South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Jul — 20 Jul
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed 13-7
Wed 20-7
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in South Africa?

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


S$ 23 - S$ 60

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Johannesburg is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just S$ 23/day. Renting a car in Johannesburg is 62% cheaper than renting one in Nelspruit where the per day rate is around S$ 60. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town (S$ 24/day), Port Elizabeth (S$ 53/day), and Nelspruit (S$ 60/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 S$ 24/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Cape Town.

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


S$ 47


S$ 57


S$ 56


S$ 57


S$ 50


S$ 47


S$ 43


S$ 40


S$ 42


S$ 44


S$ 47


S$ 53

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

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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), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and 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 Hertz. With prices on SUV starting at S$ 40/day about 288% more people book with Hertz 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 Johannesburg where rental cars typically will cost around S$ 37/day (29% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Nelspruit for just S$ 32/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.

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