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Car Hire in South Africa

Compare prices on economy, luxury and family car hire in South Africa

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Cape Town

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Mr R. Pilkington said
"Flexible, straight forward and good value"


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"Excellent service, value for money!"


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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of cars can I hire in South Africa?

You can book several different types of hire car in South Africa through Rentalcars.com, depending on your needs. Whether you want to cruise around Cape Town in a practical but fun Group B car like the Ford Fiesta, or head off the beaten track in a rugged 4x4, we will find the right car for you. We compare cars from the top rental companies in South Africa to bring you the most competitive prices on the market. On our website you can also filter search results to show only those cars you are interested in booking.

Can I drive a hire car from South Africa into neighbouring countries?

Many car hire companies do not allow cross-border travel from South Africa to such countries as Zimbabwe or Namibia. If you are visiting these countries and want to travel around by car, we suggest getting there by other means, such as via coach or plane, and then renting a separate hire car for the duration of your stay. Managing multiple bookings is easy on our site.

How can you help me compare care hire in South Africa?

Rentalcars.com is the biggest online car rental service in the world. We give you all the information you need to compare car hire from Avis, Budget and Hertz, and all other major car hire companies in South Africa. Just tell us where you are visiting, and we will find you the cheapest car hire deals on the market.

A good decision is based on more than just price, so we also give you information on other aspects of the rental, such as fuel policies, ratings, location, and much more.

Which car hire company should I use in South Africa?

You don’t have to try every company in South Africa to find out which one is right for you.

There’s so much information on our site, and three ways you can use it to home in on the ideal car. Make sure you check out the:

- Filters. Tick a box or two and we’ll only show you cars of a certain size, from specific companies, with a particular fuel policy, etc.

- Details. Next to every car, you’ll see a whole load of useful information, along with a link to the terms and conditions..

- Reviews & ratings. That rating out of ten next to each car gives you a huge insight into what it’s like to hire from that particular company. Just click on the rating to see how customers rate the company’s performance in seven important areas – and read some reviews that tell you more about their good points and bad points.

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