Africa

Cheap Car Rentals in Africa

Same drop-off
Johannesburg, South Africa
Thu 2/2
Noon
Thu 2/9
Noon
We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

What are the car rental prices for popular cities in Africa?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in Africa

Price

$11 - $35

Out of all the popular cities in Africa, Casablanca is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $11/day. Renting a car in Casablanca is 69% cheaper than renting one in Zanzibar where the per day rate is around $35. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town ($12/day), Marrakech ($12/day), and Durban ($13/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Johannesburg should expect to spend around $13/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Africa is Johannesburg.

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

January

$32

February

$41

March

$40

April

$41

May

$36

June

$35

July

$40

August

$39

September

$34

October

$33

November

$31

December

$33

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Africa is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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 Africa

Small Cars

$25 - $36

All Car Types

$73 - $116

To rent a Small car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $31/day. December is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Africa (~$25/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~$36/day). In fact, December is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a Small car saves you 65% 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 Africa Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $59/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Africa (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$77/day). In fact, November is about 29% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in 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 Africa Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $99/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Africa (~$75/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$129/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a Large car is 12% more expensive. 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 car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $73/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Africa (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$88/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a SUV car saves you 16% 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 Africa SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $104/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Africa (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$132/day). In fact, February is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a Van car is 16% more expensive. 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 Pickup Truck car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $94/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in Africa (~$80/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$171/day). In fact, January is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a Pickup Truck car is 8% more expensive. 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 Luxury car in Africa, you would pay an average price of $157/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Africa (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$210/day). In fact, January is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Africa, renting a Luxury car is 44% more expensive. 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.

Chevrolet Spark$9/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Nissan Sentra$10/day
4
M
A/C
Nissan Sentra

Best Africa Car Rental Deals Found

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

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Africa?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $36/day when booking a rental car in Africa. The best deal a user found was for $19/day from Budget, booked on Jan. 22.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Africa?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Africa from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($15/day), Budget ($18/day), and Hertz ($25/day).

How much does it cost to rent a car in Africa for a week from 1First Car Rental?

Renting a car in Africa for a week can be a great option for travel. 1First Car Rental, the most popular car rental company for this area, offers rental cars for around $212/week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Africa for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 6% on a rental car in Africa. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 46 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Africa?

The length of time you can book a rental for is subject to the inventory of the supplier. When renting a vehicle from Africa it should be possible to rent a car for a whole month if needed.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Africa for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Africa can be found for about $910, with the average price for a rental being around $30 a day. Book with Budget, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 77% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Africa.

Best Car Rental Deals
We make it easy and fast to find and compare deals from 70,000+ rental locations and hundreds of agencies.
No Surprises
Prices shown to you will be completely in full, without any hidden charges or fees.
Free Cancellation
Plans change — we get it. And that’s why you can search and book rental cars on Cheapflights from agencies that offer free cancellation