Car Hire in South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Aug — 26 Aug
Same drop-off
Johannesburg, South Africa
Fri 19/8
Noon
Fri 26/8
Noon
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Best deals found for South Africa car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in South Africa
Holden Commodore
or similar Premium
Up to 5 passengers

$89/day

14 Oct - 26 Oct
Holden Commodore
Mazda Mazda6
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$35/day

7 Oct - 19 Oct
Mazda Mazda6
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$27/day

6 Oct - 18 Oct
Suzuki Swift
Mitsubishi ASX
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

$62/day

2 Oct - 21 Oct
Mitsubishi ASX
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

25 Sep - 15 Oct
Hyundai i30
Mazda Mazda6
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

$41/day

25 Sep - 15 Oct
Mazda Mazda6
Suzuki Swift
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

$33/day

14 Oct - 26 Oct
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Highlander
or similar Full-size SUV
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

$88/day

25 Sep - 15 Oct
Toyota Highlander
Hyundai H-1
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

$136/day

7 Oct - 19 Oct
Hyundai H-1

South Africa car rental deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in South Africa that's right for you

Small cars

$19 - $83

All Car Types

$23 - $141

The average price of a Small hire in South Africa is $45. The cheapest time to hire a Small in South Africa is in February. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just $19 per day. A Small rental is typically 40% less expensive than the average car rental in South Africa. The average price of a car hire in South Africa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Africa Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in South Africa is $67. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in South Africa is in February. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just $38 per day. A Medium rental is typically 11% less expensive than the average car rental in South Africa. The average price of a car hire in South Africa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Africa Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in South Africa is $94. The cheapest time to hire a Large in South Africa is in July. The price is 51% lower than the rest of the year at just $47 per day. A Large rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average car rental in South Africa. The average price of a car hire in South Africa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Africa Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in South Africa is $85. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in South Africa is in October. The price is 23% lower than the rest of the year at just $66 per day. A SUV rental is typically 12% more expensive than the average car rental in South Africa. The average price of a car hire in South Africa can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for South Africa SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

$5/day

25 Sep - 15 Oct
Hyundai i30

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in South Africa

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre1278.6 km

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre17.4 km

Nearby attractions:

Cape Town International Convention Centre1289.6 km

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Car hire in South Africa

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in South Africa so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Tempest Car Hire tends to have the cheapest cars for hire in South Africa. Users can often find prices for as low as $20/day when booking through Tempest Car Hire. You are more likely to find car rental deals through Tempest Car Hire for less than the average national price of $60/day. These prices may be different depending on the type of car you hire and the city you hire it in.

1First Car Rental is the most popular car hire company in South Africa with 42% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. 1First Car Rental also has 1 reviewand a score of 10.0 out of 10, making this car rental agency a popular choice among travellers.

keddy by Europcar is the car hire company in South Africa that currently has the most locations. With 109 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Johannesburg is one of the most popular cities to visit in South Africa, and you should have no trouble hiring a car from one of keddy by Europcar’s 7 locations around the city.

In South Africa, drivers are required to drive on the left at all times. Not doing so can result in traffic violation tickets.

According to 2019 data, South Africa ranks 34 in the world for road quality. The country has a road quality score of 5 out of 7, where 7 is the highest possible score. Keep in mind that weather and construction can also affect road conditions during your visit.

0.05% is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in South Africa. Both residents and visitors of South Africa can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount. Be aware that 18 is the legal drinking age in South Africa, and there are strict laws that prohibit drivers under this age from drink driving.

Travellers to South Africa usually opt to hire a Economy as their car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 17% of our users rented a Economy for their trip to South Africa at an average cost of $34 per day.

Last week, the price of petrol in South Africa was $2.50 per litre on average. This is subject to change based the city you visit, time of year, and the country’s current economy. If you change your mind about hiring a car in South Africa, Algeria has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at $0.50 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at $4.64 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.


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Why use momondo?

You should use momondo to book a car hire in South Africa because it could save you time and money. momondo fetches and allows you to compare car hire prices and policies from thousands of car hire websites.

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in South Africa by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in South Africa offering free cancellation.

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in South Africa with fair fuel policies.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in South Africa.

Yes, momondo is capable of showing unlimited mileage car hire options in South Africa.


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