Car Rentals in Johannesburg, Gauteng

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Sep 28 — Oct 5
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Rental cars insight and trends in Johannesburg

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What is the cheapest rental car agency in Johannesburg?

The cheapest rental cars in Johannesburg are generally found through First Car. When booking with First Car, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as $9/day. The average price to rent a car in Johannesburg is $13/day.

What car rental company in Johannesburg has the most locations?

Hertz has the most locations of any rental car company in Johannesburg, with 10 locations.

What car do most people rent in Johannesburg?

Renting the Toyota Urban Cruiser in Johannesburg is the most popular car rental among momondo users, followed by renting the Hyundai Venue. Our users have seen Toyota Urban Cruiser deals in Johannesburg for $40 per day on average, and as cheap as $19 per day. It’s an average of $33 per day to rent the Hyundai Venue in Johannesburg, though you may find prices as low as $24 per day.

Best deals found for Johannesburg, Gauteng car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Johannesburg, Gauteng
Economy$7/day
Compact$16/day
Intermediate$18/day
Minivan$22/day
Full-size SUV$53/day
Mini$7/day
Passenger van$32/day
Compact SUV$23/day
Intermediate SUV$30/day
Standard SUV$31/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Johannesburg car rentals

Africa has breath-taking tourist destinations. But one of the cities you would always want to set your eyes on is Johannesburg. It rapidly evolved from a safari layover to a pulsating hub for education, arts, and culture. It is popular for its history of reliable gold mining. The metropolis now hosts the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, South African National Museum of Military History, and the Market Theatre. With a well-developed network of highways in the metropolitan area, navigating and parking car rentals in Johannesburg is not a difficult undertaking. Notable roads include N1, N3, N12, N17, R21, M1, M2, and R59. You can opt to acquire an ordinary or an electric car rental from any of the over 100 car rental locations in Johannesburg.

While visiting, is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Johannesburg?

Finding a parking spot in Johannesburg’s central business district is straightforward. And you will find a secure spot for your small car or passenger van rental. Look out for private garages, parking lots, and on-street parking options. Parking is payable on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis. Although the city is walkable, it would be tasking to access everywhere on foot, particularly if you are on a short visit. A car will do, and you can choose between an economy car rental or a luxury car rental in Johannesburg. Your choice depends on your budget. You can also use car rentals in Johannesburg to access nearby destinations, such as Gold Reef City, Soweto slums, Mandela Museum, Lion & Safari Park, and Pretoria. Operating a private means of transport always comes with flexibility and peace of mind.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Johannesburg?

Most driving laws in Johannesburg, Gauteng, are similar to those of the UK since South Africa was a colony of England. Keep on the left when operating rental cars in Johannesburg and keep your eyes on the signposts that line the highways and streets. While you should obey traffic lines, do not stop for the red light when driving at night, and all roads are clear. Ensure that you always have your seatbelt buckled and avoid using your cell phone when on the road. Speeding up in urban areas or around schools and playgrounds is unlawful. Since these laws could change from time to time, always liaise with the transport and motor vehicle department for updates.

Will I need a special driver’s license or permit to drive a rental car in Johannesburg if I’m visiting from another country?

The minimum driving age in Johannesburg and, by extension, South Africa is 17 years. However, you will need a valid driving license. British nationals visiting South Africa can acquire and operate car rentals in Johannesburg using their British driver's license. Also, visitors whose foreign driver's licenses are in English can easily access and drive Johannesburg car rentals. But if you can still access a luxury or cheap car rental with a license printed in a language different from English as long you accompany it with an International Driver’s Permit. The IDP acts as a translation of your driver’s license.


Johannesburg, Gauteng car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Johannesburg that's right for you

Small Cars

$20 - $32

All Car Types

$73 - $99

The average price of a Small rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $27. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Johannesburg, South Africa is in December. The price is 26% lower than the rest of the year at just $20 per day. A Small rental is typically 68% less expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Johannesburg Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $56. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Johannesburg, South Africa is in November. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $42 per day. A Medium rental is typically 33% less expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Johannesburg Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $103. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Johannesburg, South Africa is in November. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just $78 per day. A Large rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $73. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Johannesburg, South Africa is in November. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just $58 per day. A SUV rental is typically 13% less expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Johannesburg SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $90. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Johannesburg, South Africa is in October. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just $60 per day. A Van rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Johannesburg Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Pickup Truck rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $91. The cheapest time to rent a Pickup Truck in Johannesburg, South Africa is in June. The price is 22% lower than the rest of the year at just $72 per day. A Pickup Truck rental is typically 10% more expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Johannesburg, South Africa is $143. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Johannesburg, South Africa is in October. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $119 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 43% more expensive than the average rental car in Johannesburg. The average price of a vehicle rental in Johannesburg can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Chevrolet Spark
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$7/day

5 Oct - 4 Nov
Chevrolet Spark
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

$7/day

5 Oct - 4 Nov
Hyundai i10

Johannesburg car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Johannesburg, Gauteng

Sixt

8.0
Very good
2 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Avis

6.0
Okay
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

4.0

Overall

4.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

5.9
Fair
21 reviews10 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

6.3

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.3

Value

6.1

Dollar

1 location

GREEN MOTION

4.6
Mediocre
2 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

4.6

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

4.6

Tempest Car Hire

2.0
Poor
2 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

3.3

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

Firefly

9 locations

keddy by Europcar

9 locations

Quick facts about car rentals in Johannesburg

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Johannesburg

Most Popular Agency

Europcar

Popular Car Types

Mini, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

$13

Most Popular Model

Toyota Urban Cruiser
The most popular Johannesburg car rental agency found on momondo this month is Europcar. Other top choices for car rental companies are First Car and GREEN MOTION
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Johannesburg in the past 72 hours: Mini, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Johannesburg is $13/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $27/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Johannesburg in the past 7 days is the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Our users also prefer the Class Mini Car as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Johannesburg

Nearby attractions:

Bruma Lake Flea Market8.5 mi
Gallagher Convention Centre11.2 mi
Nelson Mandela Square11.4 mi
Sandton Convention Centre11.5 mi
Ellis Park Stadion11.7 mi

Nearby attractions:

South African Lippizaner Centre8.2 mi
Gallagher Convention Centre13.4 mi
Sandton Convention Centre14.0 mi
Nelson Mandela Square14.1 mi
Constitution Hill18.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

South African Lippizaner Centre24.4 mi
Gallagher Convention Centre24.8 mi
Sandton Convention Centre33.0 mi
Nelson Mandela Square33.0 mi
Bruma Lake Flea Market37.0 mi

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Driving with a rental car in Johannesburg - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Johannesburg so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to rent a car in Johannesburg, South Africa in October?

Our data shows that for weekend car rental deals during October in Johannesburg, you can expect to pay around $40. A particularly good deal might be around $13, which is the lowest quote for Johannesburg we've seen so far. $49 is a normal deal for a week-long rental in Johannesburg, but for October it's not uncommon to see prices as low as $13, depending on your requirements.

Is there a fee to cancel my Johannesburg, South Africa car rental?

Rental cars in Johannesburg from popular agencies such as Woodford, Avis, and Hertz will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Johannesburg, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

What is the best type of car to rent in Johannesburg during October?

Renting a Standard car in Johannesburg during the month of October is what most travelers prefer. With temperatures averaging 64.4 °F and precipitation around 4.3″ during October, a Standard car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Renting a Standard in Johannesburg will cost you $32/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Johannesburg, South Africa?

If you are renting a vehicle in Johannesburg, then be aware that the current speed limit within city or town limits is 25 mph, unless otherwise posted. Suburban speed limits around Johannesburg will generally have a speed limit of 65 mph. If you are traveling on a highway in Johannesburg, then the speed limit is 75 mph.

What car rental company has the Nissan X-Trail in Johannesburg?

What is the weather like in Johannesburg, South Africa in September?

Those looking for a rental car in Johannesburg during the month of September should expect temperatures to be around 60.8 °F and should expect around 0.8″ of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Johannesburg similar to the rest of Gauteng?

The climate in Gauteng during September is usually 60.8 °F with an expected 1″ of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to rent a car and leave from Johannesburg on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Johannesburg?

Prices for cars in Johannesburg were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to hire a car in Johannesburg?

Among different countries, including Johannesburg, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Johannesburg?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when renting a car in Johannesburg. If the license is written in a different language from the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual rental company you're booking with.


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Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Johannesburg?

You should use momondo to book a car rental in Johannesburg because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car rental prices and policies from thousands of car rental websites.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Johannesburg?

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car rental in Johannesburg easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Johannesburg with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car rental deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car rental searches on momondo including those for cars in Johannesburg.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Johannesburg on momondo?

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for rental cars in Johannesburg on momondo.

Can I find a car rental in Johannesburg which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, rental cars in Johannesburg with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

Can I search for rental cars in Johannesburg with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on rental cars in Johannesburg on momondo.


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