South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
14 Oct — 21 Oct
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Fri 21/10
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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

₹ 1,880 - ₹ 4,163

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Johannesburg is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ₹ 1,880/day. Renting a car in Johannesburg is 55% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around ₹ 4,163. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town (₹ 3,731/day), Port Elizabeth (₹ 3,906/day), and George (₹ 4,163/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 ₹ 1,880/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?

January

₹ 2,527

February

₹ 3,179

March

₹ 3,179

April

₹ 3,261

May

₹ 2,771

June

₹ 2,771

July

₹ 2,853

August

₹ 2,853

September

₹ 2,690

October

₹ 2,527

November

₹ 2,690

December

₹ 3,179

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

Compare available car types for hire in South Africa

Small cars

₹ 1,586 - ₹ 5,051

All Car Types

₹ 2,276 - ₹ 7,523

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 2,983/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in South Africa (~₹ 1,586/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 5,051/day). In fact, November is about 47% 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 46% 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 ₹ 4,198/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in South Africa (~₹ 1,840/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 5,679/day). In fact, February is about 57% 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 24% 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 ₹ 7,704/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in South Africa (~₹ 3,552/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 14,760/day). In fact, February is about 54% 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 29% 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 ₹ 6,040/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in South Africa (~₹ 4,793/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 8,207/day). In fact, March is about 21% 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 10% 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 ₹ 6,431/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in South Africa (~₹ 4,908/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 14,760/day). In fact, November is about 24% 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 15% 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 ₹ 5,261/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in South Africa (~₹ 4,261/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~₹ 14,648/day). In fact, December is about 20% 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 saves you 5% 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.

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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), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and 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 Budget, and with prices around ₹ 1,878/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Budget is COMPACT, which starts as low as ₹ 1,139/day.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in South Africa?

At ₹ 2,014/day, the cheapest car rental price in South Africa was found in Cape Town. On average, Johannesburg has the cheapest daily rental car price (₹ 3,574/day), which is 20% below average price for cities in South Africa.

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

Cars travel on the left side of the road in South Africa.