Selection of the best Car Hire Offers in South Africa

Car hire excess, security deposits and insurance

We appreciate how daunting and frightening choosing a rental car excess cover product can be. The additional fees that make up the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

A lot of car hire websites hide the expensive insurance excess and security deposit costs in the fine print. Customers are then surprised when the amount is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really obstruct your holiday plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

Prices for car hire at Cape Town

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

First Car Rental availability at Cape Town Airport

Suzuki Celerio

4-seat Mini
or similar

Suzuki Celerio
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 9885
Damage excess: R 7064
Theft excess: R 7064
More info
First Car Rental

R 1270.64

Suzuki Celerio

4-seat Mini
or similar

Suzuki Celerio
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 2841
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
First Car Rental

R 1543.37

Suzuki Swift

4-seat Economy
or similar

Suzuki Swift
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 10365
Damage excess: R 7544
Theft excess: R 7544
More info
First Car Rental

R 1496.35

Suzuki Swift

4-seat Economy
or similar

Suzuki Swift
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 2841
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
First Car Rental

R 1825.71

Toyota Yaris

4-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Yaris
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 12246
Damage excess: R 9425
Theft excess: R 9425
More info
First Car Rental

R 1722.26

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

FireFly availability at CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Datsun Go

4-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun Go
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 13787
Damage excess: R 12246
Theft excess: R 12246
More info
FireFly

R 908.25

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 16628
Damage excess: R 15068
Theft excess: R 15068
More info
FireFly

R 1232.82

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 23672
Damage excess: R 22131
Theft excess: R 22131
More info
FireFly

R 2137.67

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2

7-seat StandardElite
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 31676
Damage excess: R 30115
Theft excess: R 30115
More info
FireFly

R 3809.50

Mercedes-Benz C180

5-seat Premium
or similar

Mercedes-Benz C180
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 31676
Damage excess: R 30115
Theft excess: R 30115
More info
FireFly

R 3307.45

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Hertz availability at CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Datsun Go

4-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun Go
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 13787
Damage excess: R 12246
Theft excess: R 12246
More info
Hertz

R 945.87

Volkswagen T-Cross

5-seat Compact
or similar

Volkswagen T-Cross
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 23672
Damage excess: R 22131
Theft excess: R 22131
More info
Hertz

R 2862.23

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 23672
Damage excess: R 22131
Theft excess: R 22131
More info
Hertz

R 2246.52

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 16628
Damage excess: R 15068
Theft excess: R 15068
More info
Hertz

R 1289.44

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2

7-seat StandardElite
or similar

Toyota Fortuner 2.4 RWD 4x2
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: R 31676
Damage excess: R 30115
Theft excess: R 30115
More info
Hertz

R 4006.20

Pickup on 2021-07-05 at 10:00, dropoff on 2021-07-10 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Bidvest Car rental availability at Cape Town Int.Airport

Datsun GO

5-seat Mini
or similar

Datsun GO
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 4302
Damage excess: R 13947
Theft excess: R 13947
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 1453.53

Toyota Yaris Xi

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xi
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 3822
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 2258.93

Toyota Yaris Xs

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xs
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6863
Damage excess: R 23572
Theft excess: R 23572
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 1858.73

Toyota Yaris Xs

5-seat Economy
or similar

Toyota Yaris Xs
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6023
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 2992.30

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6203
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 3152.58

Pickup on 2021-07-05 at 10:00, dropoff on 2021-07-10 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Bidvest Car rental availability at Cape Town

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6023
Damage excess: R 23092
Theft excess: R 23092
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 1644.22

Toyota Corolla Quest

5-seat Compact
or similar

Toyota Corolla Quest
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 5163
Damage excess: R 0
Theft excess: R 0
More info
Bidvest Car rental

R 2407.00

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Tempest Car Hire availability at Cape Town Airport

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 5303
Damage excess: R 9925
Theft excess: R 9925
More info
Tempest Car Hire

R 1096.35

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6763
Damage excess: R 14107
Theft excess: R 14107
More info
Tempest Car Hire

R 1294.05

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6483
Damage excess: R 13587
Theft excess: R 13587
More info
Tempest Car Hire

R 1185.79

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 7204
Damage excess: R 14627
Theft excess: R 14627
More info
Tempest Car Hire

R 1580.99

MERCEDES VITO

8-seat Premium
or similar

MERCEDES VITO
Passengers: 8
Large bags: 4
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 11806
Damage excess: R 24032
Theft excess: R 24032
More info
Tempest Car Hire

R 3485.34

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6683
Damage excess: R 14247
Theft excess: R 14247
More info
Europcar

R 1181.19

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 8204
Damage excess: R 18989
Theft excess: R 18989
More info
Europcar

R 1275.24

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 9045
Damage excess: R 21371
Theft excess: R 21371
More info
Europcar

R 1392.90

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Standard
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 11066
Damage excess: R 26113
Theft excess: R 26113
More info
Europcar

R 2000.00

BMW 3 SERIES

4-seat Premium
or similar

BMW 3 SERIES
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 16248
Damage excess: R 39880
Theft excess: R 39880
More info
Europcar

R 3142.37

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Cape Town for a 35 year old lead driver

Europcar availability at N1 CITY GOODWOOD

KIA PICANTO

4-seat Mini
or similar

KIA PICANTO
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 6683
Damage excess: R 14247
Theft excess: R 14247
More info
Europcar

R 1181.19

TOYOTA YARIS

4-seat Economy
or similar

TOYOTA YARIS
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 8204
Damage excess: R 18989
Theft excess: R 18989
More info
Europcar

R 1275.24

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Compact
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 9045
Damage excess: R 21371
Theft excess: R 21371
More info
Europcar

R 1392.90

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST

4-seat Standard
or similar

TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 11066
Damage excess: R 26113
Theft excess: R 26113
More info
Europcar

R 2000.00

BMW 3 SERIES

4-seat Premium
or similar

BMW 3 SERIES
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unknown
Security deposit: R 16248
Damage excess: R 39880
Theft excess: R 39880
More info
Europcar

R 3142.37

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Why should you book with Stress Free Car Rental?

We're not called Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the car hire process as easy as we can.

Free Cancellation! You can cancel your car hire and receive a full refund up until 48 hours before collecting your car.

When you book a hire vehicle with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you are spending beforehand - no scary fees, no hidden costs.

Save money on your car rental in South Africa by booking your car well in advance. Take time to shop around the various different offers.

Want to pay with a debit card? Require a GPS included? No problem. You'll find all of the options on the website including great prices for add ons such as child seats and GPS. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on our search results page to quickly and easily find them

Just get in touch and we'll do the rest - it really is that, well, simple!

We don't hide any fees, we are transparent from the get-go.

As soon as you complete your booking on the website you'll receive a rental confirmation email with all of your rental details included. The email will include directions to the car hire pick up location and opening hours. If the rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email

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South Africa FAQs

What is the average price in Cape Town?

An example average price for 5 days in Cape Town for November is GBP167.09 for a lead driver aged 35

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car hire in South Africa?

We work diligently to make sure that our prices on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in South Africa

Can I cancel my booking in South Africa if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What should I take with me when I collect the car in South Africa?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Car hire in South Africa made simple

Stressfreecarrental.com are based in Manchester UK and we're on a mission to make hiring a car a Stress Free experience

Additional drivers are available to pre book on the website on the extras page. In most cases you will pay for additional drivers when you pick up your rental.

You can use the filters on the search results to find your perfect rental, including options with an automatic transmission, diesel fuel and low security deposit options.

Car hire availability can change greatly at different times of the year. School holidays are an important factor to consider that influences car rental prices. Factor this in when considering your rental.

Stressfreecarrental.com only offer car rental that includes a full to full fuel policy. Full to full is always cheaper compared to other car rental fuel policies.

Trusted car hire brands we work with in Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town Airport

Address
Cape Town International Airport
Unit AG5
Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Cape Town Airport Depot Downtown

Address
7 Tower Road
Airport Industria
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town Airport Depot

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Address

Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Tuesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Wednesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Thursday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Friday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Saturday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Sunday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00

CAPE TOWN INT APT

Address
CAR RENTAL RETURNS
CAPE TOWN
7525

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Address

Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Tuesday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Wednesday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Thursday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Friday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Saturday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00
Sunday: 06:00:00 to 23:00:00

Cape Town Airport

Address
Unit BG6 Car Rental Building
Central Boulevard
Cape Town International Apt
Cape Town
7525

Location
On Airport

Opening hours
Monday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Tuesday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Wednesday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Thursday: 07:00:00 to 07:00:00
Friday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Saturday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00
Sunday: 07:00:00 to 21:00:00

Cape Town Int.Airport

Address
Cape Town Intl Airport
Unit BG12 Central Car Rental Building
Tower Road
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Regional Office

Address
22 Michigan Str
Airport Industria
Cape Town

Cape Town

Address
Cnr Borcherds Quarry Rd & Bahrain Dr
Matroosfontein
Cape Town

Cape Town

Address
Cnr Howard Drive & Gardener Way
Pinelands
Cape Town

CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Address
UNIT BG6 CAR RENTAL BUILDING
CAPE TOWN WESTERN CAPE
ZA 7525

Cape Town Airport

Address
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

Cape Town Int. Airport

Address
Cape Town Int. Airport
Cape Town
7525

Cape Town International APT

Address
Cape Town International Apt
Cape Town

Bd Apt Industria

Address
15 Tower Road Airport Industria
Cape Town
8000

Cape Town International Airport

Address
Cape Town International Apt
Cape Town

Airport Industria Cape Town

Address
15 Tower Road Airport Industria
Cape Town

CAPE AFTER SIX

Address
Cape Town International Airport
International Terminal
Cape Town

CAPE TOWN AIRPORT

Address
Cape Town International Airport
International Terminal
Cape Town

Location
On Airport

N1 CITY GOODWOOD

Address
Auto Pedigree N1 City Premises
Cnr Frans Conradie & Manus Gerber Drive
Goodwood
7441

Why we're different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we are different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our frustration with the process of renting a car.

We don't like to work with just any car hire firms. We're selective to only work with car rental brands you can trust.

Brands we work with include the larger vehicle hire companies like Hertz and Enterprise there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.

The reason we do things differently is because we got annoyed with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad car rental experience and felt like we could provide a more transparent service.

Stress Free Car Rental work to deliver you with all of the best car hire deals in South Africa with no unexpected charges.

Collecting your South Africa Car hire with a debit card.

We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard credit card or a debit card issued by a bank or credit card company when booking your rental on our website.

Very often, car rentals that include the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card on collection with no extra fees. You can review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the website booking process.

You can book using a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Don't forget that often car rental companies that will accept debit card on collection are more expensive than car hire companies that accept credit card only.

It's incredibly easy on the website to identify which car rental companies will accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire partners do accept your preferred card type on collection.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your car, car rental companies sometimes block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

It is practical to understand the different payment and currency options for your car rental in South Africa, as some payments for extras (such as extra drivers and child seats) might have to be settled in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.

If you've included Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, this usually means that you will be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the hire company on collection, which then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

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We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

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