Sanitised car hire in Cape Town

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies in Cape Town, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Cape Town have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS
  • BUDGET
  • DOLLAR
  • EUROPCAR

Cheapest car hire in Cape Town

Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.95 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 111.71 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.99 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 132.95 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.54 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 136.82 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.58 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 144.06 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.13 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 147.92 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Nissan Almera

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.33 EUR/day
Nissan Almera

7 Days rental at 149.37 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Toyota Agya

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.53 EUR/day
Toyota Agya

7 Days rental at 150.74 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.54 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 150.79 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.95 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 153.71 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

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.

Cape Town car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in Cape Town

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No.1: AVIS,
based on 160 reviews
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No.2: FIRST,
based on 91 reviews
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Cape Town

AVIS

Cape Town Airport, Arrivals Hall, Cape Town, 7525

BIDVEST

Shop 1 & 1a N1 Motor City, Corner Of Frans Conradie And Vasco Blvd, Parow/goodwood, 7460

BIDVEST

Shop 1 & 1a N1 Motor City, Corner Of Frans Conradie And Vasco Blvd, Parow/goodwood, 7460

FIRST

215 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town

EUROPCAR

Unit F3 Maitland Park, No. 733 Voortrekker Road , Kensington, Wc

AVIS

367 Main Road, Wynberg, 7780

Cape Town car hire information

Cape Town car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 111.65
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 15.95
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 31
    Most Popular Type:
    Economy
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 169
    Total Cars Available
     

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January€ 40
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June€ 46
July€ 63
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October€ 30
November€ 36
December€ 83

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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 €16.00 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €25.50 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €210.70 per day from HERTZ for a BMW X3.

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

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cape Town, including DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, AVIS, 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, Avis Europe Franchise has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cape Town with a score of 8.1/10

with First Car Rental rated second best with a score of 7.8/10

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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 €149.37 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 €111.65 per week.

How much is fuel in Cape Town?

You can expect to pay €0.998/ltr of petrol and €0.996/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, BIDVEST, 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, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, 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 €111.65 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €111.65 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 €112.00 per week with an average price of €178.50 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) 823111717)
  • 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

  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 11 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.8/10 from 7 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 7.4/10 from 31 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.3/10 from 33 reviews
  • Bidvest: Rated 7.3/10 from 8 reviews
  • Hertz: Rated 7.1/10 from 24 reviews

Cape Town Mini Guide

About the City
The second largest city in South Africa, Cape Town is the administrative capital of the country. Over 3.5 million people live in what’s acknowledged to be one of the most multicultural cities in Africa.  It’s the southernmost city on the continent and has the iconic and stunning backdrop of Table Mountain.

History of Cape Town
Cape Town was established in 1652 by the Dutch but the area had been visited over 150 years beforehand by the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. Before the gold and diamond rush it was the biggest city in South Africa.  It was captured by the British in 1795 but changed hands between them and the Dutch several times before becoming an official part of the Empire in 1814. Its recent history has been dominated by the change from apartheid to African rule and more recently still, the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis.

How do I get There?
Cape Town International Airport 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.

What's There to See in the City?
For a relatively young city there’s a lot to see. Visit Bo-Kaap to see the pretty pastel coloured houses of the Muslim population. Then check out the historical displays at South Africa’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope.

Anything Worth Visiting Outside the City?
There’s a lot to see outside Cape Town. For a start there’s Table Mountain which you can drive nearly to the top of. Take a leisurely stroll around one of the world’s best botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch or take a boat trip out to South Africa’s Alcatraz; Robben Island where the country’s greatest leader was imprisoned. Finally, drive out to the vineyards of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Constantia for wine tasting.

Activities
Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views there and on the way. Perhaps even climb up the easy-ish path to the top and take the cable car down! Whilst there try a bit of ‘Dassie Spotting’, looking for the rock rabbits that frequent the mountainside. Finally, head south to the end of the Cape Peninsula to see the penguin colony there.

What's the Shopping like?
Most people shop on the V & A waterfront but souvenirs and crafts are expensively priced for the tourists. Instead try the Green Point market where prices can be haggled. A must buy is a chicken made from whatever materials the craftsman has including plastic bags or tins.

Food Options?
Lamb from the Karoo is particularly tender and tasty. For seafood try the crayfish and oyster or go for a Cape salmon fillet. Be careful when ordering that you know the price beforehand, it’s not just the lambs that have been fleeced!

Festivals and Celebrations
Cape Town holds an annual flower and garden festival in October with all the things you might expect to see at Chelsea. Gardening and produce comes to the fore in April too with the Harvest Festival, celebrated widely across the Western Cape with the focus on the first wine of the year. On New Year’s Day, don’t miss the city’s Minstrel Carnival with street parades and music together with brightly dressed minstrels and clowns.

Cape Town is a vibrant city in an amazing setting. Nestling at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain you won’t know whether to stay in the city or pre-book a hire car and head out into the countryside that surrounds the Cape.

In town you should book a boat trip over to Robben Island to see the prison home of the greatest African, Nelson Mandela. Then, back ashore, spend some time at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a modern quayside development of shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Finally, drive through Bo-Kaap, the Malay Quarter to see the colourful houses.
  • 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, BIDVEST, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BIDVEST, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST.

Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Monday 9 Aug 2021

    National Women's Day - Public Holiday

Customer questions about Cape Town car hire

Hi what is the cost on the card when renting, Kia Piccanto, Cape Town

Hello, I can view your quote here and can advise that the excess deposit is R12,000.

Hi Fiona, I trust that you are well. Where in Cape Town can we fetch the car in Cape Town?

It depends which vehicle you choose as it is a different agent for each one generally and therefor different addresses, the rental agent address is shown at quote stage so you can compare or you can look at the map and pick the agent most convenient to your location.

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