Sanitised car hire in Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

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

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

Cheapest car hire in Johannesburg

Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.68 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 81.77 EUR from August 24

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  Manual |
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Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.84 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 89.94 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.84 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 89.94 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.86 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 90.02 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 12.94 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 90.59 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.88 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 97.22 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Figo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.93 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 97.52 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.13 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 98.97 EUR from August 24

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.08 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 105.60 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

Useful to know about Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city followed by Cape Town and Durban.
  • It’s also the world’s largest inland city.
  • The city’s wealth was built on gold and diamonds.
  • Nearby is the infamous Soweto Township.
  • Johannesburg is renowned for the number of electrical storms it endures each year.
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Best car rental companies in Johannesburg

8.7
No.1: BIDVEST,
based on 1248 reviews
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84
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15 min (average wait time)
8.4
No.2: TEMPEST,
based on 1025 reviews
88
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84
14 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.3: EUROPCAR,
based on 1942 reviews
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82
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Johannesburg

DOLLAR

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel,, Level 1, Cnr West And Rivonia Road,, Sandton

BUDGET

Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Eye Retail Level, Sandton, Johannesburg

BIDVEST

Cnr Hammer And Gerhardes Str, Strijdompark

AVIS

Cnr Oxford & Bierman Rd, Cnr Oxford & Bierman Rd, Rosebank

DOLLAR

23 Hill Street(corner West), Randburg, Johannesburg, 2125, Gauteng

BIDVEST

126 All Rand Offic Park, , 126 Bram Fisher Dr, Randburg, 2194

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

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8/10
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Quick, easy to search and book. Never had any problems with any of my bookings or reservations.

27/07/2019
Jamie

UK

8/10
Fantastic place

Fantastic place to visit, would recommend!

24/02/2019
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Johannesburg car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Bidvest
  • € 81.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 11.68
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 15
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 5
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • 80
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Johannesburg

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

FAQs about car hire in Johannesburg

How much does car hire in Johannesburg cost?

Car hire in Johannesburg costs as little as €11.70 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €14.30 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €65.60 per day from EUROPCAR for a Ford Ranger Double Cab.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Johannesburg?

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Johannesburg, including BIDVEST, TEMPEST, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Johannesburg?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Johannesburg?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Bidvest has the highest customer rating for car hire in Johannesburg with a score of 8.7/10

with Tempest rated second best with a score of 8.4/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Johannesburg is €98.97 per week from BIDVEST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Johannesburg?

The cheapest car hire company in Johannesburg is BIDVEST, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €81.76 per week.

How much is fuel in Johannesburg?

You can expect to pay €0.67/ltr of petrol and €0.71/ltr of diesel in Johannesburg. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Johannesburg?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Johannesburg with leading car hire companies such as BIDVEST, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, TEMPEST, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Johannesburg?

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

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

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

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Johannesburg?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Johannesburg at the moment, however BIDVEST rates start from just €81.76 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €81.76 from BIDVEST in Johannesburg - Sandton 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 Johannesburg?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Johannesburg is €81.90 per week with an average price of €100.10 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Johannesburg

Most popular car hire companies in Johannesburg:

  • First (tel: +27 11 784 4608 / 082 771 6862)
  • Tempest (tel: Tel: 011 666 8340/1/4 or 082 563 7135)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 11 884 4669/4016/4663)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 (0)11 784 7796/5937)
  • Bidvest (tel: +27 11 784 5722)
  • Dollar (tel: +27 (0)11 784 7796/5937)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Johannesburg:

  • First (1 Marion Street (Corner Rivonia), Sandton, Johannesburg, 2057, Gauteng)
  • Tempest (Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Eye Retail Level, Sandton, Johannesburg)
  • Europcar (Sandton Sun Cnr Maude & 5th Street Opposite the Sandton Sun Hotel Reception Entrance Sandton, Sandton, GP)
  • Thrifty (Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel,, Level 1, Cnr West and Rivonia Road,, Sandton)
  • Bidvest (Gautrain Hotel, Cnr West and Rivonia Rd (Opposite Gautian Station), Sandton, 2146)
  • Dollar (Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Level 1, Cnr West and Rivonia Road, Sandton , Sandton)

Car hire company ratings in Johannesburg:

  • Bidvest: Rated 8.7/10 from 108 reviews
  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.4/10 from 57 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.9/10 from 148 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 7.8/10 from 38 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.6/10 from 41 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.6/10 from 40 reviews

Johannesburg Mini Guide

A Little History and Background
Johannesburg is the capital of the Gauteng province and the largest city in South Africa, which has a population of about 3,888,150 people according to the community survey conducted in 2007.

In the Zulu language, Johannesburg is called “Egoli”, meaning “place of gold”, but this name no longer fits since the city ran out of gold some decades ago. It is the economic power house of Africa and at the brink of becoming a true cosmopolitan city in Africa. When visiting Johannesburg don't forget to see and experience the museums, galleries, bars, lounges and vibrant cafe society of this area!

Main Attractions
Make a trip to one of the highly recommended attractions from fantastic sightseeing towers to unimaginable museums and why not get bush wise by visiting Africa’s most pleasant nature spots like the parks and safari ranches.

Museums and Parks
Popular museums like the Apartheid Museum, Museum Africa, Museum of Rock and Art, Museum of Man and Science and the many others are found in the city. Entry fees are usually very cheap and affordable. If you are interested in visiting some parks then the Herman Einstein Park is  located north of the city centre and attached to it are the Johannesburg city zoo and two wonderful museums. There is also the Lion Park where you can observe nature's numerous species of animals including zebras, lions, ostriches and other species such as antelopes and gazelles.

Botanical Garden
This provides a display of thousands of diverse plant species. The small reservoir in the garden allows for wind surfing and sailing activities.

Heia Sarari Ranch
You can choose to spend the night either in a luxurious equipped rondavel or go the native way by choosing the Zulu huts. Watching the performances of Zulu dance is the most interesting part as well as taking a tour around for animal watching.

Festivals and Events
Arts Alive International Festival is a four day annual festival usually in early September. It offers a ready mix of dance, visual art, poetry and music at different locations in town and brings together over 600 artists to perform with the jazz closing the festival at the final day.

Woodstock Festival takes place annually at the end of September, bringing together over 50 top South African bands, dance DJs and extreme sports and weekend camping.

The Soweto mushroom festival runs annually from the 24th to 26th of October. Some selected villages actually participate in a live mushroom cooking demonstration. It becomes very interesting when the cultural cuisine is portrayed live.

The Windy Brow Theatre Festival is a fantastic drama festival that runs annually from the 6th to the 8th of March. It showcases intellectually stimulating dramatic works by local and international playwrights.

Night Life
Johannesburg is just the right city for night owls. The city offers a range of night clubs and cocktail bars with live music and DJs spinning beats. Visit some of the most interesting nightclubs like @115, Back O’ the Moon, Bck2Basic, the Blues room, Night Fever and many others, or choose from the range of cafés like Horrow café and Tanz cafe.

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    Nelson Mandela Day - Observance

Customer questions about Johannesburg car hire

Hi Fiona. I need a half or one ton bakkie (pick up) from Johannesburg Fourways to Mthatha on Wed or Thursday next week, is this possible?

Hi, we have pick up's available from Johannesburg yes and returning to Mthatha will be possible but there will be a one way fee for this . I will check the details for you. When you do plan to return the car?

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Johannesburg is home to many great places to visit. The city was built on gold and diamonds which were discovered in the area. Your hire car will get you to Old Kromdraai where you can visit a former gold mine and find out about the appalling conditions endured by the workers in its early days.

Alternatively you can visit the Lion Park on the outskirts of the city and feed and cuddle baby lions, a must for younger family members. Finally, visit the Apartheid Museum but be warned, there are some very harrowing exhibits.