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Soweto Car Rental Mini Guide

A tour of the city with a hire car is an absolute must. Not only will you understand a little more about the city and its history but also the people and their spirit, even in the city’s darkest days. You will probably visit the Nelson Mandela National Museum, where he once lived and see artefacts from his history and personal items.

To get to Soweto you will fly into Johannesburg’s Tambo International Airport where a rental car with Rhino Car Hire can be collected, you can then drive to Soweto using the N1 highway. If you are hiring a car hire in South Africa for the first time we recommend reading our Drive Smart South Africa guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Soweto.

Cheapest car hire in Soweto

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.56 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 206.98 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

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.36 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 233.56 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.38 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 240.68 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.89 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 258.23 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  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

Nissan Almera

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.82 EUR/day
Nissan Almera

7 Days rental at 264.74 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Soweto car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Soweto 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 Soweto

  • Soweto is short for South Western Townships.
  • It borders the gold mine where many of its residents worked.
  • The township was formed in 1904 after all native Africans were moved out of the cities when plague was suspected.
  • Soweto is infamous as the scene of the Soweto Uprising in 1976.
  • The uprising signalled the beginning of the end for apartheid.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Soweto

Best car rental companies in Soweto

8.0
No.1: SIXT,
based on 20 reviews
80
70
70
70
90
3 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.2: BUDGET,
based on 421 reviews
80
80
70
60
80
14 min (average wait time)
7.1
No.3: FIRST,
based on 146 reviews
80
70
60
70
70
22 min (average wait time)

Soweto car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    SIXT Franchise
  • € 206.92
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 29.56
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 21
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 66
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Soweto

ItemPercent
January€ 46
February€ 56
March€ 38
April€ 38
May€ 42
June€ 46
July€ 48
August€ 56
September€ 45
October€ 44
November€ 46
December€ 43
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January€ 31
February€ 35
March€ 34
April€ 32
May€ 30
June€ 33
July€ 34
August€ 37
September€ 33
October€ 34
November€ 33
December€ 32
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January€ 75
February€ 129
March€ 65
April€ 66
May€ 90
June€ 103
July€ 106
August€ 112
September€ 107
October€ 89
November€ 89
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 83
March€ 64
April€ 57
May€ 59
June€ 66
July€ 70
August€ 77
September€ 66
October€ 67
November€ 69
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 103
February€ 126
March€ 93
April€ 88
May€ 94
June€ 96
July€ 106
August€ 165
September€ 133
October€ 149
November€ 91
December€ 90
ItemPercent
January€ 25
February€ 27
March€ 24
April€ 24
May€ 23
June€ 25
July€ 26
August€ 29
September€ 25
October€ 25
November€ 23
December€ 24
ItemPercent
January€ 132
February€ 142
March€ 123
April€ 96
May€ 77
June€ 93
July€ 98
August€ 115
September€ 100
October€ 102
November€ 110
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 81
March
April€ 52
May€ 62
June€ 72
July€ 75
August€ 77
September€ 71
October€ 64
November€ 101
December€ 67

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

FAQs about car hire in Soweto

How much does car hire in Soweto cost?

Car hire in Soweto costs as little as €29.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €32.10 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €196.70 per day from FIRST for a Volvo XC60.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Soweto?

2 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Soweto, including BUDGET, AVIS, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Soweto?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Soweto?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, SIXT Franchise has the highest customer rating for car hire in Soweto with a score of 8.0/10

with Budget EMEA Franchise rated second best with a score of 7.7/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Soweto is €264.74 per week from FIRST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Soweto?

The cheapest car hire company in Soweto is FIRST, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €206.92 per week.

How much is fuel in Soweto?

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

What car hire agencies are available in Soweto?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Soweto with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, FIRST, SIXT as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Soweto?

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

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Soweto at the moment, however FIRST rates start from just €206.92 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €206.92 from FIRST in Johannesburg - Roodepoort 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 Soweto?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Soweto is €207.20 per week with an average price of €224.70 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Soweto

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Soweto

  • First (tel: 27 11 858 3522 )
  • Avis (tel: 27 11 472 0345)
  • Budget (tel: 27 11 472 0345)
  • Sixt (tel: +27-112309999)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Soweto

  • First (Volvo / GM Dealership,, Hendrik Verwoerd Road, Roodepoort , 1735, GAUTENG)
  • Avis (Monument Mall, Corner Shannon and Voortrekker Roads,Monument, Monument, 1709)
  • Budget (Monument Mall, Florida Hills, Krugersdorp, 1709)
  • Sixt (cnr Hendrik Potgieter&Cascades, Cnr Hendrik Potgieter & Cascades, Roodepoort, 1735)

Car hire company ratings in Soweto

  • SIXT Franchise: Rated 8.0/10 from 6 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.7/10 from 16 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.1/10 from 52 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 6.9/10 from 21 reviews

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