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Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa from RM 63

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in South Africa with a pick-up date of 29/7 and drop-off date of 30/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Driver's age: 26-65
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South Africa car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in South Africa. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Most common car type

Intermediate

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in South Africa and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

January

RM 126

February

RM 149

March

RM 149

April

RM 149

May

RM 149

June

RM 149

July

RM 135

August

RM 131

September

RM 121

October

RM 121

November

RM 121

December

RM 131

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South Africa is September. 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.

Compare available car types for rental in South Africa

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South Africa to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Small cars

RM 106 - RM 509

All Car Types

RM 106 - RM 509

To rent a small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 168/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South Africa (~RM 106/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~RM 509/day). In fact, May is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a small car saves you 32% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 167/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South Africa (~RM 130/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 307/day). In fact, July is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a medium car saves you 32% 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 medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 228/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South Africa (~RM 147/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 653/day). In fact, August is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a large car saves you 8% 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.

To rent a SUV in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 189/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South Africa (~RM 85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 569/day). In fact, August is about 56% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a SUV saves you 24% 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in South Africa, you would pay an average price of RM 199/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a van in South Africa (~RM 164/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 511/day). In fact, September is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a van saves you 20% 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 van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Hyundai i20RM 113/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Proton PersonaRM 120/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Persona
Proton SagaRM 123/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga

Top rental agencies in South Africa

Explore the leading car rental agencies in South Africa known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in South Africa. Reviews were last updated on 22 July 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top rental car agencies serving South Africa, including those serving the Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town area. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in South Africa, including locations around Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

keddy by Europcar

135 locations

Bluu

113 locations

Avis

108 locations

Bidvest

100 locations

Budget

99 locations

Europcar

78 locations

Sunnycars

75 locations

1First Car Rental

73 locations

Best South Africa car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South Africa. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in South Africa with an average daily rate of RM 247. Data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car rentals in South Africa, including locations near Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Hyundai i20RM 113/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Proton PersonaRM 120/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Persona
Proton SagaRM 123/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South Africa, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 July 2024.
  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in South Africa?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10.0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10.0 rating) and Alamo (9.6 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 Alamo. With prices on ECONOMY starting at RM 115/day about 87% more people book with Alamo than other companies in the country.

  • 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.

Small car rentals in South Africa

Find small car rental deals in South Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car rentals in South Africa cost an average of RM 147 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
Perodua AxiaRM 63/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Axia
Perodua AxiaRM 65/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Axia
Perodua MyviRM 69/day
2
M
A/C
Perodua Myvi

Van rentals in South Africa

Find people carrier rental deals in South Africa from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier rentals in South Africa cost an average of RM 249 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 July 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for van rentals within the South Africa area, including pickup locations near Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. To provide you with as many options as possible, we're constantly replacing these deals with new ones so be sure to check back soon.
Toyota InnovaRM 167/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Innova
Toyota InnovaRM 172/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Innova
Proton ExoraRM 176/day
5
M
A/C
Proton Exora

Car rentals by fuel type in South Africa

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South Africa. Deals were last updated on 22 July 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South Africa. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

RM 146+

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