South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
1 Dec — 8 Dec
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
Thu 1-12
Noon
Thu 8-12
Noon
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South Africa car rental prices in popular cities

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

Price

S$ 22 - S$ 78

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

January

S$ 42

February

S$ 53

March

S$ 53

April

S$ 55

May

S$ 46

June

S$ 46

July

S$ 48

August

S$ 48

September

S$ 46

October

S$ 44

November

S$ 45

December

S$ 53

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

There are currently 968 hire locations operating in South Africa spread across 24 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in South Africa is Small at S$ 24 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for hire in South Africa

Small cars

S$ 26 - S$ 72

All Car Types

S$ 59 - S$ 118

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of S$ 44/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in South Africa (~S$ 26/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~S$ 72/day). In fact, February is about 43% 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 46% 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:

To hire a Medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of S$ 69/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in South Africa (~S$ 41/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~S$ 128/day). In fact, January is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a Medium car saves you 17% 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 Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of S$ 90/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in South Africa (~S$ 68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~S$ 156/day). In fact, August is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a Large car is 8% 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 South Africa Large hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of S$ 92/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in South Africa (~S$ 55/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~S$ 166/day). In fact, February is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a SUV car is 11% 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 South Africa SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of S$ 77/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in South Africa (~S$ 58/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~S$ 196/day). In fact, May is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a Van car saves you 7% 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.

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Car Rental FAQs

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Budget (9.8 rating) and Woodford (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?

The most popular car hire company at South Africa is 1First Car Rental. With prices on ECONOMY starting at S$ 36/day about 133% more people book with 1First Car Rental 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 S$ 52/day (34% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Johannesburg for just S$ 27/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.