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Car hires in Cape Town, Western Cape

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 Mar — 8 Mar
Cape Town, South Africa
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Car hire insight and trends in Cape Town

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Cape Town

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 ₹ 903/day. The average price to hire a car in Cape Town is ₹ 6,365/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?

For an average of ₹ 3,664/day (and as low as ₹ 1,703/day), Toyota Urban Cruiser hires in Cape Town are the most popular car among our users. Hiring the Toyota Corolla Quest in Cape Town for ₹ 4,405/day on average (₹ 1,338/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Cape Town, Western Cape car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Cape Town, Western Cape
Economy₹ 1,282/day
Compact₹ 1,417/day
Intermediate₹ 1,911/day
Minivan₹ 2,710/day
Full-size SUV₹ 7,188/day
Mini₹ 1,086/day
Compact SUV₹ 3,094/day
Standard SUV₹ 3,101/day
Intermediate SUV₹ 4,269/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 rental deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

₹ 2,053 - ₹ 3,716

All Car Types

₹ 4,189 - ₹ 6,644

The average price of a small car rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 2,905. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Cape Town, South Africa is in March. The price is 30% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 2,053 per day. A small car rental is typically 48% less expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cape Town small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 5,714. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa is in November. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 4,167 per day. A medium car rental is typically 3% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cape Town medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 9,272. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Cape Town, South Africa is in May. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 7,421 per day. A large car rental is typically 41% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 6,996. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Cape Town, South Africa is in September. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 5,497 per day. A SUV rental is typically 21% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Cape Town SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 9,578. The cheapest time to rent a van in Cape Town, South Africa is in August. The price is 59% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 3,983 per day. A van rental is typically 42% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Cape Town, South Africa is ₹ 10,197. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa is in November. The price is 11% lower than the rest of the year at just ₹ 9,140 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 46% more expensive than the average rental car in Cape Town. The average price of a vehicle rental in Cape Town can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 1,185/day

8 Mar - 21 May
Hyundai i10
Ford Ka
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

₹ 1,282/day

8 Mar - 21 May
Ford Ka

Cape Town car hire directory

All major car rental suppliers in Cape Town, Western Cape

Hertz

7.3
Good
52 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.3

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

6 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

9.0
Wonderful
26 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

9.0

Budget

8.1
Very Good
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.5

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.7

Sixt

3 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

Alamo

Popular Car Types

SUV, Mini, Compact

Cheapest Rental Car

₹ 2,426

Most Popular Model

Kia Picanto
The most popular Cape Town car rental agency found on momondo this month is Alamo. Other top choices for car rental companies are 1First Car Rental and Hertz
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Cape Town in the past 72 hours: SUV, Mini, Compact.
The lowest price for a rental car in Cape Town is ₹ 2,426/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from ₹ 4,158/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Cape Town in the past 7 days is the Kia Picanto. Our users also prefer the Kia Picanto 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:

Sea Point Pavilion21.1 km

Nearby attractions:

Sea Point Pavilion23.6 km

Nearby attractions:

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

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

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

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

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

President Hotel

President Hotel

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

5.9 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

Pepperclub Hotel

Pepperclub Hotel

Cnr Loop And Pepper 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

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

Hyatt Regency Cape Town

Hyatt Regency Cape Town

126 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

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

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

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside

DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside

31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

1.5 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 rent a car in Cape Town, South Africa in March?

₹ 2,375 is the cost of a weekend car rental in Cape Town for March, with cheap deals starting as low as ₹ 2,114. For a week-long rental, the lowest price was ₹ 1,526, with more options around the ₹ 3,118 mark.

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

The majority of the Cape Town car hire agencies that we partner with do not have a cancellation fee. This means that if your plans change unexpectedly, many car hire centres in Cape Town such as keddy by Europcar, 1First Car Rental, and Alamo often offer cancellation free of charge based on when you booked.

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

Travellers who hire a car in Cape Town should be aware that the city’s speed limit is 40 km/h. Suburban speed limits around Cape Town are generally 100 km/h, whereas speed limits on motorways are 120 km/h. Keep in mind that speeds may change depending on what road you’re travelling on, so be on the lookout for posted signage.

What car hire company has the Toyota Fortuner in Cape Town?

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

In February, Cape Town usually gets 20 mm of precipitation and has an average temperature of 21 °C. This information can be very helpful when looking at hire cars in Cape Town as it can help you make the best decision.

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

If you’re looking for a Cape Town hire car for a road trip to the surrounding areas during the month of February it’s important to know that the rest of Western Cape typically has a temperature of 21 °C and will usually expect 35 mm of precipitation.

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

Prices for cars in Cape Town are updated daily.

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 numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To rent a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be applied. We advise that you read the policy of your chosen rental company before making a reservation.

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

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


Why use momondo?

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

You should book a car hire in Cape Town using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

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

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Cape Town easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

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

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Cape Town offering free cancellation.

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

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

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

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Cape Town.

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

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Cape Town.


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