South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

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

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.

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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.

























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

HK$164 - HK$397

All Car Types

HK$164 - HK$523

To hire a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of HK$239/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Africa (~HK$164/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~HK$397/day). In fact, June is about 32% 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 19% 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.

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.
Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in South Africa, including pickup locations serving Johannesburg, Cape Town and George. Make sure to read through user feedback, confirm pickup locations, and check the fine print before choosing.

keddy by Europcar

134 locations


106 locations


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100 locations


94 locations


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74 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

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?

    With an average price of HK$222/day, Europcar is the most popular car hire provider in South Africa, booking 60% more hire cars than any other provider.

  • 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 HK$261/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Johannesburg for just HK$172/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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