Sanitised car hire in Soweto

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 Soweto, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies in Soweto 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

Cheapest car hire in Soweto

Mini

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.01 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 63.13 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.44 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 66.13 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.44 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 73.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 76.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 13.73 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 96.13 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 14.44 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 101.13 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.01 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 126.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 132.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.30 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 149.13 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

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.

Soweto car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Soweto

8.1
No.1: AVIS,
based on 2501 reviews
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14 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.2: BUDGET,
based on 3069 reviews
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74
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17 min (average wait time)
7.6
No.4: FIRST,
based on 1727 reviews
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78
15 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Soweto

HERTZ

DOLLAR

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

BIDVEST

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

BIDVEST

Cnr Hammer And Gerhardes Str, Strijdompark

EUROPCAR

Jhb Park Station Cnr Wolmerance & Rissik St Shop M2, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

AVIS

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

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Soweto car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Avis Europe Franchise
  • € 63.07
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 9.01
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    BMW X3
  • 28
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Soweto

*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 €9.00 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €9.20 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €94.40 per day from AVIS for a BMW X3.

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, Avis Europe Franchise has the highest customer rating for car hire in Soweto with a score of 8.1/10

with Budget EMEA Franchise 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 Soweto?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Soweto is €149.13 per week from BUDGET.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Soweto?

The cheapest car hire company in Soweto is BUDGET, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Kia Picanto available from as little as €63.07 per week.

How much is fuel in Soweto?

You can expect to pay €0.67/ltr of petrol and €0.71/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 as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Soweto?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, 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 BUDGET rates start from just €63.07 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €63.07 from BUDGET 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 €63.00 per week with an average price of €64.40 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Soweto

Most popular car hire companies in Soweto:

  • First (tel: 27 11 858 3522 )
  • Avis (tel: 010 045 9093/010 045 9094)
  • Budget (tel: 27 11 472 0345)

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, Roodepoort, 1709)
  • Budget (499 Ontdekkers Road, Florida Hills, Roodepoort, 1709)

Car hire company ratings in Soweto:

  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.1/10 from 97 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.9/10 from 220 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.6/10 from 41 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.6/10 from 40 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.4/10 from 56 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.4/10 from 43 reviews

Soweto Mini Guide

Soweto in a Nutshell
Soweto is in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. Its name comes from abbreviation of Southern Western Townships and covers a huge 63sq km area with a population of over 3 million residents. It is a city of contrasts where shanty towns sit next to affluent housing and streams sit next to rubbish tips. It is one of the poorest districts in Johannesburg but it is slowly improving – the council has proposed more green areas and new malls have been built to bring money into Soweto.

A Little History
The city is most famous for the Soweto uprising in 1976 when mass protests started due to government policy, that all children should be taught in Afrikaans instead of English. 23 people died on the first day of the uprising, including a 12 year old boy, when police open fired on the protestors. The protests were seen worldwide and sanctions were enforced from abroad. The township became to represent the horrors of apartheid and violent oppression by the state.

How Can I Get There?
From Johannesburg’s Tambo International Airport you can drive to Soweto using the N1 highway. Mini buses and taxis are also available from the airport. Metrorail has trains between Johannesburg city centre and stations in Soweto.

Is There Anything for me to do in Soweto?
A tour of the city is an absolute must, especially with the services of a local guide and long term resident. 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. Other museums in the area are the Kliptown Open Air Museum and the Apartheid Museum. On a night time tour, you would be drinking with the locals at their ‘shebeens’ and being entertained along the way.
 
Are There any Special Events?
For all sports fans, the Soweto Open tennis tournament and the Soweto Marathon are held in the city. The Soweto Wine Festival is an important event there, with 100 of South Africa’s wineries competing for your tastebuds – it attracts over 7,500 visitors over the 3 evenings it is open.

Can I eat There?
You should eat there and meet the locals. A popular choice is Wandies Place in Dube, where diners sit at long tables and chat whilst Wandie cooks. He serves a buffet of traditional food including beef potjie and dumplings and ting, a kind of porridge. Sakhumzi is near to Nelson Mandela National Museum and has indoor and outdoor seating. There you can try old school Sowetan cuisine like ithanga (mashed squash) with grilled chicken or umnqusho (samp made from dried corn and beans).

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The name Soweto is engraved on the mind of every South African and much of the world too as the place where innocent children and adults were killed by the authorities in 1976 in a protest over education. Soweto today is as safe as anywhere else for tourists to visit.

Hire a car and book an overnight stay at one of the many bed and breakfast establishments to experience life there. Visit the house, now a museum, where Nelson Mandela grew up or the museum celebrating the life of the philanthropist Hector Pietersen who was killed in the uprising.