Cape Town

Cheap Car Rentals in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
4 Feb — 11 Feb
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular company1FIRSTCARRENTAL
Price of petrol per litreAED 4.49
Average price per dayAED 29
Cheapest price per dayAED 18

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cape Town?

January

AED 110

February

AED 143

March

AED 143

April

AED 146

May

AED 124

June

AED 124

July

AED 128

August

AED 128

September

AED 124

October

AED 117

November

AED 113

December

AED 139

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cape Town is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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 Cape Town

Small is the cheapest car type you can hire in Cape Town this past week from 78 hire locations out of 23 hire agencies. Prices for a Cape Town Small hire start from AED 24/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Compare available car types for hire in Cape Town

Small cars

AED 82 - AED 146

All Car Types

AED 128 - AED 366

To hire a Small car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 117/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 82/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~AED 146/day). In fact, October is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a Small car saves you 54% 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 Cape Town Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 212/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 141/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~AED 365/day). In fact, October is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a Medium car saves you 16% 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 Cape Town Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 365/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 166/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~AED 956/day). In fact, October is about 55% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a Large car is 31% 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.

To hire a SUV car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 257/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 139/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~AED 437/day). In fact, October is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a SUV car is 3% 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 Cape Town SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 314/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 120/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~AED 659/day). In fact, February is about 62% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a Van car is 20% 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 Cape Town Van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 334/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa (~AED 126/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~AED 895/day). In fact, October is about 63% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury hire for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Cape Town, hiring a Luxury car is 25% 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.

Ford FiestaAED 24/day
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Toyota CorollaAED 29/day
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Ford FocusAED 30/day
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Top rental agencies in Cape Town

All major car rental suppliers in Cape Town

Hertz

7.1
Good
50 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.2

1First Car Rental

10.0
Wonderful
1 review5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

9.8
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.3

Europcar

8.8
Very Good
3 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

10.0

Avis

8.2
Very Good
22 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.3

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.3

Sixt

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

7.3

Dollar

4.9
Mediocre
22 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

5.7

Overall

4.5

Pick-up/drop-off

4.5

Value

5.7

keddy by Europcar

9 locations

Best Cape Town Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in Cape Town recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in Cape Town?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under AED 105/day when booking a car hire in Cape Town. The absolute best deal a user found was for AED 65/day from First Car, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Cape Town?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Cape Town from the following companies over the past two weeks: 1First Car Rental (AED 89/day), Sixt (AED 176/day), and GREEN MOTION (AED 190/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Cape Town?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Budget (9.8 rating) and Europcar (8.8 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Cape Town.

What are gas prices like in Cape Town?

The average price of petrol in Cape Town is AED 4.49/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between AED 202 and AED 291 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cape Town for a week from 1First Car Rental?

1First Car Rental is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Cape Town. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about AED 629 per week.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Cape Town for the best price?

Generally, for a better deal in Cape Town it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 5%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 16 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cape Town?

Yes, renting a vehicle in Cape Town for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cape Town for a month?

The monthly cost of a car rental in Cape Town is AED 2,697 (AED 90/day) on average.

How much is a car hire in Cape Town for a weekend?

Car hire prices in Cape Town are typically AED 112 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to AED 112. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in February to be on average AED 224 per day.

What car do most people hire in Cape Town?

The most popular car to hire while in Cape Town is the Hyundai Venue, which is a Compact vehicle.

Small Car Rentals in Cape Town

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Luxury Car Rentals in Cape Town

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Car type options available for Cape Town

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