South Africa car rentals

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10 Oct — 17 Oct
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Cheap car hire in South Africa

EconomyAED 86/day
CompactAED 84/day
IntermediateAED 111/day
People carrierAED 169/day
MiniAED 72/day
PremiumAED 306/day
Passenger vanAED 331/day
Pick-up truckAED 184/day
Compact SUVAED 167/day
Intermediate SUVAED 198/day
Standard SUVAED 346/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Africa

    47 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Africa

    43 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South Africa

    32 Locations

  • bidvest

    Bidvest car hire locations in South Africa

    30 Locations

  • 1firstcarrental

    1First Car Rental car hire locations in South Africa

    28 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Africa

    27 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in South Africa

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Africa

    26 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Africa

    24 Locations

  • tempest

    Tempest Car Hire car hire locations in South Africa

    24 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in South Africa

    22 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in South Africa

    17 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

AED 113/day

Good deal

AED 82/day

When to book a rental car in South Africa

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in South Africa

  • Navigating the wide South African road network means that you need to understand the different types of roads. The N-routes are national roads that connect large cities and often have tolls. If you take the N1 all the way from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you will drive 1,400 km (more than 850 miles). The R-routes are divided highways, while D-routes are local roads that vary in quality and may require a four-wheel drive to handle them.
  • If you are bringing your children to South Africa, you need to be aware that any child under the age of three or under 21 kg (about 45 lbs.) must be traveling in a car seat. Children over the age of three are required to wear a seatbelt. Before you leave the airport, you will need to restrain your child in the appropriate child seat, so it is recommended that you bring your own car seat or rent one from your car hire agency for around 192 ZAR (13 USD) per day.
  • If you are keen to cross the border in your rental car in South Africa, you must obtain permission from your car hire agency, and you will owe an additional fee. You may be allowed to cross over to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
  • If you need to park your rental car in South Africa, you will find a good choice of spaces in towns and cities, mainly multi-story car lots, along with others at shopping centers. There are also roadside parking spaces, which are metered and which often have attendants.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in South Africa for AED 82 or less
  • Book your rental car in South Africa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in South Africa are around 10% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in South Africa are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Africa

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.