Cape Town car rentals

Cape Town car rentals

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
29 Oct — 5 Nov
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
Fri 29.10
Noon
Fri 05.11
Noon
Driver's age:

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Cape Town

Cape Town car rental information

Pick-up locationCape Town
Rental locations77
Airport locations21

Cape Town car rental reviews and directory

From ₪47/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
7.9 Good (51 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Avis
Locations in Cape Town
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 8
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
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jan 21
very poor experience - rude employees, old and dirty carlocation - close to my hotel in cape townprice was different than advertised employees were rude car was old, manual gear (automatic is extra charge), and dirty - and I didn't choose the lowest class of cars..
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..
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 11
The service was excellentMake it clear that you need to pay a deposit for the car
8.0 Excellent2017 Oct 14
Thatis goodIt is resonble prce.and kindness
Show more reviews
From ₪52/dayRated #2
Hertz
6.8 Good (77 reviews)
5 locations in Cape Town
Hertz
Locations in Cape Town
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
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.
Show more reviews
From ₪39/dayRated #3
Thrifty
6.4 Good (31 reviews)
2 locations in Cape Town
Thrifty
Locations in Cape Town
  • 7.2
  • 6.5
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
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.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Feb 08
I have experienced the worst customer service at TI had to chase someone to help me with the car inspection, yet customers of a different race from me (white) were allocated two people for the car inspection. When I called to inquire about something I was told to hold for the supervisor, the phone ran once and then he hung up on me.
9.6 Excellent2017 Feb 06
Great customer service when I picked up the car.Car was a little dirty still. There was sand in the box in between the front seats. Otherwise a great car.
4.8 Okay2017 Jan 30
You can't help a customer a key locked in the car?Pickup and Dropoff was fine. The vehicle was more or less what we expected.I needed some help when I accidentally locked my keys in the truck of the vehicle. I realize this is my fault, but the staff lied and told me someone was en route to assist me. Further they told me I would receive a call from the manager. Nearly two hours after requesting emergency assistance, I received a call wherein I learned that Thrifty in SA does not unlock cars and I would have to do it myself. Thanks! I would have loved to have that information two hours prior. Foreign country, unusual circumstances, unhelpful/rude lying staff. Will not rent here again.
6.0 Good2017 Jan 29
Google reviews weren't accurateThere were a lot of review on google about this location adding charges without merit. I had no such experience. It was a regular car rental without incident. I picked the car up. I used it for 10 days and I dropped it off. I did all the things that you do with a rental car, filled it with gas, didn't get tickets and returned it unscathed. Paid the amount we agreed upon and that was that.
Show more reviews
Rated #4
Dollar
6.1 Good (38 reviews)
2 locations in Cape Town
Dollar
Locations in Cape Town
  • 6.9
  • 6.2
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
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
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 14
The price!The reservation took a while to show up in the system but finally showed up just before I had to pay more to rent.
3.6 Mediocre2017 Oct 16
Over ChargedWhen I booked the car on line, the total cost was 212 ZAR. When I picked the car up, I had to pay 301 ZAR, which included 52.63 ZAR contract fee and they threw in a VAT of 37.05 ZAR. Very disappointed!
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.
Show more reviews
From ₪64/dayRated #5
Europcar
9 Excellent (4 reviews)
6 locations in Cape Town
Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2018 Aug 04
Easy to pickup, friendly sales staff, and the car was clean and reliable.
7.6 Good2018 Mar 19
Caught dishonesty on the return. The damage was only marked on one copy. There it appeared as though we had damaged the car.
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.
From ₪40/dayRated #6
Budget
Most popular
8.4 Excellent (18 reviews)
5 locations in Cape Town
Budget
Locations in Cape Town
  • 9
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
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.
From ₪131/dayRated #7
Sixt
6.3 Good (7 reviews)
4 locations in Cape Town
Sixt
Locations in Cape Town
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
8 locations in Cape Town
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
8 locations in Cape Town
Sunnycars
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
7 locations in Cape Town
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
From ₪34/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
6 locations in Cape Town
Firefly
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
1First Car Rental
5 locations in Cape Town
1First Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
From ₪69/day
Tempest Car Hire
4 locations in Cape Town
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
From ₪41/day
Bidvest
3 locations in Cape Town
Bidvest
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
Al Wefaq
1 location in Cape Town
Al Wefaq
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
CABS Car Hire
1 location in Cape Town
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
Comet Car Rental
1 location in Cape Town
Comet Car Rental
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Cape Town
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
First Rent
1 location in Cape Town
First Rent
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
KEA Campervan rental-AU
1 location in Cape Town
KEA Campervan rental-AU
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
Move Mee
1 location in Cape Town
Move Mee
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
From ₪119/day
Woodford
1 location in Cape Town
Woodford
Locations in Cape Town
Recent reviews
226 travelers who rented a car in Cape Town gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Cape Town

Good to know

Most popular agency

First Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

₪69/day

Good deal

₪56/day

When to book a rental car in Cape Town

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Cape Town

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Cape Town car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cape Town.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cape Town car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Cape Town

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cape Town for ₪56 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cape Town at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Cape Town are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cape Town

  • Some car rental companies in Cape Town which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a rental car in Cape Town costs ₪69 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Cape Town are Avis (7.9, 92 reviews), Hertz (6.6, 96 reviews), and Dollar (6.5, 74 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Cape Town is ₪14.18 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪170 and ₪227, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cape Town.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Cape Town Intl airport include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Sixt, Woodford, Europcar, Thrifty, Firefly and Tempest Car Hire.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Intl airport to off-airport locations include First Car, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Sixt, Woodford, Europcar, Thrifty, and Firefly.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Cape Town costs ₪76 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Cape Town costs ₪53 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Cape Town costs ₪81 per day, on average.

  • In Cape Town, cars are most frequently rented at Firefly Car Rental Returns (15 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Cape Town costs ₪480 per week (₪69 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cape Town costs ₪2,057 per month (₪69 per day).