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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Stellenbosch

  • Car hire in Stellenbosch offers several advantages for exploring the city and its surrounding areas, including flexibility and convenience. You'll have the freedom to visit the renowned wineries and vineyards the region is famous for. With Stellenbosch car hire, you can drive through the scenic Cape Winelands, exploring picturesque towns like Franschhoek and Paarl without worrying about public transport schedules or delays. Additionally, a car allows you to venture to nature reserves, such as Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and Helderberg Nature Reserve, which you can't get to using public transport.
  • When getting a hire car at the airport in Stellenbosch, you'll find car hire offices conveniently located at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). The car hire offices are situated in the Arrivals area of the main terminal building, directly after Baggage Claim or in the P2 parking garage. With car hire in Stellenbosch, you can easily pick up your vehicle at the airport and embark on your journey through the beautiful Winelands with convenience and ease and without worrying about arranging extra transport.
  • When driving in Stellenbosch, be aware of pedestrians and cyclists, as the city is known for its vibrant university population. Keep a lookout for students crossing the road or cycling along the streets, especially around the campus area. Additionally, some roads in the city centre may have narrow lanes, so it's essential to drive cautiously and be prepared for slower-moving vehicles. Consider getting a GPS to avoid any one-way lanes or getting lost along the way to Stellies from anywhere else in Cape Town or the surrounding area.
  • When driving in Stellenbosch, it's important to be aware of peak traffic hours, particularly during weekday mornings from 07:00 - 09:00 and afternoons from 16:30 - 18:30. During these times, main routes such as Adam Tas Road and Merriman Avenue may experience heavier traffic volumes due to commuters and university students. Stellenbosch generally does not face severe winter conditions, but it's always wise to be cautious when driving in mountainous areas or during heavy rainfall.
  • Book your rental car in Stellenbosch at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Stellenbosch are around 50% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Stellenbosch

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Stellenbosch?

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

  • How much is gas price in Stellenbosch?

    The average gas price in Stellenbosch is C$ 6.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 79 and C$ 105, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Stellenbosch?

    Compact (Toyota Urban Cruiser or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Stellenbosch.

  • Which car rental companies are at Cape Town Intl airport (CPT)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Cape Town Intl airport include GREEN MOTION, Woodford, 1First Car Rental, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, First Rent, Budget, Avis, Bluu and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cape Town Intl airport (CPT)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Stellenbosch?

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Stellenbosch?

    A Compact car rental in Stellenbosch costs C$ 38 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Stellenbosch?

    A Mini car rental in Stellenbosch costs C$ 24 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Stellenbosch?

    A Full Size car rental in Stellenbosch costs C$ 127 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Stellenbosch?

    Stellenbosch offers a wonderful blend of picturesque wineries and scenic countryside, making an SUV an ideal choice for those looking to explore off-road vineyard paths and navigate through uneven terrains. If you prefer a more compact option, a comfortable saloon would be suitable for navigating the city streets and parking in the town's historic areas. Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a history buff, car hire in Stellenbosch provides various vehicle options to suit different travel preferences and enhance your overall driving experience.

  • What's the speed limit in Stellenbosch?

    In Stellenbosch, the speed limits vary depending on the type of road. In built-up areas, the speed limit is generally 60 km/h (37 mph), while on open roads and highways, it is 80-100 km/h (50-62 mph). The N1 and N2 highways have a limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). Be aware of posted speed limit signs, as they may differ in certain areas. Pay attention to reduced speed limits near schools or residential zones, where it can be as low as 40 km/h (25 mph). Stellenbosch has numerous speed cameras, especially along main roads like Dorp Street and Victoria Street.

  • Where are the best places to park in Stellenbosch?

    In Stellenbosch, parking options are available throughout the city, both paid and free. Park in designated parking areas or car parks near popular attractions or the town centre. The centre of Stellenbosch has limited street parking, so using public transport or walking is advisable. Paid parking is common in certain parts of the city, and the average cost ranges from R10 to R20 per hour (£0.50 to £1.00). However, always check parking signage for specific pricing and time restrictions. It is advisable to have some change ready for parking meters and car guards.

Stellenbosch car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

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9.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Stellenbosch

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1 Black Horse Centre

+27 21 861 5400

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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
Declined coverage, yet was still charged for it

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Stellenbosch

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1st Floor, Merriman Place

27-21-8876935

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3 Herold Street

+27 21 887 0492

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Hertz

7.4

2 locations in Stellenbosch

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75 Dorp Street

+27 21 887 3145

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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75 Dorp Street

+27 21 887 3145

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3.6 Poor

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. Total disgrace of a rental company

Cons:

They steal users money. The price u book is not the price a collection And when u are stuck as I was for transport they blackmail u The petrol deposit on a chev 1200cc engine was r3000.00 ... disgusting company. ..that's petrol for two trucks This is going viral on social and public media what a disgrace U must never recommend

1 out of 1

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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2 Bird Street

+27 218 873 145

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75, Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

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1 Black Horse Centre- 56 Dorp Street

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56 Dorp St, Central

+27 21 861 5400

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1First Car Rental

10.0

Wonderful

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55 Dorp Street

+27 21 882 8349

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Tempest Car Hire

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in Stellenbosch

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1 Black Horse Centre, 56 Dorp Street

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Avis

8.3

Very good

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3 Herold Street

+27 21 887 0492

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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GREEN MOTION

6.0

Okay

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Techno Ave, Techno Park

+27 31 350 3383

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Sixt

5.5

Fair

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14 Dorp Street

+27 21 882 8349

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Thrifty

4.4

Mediocre

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75 Dorp Street

+27 21 887 3145

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Dollar

4.1

Mediocre

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75 Dorp Street

+27 21 887 3145

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FlexWays

2.0

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55 Dorp Street

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Bidvest

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4 locations in Stellenbosch

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1St Level, Merriman Place, Cnr Bird & Merriman Str

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2 Bell Rd

+27 21 887 6935

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Banghoek Street, Stellenbosch University - University Car Pool

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Unit 11, Adam Tas Road

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Bluu

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2 locations in Stellenbosch

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1st Level Merriman Place

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Unit 11, Adam Tas Business Park, 4 Bell Street, Stellenbosch

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Stellenbosch

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4 Bell Road

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56 Dorp Street

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First Rent

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One location in Stellenbosch

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14 Dorp Street

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3 travellers who rented a car in Stellenbosch gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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