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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Cape Town?
Within the past seven days, the lowest daily price for a budget car rental in Cape Town was $23.
Can I rent a car from Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT)?
You’ll find a nice selection of rental car companies within a short commute of Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT). Avis, Thrifty Car Rental, Hertz, Budget and Sixt will have a ride for you.
What happens if I need to cancel my Cape Town car reservation?
We understand that flexibility is important. That’s why many rentals give a full refund if you cancel a minimum of six hours prior to collecting the car. It’s a good idea to scan the cancellation policy though as there are some exclusions. If you can’t see any details there, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
What types of cars can I rent in Cape Town?
Get behind the wheel of a mini in Cape Town and explore the sights in the most booked car category here. From great fuel-efficiency to their nifty size, these rides are perfect for the urban traveler. Zip around the city with minimal fuss and maximum convenience. There’s no reason you have to stick to small though. Why not take things up a level and choose a full-size or even a luxury vehicle?
Where can I go on a road trip from Cape Town?
With your own wheels, adventuring around the surrounding areas is as easy as putting your foot on the gas. Cape Town is an obvious place to begin, but there’s tons more to keep you on the move in the region. Grab the keys to a rental, toss your luggage in the trunk and take a peek at these other popular spots:

  • You’ll feel the spirit of a city bursting with life the moment you pull into Saldanha. Some 70 mi from Cape Town, it has a ton of fantastic sights to see, like Saldanha Harbour.
  • Another city popular with travelers is Wellington, around 40 mi away. Doolhof Wine Estate is just one of the many reasons people love this place.
  • After a long stint on the road, treat yourself to some time in nature at Tankwa Karoo National Park. It’s approximately 150 mi from Cape Town.

Why should I rent a Cape Town car with Expedia?
Expedia is your one-stop shop for all your travel needs, including car rentals. With suppliers to pick from in Cape Town, we work hard to find you the lowest price around. Whether you want to book a set of wheels, hotels, flights or activities, you’ll find special offers and member prices on Expedia. Combine all your bookings into a handy vacation package for even bigger savings on your escape to Cape Town.
How do I find the best car rental deals in Cape Town with Expedia?
Whatever kind of ride you’re looking for, Expedia will help you pick up the best deal. Simply compare offers from reliable rental providers and pick the option that’s right for you. Like to drive away with even more in your wallet? Combine your Cape Town car rental with flight or hotel bookings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cape Town?
The minimum age to rent a car in Cape Town is 21. A young driver surcharge generally applies, so check before you book and factor in possible additional costs. There may also be restrictions on the sorts of cars that can be rented by young drivers. For example, some companies will only rent out small to medium-sized cars to young motorists. Rules may differ between suppliers, so read the fine print carefully.
What do you need to rent a car in Cape Town?
You’ll need to present a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name when you get to the rental counter. Prior to the pickup date, check with your rental supplier whether anything else is needed. For example, you may also need to show proof of insurance.
What side of the road do you drive on in Cape Town?
In Cape Town and across South Africa, motorists drive on the left-hand side. This alone can be daunting, but the steering wheel and other controls are also on the opposite side to what you’re used to. To stay safe behind the wheel, take things slower and allow extra time to get from A to B.
What is the cheapest car rental in Cape Town?
Cape Town has no doubt had some happy rental car drivers lately. Daily rates within the past seven days dropped as low as $23 and $33. These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Cape Town?
Head to our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and then choose a ride that suits. Whether you’re stopping in Cape Town or road-tripping around, Expedia will help you find a long-term rental at an incredible rate.
Where can I find a Cape Town car rental if I am younger than 25?
You’ll need to investigate the age policy of the Cape Town rental providers you’re considering. If you’re under 25 years old, some outlets will charge extra costs. It’s handy to know this ahead of time so you can have the funds ready. Every rental car company has its own policies for young drivers, so it’s smart to do your research.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Cape Town?
For a safe, stress-free journey, add Expedia’s collision protection to your car rental reservation. This insurance covers your vehicle against vandalism, accident damage and theft. It also offers customers 24-hour emergency help in times of need. Opt in to this plan while finalizing your Cape Town vehicle with Expedia and save time and money at the rental counter.

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Renting a car in Cape Town

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Cape Town. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Cape Town

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $23.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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