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Car Hire in Johannesburg

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Popular car groups in Johannesburg

Small, practical and easy to park, economy cars are ideal for driving through busy city streets. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus - 5Seats

    Ford Focus

    5 2
  • Fiat Panda - 4Seats

    Fiat Panda

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 - 4Seats

    Fiat 500

    4 2
  • Ford Fiesta - 5Seats

    Ford Fiesta

    5 1 1

Going off the beaten track? Enjoy your adventure in a rugged 4x4 or SUV. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota RAV4 - 5Seats

    Toyota RAV4

    5 3
  • Ford Escape - 5Seats

    Ford Escape

    5 3
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - 5Seats

    Jeep Grand Cherokee

    5 3
  • Opel Mokka - 5Seats

    Opel Mokka

    5 3

Standard cars are big and comfortable – perfect for family holidays and long-distance driving. Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Toyota Corolla - 5Seats

    Toyota Corolla

    5 2 1
  • Audi A3 - 5Seats

    Audi A3

    5 2 1
  • Hyundai Elantra - 5Seats

    Hyundai Elantra

    5 2 1
  • Ford Mondeo - 5Seats

    Ford Mondeo

    5 2 1

Travelling with a large group? We offer a wide range of 7, 9 and 12-seat people carriers and minivans. Here are some examples:

  • Dodge Grand Caravan - 7Seats

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    7 4
  • Volkswagen Touran - 5/7Seats

    Volkswagen Touran

    5/7 2/4
  • Opel Zafira - 5/7Seats

    Opel Zafira

    5/7 2/4
  • Ford Galaxy - 7Seats

    Ford Galaxy

    7 4

Estate cars have plenty of room for both people and luggage. Perfect for family holidays.  Check out these examples and compare prices:

  • Ford Focus Estate - 5Seats

    Ford Focus Estate

    5 3
  • Opel Astra Estate - 5Seats

    Opel Astra Estate

    5 3
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate - 5Seats

    Volkswagen Golf Estate

    5 3
  • Skoda Octavia Estate - 5Seats

    Skoda Octavia Estate

    5 3

Find the ideal convertible car for you - get a great car at a great price. Here are some examples:

  • Ford Mustang Convertible - 4Seats

    Ford Mustang Convertible

    4 2
  • Chrysler Sebring Cabrio - 4Seats

    Chrysler Sebring Cabrio

    4 2
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio - 4Seats

    Fiat 500 Cabrio

    4 2
  • Audi A3 cabrio - 4Seats

    Audi A3 cabrio

    4 2

Arrive at your destination in comfort and luxury – in a classy executive car. Here are some examples:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    5 2 1
  • Chrysler 300 - 5Seats

    Chrysler 300

    5 2 1
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class - 5Seats

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    5 2 1
  • Nissan Maxima - 5Seats

    Nissan Maxima

    5 2 1

Top 3 locations in Johannesburg

Johannesburg Airport

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Sandton Downtown

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Sandton - Gautrain

ZA South Africa

Why rent a car in Johannesburg with Rentalcars.com?

In a matter of seconds, we compare prices from all the major rental companies in Johannesburg, making the process of finding the right car at the right price simple and stress-free. However, we are more than just a comparison site — we are an end-to-end service, and we negotiate with car hire brands directly to bring you exclusive prices on a range of cars. From compact cars to luxury vehicles, you will find a great choice on our site; you can even filter the results to quickly find the car best-suited to your needs.

Top Tips

  • Driving in Johannesburg is relatively safe. The best way to avoid any problems is to keep your windows up and ensure your doors are locked.
  • As a general rule, it is always advisable to park in a multi-storey or shopping centre car park. Most of these are likely to be barrier-entry and will have security staff on duty.
  • Any valid driver’s licence is accepted in South Africa, providing it displays the photograph and signature of the holder, and is printed or authenticated in English.

Which companies offer best value in Johannesburg?

Knowing which brands offer the best rental experience can be tough, so we show reviews and ratings from previous customers next to each listing — that way, you get honest, impartial advice that will assist your decision when choosing who to rent with. You can also avoid hidden fuel costs by booking a car with a full-to-full fuel policy (just remember to refill the tank before you drop the car off).

Avis car hire

8.31143/10

Keddy By Europcar car hire

8.26667/10

Budget car hire

8.15676/10

Bidvest car hire

7.96047/10

Tempest car hire

7.87778/10

Day trips from Johannesburg

The Apartheid Museum: Located around 8km south-west of the city centre off the M1 freeway, the Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression. Providing a chilling insight into the apartheid system, the museum is invaluable in explaining the inequalities and tensions that still exist today. Visiting the centre can be an overwhelming yet uplifting experience, and is a must-see for anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding of South Africa’s past.

The Orlando Towers: The Orlando Towers offer the ultimate experience for thrill-seekers. Situated in Soweto, around thirty minutes by car from the centre of Johannesburg, the 33-storey towers of a former power station are used for extreme sports — such as bungee jumping, abseiling and zip line pendulum swinging.

Big Cat Experience: Less than one hour’s drive from Johannesburg, this popular tourist attraction offers visitors the opportunity to witness the largest of all feline predators. With Clouded Leopards, Black Leopards, Jaguars, Panthers, White Tigers and Lions, this is a truly wild experience that you will never forget.

Car Hire in Johannesburg

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