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First in South Africa

Find great prices with First in South Africa, see customer ratings - and book online, quickly and easily

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Rental location must be specified
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Driver aged between 30 – 65?
Driver has a valid driving licence issued by The People's Republic of China (Mainland)
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Why use First Car Rental?

  • Dropping a car off with First Car Rental in South Africa is quick and easy
  • People are impressed by how clean the First Car Rental cars are in South Africa
  • Our customers said First Car Rental in South Africa is easy to find

Ratings for First in South Africa


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the First Car Rental rental desk or representative


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Reviews of First in South Africa

Real customer reviews

Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if First Car Rental is the right company for you.

Anonymous Cape Town Airport 21 March 2020
Ease of hiring, booking and dropping off. No red tape with good simplified admin procedures. Upon collecting the vehicle, the minor scratches etc were not documented in detail and there was no passenger carpet mat. This was not Identified until days later. Thankfully none of this was debited against us.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 19 March 2020
Good car and helpful staff Had to change car due to a fault. I had to return car to airport and pick up new one. They would not bring replacement car to me.
Anonymous Durban Airport 15 March 2020
No issues at all. Had to purchase coolant to top level up. Otherwise, no issues at all.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 15 March 2020
Great service Nothing
Anonymous Durban Airport 13 March 2020
Location relative to arrivals terminal Staff friendly Quick hand back queue and lengthy process
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 11 March 2020
I had no problem with the car. Everything ok. The first car had a lot of dents and the back door (boot) would not close (electric). We then got a other car.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 11 March 2020
Every thing was perfect The car was not ready, we have to wait about 1 hour.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 11 March 2020
Difficult to refuel the rental car before returning at the airport drop off area.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 09 March 2020
Very helpful & friendly staff Nothing I can think of
Anonymous Port Elizabeth Airport 08 March 2020
Excellent service and helpful and friendly staff. No bad to say.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 29 February 2020
Best price for this class in the market. Also liked unlimited km's for a long pediod of rental I needed a car with a large boot capacity, instead received a car with a small boot. Me and my family was on holiday, so large boot capacity was very important
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 28 February 2020
Friendly staff
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 27 February 2020
The service was excellent as well as the deposed was reasonable n/a
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 25 February 2020
The whole experience was hassle free.xx
Anonymous George Airport 24 February 2020
The car was very economical The car lacked power and, being so light, was easily buffeted by winds
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 23 February 2020
Staff were very friendly and helpful. Car was very reliable and the right size for our purposes. Car was slightly underpowered for hills and we missed electronic central locking! Boot also requires use of the key each time.
Anonymous Rondebosch Downtown 21 February 2020
Staff very helpful and friendly Difficult to find premises as tucked away around the corner
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 20 February 2020
Super service all very easy No dislikes
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 19 February 2020
Time effectiveness, no hassles
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 18 February 2020
I am beyond satisfied with the company as we as the friendlines of the staff. Thank you so much. Nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 13 February 2020
VERY ECONOMIC CAR MISS SOME OPTIONS .central locks and electric windows
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 10 February 2020
Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 04 February 2020
Car was old no power not a nice car at all
Anonymous Pretoria - Menlyn 02 February 2020
Friendly efficient staff First car was in a poor condition - got this exchanged after 2 days for a better one
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 29 January 2020
It all went as it should. No holdups, no issues. Not applicable
Anonymous Port Elizabeth Airport 28 January 2020
Easy online process, competitive price friendly staff Nil
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 27 January 2020
The car was ready and the pick up of the car went very smoothly. It was also and advantage to have a car with bluetooth connection enabling to connect my smartphone. Also perfect service on the drop off, which went very efficiently. Nothing.
Anonymous Kimberley Downtown 22 January 2020
Excellent, everything went accordingly. Definitely will come back for the service
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 22 January 2020
Excellent service
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 20 January 2020
Convienient place friendly staff. Had problem with alarm but in a few minuets it was professionally sorted The clutch was hard to get used to, very late with 1st gear!
Anonymous Mthatha Airport 15 January 2020
Everything was perfect Nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 14 January 2020
Steering wheel was skew on the Johannesburg rental. Car was gutless and very budget. Toyota Corolla would have been better.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 14 January 2020
Ease of taking the car out at the rental desk in the first place. Love the screen they use where you can see what they're doing and fill in where necessary. All friendly staff and pleasant process overall.
Anonymous Durban Airport 13 January 2020
Quick service Not applicable
Anonymous George Airport 13 January 2020
Clean and comfortable
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 09 January 2020
Great value and the staff were so friendly and helpful .
Anonymous Durban Airport 05 January 2020
Quick pick up and drop off time and car in very good condition. I have used in the past and will do so in future. I have already recommended it to friends and family. Always the best rates and service
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 05 January 2020
Every thing was so simple Yellow damage form not acutely completed by company inspector.
Anonymous George Airport 05 January 2020
Efficiency of staff at George airport!!! Nothing was a problem for them! Thank you
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 04 January 2020
Great staff at cpt airport friendly and helpful. In drop off at the branch staff offered a lift but when I said I would run she suggested a route and printed off. Great customer service
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 03 January 2020
Very clean and new car. Not convinced by their fuel policy, they said it had a full tank but the first bar went off the fuel gauge very quickly after driving.
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 03 January 2020
Staff were very friendly and helpful N/a
Anonymous Port Elizabeth Airport 28 December 2019
All good nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 26 December 2019
Very easy process. The car was pre-inspected without us and a scratch was not noted.
Anonymous Witbank Downtown 18 December 2019
The desk lady was friendly and advises well Nothing
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 15 December 2019
Service at Cape Town car hire Felt the car supplied was not as good as the Nissan Almera. We had a Suzuki dZire I think.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 11 December 2019
The car was what we wanted. Very spacious for the 4 passengers who used it.A very enjoyable drive for the 3 week hire we had. Excellent.Many thahks. We are back in February 2021 and would definately use First Car Rental again. There was nothing we didn't like regarding our hire car.
Anonymous Cape Town Airport 06 December 2019
I am very happy with the service provided. Many Thanks
Anonymous Cape Town Downtown - Loop Street 03 December 2019
Easy booking online and collection process Location on Google maps. The length of time it took to replace the original hatchback that did not accommodate luggage - despite booking a sedan, then getting a smaller car with no central locking-very old school.
Anonymous Johannesburg Airport 02 December 2019
Friendly staff was told that I could fill up at OR Tambo airport, the petrol station is not signposted. /i should have been told to fill up before I got there.
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