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Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa from $25

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in South Africa with a pick-up date of 3/8 and drop-off date of 19/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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South Africa car rentals in 2024

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

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

$52

Cheapest price per day

$25

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

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across South Africa, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 775 pickup locations in South Africa to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

Price

$24 - $49

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Pretoria is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $24/day. Renting a car in Pretoria is 51% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around $49. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town ($27/day), Durban ($28/day), and Johannesburg ($41/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 $41/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Johannesburg.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Africa?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Africa 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 12 June 2024.

January

$42

February

$51

March

$51

April

$51

May

$51

June

$43

July

$42

August

$43

September

$40

October

$42

November

$40

December

$45

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is September. 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 South Africa

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in South Africa and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 12 June 2024.

There are 33 hire agencies servicing South Africa. These agencies, altogether, have 1,269 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in South Africa with prices from $25 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can hire in South Africa:

Economy

Economy

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Compare available car types for rental in South Africa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in South 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 12 June 2024.

Small cars

$34 - $56

All Car Types

$53 - $84

To hire a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $40/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Africa (~$34/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$56/day). In fact, September is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a small car saves you 37% 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 South Africa small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $83/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in South Africa (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$117/day). In fact, August is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a medium car is 25% 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 South Africa medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $145/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a large car in South Africa (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$275/day). In fact, October is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a large car is 57% 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of $75/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in South Africa (~$48/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$114/day). In fact, May is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a SUV is 16% 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 South Africa SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $90/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in South Africa (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~$136/day). In fact, November is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a van is 31% 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of $80/day. July is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in South Africa (~$131/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$275/day). In fact, July is about 61% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a luxury car is 23% 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.

Suzuki Swift$25/day
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Suzuki Swift

Top rental agencies in South Africa

Explore the leading car hire agencies in South Africa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in South Africa. Reviews were last updated on 12 June 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in South Africa, including locations near Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

keddy by Europcar

134 locations

Bluu

109 locations

Avis

108 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

98 locations

Europcar

78 locations

Sunnycars

75 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

Best South Africa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in South Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in South Africa with an average daily rate of $48. Data was last updated on 12 June 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in South Africa, including options within close proximity to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Suzuki Swift$25/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Suzuki Swift$29/day
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A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i20$30/day
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A/C
Hyundai i20

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in South Africa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 June 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10.0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and Alamo (9.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in South Africa.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in South Africa?

    The most popular car hire company at South Africa is Woodford. With prices on ECONOMY starting at $32/day about 114% more people book with Woodford than other companies in the country.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in South Africa?

    When visiting South Africa, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Pretoria where rental cars typically will cost around $24/day (44% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Pretoria for just $23/day.

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

    In South Africa, drivers are expected to drive on the left side of the road.

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Car rentals by fuel type in South Africa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Africa. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in South Africa. Deals were last updated on 12 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South Africa. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($24+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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