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Cape Town

Cheap Car Hire in Cape Town from $30

Cape Town, South Africa
26 Apr — 3 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Cape Town. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Most popular company

WOODFORD

Price of petrol per litre

$2.25

Average price per day

$46

Cheapest price per day

$30

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cape Town?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Cape Town and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

January

$43

February

$54

March

$54

April

$50

May

$43

June

$42

July

$43

August

$43

September

$42

October

$42

November

$42

December

$47

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cape Town is June. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Cape Town

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Cape Town and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

In Cape Town, there are 88 active hire locations from 26 car hire companies. small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Cape Town in the past week - currently priced from $30/day. View deals for 3 car types available to hire in this destination:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Cape Town

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Cape Town to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Small cars

$33 - $59

All Car Types

$53 - $88

To hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $41/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$59/day). In fact, July is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a small car saves you 35% 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 Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $85/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$119/day). In fact, August is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a medium car is 26% 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. Here are the best Cape Town medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $152/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$87/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$287/day). In fact, October is about 43% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a large car is 59% 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 Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $76/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cape Town, South Africa (~$45/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$117/day). In fact, July is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a SUV is 19% 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. Here are the best Cape Town SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $95/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa (~$63/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$142/day). In fact, November is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a van is 34% 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.

Top rental agencies in Cape Town

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Cape Town known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Cape Town. Reviews were last updated on 19 April 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving Cape Town, such as Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Firefly. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

Hertz

7.4
Good
52 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

6.9

Value

7.4

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

9.3
Wonderful
26 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Overall

9.3

Pick-up/drop-off

9.3

Value

9.3

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

Best Cape Town car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Cape Town. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Cape Town with an average daily rate of $47. Data was last updated on 19 April 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Cape Town. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Toyota Yaris$30/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris$31/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai i30$31/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai i30

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cape Town, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Cape Town?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $46/day when booking a car hire in Cape Town. The absolute best deal a user found was for $26/day from Woodford, booked on Apr. 14.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Cape Town?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Cape Town from the following companies over the past two weeks: Woodford ($30/day), Bluu ($31/day), and 1First Car Rental ($40/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Cape Town?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Alamo (10.0 rating) and keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Cape Town.

  • What are petrol prices like in Cape Town?

    The average price of petrol in Cape Town is $2.25/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $101 and $146 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Cape Town for a week from Woodford?

    Woodford offers hire cars in Cape Town for about $252 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Cape Town for the best price?

    Generally, for a better deal in Cape Town it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 35%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 7 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Cape Town?

    The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Cape Town it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Cape Town for a month?

    You can potentially save up to 48% on a month-long rental by booking with Woodford. Woodford is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Cape Town can cost you on average $1,080 a month or $36 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

  • How much is a car hire in Cape Town for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Cape Town is $0. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Cape Town. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Cape Town for as low as $0/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Cape Town?

    The most popular car to hire while in Cape Town is the Toyota Urban Cruiser, which is a Compact vehicle.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Cape Town

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Cape Town. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cape Town. Deals were last updated on 19 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Cape Town. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($18+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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