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Car hires in Cape Town, Western Cape

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Cape Town, South Africa
13 Apr — 20 Apr
Cape Town, South Africa
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Car hire insight and trends in Cape Town

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Cape Town?

The cheapest car hire in Cape Town are generally found through First Car. When booking with First Car, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as $13/day. The average price to hire a car in Cape Town is $19/day.

What car hire company in Cape Town has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in Cape Town, with 10 locations.

What car do most people hire in Cape Town?

The Toyota Urban Cruiser is the most popular car to hire in Cape Town, according to our data. Our users have found prices for Toyota Urban Cruiser rentals for as low as $27/day in Cape Town, though on average you can expect prices to be around $66/day. Another popular car to hire in Cape Town is the Toyota Fortuner for an average of $140/day, and deals as low as $77/day.

Best deals found for Cape Town, Western Cape car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Cape Town, Western Cape
Economy$28/day
Compact$32/day
Intermediate$28/day
Full-size SUV$77/day
Mini$22/day
Passenger van$49/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Intermediate SUV$50/day
Standard SUV$59/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Cape Town car hire

Can I drive through Africa with a rental car from Cape Town?

If you are wanting to cross borders using a car hire in Cape Town, you will be happy to know that most major car companies do allow it. The borders you are allowed to cross that will be reachable directly from Cape Town include Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. Generally, the majority of the car hire in Cape Town will not charge an additional fee for crossing over into these countries; however, you're likely to incur additional insurance costs as well as cross-border fees.

Can you hire a car in Cape Town without a credit card?

The payment policy when booking a cheap car rental in Cape Town will change depending on the company. For example, some companies will offer you a cash-only contract, which will be seen as a positive option and will allow you to receive a cash discount on your total booking. Other companies such as Avis only accept credit card payments and will then ask the driver to pay a cash deposit for the vehicle. Many of the major companies will run a credit check before validating your booking; Hertz is one of the companies that do this. You are allowed to use a debit card as well, in most cases. Some of the smaller Cape Town car hire companies are going cashless and require an electronic funds transfer when booking your car. With all of that being said, regarding the payment of the booking, you will be asked to have either a debit or credit card on record with the car hire company, which is used only if you incur a fine or damage not covered by insurance.

What driving laws should I keep an eye out for in Cape Town?

When you are driving through Cape Town, you will be driving on the left-hand side of the road. You are prohibited to use a mobile phone while driving without a hands-free kit, even if you are using it to follow directions to your destination; we recommend booking a GPS device online for your hire car in Cape Town. It is illegal to drive around the city without your valid driving licence on hand at all times. The speed limit is 120 km/h (74 mph) on highways and 80 km/h (50 mph) in most parts of the city; this drops to 60 km/h (37 mph) in rural areas outside of the city infrastructure, and there are lots of speed trap cameras around the city. If you go through one while exceeding the speed limit, the fine immediately gets charged to the card on record at the company. Keep in mind that you may not stop within five metres of a bridge and six metres of a pedestrian crossing.

What documents does an international traveller need to hire a car in Cape Town?

You are permitted to drive around Cape Town with a British driving licence or any driving licence that is printed in English. If it is printed in another language, such as Russian, French or German, you will need to carry an International Driving Permit. The licence you produce must have the signature of the driver on it and an up-to-date photograph of the driver. The licence is only considered to be valid if it does not expire for at least three months after the end date of your hire agreement. Each agent for car hire in Cape Town has a different policy regarding the amount of time you must have held your driving licence for it to be considered acceptable. Some companies will need you to have had it for as long as two years.


Cape Town, Western Cape car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Cape Town that's right for you

Small cars

$35 - $45

All Car Types

$65 - $86

The average price of a small car hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $41. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa is in November. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $35 per day. A small car rental is typically 44% less expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cape Town small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $83. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa is in September. The price is 24% lower than the rest of the year at just $64 per day. A medium car rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cape Town medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $140. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa is in October. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $116 per day. A large car rental is typically 49% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $76. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Cape Town, South Africa is in September. The price is 14% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Cape Town SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $103. The cheapest time to hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa is in July. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $78 per day. A van rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a pickup truck hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $106. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in Cape Town, South Africa is in May. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $86 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Cape Town, South Africa is $112. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa is in October. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $95 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 35% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle hire in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Nissan March
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$25/day

4 May - 23 May
Nissan March

Cape Town car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Cape Town, Western Cape

Hertz

7.5
Good
52 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

7.5

keddy by Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

10.0

Firefly

7 locations

1First Car Rental

10.0
Wonderful
1 review5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Tempest Car Hire

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

9.4
Wonderful
26 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

9.4

Overall

9.4

Pick-up/drop-off

9.4

Value

9.4

Budget

8.2
Very Good
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.7

Sixt

5.7
Fair
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.6

Overall

5.9

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

6.3

Quick facts about car hire in Cape Town

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Cape Town

Most Popular Agency

1First Car Rental

Popular Car Types

SUV, Mini, Economy

Cheapest Hire Car

$24

Most Popular Model

Audi A4
The most popular Cape Town car hire agency found on momondo this month is 1First Car Rental. Other top choices for car hire companies are Woodford and Budget
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Cape Town in the past 72 hours: SUV, Mini, Economy.
The lowest price for a car hire in Cape Town is $24/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $45/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Cape Town in the past 7 days is the Audi A4. Our users also prefer the BMW X3 as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Cape Town

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre17.4 km
Camps Bay Beach20.9 km
Sea Point Pavilion21.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre19.6 km
Sea Point Pavilion23.6 km
Camps Bay Beach25.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre44.1 km
Camps Bay Beach46.4 km
Sea Point Pavilion47.4 km

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Cape Town

Below are the most popular hotels in Cape Town
Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town

1 Wale Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.2 km from city centre

The Table Bay Hotel

The Table Bay Hotel

Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

3.3 km from city centre

AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront

AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront

Dockrail Road, Foreshore, 1, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.3 km from city centre

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Corner Century Boulevard & Rialto Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

6.9 km from city centre

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

100 Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

4.2 km from city centre

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport

15 Michigan Street, Airport Industria, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

14.7 km from city centre

The Rockefeller Hotel By Newmark

The Rockefeller Hotel By Newmark

12 Christiaan Barnard St, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

1.1 km from city centre

Victoria & Alfred Hotel By Newmark

Victoria & Alfred Hotel By Newmark

On The Waterfront Pierhead, PO Box 50553, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

3.2 km from city centre

President Hotel

President Hotel

4 Alexander Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

5.9 km from city centre

Pepperclub Hotel

Pepperclub Hotel

Cnr Loop And Pepper Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.6 km from city centre

Hyatt Regency Cape Town

Hyatt Regency Cape Town

126 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.6 km from city centre

Cape Town Lodge Hotel

Cape Town Lodge Hotel

101 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.6 km from city centre

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Silo 6, South Arm Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.8 km from city centre

The Bay Hotel

The Bay Hotel

69 Victoria Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

6.7 km from city centre

The Westin Cape Town

The Westin Cape Town

Convention Square, Lower Long Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.1 km from city centre

Hotel Sky Cape Town

Hotel Sky Cape Town

Walter Sisulu Avenue & Lower Long Street, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.0 km from city centre

Gorgeous George by Design Hotels

Gorgeous George by Design Hotels

118 St Georges Mall, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

2.2 km from city centre

Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa

Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa

1 Lagoon Gate Drive, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

5.4 km from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Cape Town - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Cape Town so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to hire a car in Cape Town, South Africa in May?

For May in Cape Town, the average price from these searches for a weekend hire was $33 - but some users found deals as low as $27. $55 is a normal deal for a week-long hire in Cape Town, but for May it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $29, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Cape Town, South Africa car hire?

When you hire a car in Cape Town, popular agencies such as keddy by Europcar, 1First Car Rental, and Alamo will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Cape Town, we can help you find the cheapest car to hire for your upcoming trip.

What is the best type of car to hire in Cape Town during May?

We recommend hiring an Economy car when visiting Cape Town during the month of May. While an Economy car doesn’t handle ice and snow very well, it is an ideal car for mild temperatures and rain. In May, Cape Town experiences temperatures averaging 13 °C and 90 mm of precipitation - ideal conditions for renting an Economy car. Hiring a Economy in Cape Town will cost you $45/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Cape Town, South Africa?

When you hire a car in Cape Town, you should abide by the city’s 40 km/h speed limit. The speed limits on any suburban roads and highways in Cape Town are 100 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. Be on the lookout for posted signage, because these speed limits might change depending on where you are within Cape Town.

What car hire company has the Hyundai Venue in Cape Town?

What is the weather like in Cape Town, South Africa in April?

Typically, the weather in Cape Town through the month of April is 17 °C and the expected precipitation is 50 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Cape Town similar to the rest of Western Cape?

Those looking to hire a car in Cape Town for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Western Cape during the month of April usually is around 17 °C with 62.3 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Cape Town?

Prices for cars in Cape Town are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Cape Town?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Cape Town?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Cape Town. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen hire company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Cape Town?

When hiring a car in Cape Town, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are hiring abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual hire company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Cape Town?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Cape Town could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Cape Town?

momondo makes it easier for you to find great car hire in Cape Town, by allowing you to refine your search with numerous filtering options. You can narrow your selection by looking at price, car type, location and more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Cape Town with free cancellation?

Of course! momondo has a dedicated filter for users to specifically look at car hire in Cape Town which offer free cancellation.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Cape Town on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Cape Town.

Can I find a car hire in Cape Town which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, car hire in Cape Town with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in Cape Town with unlimited mileage on momondo?

momondo offers a filter specifically for unlimited mileage on car hire in Cape Town.


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