Book Thrifty car rentals in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
10 Aug — 17 Aug
Cape Town, South Africa
Tue 10/8
Noon
Tue 17/8
Noon
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Thrifty car rental prices in Cape Town

C$ 184/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 153/dayPick-up truck

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
"So amazing from Brad"(in 242 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
""Nothing, noe.""(in 2242 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Cape Town

Overall Rating5.9 OkayBased on 45 reviews
Cleanliness
5.9
Comfort
5.9
Overall
5.9
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.9
Value for money
5.9

Recent reviews

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10.0
Cape Town Car RentalPros:The mini van we got was a good option for 5 of us. Plenty of room, but not too big of a vehicle for navigating in the city. Check out and Check in process was pretty quick and straight forward.Cons:You can get gas at the airport to refill prior to returning the car, but you have to go all the way through the airport and exit to be able to access it. Not too inconvenient, but just odd that there was no other way to get to the gas station.Reviewed 2 May 2016
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2.0
It was pathetic of an experience with thrifty.Pros:Nothing.Cons:They thugged us. Cheaters. They don't follow their own policies. Cheat customers. We were new and unknown, and they took undue advantage of us. They better follow rules made by themselves and the common rules. Bloody sucked our money. Cheaters. Thugs. Won't recommend anyone to go for them.Reviewed 7 May 2016
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2.0
Systems failureCons:The data for the online booking did not pull through to the local systems - and as a result I needed to switch providers. 100% fail.Reviewed 28 May 2018
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8.4
Cons:Pickup was slow !!Reviewed 15 Apr. 2019
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6.0
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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7.6
Pros:Great customer service: One of their employees helped us get our luggage all the way into the check-in counter inside the terminal.Cons:They had no record of our reservation when we arrived. I had to show my confirmation email, so they knew what to charge us, and I'm not sure we got the level of vehicle we reserved.Reviewed 9 Oct. 2017
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2.0
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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6.4
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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6.0
The real pricePros:The price at first is really good but of course the car is not the best you can find. The price is fair if nothing is added. The car was clean but the quality of it is less than others in the market.Cons:As they give you a cheap price they look for every little thing in your car after giving it. I am responsable and never have problems when renting a car, in this case they have look for the minimun detail, thing they didnt do in the pick up. I understand that is also my resposability but in this case I felt that was something that they do to everyone looking for a return of the low price they gave you.Reviewed 15 Jan. 2016
review fromkayak
4.8
Won't answer their phonesPros:The car worked ok. Squeaky brakes. Their drop off process is very quick.Cons:1.) no one answered their phones 2.) no one checked the car for sratches when picking it up, so the guy checking it at the return asked for a bribe to not screw me for all the pre-existing cosmetic damage. shady.Reviewed 24 Mar. 2016
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6.0
Pros:The car was ready for us.Cons:We had to wait in line for one hour for the car. 0PMReviewed 19 Feb. 2017
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2.0
Cons:A lot of muddling about our booking. Charged about $300 over the booking quote and insisted it was taxes although the booking quote included all taxes. Then they did not have our car ready on site. We had to wait 40 minutes for it to arrive. After 2 long flights wee did not appreciate the wholeReviewed 11 Mar. 2019
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Cape Town?

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building, Thrifty car rentals

Address

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building

Hours

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

Phone

+27 21 000 0028

Address

24 Chiappin Street

Hours

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

Phone

+27 21 418 4137

Good to know

Most popular location

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 43/day

Good deal

C$ 39/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$ 39 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 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Cape Town

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Thrifty will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Thrifty directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Thrifty here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Thrifty

  • On average a rental car from Thrifty in Cape Town costs C$ 43 per day.

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

  • Thrifty has 2 rental locations in Cape Town. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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