Book Thrifty hire cars in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
27 Oct — 3 Nov
Cape Town, South Africa
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Overall rating6.4 GoodBased on 31 reviews
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Left in trouble by ThriftyPros:nothingCons:Despite turning up on time on the day with a printed copy of the booking confirmation with Thrifty i was told my booking was cancelled and they could not help me. No apology, just matter of fact, we don't care about your booking confirmation we have no cars your booking is cancelled please go away! On one of the busiest days of the year, in a holiday city, i was left looking for an alternative. I eventually found another company in the city, where i had to pay double the price of the Thrifty booking. This company told me that they had been receiving people like me all week as Thrifty had over booked their capacity!Reviewed 4 Jan. 2018
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You can't help a customer a key locked in the car?Pros:Pickup and Dropoff was fine. The vehicle was more or less what we expected.Cons:I needed some help when I accidentally locked my keys in the truck of the vehicle. I realize this is my fault, but the staff lied and told me someone was en route to assist me. Further they told me I would receive a call from the manager. Nearly two hours after requesting emergency assistance, I received a call wherein I learned that Thrifty in SA does not unlock cars and I would have to do it myself. Thanks! I would have loved to have that information two hours prior. Foreign country, unusual circumstances, unhelpful/rude lying staff. Will not rent here again.Reviewed 30 Jan. 2017
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Cons:The canopy was not able to lock and I was not provided with a padlock as an alternative option.Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Pros:Quick return.Cons:It took a little over an hour and a half to pick up the car. The line was well out the door and only a few Thrifty staff were working at the counter. When we finally received the car it was dirty, smelled like a wet dog inside and it was obvious that repair work had been done to several areas of the car body. Thankfully Thrifty was able to provide another car without so many issues after a short discussion with the staff.Reviewed 10 Jan. 2017
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Google reviews weren't accuratePros:There were a lot of review on google about this location adding charges without merit. I had no such experience. It was a regular car rental without incident. I picked the car up. I used it for 10 days and I dropped it off. I did all the things that you do with a rental car, filled it with gas, didn't get tickets and returned it unscathed. Paid the amount we agreed upon and that was that.Reviewed 29 Jan. 2017
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Pros:Service was goodCons:Car seemed to be old. The vehicle which I have received did not have a full tank. Although it was requested that I fill up the tank on arrival. The vehicle had already 47 kilometers driven when I received the vehicle.Reviewed 14 Nov. 2016
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I have experienced the worst customer service at TCons:I had to chase someone to help me with the car inspection, yet customers of a different race from me (white) were allocated two people for the car inspection. When I called to inquire about something I was told to hold for the supervisor, the phone ran once and then he hung up on me.Reviewed 8 Feb. 2017
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Pros:The car was as expected. Can't complain because it was so cheap!Cons:Inconvenient drop off time. The office closes by 3pm on the weekends.Reviewed 25 Nov. 2015
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Car was not quite what it was supposed to be.Pros:It was an adequate substitute.Cons:It was old, scratched, dented and not very clean. The back lock was broken.Reviewed 20 Mar. 2017
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Great ExperiencePros:Great experience, good price. They were very helpful when we picked up the car, let us know areas to avoid in the city and what to do about leaving stuff in the car. Also allowed us to return the GPS when we learned the car had a built in GPS.Cons:It would have been helpful if they had told us in the beginning that the car had a built in GPS so we would know that we didn't need to rent one.Reviewed 23 Aug. 2016
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Impossible to contactCons:Another driver hit our rental car while in Madrid. Thrifty kept over 500 Euros for the damage until the other driver's insurance. I have been calling and emailing Thrifty Madrid for 2 months and have not yet spoken to a human being, even though the insurance claim was already paid.Reviewed 3 Jul. 2017
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Thrifty at CPTPros:The woman who checked me in was very nice and had no problem finding my reservation.Cons:The car was mediocre, at best. The transmission and steering was so shoddy, that I ended up only driving it one day of the week I had it.Reviewed 12 Sep. 2016
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Cape Town?

Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building, Thrifty car hires


Unit Bg6 Car Rental Building


Monday05:00 - 23:00
Tuesday05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday05:00 - 23:00
Thursday05:00 - 23:00
Friday05:00 - 23:00
Saturday05:00 - 23:00
Sunday05:00 - 23:00


+27 21 000 0028


24 Chiappin Street


Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00


+27 21 418 4137

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Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Cape Town

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Thrifty in Cape Town for $51 or less
  • Intermediate car hires from Thrifty in Cape Town are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Cape Town

  • On average a car hire from Thrifty in Cape Town costs $52 per day.

  • Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Cape Town.

  • Thrifty has 2 car hire locations in Cape Town. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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