If you're planning to jump on a flight into South Africa, the closest international airport to Cape Town is Cape Town International Airport, which is located 0.57 kilometres away (in a straight line - driving distance may vary) from central Cape Town. Cape Town International Airport, located in the South West of South Africa, South Africa's second busiest airport, flying approximately 11 million passengers a year. It's incredibly easy to pick up car rental at Cape Town Airport and then continue your journey onward to Cape Town. Many of the hire car collection desks are in front of the airport terminal in the dedicated rental car collection zone. If you're heading east from the airport, Franshhoek Valley, the settling place of the Huguenots and now known globally for its wine, is a short 1 hour drive away.
You could also consider the possibility of arriving into Johannesburg International Airport located around 1272 kilometres away from Cape Town. Located in North East South Africa, Johannesburg Airport serves as South Africa's primary airport for international travel, handling more than 21 million passengers per annum. If you're planning to arrive into Johannesburg and then continue your journey on to Cape Town, it's possible to collect car rental in Johannesburg Airport . If you'd like to take a road trip there are lots of options available, including everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you'd like to spend some time at a game reserve on your way through Johannesburg, Just over a 3.5 hour drive from Johannesberg Airport, Welgevonden Reserve offers multi day Safaris. The wildlife at Welgevonden have never been hunted and only a limited amount of vehicles are allowed on the reserve at the same time. This increases the odds of a close encounter with the big 5. The majority of the car hire locations at Johannesburg Airport are located at the main car hire pick up and drop off zone near the entrance to the terminal building, just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.
6 kilometres further away than Johannesburg International Airport is Durban Airport. Durban International Airport, located on South Africa's Eastern coast, is South Africa's 3rd most popular airport, servicing approximately 6 million passengers per annum. If you intend to pick up your car rental at Durban Airport before your drive over to Cape Town, many of the hire car brands are located in the dedicated car rental zone outside the terminal. Once you've picked up your hire car, you can get into Durban City from the airport in less than 30 mins.
Along with being easy to use, friendly and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you hire a 7 seater with us.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and more.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more info see the T&Cs on the extras page
Essential cover appears as an option in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner 7 seater rental combinations the cover isn't always available.
There's a huge amount of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our personal frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.
Pricing for rentals in Cape Town includes added fees that other websites often don't display - this makes sure that our service is as clear-cut as possible.
Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of 7 seater hire prices at 1000s of vehicle hire locations to obtain amazing offers and ensure that booking them on our website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it should be
7 seater hire providers we list on the website include big vehicle hire providers like Hertz and Enterprise there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on our website.
You can pay with Visa, American Express or a Mastercard debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when hiring a 7 seater on our website.
It's ridiculously simple on the website to view which 7 seater rental brands can accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which 7 seater rental partners will accept your card type at the counter.
One thing to think about when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card when collecting your 7 seater, 7 seater hire companies sometimes block an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a considerable amount of money and if you opt to pay using a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following completion of your rental contract.
It's worth remembering that quite frequently 7 seater rental partners that will allow debit card at the desk are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Premium cover is the highest option for 7 seater hire insurance we provide.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your 7 seater rental, so that you understand the total price of everything before you pay.
Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a vehicle because it usually reduces the excess to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle hire insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the vehicle using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
Choosing Premium Cover is totally optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, Sometimes it's cheaper to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your 7 seater hire booking.
All of the 7 seaters on our website include a price match guarantee and free cancellation. You can change your plans and cancel your rental with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you collect the vehicle.
Want to hire a 7 seater with no credit card? We compare all the options allowing you to collect your 7 seater hire with a a debit card. Use the filter section on our search page to find them.
If you're trying to find a 7 seater hire with no excess and no deposit, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your rental (sometimes to zero).
Still cant find what you're looking for? Get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.
If you plan to share the driving, keep an eye out for special discounts on the website for 7 seater hire including free extra drivers. These offers can save you a small fortune compared to paying for additional drivers when you collect the vehicle.
We only compare 7 seaters that come with a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle with a full fuel tank and return it full. A small amount for fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you return it full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a cheaper price on other sites, full to empty usually means you should expect some hefty additional fees for refuelling, we recommend to always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals.
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.