Car rental at Cape Town Intl Airport

Car rental at Cape Town Intl Airport

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Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town Intl
23 May — 30 May
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Town Intl
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Cape Town Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Avis
Best rated
8.1 Excellent (40 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Avis
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 7.8
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good2019 Mar 21
Picking up the vehicle was easy and we were treated well. The staff at the pick up area was helpful and friendly.Returning the car was not as smooth as the pick up. The staff members tried to make us sign a paper assuming responsibilities for damage to the front left wheel. We refused to sign because the "damage" they claimed the wheel suffered was barely visible. We felt targeted.
8.0 Excellent2019 Mar 21
Bad initial experience. The car was supposed to carry 5 people and carry 2 suitcases. It was 1.1 litre inderpowered (hyundai?) and barely suitable. The car battery was dead and car hsd benn previously jump started. Needed replacement vehicle. Lost 2days of holiday as a result but new car excllentAvis Strand office at Somersetwest responded excellently in providing replacement car but CT airport should never have allowed the first substandard car to have been issued.
7.6 Good2018 May 28
Staff at avis was really friendly. Car they gave me has less milage on it.When car was handed over to me was not clean and had no floor mats inside.
6.0 Good2018 Apr 02
Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.
10.0 Excellent2018 Mar 06
Smooth sailingI liked walking into a busy office with a long line and walking right up to the preferred customer desk. It was an amazing feeling. Checkin was quick and easy, our car ran smoothly on a long road trip. When we returned it we didn't have to even go inside. We were met outside right away. Great experience.Our car had an awkward luggage cover up that we were constantly battling. A quirk of the Toyota Avanza I suppose.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jan 28
Excellent rental experienceProfessional and helpful staff. Easy pickup and drop off.Nothing
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 13
Car was reasonable and the same as the price quoted when we reserved.. We were allowed to use our credit card insurance and service was quick when picking up even though the office was very crowded that evening..
8.0 Excellent2017 Oct 14
Thatis goodIt is resonble prce.and kindness
2.0 Mediocre2017 Jun 06
the booking was canceled. I'll avoid kayak from now on unfortunately because of the use of a company like cartrawler.
6.0 Good2017 Apr 12
Avis Cape Town is too focused on very minor scratches--causes worryI rented a minivan/people carrier. It was a low-end model that was small compared to the category rented, but was good value-for-money. I would rather save money than have a "luxury" model minivan with extra bells and whistles. The car fit 7 people (only with no luggage) or 5 people with luggage. Would have been better if the advertisement made that clear, because it said 7 passengers and 4 pieces of luggage, but in truth it's EITHER 5 passengers + 4 pieces of luggage OR 7 passengers and no luggage.When I picked up the car, Avis asked me to note every scratch on the car. This made me nervous, because I cannot control if someone parks next to me and opens their door into the car making a small scratch. Luckily, during our 12-day rental this did not happen. But when I returned the car, Avis was very, very focused on every little tiny scratch again, and they made me feel like they might charge me for scratches, even if I did not make them. They should allow for normal small scratches without making the customer feel threatened.
Rated #2
Hertz
6.9 Good (49 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Hertz
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
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4.0 Okay2020 Jan 03
The staff had to make efforts to explain the extra money they charge...and its very uncofortable to accept the explanation, and unacceptable, once I'd payed for the rental and insurance previously! It was a bad holiday begining... After this experience, I'm checking my VISA account all the time, to verify the expected refund. The drop off was ok.You must change the way of doing business. More clear, transparent and balanced value for money. Ca'nt recomend Hertz! Hope Kayak as some usefull feedback to our total insatisfaction!
6.0 Good2020 Jan 03
We waited for an hour and 45 minutes for our car. This has been our experience the last few times we’ve used Hertz. No apologies or discounts.
5.6 Okay2019 Oct 25
Well, the car had too many smart features, which were annoying.
10.0 Excellent2019 Sep 23
Gentleman behind the counter was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.Drop off location signs were a little confusing.
2.0 Mediocre2019 Aug 23
Nothing, I never picked up the car.Nothing. I never picked up the car.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 30
Pick up at night. Lot not as well lit as I would have preferred going into unfamiliar country.
8.0 Excellent2019 Jun 09
It was a quick process and the car was great!When I'd call for help over the phone, I was constantly being transferred to different people and having to reexplain what I needed.
8.8 Excellent2019 Apr 06
Queue for pickup took a bit of time.
6.8 Good2019 Mar 20
The car I received was well worn, lots of dents etc, but at least no one wanted to steal it since it was in such poor condition.I expect more from Hertz, this more like a car you would get from some unknown rental company.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Jan 02
Hertz had overbooked, which in general was understandable given the holiday season, but the staff did not explain this to us until 30 minutes after we had waited in line, and they asked that we return the next day but could not guarantee that a car would be available. We ended up renting from another car agency at the airport which was also overbooked but was able to find a car for us.
Rated #3
Europcar
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Europcar
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 9.3
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10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 04
Easy to pickup, friendly sales staff, and the car was clean and reliable.
8.4 Excellent2017 Feb 01
Great service!Great service on collection Automatic car available Peppermints in the carCar a little worn and in need of some attention No corporate loyalty rewards
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 05
I love my hire car I was given a 5 door Ford ECO sport far better than expected. Lots of room for our cases and golf clubs.Everything was gtear.
Rated #4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (18 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Budget
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8
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6.0 Good2022 Jan 25
Queuing time for car pick up in Capetown was terrible - 90 mins (60 mins standing outside in the hot sun) - only two desks open when there should have been 5 or 6 desks open to cope with the volume
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 22
Staff was very helpful especially in Cape TownTo be contacted as I have left my USB inside the car but I didn't report it
7.6 Good2019 Jul 15
Nice car, though not a large model it was fine for five of us and luggageThey're really sticklers about examining the cars here. They will find damage.
6.8 Good2019 Feb 25
Good clear carPickup was fast. When I dropped the car off, I was badgered about a dent in the door. The dent was noted when I picked up the car but they wanted me to produce the check list. I didnt have it on me, and they were not satisfied when I pointed out that they had a copy of the checklist themselves.
3.6 Mediocre2018 Aug 27
DisappointedThe car wasn’t the right car I chose in Kayak website. They but me in difficult position when I arrived. Car was small size and not enough to my needs. However they blames Kayak and they haven’t any solutionsI would prefer to use other applications to hair my next vacation and with different providers as I have support from kayak or Budget with my respect to there names
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 17
Easy to find, customer service was friendly and helpful, and the car was clean and new.No complaints!
10.0 Excellent2018 Apr 05
Great serviceEasy pick- up and drop off. Nice clean car.Nothing
9.6 Excellent2018 Mar 02
Buy the protection from Kayak upfront!The car worked well, and the checkout process was well done. THe people at the counter were extremely patient as I needed to check on Collisions Damage Waiver, etc. with another company. The coverage offered by Kayak at the bottom of the confirmation email was much less expensive, so I definitely recommend taking this if you want coverage.Optional coverage was outrageous. Signage to return the car was poor. It's marked something like Rental Car Shade or something strange like that.
Rated #5
Sixt
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Sixt
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8.4
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Rated #6
Thrifty
5.5 Okay (27 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 6.2
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 16
They could not find my reservation in their system and denied having reserved a car for me. Consequently I had to pay R700 more for the exact same car that I had reserved in your system. It was incredibly inconvenient and I had no other choice and I’m quite upset with the experience. I will not be doing business through this app/website again for that reason.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Mar 05
There is no Thrifty in Cape Town. After standing in line for 2,5h we finally reached the counter and were told that the vender with the name Thrifty does not actually work with Thrifty. They said: you booked with "dollar thrifty" which is no longer a partner. There was no other vender at the airport remotely connected to thrifty.
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 07
Thrifty said "they could not find my reservation" even though it was confirmed by them the day before. They were happy to give me a new booking at almost 3x my original booking.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Nov 30
Because I had booked through kayak, they canceled my reservation and I was not alerted.
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 19
When I arrived they claimed they couldn't access my reservation because their "system had changed." They then quoted me a price that was double what I had gotten when I made my reservation. I went to another company instead because Thrifty refused to honor my reservation.
6.4 Good2020 Mar 13
They presented us a higher total price at first. I had to produce a copy of my booking to get the lower price I had booked the car for. The car had really poor performance. Anything over 50kmph was a lot of effort. It felt like the car was going to break down.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 04
Left in trouble by ThriftynothingDespite turning up on time on the day with a printed copy of the booking confirmation with Thrifty i was told my booking was cancelled and they could not help me. No apology, just matter of fact, we don't care about your booking confirmation we have no cars your booking is cancelled please go away! On one of the busiest days of the year, in a holiday city, i was left looking for an alternative. I eventually found another company in the city, where i had to pay double the price of the Thrifty booking. This company told me that they had been receiving people like me all week as Thrifty had over booked their capacity!
4.0 Okay2017 Jul 03
Impossible to contactAnother driver hit our rental car while in Madrid. Thrifty kept over 500 Euros for the damage until the other driver's insurance. I have been calling and emailing Thrifty Madrid for 2 months and have not yet spoken to a human being, even though the insurance claim was already paid.
6.0 Good2017 May 01
The canopy was not able to lock and I was not provided with a padlock as an alternative option.
6.0 Good2017 Mar 20
Car was not quite what it was supposed to be.It was an adequate substitute.It was old, scratched, dented and not very clean. The back lock was broken.
Rated #7
Dollar
4.1 Okay (14 reviews)
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Dollar
Locations in Cape Town Intl Airport
  • 5.5
  • 4.4
  • 3.5
  • 3.8
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2022 Feb 27
There is no dollar rental car in Cape Town, they were sold to Thrifty. Thrifty will not honor your reservation and will try to up-sale you a rental, charging you double. It took me two days and many hours of frustrating phone calls, I finally booked a car with Europcar. I repeat do not use Dollar rental car in Cape Town as they do not exist.
2.0 Mediocre2021 Jun 28
The staff sad rude and condescending! Would NEVER go back to this company.Teach the staff some customer service!
3.6 Mediocre2020 Feb 16
Very slow to get the carThe aircon was not working. It was extremely hot. I needed to drive far and it was terrible. Tried getting a replacement sent out. Didn’t hear back from call Centre
5.2 Okay2020 Jan 28
They charged us twice and didnt return all the amount.
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 09
Never got there - see Port Elizabeth review
8.4 Excellent2017 Apr 15
Easy nearby collectionEasy pick up drop offCar really small for bags but comfortable to drive
6.8 Good2017 Mar 07
I have ordered a mid sized car but none was available so they gave me a large 8 sitter which was hard to drive and hard to park.
6.0 Good2017 Feb 27
Once I got the correct car, was very niceMy car wasn't read at time of rental, there was an issue booking through Kayak as a third party booking service. As a result, instead of having an SUV, I was given a base model pick-up. Dollar was very good about changing it out the next day, but only after I had to make several phone calls and be available for an exchange, which impacted the plans for my vacation. Lastly, I have a charge on my credit card that occurred several days after my issue free return, for which I have been unable to get an answer for. Tank was full, no tickets, and no other issues upon return, so I an still waiting to learn why I have an extra charge.
2.0 Mediocre2017 Feb 11
Never actually rented the car. After waiting 3 hours (arrived at 9am) for a car, we decided to cancel a reservation. Multiple other people cancelled as well. Staff were friendly, but disorganized and had zero concept of time to expect car.
2.0 Mediocre2016 Oct 24
Shocking!Who can I talk to in regards to this?
1First Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
1First Car Rental
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Al Wefaq
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Al Wefaq
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Bidvest
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Bidvest
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Bluu
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Bluu
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CABS Car Hire
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
CABS Car Hire
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Comet Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Comet Car Rental
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Economy Rent a Car
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Firefly
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Firefly
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First Rent
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
First Rent
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
GREEN MOTION
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Move Mee
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Move Mee
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Sunnycars
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Sunnycars
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Tempest Car Hire
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Tempest Car Hire
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Woodford
1 location in Cape Town Intl Airport
Woodford
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156 travelers who rented a car in Cape Town Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car rental locations at Cape Town Intl Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Budget

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪70/day

Good deal

₪43/day

Top tips for renting a car at Cape Town Intl Airport

  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the second busiest airport in South Africa and is the main airport in the Western Province. Cape Town Intl Airport is located just outside the city of Cape Town, to get into the city centre you can take the N2, which is right next to the airport. Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport is a highly popular form of transport all year round, so always book your car hire in advance.
  • At Cape Town Intl Airport it is best to rent a car, especially if you are planning to travel within the city or across the country. Many types of public transport are available, but hiring a car allows for greater freedom, particularly since Cape Town is a very large city. If you are looking for a road trip, you can take the N2 in the other direction and explore the beauty of the garden route.
  • Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport can be found either in the main terminal or just outside the main airport buildings. If your car hire company is not located in the terminal building there is a shuttle bus, that comes at regular intervals. Often the car hire companies that are not in the airport terminal have better deals, so don’t count them out because they take a little longer to get to.
  • Most car hires at Cape Town Intl Airport use manual transmission, some car rental companies may offer automatic cars, but it is best to check before you arrive. Many car hire companies also offer additional services or items, such as a seat for a baby or toddler or additional insurance. A GPS is another useful service many car hire companies offer. It is always best to ask your car hire company what extra services or items they offer, as this may differ between car hire companies.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Cape Town Intl Airport for ₪45 or less
  • Book your rental car at Cape Town Intl Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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