South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
14 Jul — 21 Jul
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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What are the car hire rental for popular cities in South Africa?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South Africa


C$ 17 - C$ 79

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, Cape Town is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 17/day. Renting a car in Cape Town is 78% cheaper than renting one in George where the per day rate is around C$ 79. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Durban (C$ 22/day), Johannesburg (C$ 22/day), and Port Elizabeth (C$ 29/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Cape Town should expect to spend around C$ 17/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Cape Town.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Africa?


C$ 44


C$ 53


C$ 52


C$ 53


C$ 46


C$ 44


C$ 40


C$ 37


C$ 39


C$ 41


C$ 44


C$ 49

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is August. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. 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.

Best South Africa Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in South Africa recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Thrifty (10.0 rating) and Europcar (10.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in South Africa.

What is the most popular car rental provider in South Africa?

When renting a car in South Africa, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is 1First Car Rental, and with prices around C$ 58/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from 1First Car Rental is ECONOMY, which starts as low as C$ 35/day.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in South Africa?

At C$ 19/day, the cheapest car rental price in South Africa was found in Durban. On average, Durban has the cheapest daily rental car price (C$ 31/day), which is 43% below average price for cities in South Africa.

What side of the road do you drive on in South Africa?

Cars travel on the left side of the road in South Africa.

Small Car Rentals in South Africa

Search more South Africa car rental deals like the ones below from popular area providers and save on gas mileage.