South Africa car rentals

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6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Cheap car hire in South Africa

Economy$28/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$87/day
Standard$56/day
Full-size$92/day
People mover$65/day
Full-size SUV$198/day
Mini$38/day
Premium$111/day
Passenger van$257/day
Pick-up truck$112/day
Supplier choice$35/day
Compact SUV$86/day
Intermediate SUV$149/day
Standard SUV$211/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Africa

    55 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Africa

    43 Locations

  • bidvest

    Bidvest car hire locations in South Africa

    35 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South Africa

    33 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Africa

    32 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Africa

    28 Locations

  • 1firstcarrental

    1First Car Rental car hire locations in South Africa

    27 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in South Africa

    27 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in South Africa

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Africa

    25 Locations

  • tempest

    Tempest Car Hire car hire locations in South Africa

    23 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in South Africa

    17 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in South Africa

  • Navigating the wide South African road network means that you need to understand the different types of roads. The N-routes are national roads that connect large cities and often have tolls. If you take the N1 all the way from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you will drive 1,400 km (more than 850 miles). The R-routes are divided highways, while D-routes are local roads that vary in quality and may require a four-wheel drive to handle them.
  • If you are bringing your children to South Africa, you need to be aware that any child under the age of three or under 21 kg (about 45 lbs.) must be traveling in a car seat. Children over the age of three are required to wear a seatbelt. Before you leave the airport, you will need to restrain your child in the appropriate child seat, so it is recommended that you bring your own car seat or rent one from your car hire agency for around 192 ZAR (13 USD) per day.
  • If you are keen to cross the border in your rental car in South Africa, you must obtain permission from your car hire agency, and you will owe an additional fee. You may be allowed to cross over to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
  • If you need to park your rental car in South Africa, you will find a good choice of spaces in towns and cities, mainly multi-story car lots, along with others at shopping centers. There are also roadside parking spaces, which are metered and which often have attendants.

FAQs about hiring a car in South Africa

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.