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Car Rental Cape Town

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Car Rental Cape Town

Car-Rentals.com Cape Town is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always book your rental car trough us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Cape Town

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cape Town.
  • For example: Suzuki Celerio
    Mini class
    For example: Suzuki Celerio
  • Popular category
    For example: Suzuki Swift
    Economy class
    For example: Suzuki Swift
  • For example: Renault Sandero
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Sandero
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    Standard class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai
  • For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
    Full-size class
    For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
  • For example: VW Kombi
    Luxury class
    For example: VW Kombi
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai

Car rental companies in Cape Town

Below are the car rental companies in Cape Town with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Bidvest Car Rental
    8.4 (175)
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  • Avis
    8.4 (4819)
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  • First Car
    8.1 (516)
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  • Budget
    8.1 (8345)
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  • Hertz
    8.1 (5595)
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  • Sixt
    7.9 (2406)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.6 (2719)
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  • Europcar
    7.4 (6488)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    6.9 (3223)
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  • Thrifty
    6.7 (4398)
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The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Taxes and additional costs for extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Car rental companies in and around Cape Town

If you are looking for a rental car in South Africa, but in a city other than Cape Town, please click through to the Car rental South Africa page, where you can choose in which city in South Africa you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Cape Town

Available locations in Cape Town:

123 Strand Street
367 Main Rd

Location information for Cape Town

The city of Cape Town has always been popular with tourists venturing to South African on holiday. There is a large airport that handles passengers and is the second busiest in terms of passenger movements in South Africa, behind OR Tambo. There is car rental in Cape Town Downtown for those wishing to rent a car and travel around the area.

Car rental in Cape Town Downtown is available through major rental car companies such as National, Alamo, Thrifty, Sixt, Hertz or Avis. The cars are well-equipped and have air conditioning, which is handy in the summer months of November to February. Many hotels have airport transfers, which means you can pick the rental car up downtown, once you're settled.

Flights arrive at the airport from Dubai, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Durban, Bloemfontein, Maputo and many more. The airlines serving the airport are Emirates, Air Namibia, KLM, Qatar Airways and South African Express, amongst others.

Cheap car rental in Cape Town Downtown is one of the best ways to see the sights of the city and the nearby surroundings without wasting money on taxis or buses, which can be slow and restrictive. While there are trains and bicycle paths a rental car allows you t see the cape itself, and the beautiful bays which line the coast more easily.

Table Mountain National Park is one of the most visited places in Cape Town, and is well-worth a look. The Cape Peninsula is great for surfers and wind-surfers, where there are huge waves all year round. Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak Drive are other lovely places to visit, and best seen using a rental car.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    First Car

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Car-Rentals.com the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Car-Rentals.com? at this location
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Avis
  • First Car
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Thrifty
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