South Africa

Cheap Car Hire in South Africa

20 May — 27 May
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in South Africa?

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in South Africa


$18 - $65

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Cape Town is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $18/day. Renting a car in Cape Town is 72% cheaper than renting one in East London where the per day rate is around $65. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Johannesburg ($18/day), Durban ($33/day), and Port Elizabeth ($45/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Cape Town should expect to spend around $18/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Cape Town.

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Best South Africa Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in South Africa recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (9.8 rating), Woodford (8.4 rating) and Europcar (8.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in South Africa.

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

When hiring a car in South Africa, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is 1First Car Rental, and with prices around $37/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from 1First Car Rental is MINI, which starts as low as $17/day.

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

When visiting South Africa, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Port Elizabeth where rental cars typically will cost around $54/day (16% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in South Africa was found in East London for just $28/day.

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

Cars travel on the left side of the road in South Africa.

Small Car Hire in South Africa

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