South Africa

Cheap Car Hire in South Africa from AED 57

Cape Town, South Africa
11 Mar — 18 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
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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 4 March 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

AED 175

Cheapest price per day

AED 57

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 754 pickup locations in South Africa to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 4 March 2024.

Price

AED 43 - AED 95

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Pretoria is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just AED 43/day. Renting a car in Pretoria is 55% cheaper than renting one in Port Elizabeth where the per day rate is around AED 95. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town (AED 59/day), Johannesburg (AED 64/day), and Mthatha (AED 88/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?

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 4 March 2024.

January

AED 95

February

AED 117

March

AED 110

April

AED 106

May

AED 91

June

AED 91

July

AED 95

August

AED 95

September

AED 91

October

AED 91

November

AED 91

December

AED 102

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is May. 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

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in South Africa and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 4 March 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in South Africa this past week from 1,192 hire locations out of 31 hire agencies. Prices for a South Africa small car hire start from AED 62/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

AED 63+

Compact

Compact

AED 147+

Intermediate

Intermediate

AED 95+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

AED 349+

Mini

Mini

AED 77+

Passenger van

Passenger van

AED 393+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

AED 133+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

AED 213+

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 4 March 2024.

Small cars

AED 97 - AED 161

All Car Types

AED 174 - AED 282

To rent a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of AED 124/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Africa (~AED 97/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 161/day). In fact, January is about 23% 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 45% 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 200/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Africa (~AED 177/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 288/day). In fact, September is about 12% 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 380/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Africa (~AED 319/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 489/day). In fact, June is about 17% 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 41% 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 257/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Africa (~AED 169/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 313/day). In fact, June is about 35% 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 13% 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 260/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Africa (~AED 163/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~AED 444/day). In fact, March is about 38% 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 14% 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 536/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in South Africa (~AED 333/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~AED 2,155/day). In fact, August is about 38% 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 58% 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 62/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris

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

keddy by Europcar

132 locations

Avis

106 locations

Bluu

101 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

94 locations

Europcar

74 locations

Sunnycars

74 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 125. Data was last updated on 4 March 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals we've found on rental cars within the South Africa region, including options close to Cape Town, Johannesburg 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 62/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Kia PicantoAED 63/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Nissan SunnyAED 63/day
2
M
A/C
Nissan Sunny

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 4 March 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), Alamo (10.0 rating) and keddy by Europcar (10.0 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 1First Car Rental, and with prices around AED 234/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from 1First Car Rental is SUV, which starts as low as AED 125/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 Pretoria where rental cars typically will cost around AED 47/day (57% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Pretoria for just AED 47/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.

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 76 per day. Price data was last updated on 4 March 2024.
Kia PicantoAED 57/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia PicantoAED 61/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto
Kia PicantoAED 61/day
2
M
A/C
Kia Picanto

Car rentals by fuel type in South Africa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Africa. Deals were last updated on 4 March 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South Africa. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

AED 50+

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