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Cheap Car Rentals in South Africa

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

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

Price

$10 - $22

Out of all the popular cities in South Africa, East London is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $10/day. Renting a car in East London is 55% cheaper than renting one in Pretoria where the per day rate is around $22. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South Africa to get a rental car in are: Cape Town ($12/day), George ($12/day), and Richards Bay ($12/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 South Africa is Johannesburg.

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

January

$29

February

$39

March

$39

April

$40

May

$34

June

$34

July

$35

August

$35

September

$34

October

$32

November

$31

December

$38

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

There are currently 983 rental locations operating in South Africa spread across 24 car rental agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to rent in South Africa is Small at $17 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for renting in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compare available car types for rental in South Africa

Small Cars

$21 - $35

All Car Types

$79 - $99

To rent a Small car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $29/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South Africa (~$21/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$35/day). In fact, September is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Small car saves you 68% 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 rental 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 $61/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South Africa (~$47/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$89/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Medium car saves you 31% 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 rental 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 $102/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South Africa (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$127/day). In fact, November is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Large car is 13% 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of $78/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South Africa (~$64/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$107/day). In fact, January is about 19% 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 car saves you 12% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $101/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South Africa (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$119/day). In fact, November is about 12% 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 car is 13% 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. Here are the best South Africa Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Pickup Truck car in South Africa, you would pay an average price of $111/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in South Africa (~$86/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$133/day). In fact, July is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Pickup Truck car is 21% 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 South Africa, you would pay an average price of $146/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South Africa (~$108/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$173/day). In fact, June is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South Africa. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South Africa, renting a Luxury car is 40% 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.

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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 Europcar (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in South Africa.

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

With an average price of $23/day, 1First Car Rental is the most popular car rental provider in South Africa, booking 250% more rental cars than any other provider.

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 Krugersdorp where rental cars typically will cost around $20/day (49% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in South Africa was found in Bellville for just $16/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.

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