South Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
16 Dec — 23 Dec
Same drop-off
Cape Town, South Africa
Fri 16/12
Fri 23/12
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South Africa car rental prices in popular cities

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South Africa


RM 110 - RM 161

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South Africa?


RM 136


RM 171


RM 171


RM 175


RM 149


RM 149


RM 153


RM 153


RM 149


RM 140


RM 136


RM 171

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular Car Types in South Africa

In South Africa, there are 971 active rental locations from 24 car rental companies. Small is the cheapest car type to hire in South Africa in the past week - currently priced from RM 31/day. View deals for 3 car types available to hire in this destination:

Compare available car types for hire in South Africa

Small cars

RM 52 - RM 214

All Car Types

RM 52 - RM 441

To hire a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 95/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in South Africa (~RM 52/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~RM 214/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for hire in South Africa, hiring a Small car saves you 45% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South Africa Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Proton PersonaRM 31/day
Proton Persona

Best South Africa Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in South Africa recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, 1First Car Rental (10.0 rating), Budget (9.8 rating) and Woodford (8.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in South Africa.

What is the most popular car hire provider in South Africa?

The most popular car hire company at South Africa is 1First Car Rental. With prices on COMPACT starting at RM 142/day about 468% more people book with 1First Car Rental than other companies in the country.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in South Africa?

When visiting South Africa, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Cape Town where rental cars typically will cost around RM 110/day (31% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Cape Town for just RM 100/day.

What side of the road do you drive on in South Africa?

Cars in South Africa are to be driven on the left side of the road.

Luxury Car Rentals in South Africa

Arrive in style when you rent a luxury car in South Africa from the best car rental providers in the country.

Van Rentals in South Africa

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on holiday. Find deals like the ones below for South Africa van rentals.