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Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa from AED 48

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in South Africa with a pick-up date of 13/7 and drop-off date of 16/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 23 June 2024.

Most popular company

GREEN MOTION

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

AED 155

Cheapest price per day

AED 48

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in South Africa?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across South Africa, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 775 pickup locations in South Africa to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 23 June 2024.

Price

AED 62 - AED 183

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Durban is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just AED 62/day. Renting a car in Durban is 66% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around AED 183. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Port Elizabeth (AED 74/day), Cape Town (AED 86/day), and Johannesburg (AED 88/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Johannesburg should expect to spend around AED 88/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Johannesburg.

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 23 June 2024.

January

AED 95

February

AED 117

March

AED 117

April

AED 117

May

AED 117

June

AED 106

July

AED 99

August

AED 99

September

AED 91

October

AED 95

November

AED 91

December

AED 102

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is September. 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 23 June 2024.

Small cars

AED 90 - AED 150

All Car Types

AED 177 - AED 285

To rent a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 117/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Africa (~AED 90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 150/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a small car saves you 47% 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 South Africa small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 196/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Africa (~AED 154/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 295/day). In fact, May is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a medium car saves you 12% 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 South Africa medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 368/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Africa (~AED 321/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 507/day). In fact, April is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a large car is 40% 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 rent a SUV in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 260/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Africa (~AED 184/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~AED 322/day). In fact, April is about 30% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a SUV is 16% 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 South Africa SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 276/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Africa (~AED 187/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 444/day). In fact, November is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a van 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.

To rent a luxury car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 491/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in South Africa (~AED 326/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 2,155/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a luxury car is 56% 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.

Toyota YarisAED 48/day
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Toyota Yaris
Kia PicantoAED 51/day
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Kia Picanto
Ford FocusAED 62/day
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Ford Focus

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 23 June 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the South Africa region, including those located within the Johannesburg, Cape Town and George area. Helpful information on each car rental agency is available, including reviews, pricing, pickup location, and more.

keddy by Europcar

134 locations

Bluu

109 locations

Avis

108 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

98 locations

Europcar

78 locations

Sunnycars

75 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

Best South Africa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Africa with an average daily rate of AED 115. Data was last updated on 23 June 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the South Africa region, including options close to Johannesburg, Cape Town and George. To make sure you find the deal you're looking for, verify the details of the rental, such as car type, price, and pickup address.
Toyota YarisAED 48/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Kia PicantoAED 51/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Ford FocusAED 62/day
4
M
A/C
Ford Focus

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 23 June 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), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and Alamo (9.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in South Africa.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in South Africa?

    When hiring a car in South Africa, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Woodford, and with prices around AED 100/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Woodford is ECONOMY, which starts as low as AED 49/day.

  • 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 Durban where rental cars typically will cost around AED 62/day (54% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Durban for just AED 51/day.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in South Africa?

    Cars in South Africa are to be driven on the left side of the road.

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Small car rentals in South Africa

Find small car rental deals in South Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in South Africa cost an average of AED 80 per day. Price data was last updated on 23 June 2024.
Kia PicantoAED 56/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia PicantoAED 62/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia PicantoAED 62/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
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