South Africa

Cheap Car Hire in South Africa from ฿753

Cape Town, South Africa
26 Apr — 3 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
Fri 26/4
Noon
Fri 3/5
Noon

South Africa car rentals in 2024

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

Most popular company

Woodford

Most common car type

Mini

Average price per day

฿425

Cheapest price per day

฿753

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 19 April 2024.

January

฿955

February

฿1,176

March

฿1,176

April

฿1,103

May

฿955

June

฿919

July

฿955

August

฿955

September

฿919

October

฿919

November

฿919

December

฿1,029

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

Compare available car types for rental in South Africa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 19 April 2024.

Small cars

฿535 - ฿1,487

All Car Types

฿600 - ฿2,748

To hire a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ฿881/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Africa (~฿535/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~฿1,487/day). In fact, December is about 40% 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:

Honda City฿810/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Nissan March฿816/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Toyota Yaris฿1,003/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Top rental agencies in South Africa

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Africa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Africa. Reviews were last updated on 19 April 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in South Africa, including locations near Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

keddy by Europcar

134 locations

Avis

106 locations

Bluu

102 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

94 locations

Europcar

76 locations

Sunnycars

74 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

Best South Africa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Africa with an average daily rate of ฿1,548. Data was last updated on 19 April 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in South Africa, including options within a close proximity to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Honda City฿810/day
2
M
A/C
Honda City
Nissan March฿816/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Toyota Yaris฿1,003/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Africa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 April 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), Alamo (10.0 rating) and keddy by Europcar (10.0 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 MINI starting at ฿420/day about 129% 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 Cape Town where rental cars typically will cost around ฿425/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Cape Town for just ฿420/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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Small car rentals in South Africa

Find small car rental deals in South Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in South Africa cost an average of ฿1,110 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 April 2024.
Nissan March฿753/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Nissan March฿816/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan March
Toyota Yaris฿863/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris

Van rentals in South Africa

Find van rental deals in South Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. van rentals in South Africa cost an average of ฿3,957 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 April 2024.
For those needing a little more space, we've found these great deals on van rentals in South Africa, including pickup near Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. We're constantly updating these deals so check back soon if you don't find what you're looking for.
Toyota HiAce฿2,339/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿2,407/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce฿4,292/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car rentals by fuel type in South Africa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Africa. Deals were last updated on 19 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South Africa. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

฿24+

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