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Cheap Car Hire in Cape Town from $23

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 Cape Town with a pick-up date of 22/6 and drop-off date of 18/7. 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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Cape Town car hires 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 24 May 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

$2.04

Average price per day

$42

Cheapest price per day

$23

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 24 May 2024.

January

$39

February

$48

March

$48

April

$46

May

$43

June

$39

July

$39

August

$40

September

$37

October

$39

November

$37

December

$42

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cape Town 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 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 24 May 2024.

At $23/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Cape Town in the past week. Out of 26 car hire agencies operating in Cape Town, there are, in total, 88 hire locations. View below for 3 offered car types:

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 hire 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 24 May 2024.

Small cars

$36 - $45

All Car Types

$61 - $88

To hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $40/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$36/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$45/day). In fact, November is about 10% 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 44% 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 Cape Town small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $80/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$99/day). In fact, May is about 23% 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 12% 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 $136/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$98/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$184/day). In fact, May is about 28% 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 48% 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 $75/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Cape Town, South Africa (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~$88/day). In fact, January is about 19% 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 7% 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 $99/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Cape Town, South Africa (~$72/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$132/day). In fact, May is about 28% 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 29% 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 Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $111/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa (~$94/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~$192/day). In fact, October is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a luxury car is 37% 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.

Nissan Micra$23/day
2
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A/C
Nissan Micra

Top hire 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 24 May 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top car hire agencies located in Cape Town, including Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Firefly. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a car hire agency.

Hertz

7.5
Good
52 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

7.6

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
2 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.7

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

4.0

Value

6.0

Best Cape Town car hire 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 $38. Data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Cape Town we've found at this time. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Nissan Micra$23/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Micra
Toyota Corolla$27/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla
Hyundai Accent Hatch$27/day
2
M
A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Cape Town, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 24 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Cape Town?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $42/day when booking a car hire in Cape Town. The absolute best deal a user found was for $26/day from 1First Car Rental, booked on May 19.

  • 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: Bluu ($27/day), Woodford ($27/day), and GREEN MOTION ($30/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 $2.04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $92 and $132 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

    GREEN MOTION offers hire cars in Cape Town for about $303 per week on average.

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

    Booking your car hire early can save you up to 29%. Aim to book your car hire at least 16 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Cape Town.

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

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

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

    The monthly cost of a car hire in Cape Town is $1,301 ($43/day) on average.

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

    It costs $0 for a weekend car hire in Cape Town, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Intermediate as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Cape Town in June, prices are $41 per day on average.

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Small car hires in Cape Town

Find small car hire deals in Cape Town from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Cape Town cost an average of $34 per day. Price data was last updated on 24 May 2024.
Nissan Micra$25/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra$28/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Micra
Nissan Micra$28/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Micra

Car hires by fuel type in Cape Town

Browse car hires by fuel type in Cape Town. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Cape Town. Deals were last updated on 24 May 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Cape Town. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($12+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

Airport car hires in Cape Town
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