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Pretoria Car Rental Mini Guide

Pretoria is one of South Africa’s three capitals but is acknowledged as the main one as this is where the country’s administration takes place and is the home of the president. If you have hired a car, a great attraction is the National Zoological Gardens where over the weekend it is possible to camp amongst the enclosures for a taste of the wild in the middle of the city.

There are two airports that serve the city; Johannesburg, 28 miles to the south and Lanseria 22 miles to the south west. The R21 highway leads straight from Johannesburg Airport into Pretoria. If you are flying in and wish to collect a rental car straight away you can prebook a hire car with Rhino online to collect from either airport.
 

Cheapest car hire in Pretoria

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.23 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 211.65 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.24 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 211.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.24 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 211.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Atos

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Atos

7 Days rental at 237.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Starlet

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.72 EUR/day
Toyota Starlet

7 Days rental at 257.04 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.95 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 258.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.95 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 258.71 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Atos

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.30 EUR/day
Hyundai Atos

7 Days rental at 268.11 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.83 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 271.87 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Pretoria car hire special offers

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

  • Guaranteed 2021/2022-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2021/2022-registered car at the desk available from AVIS, BUDGET.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUDGET.

Useful to know about Pretoria

  • Pretoria is the national capital of the Republic.
  • It was originally called Pretoria Philadelphia – Pretoria of Brotherly Love.
  • The city was founded in 1855 by Marthinus Pretorius.
  • The founding of the city is linked with the end of the Great Trek.
  • It’s often called the Jacaranda City because of the huge number of the trees that have been planted there.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Pretoria

Best car rental companies in Pretoria

8.4
No.1: TEMPEST,
based on 40 reviews
89
86
76
83
87
15 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: FIRST,
based on 90 reviews
80
70
70
80
90
29 min (average wait time)
7.8
No.3: BLUU CAR RENTAL,
based on 234 reviews
80
80
70
70
80
24 min (average wait time)

Pretoria car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Tempest Car Hire
  • € 211.61
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 30.23
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 16
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 9
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 65
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Pretoria

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January€ 36
February€ 47
March€ 36
April€ 31
May€ 38
June€ 42
July€ 47
August€ 49
September€ 48
October€ 46
November€ 45
December€ 48
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January€ 25
February€ 29
March€ 27
April€ 24
May€ 28
June€ 31
July€ 34
August€ 35
September€ 34
October€ 34
November€ 33
December€ 37
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January€ 65
February€ 96
March€ 70
April€ 64
May€ 77
June€ 84
July€ 96
August€ 94
September€ 93
October€ 86
November€ 88
December€ 92
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January€ 46
February€ 67
March€ 45
April€ 42
May€ 54
June€ 59
July€ 65
August€ 67
September€ 65
October€ 62
November€ 59
December€ 64
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January€ 96
February€ 114
March€ 89
April€ 79
May€ 74
June€ 82
July€ 82
August€ 57
September€ 55
October€ 63
November€ 68
December€ 102
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January€ 20
February€ 21
March€ 18
April€ 16
May€ 20
June€ 22
July€ 24
August€ 25
September€ 25
October€ 24
November€ 22
December€ 25
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 86
March€ 58
April€ 46
May€ 59
June€ 64
July€ 62
August€ 54
September€ 72
October€ 70
November€ 66
December€ 81
ItemPercent
January€ 54
February€ 76
March€ 65
April€ 53
May€ 59
June€ 73
July€ 75
August€ 90
September€ 95
October€ 80
November€ 81
December€ 73

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

FAQs about car hire in Pretoria

How much does car hire in Pretoria cost?

Car hire in Pretoria costs as little as €30.20 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €32.60 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €173.50 per day from AVIS for a BMW X3.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Pretoria?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Pretoria?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Pretoria?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Tempest has the highest customer rating for car hire in Pretoria with a score of 8.4/10

with First Car Rental rated second best with a score of 8.1/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Pretoria is €284.48 per week from BLUU CAR RENTAL.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Pretoria?

The cheapest car hire company in Pretoria is EUROPCAR, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Kia Picanto available from as little as €211.61 per week.

How much is fuel in Pretoria?

You can expect to pay €1.473/ltr of petrol and €1.555/ltr of diesel in Pretoria. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Pretoria?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Pretoria with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BLUU CAR RENTAL, BUDGET, EUROPCAR, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Pretoria?

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

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Pretoria at the moment, however EUROPCAR rates start from just €211.61 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €211.61 from EUROPCAR in Pretoria 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 Pretoria?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Pretoria is €211.40 per week with an average price of €228.20 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Pretoria

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Pretoria

  • First (tel: +27 12 342 2903 )
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 12 342 9033)
  • Budget (tel: 27 12 301 5020)
  • Tempest (tel: 0027 124 302 724/ +27842341121)
  • Europcar (tel: 012 342-3912 )
  • Avis (tel: 27 12 301 5020)
  • Bluu car rental (tel: 27-12-3230949)
  • Dollar (tel: +27 12 342 9033)
  • Green motion (tel: 0027 119 756 790)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Pretoria

  • First (1017 Stanza Bopape Street (formerly Church Street), Hatfield, Pretoria, Hatfield, Pretoria, 1620, Gauteng)
  • Thrifty (1301 Stanza Bopape Street,, Hatfield,, Pretoria, South Africa, SA, Gauteng)
  • Budget (70 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria)
  • Tempest (1250 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, Pretoria)
  • Europcar (1011 Pretorius Street, Pretoria/hatfield , 0002, GP)
  • Avis (70 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria)

Car hire company ratings in Pretoria

  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.4/10 from 33 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 8.1/10 from 6 reviews
  • Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest): Rated 7.8/10 from 54 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 16 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.1/10 from 75 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 6.9/10 from 21 reviews

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