South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Feb — 10 Feb
Same drop-off
Johannesburg, South Africa
Fri 3/2
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Fri 10/2
Noon
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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

Price

C$ 17 - C$ 77

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 Hoedspruit where the per day rate is around C$ 77. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Johannesburg (C$ 23/day), Durban (C$ 23/day), and Port Elizabeth (C$ 31/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Johannesburg should expect to spend around C$ 23/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South Africa is Johannesburg.

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

January

C$ 42

February

C$ 54

March

C$ 53

April

C$ 54

May

C$ 48

June

C$ 46

July

C$ 53

August

C$ 52

September

C$ 45

October

C$ 44

November

C$ 41

December

C$ 44

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is November. 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.

Popular Car Types in South Africa

At C$ 19/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for rental in South Africa in the past week. Out of 24 car rental agencies operating in South Africa, there are, in total, 983 rental locations. View below for 3 offered car types:

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Small Cars

C$ 28 - C$ 59

All Car Types

C$ 63 - C$ 138

To rent a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 43/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Africa (~C$ 28/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 59/day). In fact, December is about 35% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Small car saves you 52% 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 South Africa Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 70/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Africa (~C$ 40/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 129/day). In fact, January is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Medium car saves you 20% 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 South Africa Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 106/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Africa (~C$ 64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 166/day). In fact, October is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Large car is 17% 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 82/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Africa (~C$ 61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 104/day). In fact, October is about 26% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a SUV car saves you 7% 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 South Africa SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 102/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Africa (~C$ 60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 207/day). In fact, October is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Van car is 14% 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 Luxury car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of C$ 146/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Africa (~C$ 107/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 278/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Luxury car is 40% 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.

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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), Budget (9.8 rating) and Europcar (9.2 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 GREEN MOTION , and with prices around C$ 30/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from GREEN MOTION is ECONOMY, which starts as low as C$ 18/day.

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

At C$ 27/day, the cheapest car rental price in South Africa was found in Johannesburg. On average, East London has the cheapest daily rental car price (C$ 39/day), which is 22% 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.

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