Car rental at the Cape Town Airport
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At the Cape Town Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 13 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Kia Picanto
15 Days from 25.10 - 08.11.2024
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from 14 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Volkswagen Polo
15 Days from 25.10 - 08.11.2024
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from 21 $ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

e.g. Suzuki S-Presso
15 Days from 25.10 - 08.11.2024
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Rent a Car at the Cape Town Airport

Have you planned a car rental round trip to Cape Town this summer? Travel even more independently and compare prices for rental cars online on Driveboo. This will make your summer vacation an unforgettable experience. Due to the year-round warm climate, the summer temperatures differ only slightly from those in Europe. Pick up your rental car directly at Cape Town Airport.

New road regulations in Cape Town starting in 2022: The City of Cape Town has adopted new road regulations that allow authorities in the city to immediately impound vehicles for violations. 

Vehicle impoundment is currently only allowed under very specific and limited circumstances:

  • Reckless or negligent driving.
  • If you are determined to be unfit to drive.
  • Failure to properly display one or both license plates.
  • Driving without a license or with a license sticker that has been expired for more than 90 days.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Participating in unauthorized racing or speed testing or racing activities that create a traffic hazard. 

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Cape Town Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Cape Town Airport?

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A cheap rental car is available from as little as 85 $ per week. We compare the prices of all reputable car rental companies and show you the best offer.

Particularly popular are small cars for the city, which you can rent from 85 $ per week or pick-ups and SUVs with all-wheel drive from 114 $ per week, if you will be traveling a lot in national parks. If you are traveling to Cape Town with the whole family, a family car is also suitable, which you can rent from 208 $ per week.

If you only need a rental car for one day, you can rent it for as low as 13 $ per day.

What do I have to consider with the rental car in South Africa?

  • Please note that in South Africa you have to drive on the left side of the road, and you have to wear a seat belt.
  • Always keep to the blood alcohol limit of 0.5 per mille and to the maximum speeds of 60 km/h in the city, 100 km/h outside the city and 120 km/h on highways. High fines are imposed for violations of the rules.
  • Some sections of highways and country roads are subject to tolls. The fees vary depending on the region and distance.
  • Always drive carefully and with foresight when driving a rental car. It is not uncommon to encounter packed trucks or animals on the road.
  • If you want to take turns driving the rental car on a longer trip, you can specify an additional driver on site. In some offers an additional driver is already included in the rental price.

Can I book a rental car without excess at Cape Town Airport?


A rental car without excess is already available from 19 $ per day. In the event of damage, no further costs will be incurred. Simply check the box "Without excess" in the search mask.

If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors and off-road, glass, tire and underbody insurance is also recommended. In any case, read through the rental conditions whether driving on off-road roads is allowed with the rental car.

Can I receive the rental car in Cape Town also at the hotel?


If you want hotel delivery, look for an offer near your hotel or place of stay, because airport stations rarely offer delivery of the rental car. Check the rental conditions under the keyword "delivery" to see if this service is available. Here you will also find all the information on what costs are associated with the service of delivery.

If delivery is offered, please indicate the name and address of your hotel in the field "Message to our service team". As soon as there is feedback from the rental company, you will be informed by our service team, and you will receive the new voucher with the information of the delivery.

Which extras are included in the price for the rental car at Cape Town Airport?


Extras and inclusive services such as a navigation device, an additional driver or unlimited kilometers are already included in the rental price, depending on the offer. Additional extras such as a child seat you can specify when booking in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team". The applicable fees for this can be found in the rental terms and conditions and are usually payable upon acceptance of the rental car on site. In addition, the price for the rental car always includes liability insurance.

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