South Africa

Cheap Car Hire in South Africa from ₹ 1,050

Cape Town, South Africa
23 Apr — 30 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Cape Town, South Africa
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Tue 30/4
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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 16 April 2024.

Most popular company

Hertz

Most common car type

Premium

Average price per day

₹ 3,893

Cheapest price per day

₹ 1,050

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 758 pickup locations in South Africa to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 16 April 2024.

Price

₹ 1,689 - ₹ 3,808

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Johannesburg is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just ₹ 1,689/day. Renting a car in Johannesburg is 56% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around ₹ 3,808. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town (₹ 1,891/day), Port Elizabeth (₹ 3,180/day), and George (₹ 3,808/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 ₹ 1,689/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 16 April 2024.

January

₹ 2,170

February

₹ 2,671

March

₹ 2,671

April

₹ 2,504

May

₹ 2,170

June

₹ 2,086

July

₹ 2,170

August

₹ 2,170

September

₹ 2,086

October

₹ 2,086

November

₹ 2,086

December

₹ 2,337

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is June. 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 16 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in South Africa this past week from 1,247 hire locations out of 33 hire agencies. Prices for a South Africa small car hire start from ₹ 1,179/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

₹ 1,736+

Compact

Compact

₹ 1,900+

Intermediate

Intermediate

₹ 2,772+

Full-size

Full-size

₹ 6,159+

Minivan

Minivan

₹ 3,673+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

₹ 9,593+

Mini

Mini

₹ 1,398+

Passenger van

Passenger van

₹ 6,935+

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 16 April 2024.

Small cars

₹ 2,197 - ₹ 3,764

All Car Types

₹ 3,939 - ₹ 7,013

To hire a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 2,904/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in South Africa (~₹ 2,197/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is May (~₹ 3,764/day). In fact, January is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a small car saves you 48% 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 hire a medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 5,665/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in South Africa (~₹ 4,197/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 7,527/day). In fact, November is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a medium 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 medium car 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 ₹ 8,766/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a large car in South Africa (~₹ 7,728/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~₹ 10,583/day). In fact, September is about 12% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a large car is 38% 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 in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 7,050/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in South Africa (~₹ 4,833/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~₹ 11,248/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 is 23% 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 in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 9,243/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in South Africa (~₹ 4,011/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~₹ 14,699/day). In fact, August is about 57% 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 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 hire a luxury car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of ₹ 8,870/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in South Africa (~₹ 8,631/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~₹ 12,879/day). In fact, December is about 3% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a luxury car is 39% 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.

Hyundai i10₹ 1,179/day
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Ford Ka₹ 1,367/day
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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 16 April 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in South Africa, including locations near Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

keddy by Europcar

134 locations

Avis

106 locations

Bluu

102 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

94 locations

Europcar

75 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 ₹ 2,119. Data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in South Africa, including options within a close proximity to Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. If these deals don't appeal to you, check back very soon as they are being updated frequently.
Hyundai i10₹ 1,179/day
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Hyundai i10
Ford Ka₹ 1,367/day
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Ford Ka
Hyundai i10₹ 1,392/day
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Hyundai i10

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 16 April 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 Hertz, and with prices around ₹ 5,079/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is SUV, which starts as low as ₹ 3,812/day.

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

    At ₹ 1,949/day, the cheapest car rental price in South Africa was found in Johannesburg. On average, Johannesburg has the cheapest daily rental car price (₹ 3,689/day), which is 12% 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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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 ₹ 1,619 per day. Price data was last updated on 16 April 2024.
Hyundai i10₹ 1,050/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10₹ 1,392/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10₹ 1,398/day
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Hyundai i10

Car rentals by fuel type in South Africa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Africa. Deals were last updated on 16 April 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

₹ 18+

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