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Cape Town, South Africa
20 Jun — 27 Jun
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Cape Town car rental Information

Pick-up locationCape Town
Rental locations77
Airport locations21

Cheap car rentals in Cape Town

C$ 28/dayEconomy
C$ 31/dayCompact
C$ 35/dayIntermediate
C$ 86/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 23/dayMini
C$ 95/dayPremium
C$ 64/dayPick-up truck
C$ 42/daySupplier choice
C$ 78/dayIntermediate SUV
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Cape Town car rental reviews and directory

From C$ 17/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
7.9 Good (51 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Avis
Locations in Cape Town
15 Tower Road+27 21 927 3001
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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367 Main Road+27 21 797 4581
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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46 Strand St+27 21 424 1177
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Matroosfontein+27 21 927 8800
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
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From C$ 18/dayRated #2
Hertz
6.8 Good (77 reviews)
5 locations in Cape Town
Hertz
Locations in Cape Town
1 Myrtle Lane+27 28 312 4479
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 12:00
40 Loop Street+27 21 410 6800
Monday07:00 - 18:00
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Thursday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Crystal Towers Hotel+27 21 935 4760
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Ring Road+27 21 935 3000
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Shop Dg09+27 21 935 4762
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
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From C$ 38/dayRated #3
Thrifty
6.5 Good (30 reviews)
2 locations in Cape Town
Thrifty
Locations in Cape Town
24 Chiappin Street+27 21 418 4137
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building+27 21 000 0028
Monday05:00 - 23:00
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Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
  • 7.4
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 6.2
  • 6
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Rated #4
Dollar
6.3 Good (36 reviews)
2 locations in Cape Town
Dollar
Locations in Cape Town
24 Chiappini Street+27 21 418 4137
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building+27 21 000 0028
Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
  • 7
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6.6
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From C$ 31/dayRated #5
Europcar
9 Excellent (4 reviews)
6 locations in Cape Town
Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
215 Main Road+27 216 869 325
Auto Pedigree N1 City Premises-cnr+27 41 595 0210
Cape Town Arabella Quays+27 214 219 053
Cape Town International Airport+27 21 935 8600
Shop No 2, Quayside+27 21 421 5190
Southern Sun Waterfront+27 214 180 670
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 9.5
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From C$ 17/dayRated #6
Budget
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (18 reviews)
5 locations in Cape Town
Budget
Locations in Cape Town
15 Tower Road+27 21 927 3001
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
367 Main Road+27 21 797 4581
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
46 Strand Street+27 21 424 1177
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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Cape Town International Apt+27 21 927 8800
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Milnerton Service Station+27 215 526 636
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
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From C$ 36/dayRated #7
Sixt
6.3 Good (7 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Sixt
Locations in Cape Town
200 Durban Road, Oakdale+27 11 230 9999
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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88 Belvedere Rd,Colstein Terr.+27 21 683 8715
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Cape Town Int. Airport+27 11 230 9999
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Hertzog Blvd cnr C. Barnard St+27 21 422 1480
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
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keddy by Europcar
8 locations in Cape Town
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
183 Cook Street+27 216 869 325
32, Napier Street
Cape Town Arabella Quays, Convention Square, Lower Long Str, Cape Town+27 214 219 053
Matroosfontein
Shop 2, Quayside, 34 Prestwitch Str, Cnr Buitengracht+27 214 215 190
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
Silwood Centre Campground Road Premier Motors
Southern Sun Waterfront+27 214 180 670
Unit F3,,Maitland Park- 733 Voortrekker Road
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Cape Town
Sunnycars
Locations in Cape Town
1 Lower Buitengracht Street
33 Bree Street
34 Prestwhich Street - Corner Buitengracht
733 Voortrekker Road
Lower Long Street
Main Building Unit BG12, Central Boulevard 7625
Premier Motors (Caltex Garage)
Shop 36, Riverside Mall, Main Road
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
7 locations in Cape Town
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Cape Town
16, 18 Beach Rd, Strand+27 31 350 3383
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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341 Koeberg, Brooklyn
Cape Town Airport+27 215 559 561
Colinton Rd, Newlands+27 31 350 3383
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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Corner Of Century Boulevard And, Rialto Rd, Century City+27 31 350 3383
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
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Vineyards Office Estate, 99 Jip De Jager Dr, Tyger Valley+27 21 555 9561
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
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W Quay Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront+27 31 350 3383
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Firefly
6 locations in Cape Town
Firefly
Locations in Cape Town
1 Myrtle Lane+27 283 124 479
126 Buitengracht Street+27 214 221 846
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
40 Loop Street+27 214 106 800
Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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Car Rental Returns+27 219 353 000
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Crystal Towers Hotel+27 219 354 760
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Shop Dg09 Conference Centre+27 219 354 762
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
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1First Car Rental
5 locations in Cape Town
1First Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
49 Loop Street
CMH Jaguar Land Rover, Cnr Hertzog Boulevard
Cape Town Downtown
Car Rental Parking International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town+27 219 347 499
Unit E Colstein Terrace, 88 Belvedere Road, Rondebosch+27 216 838 715
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From C$ 17/day
Tempest Car Hire
4 locations in Cape Town
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
212 Durban Road+27 219 462 493
Cape Town Airport+27 842 341 120
Corner of Wale & Buitengracht Street+27 842 341 117
Silwood Centre,Campground Road Rondebosch+27 214 819 860
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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From C$ 13/day
Bidvest
3 locations in Cape Town
Bidvest
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Corner Of Bree And Riebeek Streets (33 Bree Street)
Shop 36, Riverside Mall, Main Rd
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Al Wefaq
1 location in Cape Town
Al Wefaq
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport+27 219 347 165
Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday07:30 - 23:00
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CABS Car Hire
1 location in Cape Town
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Airport+27 213 865 500
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Comet Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town
Comet Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Recent reviews
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Cape Town
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Cape Town
Unit 6 , Airport Business Park+27 213 862 411
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First Rent
1 location in Cape Town
First Rent
Locations in Cape Town
Car Rental Parking+27 219 347 499
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KEA Campervan rental-AU
1 location in Cape Town
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Downtown
Recent reviews
Move Mee
1 location in Cape Town
Move Mee
Locations in Cape Town
341 Koeberg Road
Recent reviews
From C$ 13/day
Woodford
Cheapest deal
1 location in Cape Town
Woodford
Locations in Cape Town
Cape Town Airport
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223 travellers who rented a car in Cape Town gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations in or near Cape Town

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 25/day

Good deal

C$ 20/day

When to book a rental car in Cape Town

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Cape Town

  • Public transportation around Cape Town is quite limited. For this reason it will be more convenient for you to rent a car during your stay. Having a rental car will enable you to visit exciting places such as De Hoop Nature Reserve, Groote Post Country Market, and Table Mountain, where you can hike and enjoy a variety of other outdoor activities.
  • You’ll also enjoy a number of modern conveniences when flying into the Cape Town Airport. This includes access to several rental car companies. Located in the center of the airport, there are rental desks for Hertz, Avis, Dollar, and a number of local agencies. Rent an economical car or a luxurious vehicle during your stay in Cape Town -- it’s all up to you.
  • Driving in Cape Town will require an adjustment for you since drivers there must drive on the left side of the road. You’ll also need to become familiar with the metric system as gas levels, speed limits, and road signs will be in liters and kilometers as opposed to gallons and miles.
  • Traffic can be a little busy during rush hour on weekdays. To avoid getting caught in traffic jams, you’ll want to drive during non-peak hours. Morning rush hour in Cape Town runs from around 6:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (especially 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.). The evening commute also begins at around 4 p.m. but is most congested between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cape Town for C$ 20 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cape Town at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Cape Town are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cape Town

  • Some car rental companies in Cape Town which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Cape Town costs C$ 25 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar (C$ 34/day), 1First Car Rental (C$ 37/day) and Budget (C$ 56/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Dollar Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building 7525 (14 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cape Town are Avis (7.9, 92 reviews), Hertz (6.6, 95 reviews), and Dollar (6.6, 72 reviews).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Cape Town. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Cape Town is C$ 5.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 66 and C$ 88, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cape Town.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Cape Town Intl airport include Budget, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Bidvest, Woodford, Thrifty and Tempest Car Hire.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Intl airport to off-airport locations include Budget, First Car, Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Bidvest, Woodford, Thrifty and Tempest Car Hire.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Mini car rental in Cape Town costs C$ 16 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cape Town costs C$ 26 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Cape Town costs C$ 16 per day, on average.

  • In Cape Town, cars are most frequently rented at Woodford Cape Town Airport (13 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Cape Town costs C$ 173 per week (C$ 25 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cape Town costs C$ 741 per month (C$ 25 per day).

  • A standard car will suffice while driving around the city of Cape Town. However, if you plan on driving through one of the national parks, a 4x4 might be best for tackling the rough terrain. Consider renting a Jeep or a mid-size SUV. Be sure to make reservations for your car in advance so you can ensure that you get the car you want.

  • When driving on the freeway, you’ll be able to drive at a maximum speed of 75 mph (or 100 km). While you are driving in residential areas of Cape Town, be careful to stay under 35 mph (or 60 km). Keep an eye out for signs as speed limits drop when you are around churches or schools.

  • To fill up your rental car you’ll have to pay about $4.54/gallon (or 16.79 South African Rands per liter). This is much lower than in Norway or the United Kingdom but slightly higher than the cost of gas in most of the large cities that are in the United States or Canada.

  • There are many eclectic shops, boutiques, and chic restaurants to dine in around downtown Cape Cod. While in the city center however, you will have to find a place to park. There is paid street parking in the central business district. Additionally, there are several parking garages close to the waterfront.