Selection of Car Hire Offers in South Africa

Car Hire at South Africa's Main Airports

Johannesburg International Airport

In North East South Africa, Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport is South Africa's primary airport for international travel, flying in excess of 21 million passengers per year. If you'd like to land into the Airport then continue on to your destination, you can pick up hire cars in Johannesburg Airport . If you're planning a road trip there are lots of choices available in South Africa, with everything from national parks to coastal roads. If you're in a rush to head through Johannesburg and would enjoy the opportunity to see some wildlife, Pilanesberg National Park is the most convenient national park to Johannesburg.It's possible to drive to Pilanesberg Park from Johannesburg Airport in just over 3 hours. Most of the hire car companies at Johannesburg Airport are located in the dedicated car hire collection zone near the entrance to the terminal building, just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport, in the South West of the country, South Africa's second busiest airport, servicing almost 11 million passengers a year. It's incredibly easy to pick up a rental car at Cape Town Airport then continue your journey onward. Many of the car rental brands are located in front of the terminal in the dedicated car hire pick up zone.

Durban Airport

Durban Airport, located on South Africa's Eastern coast, is the country's 3rd most popular airport, handling approximately 6 million passengers a year. You can pick up your car hire at Durban Airport, most of the car hire providers are located in a dedicated car rental zone just outside the terminal. Once you've picked up your car, you can get into central Durban from the airport in around 30 mins.

Port Elizabeth Airport

Situated around halfway along South Africa's coast between Durban to the East and Cape Town to the West, Port Elizabeth Airport is a small airport handing over 1.5 million passengers per annum. Port Elizabeth is a domestic only airport, so if you're arriving on an international flight, you'll need to arrive via Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban and jump on a connecting flight. When you land it's possible to collect an affordable hire car at Port Elizabeth Airport for your onward journey. All of the main the car hire companies can be found outside of the terminal in the dedicated rental car zone. If you're driving north once you've picked up your car, you could spend a few hours at Addo Elephant Park which is less than a 1 hour drive away from the airport. Addo Elephant Park is South Africa's third largest national park.

What are Stress Free Car Rental about?

We work hard to make sure that car hire on your trip is simple!

We only work alongside the most trusted and highly rated car hire companies, including Alamo, Hertz and Enterprise.

Compare the cheapest car hire prices in South Africa from brands you can trust, including National, Dollar and Keddy.

If plans change you can cancel or edit your rental free of charge up to 48 hours before you collect.

To be included on the site, all rentals must include a full to full fuel policy and absolute clarity about credit card hold costs.

Our cars have cover for damage, theft and third party claims.

Confused by insurance excess? We are here to guide you through the whole process. We work hard to provide absolute clearness when it comes to security deposits and all of the other charges involved.

We offer a huge amount of small family cars to twelve-seater MPVs along with convertibles and hatchbacks.

Hire your car now with no credit card fees or hidden payments.

The team at Stress Free spend hours examining terms and conditions so that you don't have to. All key points of the rental contract are clearly displayed every step of the way

FAQs about car rental 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.

For my car hire in South Africa, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier in South Africa. You can easily find the lowest security deposit options using our search filters

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.

What's the best car rental price at Cape Town South Africa?

The cheapest price for a week in Cape Town South Africa for November is GBP45.39 with car hire company FireFly. We monitor prices from all of the leading car hire companies. Order your search results by price to find the best deal

Tips for Driving your car hire at South Africa

Before you start your journey spend some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is especially important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

It can be daunting at first to rent a car in a different country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself used to the differences. Have a great holiday

If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in South Africa the car hire company might deduct this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this happens you will be notified via email when this has been processed

You should always drive in South Africa is on the left side of the road

you should keep some loose change available in the car to pay for tolls. most tolls will accept credit cards but it's always safer to have cash just in case

Be vigilant if you're driving outside of the main towns in South Africa to look out for wildlife in the road.

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

Our Premium cover

Premium insurance is the highest level of car hire insurance we offer.

Selecting Premium Insurance is completely optional, you can also opt to purchase Premium Cover at the car rental counter, It is usually less expensive to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.

You're able to buy Premium Cover alongside your car rental, so that you know the total price of everything before completing your booking.

We want you to be able to make an informed decision regarding which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to provide you the option to buy a Premium cover product.

Tourist Attractions in South Africa

Karoo National Park

Whether you're looking for mountain biking, 4x4 trails or a guided game drive, the Karoo National Park has it all including an array of wildlife. Take some time to make the most of this magnificent park and stay in one of the many characteristic lodges.

Valley of Desolation

With more than 100,000 visits every year, the Valley of Desolation, located in the Camdeboo National Park, is a great place for a peaceful, serene day out. The Valley offers some stunning viewpoints, so make sure you bring along your hiking shoes and take in the breaktaking scenery.

The Big Hole (Diamond mine)

A massive man made open pit, some say the deepest hole excavated by hand in the world,and now amongst the country's well known diamond mines. To make the most of the experience, we recommend taking a guided tour of the history of Kimberley and the mine.

Cango Caves

The Caves are one of the most spectacular sites in the Klien Karoo. The extensive network of caves offers guided tours, which are highly recommended to make the most of your visit. An informative, yet breath taking, day out for all the family.

Calitzdorp

Known for producing some of the worlds most famous fortified wine due to a climate similar to Porto in Portugal, Calitzdorp is a wonderful quaint town in the Klein Karoo. If you are visiting mid-June, be sure to visit the annual Port Wine Fair to try the local award winning products.

Monkeyland

A brilliant educational day out for the whole family, Monkeyland was the worlds first roam free primate sanctuary. For a completely unique and fun experience, be sure to arrange one of the many guided tours that are available.

Tsitsikamma National Park

Known for its wide range of adrenaline filled outdoor activities, including the world's highest bungee jump, Tsitsikamma National Park is a great family day trip. There are also some amazing walking trails where you can spot otters en-route.

Point of Human Origins

Located in Mossel Bay, this world famous archaeological site is home to a series of caves housing some of the earliest artifacts of modern human beings, dating back 200,000 years ago. Away from the caves, there are also some amazing shoreline views.

Addo Elephant Park

Renowned for its abundance of elephants, Addo National Park is South Africa's third largest conservation reserve. There is also an arrayof other wildlife to see including lions, warthogs and buffalo. To truly make the most of what this Park offers, we recommend staying in one of the many lodges available onsite.

Jonkershoek National Park (Stellenbosch)

Just a short drive from Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek National Park is an incredibly picturesque nature reserve, surrounded by mountains and the Jonkershoek Valley. Home to an abundance of wildlife to see, you can take it all in on a hike or bike ride or go for swim in the lakes - this national park makes for the perfect family day out.

Hermanus Whale watching

A small seaside town, known as one of the most spectacular whale watching destinations around, especially in the South African winter months. The town is also home to some interesting museums, the Old Harbour and Whale House Museums - a perfect day out for the whole family.

Table Mountain

Probably one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions, Table Mountain offers the best view over the city of Cape Town. Whether you take the cable car up to the top or for the more active amongst you, take the adventurous hike, this is an attraction you can't miss to ensure your South African trip is one to remember.

Cape of Good Hope

Well known for its spectacular scenery, the Cape of Good Hope was mistakenly thought by explorers to be the southern most tip of South Africa. It's national park is home to a wide selection of wildlife including Baboons, Ostrich, Zebras and Dassies.

Apartheid Museum

Taking visitors on a journey through the rise and fall of South African Aparetheid, the museum is a must see to properly understand the history of South Africa. Guided tours can be purchased and some truly inspirational exhibitions are on offer, capturing Nelson Mandela and his part in opposing Apartheid.

Riverbed Crocodile Farm

Housing over 200 Nile Crocodiles and some of the world's most beautiful and deadly snakes, such as Mamba's and Cobras, Riverbed Crocodile Farm offers a great day out for the whole family.

Karkloof Canopy Tour

Located in Karkloof Forest Reserve, the canopy tours include 12 platforms and 10 zip lines slides. A thrill seeking day out with spectacular waterfall views.

Sudwala Caves

A truly spectacular attraction, famous for its vast chamber, is a must see if within driving distance of the area. Guided tours are available to understand the depth of history of the caves and there is a child friendly Dinosaur Park onsite.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

A Unesco listed protected reserve, home to a wide range of wildlife, lakes, grasslands and forests. A peaceful and tranquil place to relax surrounded by beautiful scenery and nature.

Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve

Blyde River Canyon is the third largest nature reserve in the world and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attraction. Whether it's hiking, or enjoying a traditional South African Braai under the stars, Blyde River Canyon has everything you need for a fantastic day out or a fun filled weekend away with nature.

Kruger National Park

Famous for the 'big 5', Kruger National Park is one of South Africa's largest game reserves. To make the most of your visit and see as many lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos as possible, a private guided tour is highly recommended. Be sure to stay in one of the many Safari Lodges for an authentic game reserve experience.

St Helena Bay

A beautiful untouched bay is a great place to explore and is famous for whale and dolphin watching. This beautiful coastline is the perfect day out for nature lovers.

Franschhoek Wine Tram

This hop-on and hop-off tram and bus service is a great way to sample some of the Country's finest wine and visit the wineries. The Franschhoek wine tram is a brilliant way to explore the valley and makes for a unique experience in the heart of the South African wine region.

Collecting your South Africa Car hire with no credit card and other payment card options.

Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

It's worth bearing in mind that frequently car hire brands that will allow debit card at the desk are more costly than those that accept credit card only.

It's good to know the alternative payment options for your car hire in South Africa, as often payments for extras (like Sat Nav and child seats) might have to be paid in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) at the rental car collection desk.

We've made it incredibly simple on our website to filter which car rental partners do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental partners do accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a considerable amount of money and if you decide to pay with a debit card this will be debited from your bank account and not returned until weeks following completion of your rental contract.

We accept a large number of different currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We are open to ideas regarding how to improve our service to make paying for your car hire a Stress Free experience.

If you've opted for Essential or Basic Cover with your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You'll usually be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the hire company when you collect the car, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Many of the South Africa car hire partners we include accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but sometimes these do have special terms and conditions associated with them. Ensure that you review the terms if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Very often, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any extra charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with all of the car rental excess and insurance alternatives on the extras page of the booking process.

Things to remember when picking up your car rental

You'll have been provided with car hire location collection instructions with the booking confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the vehicle rental collection location before you leave

Beside the exterior, it's also recommended documenting any damage to the inside of the car and informing the car rental provider prior to driving away

If you've not already ,check the vehiclerental terms. There could be additional charges for crossing borders etc so ensure that you understand these.

All of the rentals listed on the website include a full to full fuel policy. We recommend that you ensure that the tank is full before you set off. If it is not you must inform the rental company immediately

Taking some time to photograph and report any damage, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any disagreements with the vehicle hire company when returning the car

Always check the wheels and locks for damage as well. These are easy to miss if you are in a hurry to begin your trip

Whether you have purchased Essential excess cover on the website or you've a different policy, we recommend to take time to inspect the vehicle for pre existing damage. We advise taking photos with your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that is not mentioned in your hire agreement you should inform the car rental provider

Rental car brands you can trust 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

George
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Good customer service

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