|Pick-up location||Cape Town|
|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Mini, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||keddy by Europcar, Woodford, Firefly, Thrifty|
Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Cape Town car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cape Town.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cape Town car rental.
Some car hire companies in Cape Town which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Europcar
On average a hire car in Cape Town costs $26 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Woodford ($44/day), Firefly ($55/day) and keddy by Europcar ($55/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Woodford Cape Town Airport 7490 (13 kilometres from the city centre).
The average price of fuel in Cape Town is $5.98 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $72 and $96, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cape Town.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Budget, First Car, Europcar, Bidvest, Woodford, Firefly, Avis, keddy by Europcar and Sixt.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Intermediate car hire in Cape Town costs $26 per day, on average.
A Economy car hire in Cape Town costs $16 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Cape Town costs $29 per day, on average.
In Cape Town, cars are most frequently hired at 1First Car Rental Car Rental Parking International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town (15 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Cape Town costs $181 per week ($26 per day).
On average a car hire in Cape Town costs $778 per month ($26 per day).
A standard car will suffice while driving around the city of Cape Town. However, if you plan on driving through one of the national parks, a 4x4 might be best for tackling the rough terrain. Consider renting a Jeep or a mid-size SUV. Be sure to make reservations for your car in advance so you can ensure that you get the car you want.
When driving on the freeway, you’ll be able to drive at a maximum speed of 75 mph (or 100 km). While you are driving in residential areas of Cape Town, be careful to stay under 35 mph (or 60 km). Keep an eye out for signs as speed limits drop when you are around churches or schools.
To fill up your hire car you’ll have to pay about $4.54/gallon (or 16.79 South African Rands per liter). This is much lower than in Norway or the United Kingdom but slightly higher than the cost of petrol in most of the large cities that are in the United States or Canada.
There are many eclectic shops, boutiques, and chic restaurants to dine in around downtown Cape Cod. While in the city center however, you will have to find a place to park. There is paid street parking in the central business district. Additionally, there are several parking garages close to the waterfront.