South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
9 Feb — 16 Feb
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Cape Town, South Africa
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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

₹ 1,928 - ₹ 3,577

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Upington is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ₹ 1,928/day. Renting a car in Upington is 46% cheaper than renting one in Nelspruit where the per day rate is around ₹ 3,577. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Johannesburg (₹ 2,075/day), George (₹ 2,694/day), and Cape Town (₹ 2,957/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 ₹ 2,957/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

₹ 2,372

February

₹ 3,190

March

₹ 3,190

April

₹ 3,272

May

₹ 2,781

June

₹ 2,781

July

₹ 2,863

August

₹ 2,863

September

₹ 2,781

October

₹ 2,617

November

₹ 2,535

December

₹ 3,108

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 ₹ 24/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Compare available car types for hire in South Africa

Small cars

₹ 2,422 - ₹ 3,677

All Car Types

₹ 4,594 - ₹ 12,137

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 3,081/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in South Africa (~₹ 2,422/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 3,677/day). In fact, November is about 22% 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 ₹ 5,079/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in South Africa (~₹ 3,726/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 7,960/day). In fact, April is about 27% 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 ₹ 8,529/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in South Africa (~₹ 5,186/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is April (~₹ 14,810/day). In fact, November is about 40% 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 22% 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 ₹ 6,979/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in South Africa (~₹ 4,810/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 11,510/day). In fact, March is about 32% 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 5% 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 ₹ 9,708/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in South Africa (~₹ 4,925/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 22,221/day). In fact, November is about 50% 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 32% 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 ₹ 8,372/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a Luxury car in South Africa (~₹ 5,578/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 22,221/day). In fact, March is about 34% 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 21% 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.

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Toyota Corolla₹ 37/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 Budget, and with prices around ₹ 6,385/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Budget is COMPACT, which starts as low as ₹ 1,143/day.

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

At ₹ 2,351/day, the cheapest car rental price in South Africa was found in George. On average, George has the cheapest daily rental car price (₹ 3,100/day), which is 40% 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.

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