If you're planning to jump on a flight into South Africa, the nearest international airport to Cape Town is Cape Town International Airport, which is 0.57 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from Cape Town. Cape Town International Airport, in the South West corner of South Africa, South Africa's second busiest airport, handling approximately 11 million passengers a year. It's easy to collect car rental at Cape Town Airport then continue your journey to Cape Town. The majority of the car rental collection desks are located in front of the terminal in a dedicated rental car collection area. If you plan to head west from the airport, Camps Bay and Table Mountain are less than 30 minutes drive from the airport.
There is also the possibility of flying into Johannesburg International Airport located approximately 1272 kilometres away from Cape Town. In North East South Africa, Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport is South Africa's primary airport for international travel, catering for over 21 million passengers per annum. If you plan to arrive into the Airport and then drive on to Cape Town, you can collect car hire in Johannesburg International Airport then continue on your road trip to Cape Town . If you're planning a road trip there are some great options available, with everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you're planning to spend some time at a game reserve whilst you're in Johannesburg, Dinokeng Game Reserve, is less than a 1 hour drive from Johannesburg Airport. A range of accommodation types are available on the reserve. The majority of the car rental locations at Johannesburg Airport are at the main hire car pick up area by the entrance to the airport.
6 kilometres further away than Johannesburg International Airport is Durban Airport. Durban Airport, on South Africa's East coast, is South Africa's 3rd busiest airport, flying approximately 6 million passengers a year. If you intend to pick up a rental car at Durban Airport before heading over to Cape Town, most of the car hire providers are in a dedicated car rental area outside of the terminal. When you've picked up your car, you can get into central Durban in approximately 30 mins.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.
We do not work with just any car rental companies. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.
Pricing includes added fees that other car rental websites don't usually display - this makes sure that our service is as straightforward as possible.
We provide our customers with all of the best car rental deals in Cape Town South Africa with no hidden fees.
We won't be beaten on price. Our price match promise means if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.
So, the reason we do things differently to other car rental websites is because we got fed up of seeing customers getting shortchanged and felt like we could provide a better service.
Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential Cover includes key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
Our essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your car hire booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.
We compare deals on a wide range of vehicle makes and models. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around Cape Town | South Africa, we’ve got you covered.
Is your trip with more than 5 passengers? We includes a large variety of people carriers available in Cape Town South Africa that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we suggest comparing our range of minibuses for hire.
Enjoy the wind in your hair as you navigate around Cape Town South Africa in your convertible rental car. Stress Free Car Rental finds cheap deals on convertibles of all sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.
From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a wide selection for you to compare on our website before booking your rental in Cape Town South Africa.
If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that meets your requirements, or if you have any enquiries about trunk space or car seat config, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.
We compare a wide selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, ideal for drive around narrow city streets ,remember though, but don't forget you’ll be restricted on luggage space so it's best to pack light. .
All of our rentals in Cape Town South Africa include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
An example average cost for 5 days in Cape Town for November is GBP155.07 for a lead driver aged 35
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.
The following car hire brands are available in Cape Town South Africa: First Car Rental, FireFly, Hertz, Thrifty South Africa, Bidvest Car rental, Dollar, Tempest Car Hire, Europcar, Thrifty.
Before commencing your trip take some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the opposite side of the road.
It's worth have some loose change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls accept cards but it's always safer to have loose change as a backup
It might seem intimidating at first to hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your trip
If you're used to driving on the opposite side of the road be careful with traffic circles. You should navigate road circles using a clockwise direction, giving way to cars already on the traffic circle to the right.
You should always drive in South Africa Cape Town is on the left hand side of the road
If you receive a fixed penalty fine when driving in South Africa Cape Town the car hire provider will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this is the case you'll be notified via email once this has taken place
if you're planning to drive across a border to another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for additional fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there's the possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen
Be extra careful when driving outside of the main towns in South Africa to look out for wild animals in the road.
All of the rental cars on our website include a full to full fuel policy. To avoid any additional fees for refuelling always remember to fill up the tank before you return the car.
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.