George car hire

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George car hire information

Pick-up locationGeorge
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Hire locations19
Airport locations14

Cheap car hire in George

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in George

  • When you choose cheap car rentals in George, you will find it to be the logical solution when getting around this Western Cape city of South Africa. South Africa does not have the most sophisticated public transportation system for handling the type of travel you might want whilst visiting George. Known for being part of the famous Garden Route, you can enjoy scenic drives that stretch for miles. The city of George is based at the foot of the stunning Outeniqua Mountains and surrounded by incredible rivers, forests, stretches of wild flowers and farmlands, making for scenic drives whether you choose to head to the coast or further inland.
  • When you land at George Airport you will be travelling domestically within South Africa. The airport is small but functional and when it comes to car hire companies you can find a fair share of global names to take care of your driving needs. Look out for Bidvest, Hertz, Tempest Car Hire, Thrifty, First Car Rental and SIXT.
  • Driving around George will be pure joy. The roads are well-maintained for the most part and signs are in English around the area. The small city has an easy-to-understand system of streets and traffic lights, and the highways that stretch beyond the city are in great shape. Traffic cameras are on all the highways, so speeding would be ill-advised. Remain buckled up whilst driving and refrain from mobile use as these are two easy-to-spot infringements that will cost you an instant fine. In South Africa, the blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 0.05%, but it is in the process of complete eradication. Always check with your local car hire company for any changes in road rules before embarking on long trips.
  • Cheap car rentals in George should not lead to many issues as the city is small and doesn’t even present too much of a peak-hour rush. One of the major driving gripes that tourists experience when driving in South African cities is the reckless nature of the minivan taxi drivers. It is not uncommon to find them cutting into traffic with no indication, overtaking on blind corners and disrupting traffic with illegal stops. Give minivans a wide birth and you shouldn’t have an issue with them. The weather in George can present heavy winds if you are driving at high altitudes and occasionally goats and sheep will stray onto the highways. Sometimes you may even spot a large local rodent known as a dassie, which likes to roam the hills and pop out and greet drivers.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in George for $39 or less
  • Book your car hire in George at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in George are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in George

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in George?

    On average a car hire in George costs $78 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in George?

    The average price of fuel in George is $7.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $91 and $121, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in George?

    Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in George.

  • Which car hire agencies are at George airport (GRJ)?

    The only car hire company onsite at George airport is Firefly.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at George airport (GRJ)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from George airport to off-airport locations is Firefly.

  • How can I find car hires near me in George?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in George?

    A Mini car hire in George costs $56 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in George?

    A Compact car hire in George costs $51 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in George?

    An Intermediate car hire in George costs $72 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in George?

    On average a car hire in George costs $544 per week ($78 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in George?

    On average a car hire in George costs $2,331 per month ($78 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in George?

    When it comes to deciding on your cheap car rental in George, you will find that the roads are easily manageable with every vehicle, from a small economy to a large passenger van. The comfort and power of an SUV will be great if you plan on taking road trips in the Cape region, but there are very few strips of road that will be a challenge for even the smallest of car. Take the fuel price into consideration as well as your adventure itinerary before booking a George car rental.

  • What is the speed limit in George?

    The speed limit is something that should be highly respected in South Africa. If you get pulled over on a Friday, you will spend the weekend in jail with very few exceptions. The speed is observed in kilometres and is standard compared to other cities in the world. 60 km (37 miles) on urban roads, outer roads that are not considered highways allow 100 km (62 km) and highways allow for 120 km (75 miles). Speeds can change very fast within the city so keep your eye out for signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in George?

    Your George car rental will have no problem finding parking in George – in fact, spaces are a dime-a-dozen and usually free. There is street parking available everywhere other than loading zones and roads with red stripes painted on. The South African way is very much that all your destinations will have their own parking lots. This applies to hotels, malls, restaurants, golf courses, hospitals and more. 

George car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in George

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Airport Building

+27 44 876 9017

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George Depot

+27 448 769 017

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Avis

6.8

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

5.9

2 locations in George

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15 Saffier Crescent

+27 44 884 0144

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

George Airport

+27 44 876 9314

Monday06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday06:30 - 19:00
Thursday06:30 - 19:00
Friday06:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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8.0 Very Good

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The only issue was with the car. The radio display was too bright and could not be dimmed, making it difficult to drive at night (had to cover the display by holding something over it).

5.6 Fair

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car. And the competence of staff when you were working with those that were knowledgeable.

Cons:

At the time I picked up the car in George, South Africa, I specifically discussed with the agent that I did not need insurance as I had already bought it independently. And I did not sign a contract that included insurance. When I returned the car at Cape Town I. Airport, there was an attempt to charge me for insurance when I went into the office to get an invoice of my charges. There was an initial claim that they had to get George to approve removing the insurance but could not get anyone to answer there. Even the manager kept insisting that George would have to approve removing the charge. Finally a knowledgeable agent stepped in and noted that my contract had no signing for insurance and she knew how to remove the charge. None of this problem should have ever occurred, and I was only saved from a charge because I went in to ask for an invoice. I had been advised to do this by a friend who also told me that the rental car staff had recommended that you always do this in South Africa.

1.9 Poor

July 2021

KAYAK
I've been charged 8703 ZAR for a car I rented, whereas on the agreement, the expected charges were 3209 ZAR. I have no way to contact the agency.

10.0 Wonderful

June 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Outstanding staff at the Avis desk. Very helpful and polite

Cons:

No complaints at all

1 out of 2

Hertz

5.6

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in George

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George Airport

+27 44 801 4710

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00

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Budget

10.0

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in George

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15 Saffier Crescent

+27 44 884 0144

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

George Airport

+27 44 876 9314

Monday06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday06:30 - 19:00
Thursday06:30 - 19:00
Friday06:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in George

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George Airport

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George Depot- Off Airport

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1First Car Rental

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in George

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Airport, Old Grootbrakrivier Road, George, South Cape DC, Western Cape

+27 448 760 209

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in George

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George Airport

+27 448 014 700

Monday06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday06:30 - 19:00
Thursday06:30 - 19:00
Friday06:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Tempest Car Hire

10.0

Wonderful

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One location in George

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Terminal Building, Old Grootbrakrivier Road, George Airport

+27 842 341 125

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Sixt

5.7

Fair

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2 locations in George

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Delivery Service

+27 44 876 0209

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Old Grootbrakrivier Road

+27 11 230 9999

Monday06:00 - 19:00
Tuesday06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday06:00 - 19:00
Thursday06:00 - 19:00
Friday06:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Thrifty

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in George

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George Airport

+27 44 801 4710

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
Sunday08:30 - 15:00

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Dollar

4.1

Mediocre

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One location in George

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George Ap

+27 44 876 0073

Monday06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday06:30 - 19:00
Thursday06:30 - 19:00
Friday06:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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Bidvest

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One location in George

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George Airport

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Bluu

No score available yet

One location in George

Locations in George

Terminal Building, Old Grootbrakrivier Road, George Airport

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Sunnycars

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One location in George

Locations in George

Desk in arrival hall!

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7 travellers who hired a car in George gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near George

Good to know

Most popular agency

Firefly

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$78/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a car hire in George

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