Cape Town is a popular South African city known as a multicultural melting pot. Hire a rental car to adventure along dramatic seaside cliffs, cruise through wine country and hike up to one of the natural wonders of the world.
Table Mountain is Cape Town’s iconic feature, visible from any point of the city. Drive to Table Mountain National Park for your chance to stand on the flat top and admire the 360 degree views. Check out Cape Point for bird-watching, hiking and cycling along the rugged coastline. Wander through Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood full of historic monuments and cobblestone streets among brightly-coloured houses. Soak in the sun at Clifton Beaches, grab a bite to eat and shop at the V&A Waterfront. You’ll want to spend days exploring this magnificent city and its coastline.
When you land at Cape Town International Airport, the quicker you can pick-up your car and explore South Africa, the better – and that’s where we come in. Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the world, so seeing it by road is the ideal way to travel. From the buzzing city itself to the stunning Table Mountain backdrop, it will truly take your breath away. So let our insider guide guarantee you a safe and fulfilling adventure.
Top rental brands – and cheapest prices
With hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, it’s no surprise that so many people keep coming back to us for their Cape Town car hire. We are an experienced rental company, offering a huge selection of brands and options. The greater choice you have, the easier it is to make a decision. The advantage to our massive search engine is that we don’t have any vested interest in the vehicle you choose. All of the big, trusted brands and names are here, with the cheapest option always displayed first.
In fact, on our home page we list numerous rental deals at Cape Town Airport - from Avis to Budget and Hertz. Whether that’s a people carrier or mini-van, or a simpler compact or economy option. You may have your own favourite hire company you wish to seek out. Just input your travel details and click the big yellow ‘search’ button. The filter options also allow you to find a specific size, fleet and even transmission.
What to do when you land at Cape Town Airport
Pre-booking your vehicle online with us means you can just collect your baggage and quickly collect your car – no fuss. Most of the larger rental firms have depots within the airport itself – you can check that on our search engine by directing your mouse over the little aeroplane icon. It will say ‘On Airport’ or ‘Shuttle’. Don’t dismiss the idea of using a transfer to your vehicle, as it can sometimes be more cost-effective.
The airport itself is located around 20km from the city centre and consists of an international and domestic terminal. It services major airlines, such as Virgin and many others. With a modern central plaza and central terminal building the airport is easy to navigate and is located (19km) around 20 minutes from the city centre.
Our car hire guarantee
Having arranged rentals for hundreds of thousands of customers around the world, we can offer experience and knowledge. Our specially trained customer service team are on call – 24 hours a day on weekdays, 12 hours a day on weekends – to help you with any issues you may have and answer your questions. We also offer free cancellations and free amendments for most vehicles, while our airport and car rental app (for iPhone and Android) is easy to use and allows you to book rental vehicles around the world, with up-to-the-minute pricing.
Also, if you find a cheaper deal for the same brand and time of travel on another website, we will beat it by a dollar and give you 25% off DriveEasy Excess Cover. Check our terms and conditions.
Handy tips for driving in Cape Town
Arriving in a new country isn’t always easy, so here’s a helping hand:
● Never leave your valuables on display in your car rental, although this is the case no matter what country you’re in.
● If you are planning to travel Africa extensively, plan your route so there are no nasty surprises. A GPS might be a worthy investment.
● Cellphone use is strictly prohibited when driving.
● Toll roads are found quite regularly, especially on the larger stretches of highway. Always double-check before setting off.
● The speed limit in residential areas is 60kph. On freeways it’s 120kph.
Everything’s covered for your rental… so go and explore
While we incorporate all the best car hire companies in one easy-to-use site, we also have a Frequently Asked Questions section and a two-minute video, which explains the process in more detail. But it literally takes just a couple of minutes. So, what are you waiting for…? Bon voyage.
From Cape Town, you can decide to head North to the beautiful country of Namibia where plenty of animals and arid landscapes are waiting for you to discover them. Another option is to drive along the coast to Port Elizabeth and Durban for stunning ocean views. Finally, you could head to Johannesburg and the world famous Kruger National Park.
Cape Town Activities - The ultimate African adventure
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