Book Thrifty car rentals in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
15 Aug — 22 Aug
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
Mon 15/8
Mon 22/8
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Thrifty car rental prices in Cape Town

C$ 56/dayCompact
C$ 66/dayIntermediate
C$ 93/dayMinivan
C$ 45/dayMini
C$ 174/dayPassenger Van
C$ 110/dayCompact SUV
C$ 120/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 144/daySupplier choice
C$ 165/dayStandard SUV


" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
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", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)


"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Cape Town

Overall Rating5.9 OkayBased on 35 reviews
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They could not find my reservation in their system and denied having reserved a car for me. Consequently I had to pay R700 more for the exact same car that I had reserved in your system. It was incredibly inconvenient and I had no other choice and I’m quite upset with the experience. I will not be doing business through this app/website again for that reason.Reviewed 16 Mar. 2022
review fromkayak
There is no Thrifty in Cape Town. After standing in line for 2,5h we finally reached the counter and were told that the vender with the name Thrifty does not actually work with Thrifty. They said: you booked with "dollar thrifty" which is no longer a partner. There was no other vender at the airport remotely connected to thrifty.Reviewed 5 Mar. 2022
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Thrifty said "they could not find my reservation" even though it was confirmed by them the day before. They were happy to give me a new booking at almost 3x my original booking.Reviewed 7 Feb. 2022
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Because I had booked through kayak, they canceled my reservation and I was not alerted.Reviewed 30 Nov. 2021
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When I arrived they claimed they couldn't access my reservation because their "system had changed." They then quoted me a price that was double what I had gotten when I made my reservation. I went to another company instead because Thrifty refused to honor my reservation.Reviewed 19 Sep. 2021
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Cons:They presented us a higher total price at first. I had to produce a copy of my booking to get the lower price I had booked the car for. The car had really poor performance. Anything over 50kmph was a lot of effort. It felt like the car was going to break down.Reviewed 13 Mar. 2020
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Left in trouble by ThriftyPros:nothingCons:Despite turning up on time on the day with a printed copy of the booking confirmation with Thrifty i was told my booking was cancelled and they could not help me. No apology, just matter of fact, we don't care about your booking confirmation we have no cars your booking is cancelled please go away! On one of the busiest days of the year, in a holiday city, i was left looking for an alternative. I eventually found another company in the city, where i had to pay double the price of the Thrifty booking. This company told me that they had been receiving people like me all week as Thrifty had over booked their capacity!Reviewed 4 Jan. 2018
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Impossible to contactCons:Another driver hit our rental car while in Madrid. Thrifty kept over 500 Euros for the damage until the other driver's insurance. I have been calling and emailing Thrifty Madrid for 2 months and have not yet spoken to a human being, even though the insurance claim was already paid.Reviewed 3 Jul. 2017
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Cons:The canopy was not able to lock and I was not provided with a padlock as an alternative option.Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Car was not quite what it was supposed to be.Pros:It was an adequate substitute.Cons:It was old, scratched, dented and not very clean. The back lock was broken.Reviewed 20 Mar. 2017
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I have experienced the worst customer service at TCons:I had to chase someone to help me with the car inspection, yet customers of a different race from me (white) were allocated two people for the car inspection. When I called to inquire about something I was told to hold for the supervisor, the phone ran once and then he hung up on me.Reviewed 8 Feb. 2017
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Pros:Great customer service when I picked up the car.Cons:Car was a little dirty still. There was sand in the box in between the front seats. Otherwise a great car.Reviewed 6 Feb. 2017
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Cape Town?

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building, Thrifty car rentals


Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building


Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00


+27 21 000 0028


24 Chiappin Street


Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00


+27 21 418 4137

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Most popular location

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 55/day

Good deal

C$ 49/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Cape Town

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in Cape Town for C$ 49 or less
  • Book your rental car from Cape Town in Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Thrifty in Cape Town are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average

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