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Frequently asked questions
Within the past seven days in Cape Town, you could have driven away in a rental car for as low as $20 a day.
Rental cars at Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) are in front of the Transport Plaza and Central Terminal Building. Here you’ll be able to book a vehicle at Bidvest Car Rental, Dollar/Thrifty or Hertz. Tempest Car Hire and Europcar also provide some impressive deals.
With Expedia, you can book now and pay nothing for your rental car. That’s fantastic news if you’re finding it hard to pay for bookings upfront (or you just want more choice in payment options). Decide on one of our Cape Town car rentals and only pay the full cost when you pick up your ride. A hold will also be put on your credit card for the security deposit. Keep in mind that some cheaper offers may need to be paid at the time of booking. From economy cars to SUVs that’ll fit the whole family, we’ve got it all. Explore our vehicle rentals in Cape Town and get ready for adventure!
You should get a full refund on your rental car if you let us know at least six hours ahead of the scheduled collection time. Check your rental policy for all the information. Our Customer Service Portal may have the answers too.
Minis are the smallest vehicle on offer, and they’re usually the most economical to run too. It’s no wonder why they are in hot demand with travelers to Cape Town. Zip around the city’s top attractions — you’ll be amazed at the parking spaces you can squeeze into. Prefer something with more space? Consider our standard, economy and mid-size options.
With your own car, exploring the surrounding regions is as easy as putting your foot on the gas. Cape Town is an obvious place to start, but there’s lots more to keep you busy in the region. Pick up the keys to a rental, throw your luggage in the trunk and take a peek at these other terrific spots:
Boasting attractions and activities galore, Worcester is approximately 59 miles (95 km) from Cape Town. First stop on the list? Head on over to Worcester Golf Club, one of the city’s biggest highlights.
Another city that’s a favorite with travelers is Saldanha, around 68 miles (110 km) away. Saldanha Harbour is just one of many reasons why people keep coming back here.
Get away from city life at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Approximately 211 miles (340 km) from Cape Town, it’s a beautiful place to reconnect with nature.
There are lots of reasons to book your wheels with Expedia. We have suppliers to select from in Cape Town, and we’ll find you the cheapest price with our member prices and exclusive offers. Eager to save even more? Bundle your rental car, hotels and flights into a package. The more you book and travel with Expedia, the more benefits you get!
Browse our extensive range of rental cars, check out customer reviews and compare offers from popular brands. In a few simple clicks, Expedia will help you score the best deal on your ride. Got a flight or hotel booking? Add on your Cape Town car rental to save even more money.
In most cases, the rules are 21 years and over in Cape Town. It’s worth noting that most companies will charge additional fees for young drivers. Check before you choose your ride, as different rules may apply between rental car suppliers. Keep in mind that if you want to rent a specialty vehicle or a larger car like an SUV, you may need to be older than 21.
Any rental company you select will require two things — a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. If you’d prefer to opt out of the provider’s insurance plan, proof of other coverage may also be needed. Read through your policy so you know what to bring with you to the rental counter.
In Cape Town and across South Africa, motorists drive on the left-hand side. This can be daunting enough, but the driver’s seat and some controls are also on the opposite side to the U.S. For a safer ride, take things slow at first and allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.
You sure can, just make sure your U.S. license is valid. But think about getting an International Driving Permit regardless. They’re relatively simple to arrange, and with one, you’ll be fine to drive in other places if your travel plans extend beyond Cape Town.
We looked into prices over the last seven days and found that the cheapest daily rate was $20. The next best price for rental vehicles in Cape Town was $25 a day.
Expedia makes it a snap to score a quality long-term rental in Cape Town. Simply visit our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and compare your options.
Some Cape Town providers will rent to drivers under 25, and others won’t. Age policies differ from supplier to supplier, so you’ll have to do some research. Also, find out if there are extra costs. Some businesses will apply a surcharge to customers between the ages of 21 and 24. Always check the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
Start your road trip the right way by choosing Expedia’s collision protection. While there are many types of insurance, this is one you’ll need to have. It provides primary coverage for vandalism, accident damage and theft up to $35,000, as well as 24-hour emergency support. Don’t wait until you get to the rental desk to insure your car. Opt in to collision protection while booking your Cape Town ride with Expedia and save time and money.