Car hire South Africa

South Africa Car Hire

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Most popular cities to hire a car in South Africa

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
£17 - £23 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA East London 10% cheaper Car hire in East London is usually the cheapest in South Africa at £17 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA Mbombela 23% more expensive Mbombela usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in South Africa, with rentals averaging £23 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN SOUTH AFRICA Cape Town 69% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Cape Town than any other region in South Africa.

Car hire companies in South Africa

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire 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 £27/day
Johannesburg £28/day
Durban £31/day
Bidvest
94 locations
Johannesburg £14/day
Port Elizabeth £26/day
Cape Town £14/day
Budget
90 locations
Cape Town £13/day
East London £11/day
Johannesburg £12/day
Skukuza £39/day
Avis
82 locations
Cape Town £14/day
Johannesburg £14/day
East London £11/day
Skukuza £41/day
Europcar
59 locations
Cape Town £21/day
Johannesburg £17/day
East London £34/day
1First Car Rental
54 locations
Johannesburg £8/day
Cape Town £8/day
Durban £7/day
Firefly
41 locations
Johannesburg £10/day
Cape Town £9/day
East London £35/day
Sixt
41 locations
Johannesburg £26/day
Cape Town £26/day
Durban £30/day

Most popular car hire types

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

Best value

Port Elizabeth

£14/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Ballito

£15/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

East London

£15/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Cape Town

£17/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Sandton

£21/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Richards Bay

£24/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Port Elizabeth

£30/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

East London

£28/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Cape Town

£32/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Phalaborwa

£35/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Durban

£30/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Johannesburg

£22/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Port Elizabeth

£35/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Phalaborwa

£39/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Cape Town

£45/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

East London

£33/day
Large
Large

Best value

East London

£39/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Port Elizabeth

£45/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Cape Town

£49/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Phalaborwa

£40/day
Large

No. 4 most popular

Johannesburg

£48/day
Van
Van

Best value

Port Elizabeth

£39/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

East London

£49/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Phalaborwa

£46/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

Cape Town

£51/day
Van

No. 4 most popular

Johannesburg

£88/day

Hiring a car in South Africa

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

What is the cheapest car hire agency in South Africa?

1First Car Rental is the most affordable car hire agency in South Africa, with prices found for as low as £8 per day in some areas of the country. Comparatively, the average price to rent a car in South Africa is £20 per day.

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

According to our data, Hertz is the most popular car hire company in South Africa. In the past month, 16% 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 hire company in South Africa has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most car hire locations across South Africa. The company has 95 locations, many of which can be found in airports and city centres. keddy by Europcar tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across South Africa. Johannesburg, for example, has 5 keddy by Europcar locations.

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

People drive on the left in South Africa. If you are travelling to South Africa from a country that drives on the opposite side of the road, then this may take some getting used to, especially if you intend to hire a car during your stay.

How good are the roads in South Africa?

South Africa has a road quality score of 5 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts South Africa at 34 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within South Africa that the road quality will vary.

What is the drink driving limit in South Africa?

The drinking and driving limit in South Africa is 2.38 mg/l. Regions and cities within South Africa might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your car hire. Note that the legal drinking age in South Africa is 18. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

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

The most popular type of car to hire in South Africa is a Economy. 17% of our users also chose this type of car for their travels to South Africa. If a Economy fits your needs during your stay, then you can expect to pay around £10 per day for your rental. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on what city you visit and what car hire company you choose.

How much does petrol cost in South Africa?

On average, you can expect to pay £0.70 per litre for petrol in South Africa. Keep in mind that this is last week’s national average price and petrol prices may vary across the country. If you change your mind about hiring a car in South Africa, Kuwait has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at £0.26 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at £1.70 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.

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