Cape Town

Cheap Car Rentals in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
9 Feb — 16 Feb
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular company1FIRSTCARRENTAL
Price of gas per litreC$ 1.62
Average price per dayC$ 39
Cheapest price per dayC$ 18

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Cape Town?

January

C$ 38

February

C$ 51

March

C$ 51

April

C$ 53

May

C$ 45

June

C$ 45

July

C$ 46

August

C$ 46

September

C$ 45

October

C$ 42

November

C$ 41

December

C$ 50

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cape Town is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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 Cape Town

Small is the cheapest car type you can rent in Cape Town this past week from 78 rental locations out of 23 rental agencies. Prices for a Cape Town Small rental start from C$ 21/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car rental agencies here:

Compare available car types for rental in Cape Town

Small Cars

C$ 35 - C$ 56

All Car Types

C$ 75 - C$ 118

To rent a Small car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 44/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 35/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 56/day). In fact, January is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a Small car saves you 53% 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 Cape Town Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 65/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 77/day). In fact, January is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a Medium car saves you 31% 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 Cape Town Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 119/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 174/day). In fact, September is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a Large car is 22% 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 rent a SUV car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 90/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 73/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 115/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a SUV car saves you 3% 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 Cape Town SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 105/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 49/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 148/day). In fact, July is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a Van car is 12% 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 Cape Town Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 158/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Cape Town, South Africa (~C$ 83/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 299/day). In fact, September is about 48% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Cape Town. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Cape Town, renting a Luxury car is 42% 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.

Toyota YarisC$ 21/day
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Nissan VersaC$ 23/day
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Top rental agencies in Cape Town

All major car rental suppliers in Cape Town

Hertz

7.1
Good
50 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.7

Value

7.2

1First Car Rental

10.0
Wonderful
1 review5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Budget

9.8
Wonderful
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

9.3

Europcar

8.8
Very good
3 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

10.0

Avis

8.1
Very good
22 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.1

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.1

Sixt

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

7.3

Dollar

4.9
Mediocre
22 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

5.7

Overall

4.5

Pick-up/drop-off

4.5

Value

5.7

keddy by Europcar

9 locations

Best Cape Town Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in Cape Town recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Cape Town?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 52/day when booking a rental car in Cape Town. The best deal a user found was for C$ 24/day from First Car, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Cape Town?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Cape Town from the following companies over the past two weeks: 1First Car Rental (C$ 28/day), Europcar (C$ 57/day), and Sixt (C$ 114/day).

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Cape Town?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Budget (9.8 rating) and Europcar (8.8 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Cape Town.

What are gas prices like in Cape Town?

The average gas price in Cape Town is C$ 1.62/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between C$ 72 and C$ 105 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cape Town for a week from 1First Car Rental?

1First Car Rental is a popular option for travellers looking for car rental in Cape Town. You can expect the average cost of a rental car to be about C$ 454 per week.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Cape Town for the best price?

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 6% on your car rental. For a below average price in Cape Town, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 16 days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cape Town?

Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Cape Town however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cape Town for a month?

You can potentially save up to 82% on a month-long rental by booking with First Car. First Car is the cheapest rental company available within the next few months. Renting a car in Cape Town can cost you on average C$ 1,945 a month or C$ 65 a day. For extended stays in a location, this option will usually save you the most.

How much is a car rental in Cape Town for a weekend?

C$ 53 is, on average, how much a car rental costs for the weekend in Cape Town. To save money, consider booking a Economy car rental, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car rental in March, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as C$ 54 per day.

What car do most people rent in Cape Town?

The most popular car to rent while in Cape Town is the Toyota Urban Cruiser, which is a Compact vehicle.

Van Rentals in Cape Town

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Cape Town van rentals.

Car type options available for Cape Town

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