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Car hire Cape Town

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Car hire Cape Town

CompareCarHire.co.uk Cape Town is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Cape Town

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cape Town.
  • For example: Kia Picanto
    Mini class
    For example: Kia Picanto
  • Popular category
    For example: Suzuki Swift
    Economy class
    For example: Suzuki Swift
  • For example: Renault Sandero
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Sandero
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Toyota Corolla
    Standard class
    For example: Toyota Corolla
  • For example: Isuzu D-Max
    Full-size class
    For example: Isuzu D-Max
  • For example: Toyota Avanza
    Passenger van class
    For example: Toyota Avanza
  • For example: Volkswagen Golf GTI
    Sports car class
    For example: Volkswagen Golf GTI

Car rental companies in Cape Town

Below are the car rental companies in Cape Town with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Bidvest Car Rental
    8.4 (175)
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  • Avis
    8.4 (4856)
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  • Budget
    8.1 (8408)
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  • First Car
    8.1 (519)
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  • Hertz
    8.1 (5616)
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  • Sixt
    7.9 (2450)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.6 (2753)
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  • Europcar
    7.6 (6591)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    6.9 (3230)
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  • Thrifty
    6.8 (4421)
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Car rental companies in and around Cape Town

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Cape Town

Available locations in Cape Town:

Cape Town Airport
123 Strand Street
367 Main Rd

Location information for Cape Town

Car hire in Cape Town

Known as the ‘Mother City' of South Africa, Cape Town is an enchanting gem of a place. Its many pristine beaches, delicious food, stunning landscapes and warm and friendly people make it a prime holiday destination. Home to the iconic Table Mountain, it attracts many visitors all year round and never disappoints. The best way to embrace the culture of Cape Town is to have your own vehicle. You can compare cheap car hire in Cape Town online here today for the cheapest deals.

Why to visit

Majestic Table Mountain overlooks the whole of Cape Town and is where you can stare in awe at this vibrant city. Get a bird's eye view of the stunning coastal line or spot the famous dassie; a small, cute animal native to the mountain. Cape Town's luscious natural beauty means that there is an array of activities available, from shark diving to camping, ensuring there is never a dull moment. Cape Town car hire is a prime means to engross yourself in all that the sparkling city offers and enables you to explore more of the Western Cape including the beautiful Winelands and the famed Garden Route.


Getting around Cape Town is easy. There is a selection of public transport systems available in the heart of the city. You can check out rikkis, which are small taxi-like vehicles that can whisk you around. Car rental in Cape Town will enable to you to branch out and set off on a journey on notorious stretches of road which engulf an enigmatic landscape. Air entry is via the city's international airport.

What to see and do

With self-drive, head out of the city and witness why the Western Cape is famed as one of the most beautiful spots in the world. On the tip of Africa, the Western Cape is home to breathtaking views. Drive the majestic Garden Route, comprised of many wonderful towns and attractions, and stretching from Mossel Bay to Jeffries Bay. Take your time to stop off in these towns and learn why this route is so popular with tourists and locals alike.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    First Car

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • First Car
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Thrifty
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