Car Rental South Africa

South Africa Car Rentals

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Most popular cities to rent a car in South Africa

Compare car rental prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current Price Range
$23 - $31 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA East London 11% cheaper Car rentals in East London are usually the cheapest in South Africa at $23 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA Mbombela 23% more expensive Mbombela usually has the highest priced car rentals in South Africa with rentals averaging $31 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town 69% more users visited More momondo users search for car rentals in Cape Town than any other region in South Africa.

Rental car companies in South Africa

Below is a list of every nation-wide car rental agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
keddy by Europcar
95 locations
Cape Town $28/day
Johannesburg $44/day
Durban $27/day
Bidvest
94 locations
Johannesburg $32/day
Port Elizabeth $29/day
Cape Town $23/day
Budget
90 locations
Cape Town $18/day
Pretoria $17/day
Johannesburg $19/day
Skukuza $47/day
Avis
82 locations
Cape Town $21/day
Johannesburg $21/day
Pretoria $14/day
East London $33/day
Skukuza $56/day
Europcar
59 locations
Cape Town $30/day
Johannesburg $25/day
Pretoria $19/day
East London $26/day
George $50/day
Firefly
41 locations
Johannesburg $16/day
Cape Town $17/day
Sixt
41 locations
Johannesburg $43/day
Cape Town $39/day
Durban $43/day
Pretoria $37/day
George $48/day

Most popular types of rental cars

Below are the most popular car rental types in South Africa and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Cape Town

$21/day
Small

#1 Most popular

Port Elizabeth

$21/day
Small

#2 Most popular

Malelane

$24/day
Small

#3 Most popular

Sandton

$24/day
Small

#4 Most popular

East London

$27/day
Small

#5 Most popular

Johannesburg

$22/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Sandton

$41/day
SUV

#1 Most popular

Port Elizabeth

$51/day
SUV

#2 Most popular

Malelane

$47/day
SUV

#3 Most popular

Cape Town

$69/day
SUV

#4 Most popular

Johannesburg

$44/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Cape Town

$38/day
Medium

#1 Most popular

Port Elizabeth

$41/day
Medium

#2 Most popular

Malelane

$43/day
Medium

#3 Most popular

East London

$54/day
Medium

#4 Most popular

Johannesburg

$47/day
Large
Large

Best value

Cape Town

$52/day
Large

#1 Most popular

Port Elizabeth

$75/day
Large

#2 Most popular

Malelane

$67/day
Large

#3 Most popular

Kempton Park

$111/day
Van
Van

Best value

Cape Town

$53/day
Van

#1 Most popular

Port Elizabeth

$68/day
Van

#2 Most popular

Kempton Park

$60/day

Renting a car in South Africa

Before you book your car rental, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in South Africa

What is the cheapest rental car agency in South Africa?

At the moment, the cheapest car rental agency in South Africa is First Car, through whom users can find deals for as low as $11 per day. Users who book a rental car with First Car tend to find prices that are lower than the $32 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you rent for, and the type of rental car you choose.

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

According to our data, Hertz is the most popular rental car company in South Africa. In the past month, 35% of users selected Hertz for their rental car needs. 168 of our users have reviewed their experience with Hertz during their stay in South Africa, giving the agency an average review of 6.3 out of 10.

What car rental company in South Africa has the most locations?

With 95 locations across South Africa, keddy by Europcar has the most car rental centers out of any other rental agency. Johannesburg is one of the most popular cities to visit in South Africa, and you should have no trouble renting a car from one of keddy by Europcar’s 5 locations around the city.

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

Drivers in South Africa, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the left. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

How good are the roads in South Africa?

Out of 137 countries, South Africa ranked 34 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, South Africa scored 5 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

What is the drinking and driving limit in South Africa?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in South Africa is 0.05%. However, it’s important to check regional or local city laws because sometimes this limit might be different. The BAC in South Africa may also vary based on age, driving experience, and whether or not you are driving a commercial vehicle. If you are younger than 18, which is the legal drinking age in South Africa, then you may face strict penalties if you are caught drinking and driving. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to drink and drive no matter how old you are.

What is the most popular type of rental car in South Africa?

19% of momondo users preferred to rent a Compact when visiting South Africa, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although rental car prices in South Africa will vary by city and rental agency, you can expect to pay an average of $21 per day for a Compact.

How much does gasoline cost in South Africa?

The average price of gasoline in South Africa is $3.33 per gallon as of last week. If you’re looking to rent a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of $1.29 per gallon. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about gas prices, which tend to be around $8.56 per gallon as of last week.

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