South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
8 Feb — 15 Feb
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
Wed 8/2
Noon
Wed 15/2
Noon
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What are the car hire prices for popular cities in South Africa?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South Africa

Price

AED 45 - AED 148

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Durban is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just AED 45/day. Renting a car in Durban is 70% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around AED 148. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town (AED 59/day), Mthatha (AED 88/day), and Johannesburg (AED 90/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Cape Town should expect to spend around AED 59/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Cape Town.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Africa?

January

AED 106

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 South Africa is January. 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.

Popular Car Types in South Africa

Small is the cheapest car type you can hire in South Africa this past week from 983 hire locations out of 24 hire agencies. Prices for a South Africa Small hire start from AED 29/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

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Small cars

AED 82 - AED 146

All Car Types

AED 128 - AED 366

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 117/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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 South Africa Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 212/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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 South Africa Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 365/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 257/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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 South Africa SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 314/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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.

To hire a Luxury car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 334/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in 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 South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, 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.

Toyota YarisAED 29/day
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Mitsubishi Mirage G4AED 58/day
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Best South Africa Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Budget (9.8 rating) and Europcar (9.2 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 Hertz, and with prices around AED 132/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is ECONOMY, which starts as low as AED 42/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 Mthatha where rental cars typically will cost around AED 88/day (26% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Port Elizabeth for just AED 53/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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