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Car Hire in South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Apr — 30 Apr
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Best deals found for South Africa car hire

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Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$20/day

18 May - 22 Jun
Kia Picanto
Nissan March
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$21/day

29 Apr - 15 May
Nissan March
Nissan Micra
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$22/day

30 Apr - 21 May
Nissan Micra
Hyundai Accent Hatch
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$23/day

4 May - 9 Jun
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Hyundai Accent
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$25/day

23 Apr - 23 May
Hyundai Accent
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$27/day

22 May - 5 Jun
Kia Picanto
Hyundai i30
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$27/day

17 Jun - 7 Jul
Hyundai i30
Nissan March
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$28/day

8 Jul - 22 Jul
Nissan March
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$28/day

10 Jun - 27 Jun
Hyundai i30

South Africa car hire deals found on momondo

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Small cars

$36 - $45

All Car Types

$63 - $88

The average price of a small car hire in South Africa is $41. The cheapest time to hire a small car in South Africa is in November. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $36 per day. A small car rental is typically 44% less expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa small car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in South Africa is $85. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in South Africa is in September. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $72 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa medium car hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in South Africa is $142. The cheapest time to hire a large car in South Africa is in October. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $118 per day. A large car rental is typically 49% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa is $77. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in South Africa is in July. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 6% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa SUV hire found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in South Africa is $104. The cheapest time to hire a van in South Africa is in July. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $79 per day. A van rental is typically 30% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa is $108. The cheapest time to hire a pickup truck in South Africa is in May. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just $88 per day. A pickup truck rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa 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 South Africa is $114. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in South Africa is in October. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $97 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 36% more expensive than the average rental car in South Africa. The average price of a vehicle hire in South Africa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$20/day

18 May - 22 Jun
Kia Picanto

Car hire insight and trends in South Africa

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in South Africa

What is the cheapest car hire agency in South Africa?

According to our data, Alamo is the cheapest car hire agency in South Africa. Users who book a rental car with Alamo often find prices below the $51 average daily rate each day. Depending on the city you visit, what type of car you’re interested in, and the length of your hire, you could find prices for as low as $30 each day when booking with Alamo.

What is the most popular car hire agency in South Africa?

If you plan to hire a car in South Africa, we recommend booking with Woodford, one of the most popular agencies in the country. In the past month, 39% of our users selected Woodford for their car hire needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 8.0 out of 10 from 12 reviewers.

What car hire company in South Africa has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has more car hire locations within South Africa than any other agency. With 134 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centres either at your destination airport or within the city. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within South Africa, consider Cape Town, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that keddy by Europcar has 10 locations throughout the area.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in South Africa?

There are plenty of different types of cars to choose from, but when it comes to visiting South Africa, the most popular type to hire is a Economy. An estimated 28% of our users chose a Economy in the past 30 days and paid on average $49 per day for their rental. Keep in mind that you are more than welcome to select a different type of car based on your budget, your planned activities, and the weather.

South Africa car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in South Africa

keddy by Europcar

134 locations

Avis

106 locations

Bluu

102 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

94 locations

Europcar

75 locations

Sunnycars

74 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

Car hire in South Africa

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

What side of the road do people in South Africa drive on?

People drive on the left in South Africa. If you are travelling to South Africa from a country that drives on the opposite side of the road, then this may take some getting used to, especially if you intend to hire a car during your stay.

How good are the roads in South Africa?

According to 2019 data, South Africa ranks 34 in the world for road quality. The country has a road quality score of 5 out of 7, where 7 is the highest possible score. Keep in mind that weather and construction can also affect road conditions during your visit.

What is the drink driving limit in South Africa?

The BAC limit is 0.05% in South Africa - this applies to both visitors and residents. Your BAC level is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream. This information is used to determine how inebriated an individual is. Driving a vehicle with a BAC higher than 0.05% is against the law in South Africa and you will be deemed as ‘driving under the influence’. Keep in mind that there are stricter penalties for those who drink-drive and are under the legal drinking age. In South Africa, you must be at least 18 to drink.

How much does petrol cost in South Africa?

As of last week, the average price of petrol in South Africa was $2.08 per litre. If you aren’t set on hiring a car in South Africa, then consider Egypt. Petrol prices there are some of the cheapest in the world at $0.44 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong is another great place to visit and rent a car, but keep in mind that petrol prices can be expensive at around $4.92 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in South Africa?

Prices for cars in South Africa are refreshed on a daily basis.

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Africa?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including South Africa. 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 South Africa?

To hire a car in South Africa, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in South Africa?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in South Africa makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in South Africa?

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in South Africa. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Does momondo show car hire deals in South Africa with free cancellation?

Yes you can filter specifically for car hire companies in South Africa offering free cancellation on momondo.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in South Africa on momondo?

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in South Africa on momondo.

Can I find a car hire in South Africa which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You can specifically filter for enhanced cleaning on car hire in South Africa on momondo.

Can I search for car hire in South Africa with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in South Africa.


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