South Africa

Cheap Car Hire in South Africa from ฿517

Cape Town, South Africa
11 Oct — 18 Oct
Same drop-off
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
Wed 11/10
Wed 18/10

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

























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


฿746 - ฿1,520

All Car Types

฿746 - ฿2,287

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ฿1,000/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in South Africa (~฿746/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~฿1,520/day). In fact, January is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a Small car saves you 28% 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 hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Honda City฿702/day
Honda City
Honda City฿874/day
Honda City

Top rental agencies in South Africa

Choose from the top rental car agencies available in South Africa, including locations near Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

keddy by Europcar

127 locations


100 locations


93 locations


93 locations


73 locations

1First Car Rental

67 locations


65 locations


56 locations

Best South Africa car rental deals found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in South Africa recently found.
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 Port Elizabeth. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.

Car rental FAQs

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (10.0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and 1First Car Rental (9.5 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 Firefly. With prices on MINI starting at ฿754/day about 11% more people book with Firefly 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 ฿906/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Cape Town for just ฿906/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.

Small car rentals in South Africa

Search more South Africa car rental deals like the ones below from popular area providers and save on petrol.

Van rentals in South Africa

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on holiday. Find deals like the ones below for South Africa van rentals.
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 Port Elizabeth. We're constantly updating these deals so check back soon if you don't find what you're looking for.
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