Whether you’re planning to road trip across the Route 62 or curl the Cape Peninsula, a car rental service is the easiest, most enjoyable way to travel in and around the Mother City for both tourists and South Africans heading to Cape Town.
These are the best car rental services in Cape Town:
#1 Drive South Africa
Drive South Africa is a wonderful online vehicle resource, with a wide range of car and campervan rentals, 4×4 hires, chauffeurs and transfer services across Southern Africa. They operate across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
With over two decades’ worth of travel experience in Cape Town and Southern Africa, they’re well-equipped to assist with all your car rental needs, offering sound travel advice, driving tools, tips and info and of course, great vehicles too.
Note: There is limited availability from 13 December 2017 onwards, due to the high-demand of the Festive Season.
Contact: +27 (087) 806 7330
Address: Drive South Africa, Tygervalley Chambers One, 27 Willie van Schoor Avenue, Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape
#2 Fun Car Hire
Fun Car Hire, a family-run business, has been successfully going for the past twelve years and continues to grow organically. To date, they possess a fleet of over 50 cars, providing wonderful variety for travellers.
Offering a personal touch, Fun Car Hire has everything from cheapies, like Mazda Stings and Kia Picantos to automatic cars, like Jeep Cherokees and Mercs. All their cars are of the highest standard, and, just in case anything goes wrong on your journey, they also offer 24/7 roadside assistance. This adds a sense of safety and security to customer travels.
And with many happy, return customers, you can be sure to enjoy the highest quality service with this reliable, family car rental service.
Contact: +27 (073) 442 4273
Address: Fun Car Hire, 194 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
#3 Rentacheapie Car Hire
As one of the most preferred affordable car hire options in the Western Cape, Rentacheapie Car Hire is an excellent choice.
They offer over 350 vehicles, ranging from budget cars to 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers. They ensure great rates, 24/7 road assistance, vehicle cover – and passion for what they do.
Contact: +27 (021) 510 2808
Address: Rentacheapie Car Hire, 30 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, Western Cape
#4 Drive Africa
Whether you need short- or long-term car rentals in and around the Mother City, Drive Africa has you sorted. They are renowned for their hands-on, call-away service, and offer a wide fleet of cars, with everything from standard to luxury drives available.
They also cater to young drivers; long-term rental specials; as well as border-hopping to destinations such as: Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Victoria Falls and Lesotho.
Contact: +27 (021) 447 1144
Address: Drive Africa, 370 Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape
#5 First Car Rental
First Car Rental is an affordable and reliable car hire in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and other areas of the Western Cape.
So, whether you’re travelling for holiday or business, they have the right cars to provide for all your travel needs.
Contact: +27 (021) 934 7499
Address: First Car Rental, Cape Town, Western Cape
#6 ULF Car Rentals
Spread between Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg, ULF Car Rentals is an affordable, quality and long-term car rental company, which primarily operates from the very central Kloof Street, Cape Town.
And, as an added bonus to the wine lovers and explorers among us, they also offer cars to customers in both the Stellenbosch and Paarl winelands, while in Johannesburg they cater to corporate customers.
ULC cars are available for rental, two weeks or longer (with special rates included) and are suitable for interns, consultants, students, long-term tourists and expats too. Cars include quality Hyundai Atos Prime, i10 and classic (manual) VW Citi Golfs too.
Contact: +27 (072) 199 2925
Address: ULF Car Rentals, 116-118 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
#7 Thrifty Car Rental (Green Point)
With car rental branches nationwide, Thrifty Car Rental is one of the most well-priced, easily accessible car rental services in SA.
Thrifty Car Rental includes four different mileage options – whether you need to travel 100 kilometres per day or an unlimited distance – and even comes with optional trailer rentals too.
With outlets in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Cape Town International Airport, they are easy to find – and great to use!
Contact: +27 (086) 100 2111
Address: Thrifty Car Rental, Cape Town, Western Cape
#7 Star Car Rental
With some twenty years of superior service to their name, Star Car Rental is one of SA’s leading car rental options. Star Car Rental is based in all major parts of South Africa – including Cape Town, of course.
If you’re looking for quality service and a long-standing reputation, then turn to Star Car Rental for all your car rental needs.
Contact: +27 (021) 782 6665
Address: Star Car Rental, 35A 1st Crescent, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Western Cape
#8 AVIS Rent a Car
For those seeking premium car rentals, look no further than AVIS Rent a Car. Operating from the Cape Town International Airport, a number of Cape Town branches and the widespread Western Cape – they allow you to explore the beauty of the Cape in comfort and convenience.
Choose your top pick from a range of car options and specials!
Contact: +27 (021) 424 1177
Address: AVIS Rent a Car, 123 Strand Street, Chiappini Street, Cape Town, Western Cape
#9 Tempest Car Hire
Committed to low car rental rates, and catering to business or pleasure travel needs, Tempest has been offering some of “the best deals on rental wheels” since 1986.
With a fleet of over 3000 vehicles – with everything from economy vehicles to people carriers – Tempest is perfect for daily/weekend rentals, one-way hires and of course, long-term car rentals too.
They also offer great deals on GPS units to assist with easy navigation, as well as airport transport options.
Contact: +27 (021) 935 8650
Address: Tempest Car Hire, Cape Town, Western Cape
#10 Carisma Car & Bakkie Hire
This independently owned, family-run business has been offering good service and deals in the Mother City for over 15 years.
They have a diverse car and bakkie fleet, and are able to accommodate to all your car or bakkie hire needs.
For added convenience, interested customers can get a free quotation online.
Contact: +27 (021) 797 0066
Address: Carisma Car & Bakkie Hire, 48 Main Road, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape
#11 Xtreme Car Rental
Providing simple, straightforward car hires and rentals, Xtreme Car Rental is a great option, with branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.
They have fun, luxury and even budget ranges to choose from… Whatever type of car service you want, they can supply it!
Contact: +27 (021) 820 5500
Address: Xtreme Car Rental, 98 Bofors Cir, Epping, Cape Town, Western Cape
#12 Capital Car Hire
Leading car hire company, Capital Car Hire, offers cheap rentals in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg, as well as major SA airports.
They have great deals across the board, providing affordable car hire and luxurious vehicles both.
Contact: +27 (021) 935 0240
Address: Capital Car Hire, Cape Town, Western Cape
Established as one of SA’s top, global car rental companies, Europcar is always a good option to explore. They pride themselves on supplying word-class service in conjunction with reliable, comfortable and efficient car rental services.
Start your scenic journey in Cape Town (and the Western Cape) with Europcar and enjoy some great adventures or work trips – whatever you personally require…
Contact: +27 (021) 418 0670
Address: Europcar, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
#14 Hertz Rent A Car
With airport and normal car rental hire, Hertz Rent A Car is another well-known car rental provider. They can be found in all major SA cities, and have several branches in the Mother City.
Enjoy affordable and handy car rental services, when you choose your perfect package with Hertz.
Contact: +27 (021) 935 4800
Address: Hertz Rent A Car, Cape Town, Western Cape
#15 Smart Car Hire
If you’re a fan of Smart Cars, you’re going to love Smart Car Hire! With two-seater, convertible and four-seater options (suitable for a family of five), they make travelling around the Mother City easy.
Parking is stress-free and the Smart Car’s low fuel consumption helps keep your travel costs down.
So get your street-savy champion today and enjoy comfort, safety and trendiness, courtesy of Smart Car Hire…
Contact: +27 (021) 434 0403
Address: Smart Car Hire, Cape Town, Western Cape
These are the top car rental services in the Mother City – drive with them for memorable journeys and easy travels!