,000 years ago.
  • The coast around the city was first spotted by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Cape Town

Best car rental companies in Cape Town

8.0
No.1: BLUU CAR RENTAL,
based on 217 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
25 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: HERTZ,
based on 214 reviews
80
80
70
70
80
14 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.3: DOLLAR,
based on 66 reviews
80
70
70
60
80
4 min (average wait time)

Cape Town car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest)
  • € 201.25
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 28.75
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 25
    Most Popular Type:
    Economy
  • 11
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 131
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Cape Town

ItemPercent
January€ 38
February€ 48
March€ 40
April€ 39
May€ 41
June€ 46
July€ 51
August€ 48
September€ 36
October€ 36
November€ 35
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 28
February€ 35
March€ 31
April€ 31
May€ 32
June€ 35
July€ 38
August€ 37
September€ 28
October€ 28
November€ 27
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 99
March€ 77
April€ 77
May€ 81
June€ 88
July€ 99
August€ 96
September€ 73
October€ 72
November€ 65
December€ 134
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 58
March€ 52
April€ 50
May€ 53
June€ 55
July€ 71
August€ 64
September€ 49
October€ 52
November€ 48
December€ 72
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 106
March€ 89
April€ 80
May€ 75
June€ 84
July€ 112
August€ 96
September€ 83
October€ 84
November€ 80
December€ 121
ItemPercent
January€ 23
February€ 25
March€ 23
April€ 24
May€ 24
June€ 26
July€ 27
August€ 27
September€ 21
October€ 21
November€ 20
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January€ 78
February€ 92
March€ 79
April€ 69
May€ 67
June€ 73
July€ 81
August€ 79
September€ 60
October€ 60
November€ 62
December€ 103
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 70
March€ 58
April€ 68
May€ 63
June€ 74
July€ 84
August€ 74
September€ 57
October€ 53
November€ 73
December€ 103

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

FAQs about car hire in Cape Town

How much does car hire in Cape Town cost?

Car hire in Cape Town costs as little as €28.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €38.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €195.40 per day from AVIS for a BMW X3.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cape Town?

8 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cape Town, including FIREFLY, BUDGET, DOLLAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cape Town?

None of the car hire companies in Cape Town are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Cape Town?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cape Town with a score of 8.0/10

with Hertz rated second best with a score of 7.9/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Cape Town?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cape Town is €256.59 per week from FIRST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cape Town?

The cheapest car hire company in Cape Town is FIRST, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €201.25 per week.

How much is fuel in Cape Town?

You can expect to pay €1.444/ltr of petrol and €1.518/ltr of diesel in Cape Town. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Cape Town?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Cape Town with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, FIRST, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Cape Town?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Cape Town.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Cape Town?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Cape Town, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Cape Town is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Cape Town?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cape Town at the moment, however FIRST rates start from just €201.25 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €201.25 from FIRST in Cape Town - Downtown or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Cape Town?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cape Town is €201.60 per week with an average price of €266.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cape Town

Most popular car hire companies in Cape Town

  • First (tel: +27 21 422 1480)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 (0) 21 4184137/+27 (0) 678019089)
  • Tempest (tel: 0027 21 4182379 /0027861 836 737)
  • Europcar (tel: (021) 421-5192 )
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 2 14215190)
  • Dollar (tel: 021 418 4137)
  • Hertz (tel: 0027 214 106 800)
  • Firefly (tel: 0027 214 106 800)
  • Budget (tel: 27 21 424 1177)
  • Avis (tel: 27 21 424 1177)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Cape Town

  • First (CMH Jaguar Landrover, , Cnr Hertzog Boulevard & Christiaan Barnard Street, Foreshore Cape Town, Cape Town, 8000)
  • Thrifty (24 Chiappini Street, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa, SA)
  • Tempest (34 Prestwitch Street Cnr Buitengracht Street, Cape Town)
  • Europcar (Shop No. 2, Quayside, 34 Prestwitch Street, Cnr. Buitengracht,, Cape Town City, WC)
  • Keddy by europcar (SHOP NO 2, QUAYSIDE 34 PRESTWICH STR, CNR BUITENGRACHT, CAPE TOWN, WC)
  • Dollar (24 Chiappini Street, Green Point, Cape town)

Car hire company ratings in Cape Town

  • Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest): Rated 8.0/10 from 38 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.9/10 from 58 reviews
  • Dollar: Rated 7.6/10 from 26 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.2/10 from 36 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.1/10 from 67 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.1/10 from 18 reviews

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