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Cheap Car Hire in Africa from $26

Cape Town, South Africa
27 Feb — 5 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
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Africa car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Africa. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Most popular company

CarWiz

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$65

Cheapest price per day

$26

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Africa?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Africa, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Price

$30 - $47

Out of all the popular cities in Africa, Johannesburg is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $30/day. Renting a car in Johannesburg is 36% cheaper than renting one in Sharm el-Sheikh where the per day rate is around $47. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town ($33/day), Marrakech ($35/day), and Sharm el-Sheikh ($47/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Johannesburg should expect to spend around $30/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Africa is Johannesburg.

Compare available car types for rental in Africa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Africa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 20 February 2024.

Small cars

$32 - $50

All Car Types

$63 - $106

To hire a small car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $40/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Africa (~$32/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$50/day). In fact, July is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a small car saves you 55% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a medium car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $84/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Africa (~$61/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$116/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a medium car saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $155/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Africa (~$66/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$276/day). In fact, October is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a large car is 44% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Africa, you would pay an average price of $74/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Africa (~$52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$109/day). In fact, June is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a SUV saves you 15% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Africa SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Africa, you would pay an average price of $111/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a van in Africa (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$171/day). In fact, June is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a van is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $94/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Africa (~$69/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$276/day). In fact, October is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Africa, hiring a luxury car is 9% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Best Africa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. Data was last updated on 20 February 2024.
Toyota Yaris$26/day
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Toyota Yaris$27/day
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Suzuki Swift$28/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Africa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 20 February 2024.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Africa for a week from CarWiz?

CarWiz is one of the top picks in Africa. They can have you in a hire car for about $488 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Africa for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 55% on a hire car in Africa. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 83 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Africa?

Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Africa.

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