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Cape Town Car Rentals

Get to Cape Town with a mind for exploration and a thrilling agenda ready to go, and you'll never be disappointed. Last year, excursions to Cape Town were popular, and Cape Town is so great that scores of residents call it home. Yes, you can always hop into a taxi at the airport arrivals terminal. Or you might want to use public transportation to traverse the city after you are settled into your accommodations. But as the pilot to your own vehicle, you're able to visit all the points of interest in Cape Town on your own schedule; renting a car unleashes the full potential of your getaway. Say farewell to staying beholden to the bus schedule and hello to the freedom of the open road.

Exploring Cape Town with Your Rental Car

Expedia knows how to suit any traveler looking for a great deal on car rentals in Cape Town. Browse our inventory for a smaller car that makes parking a cinch, or turn the keys in a bigger car that can accommodate anything you purchase on your travels in the back--our fleet features cars and trucks for large groups and solo adventurers alike. When you're deciding on Cape Town rental cars right here at Expedia, you can choose from:

  • Sporty convertibles for sunny vacations that beg for road-tripping with the roof down
  • Spacious vans to accommodate your whole family or travel group
  • Luxury sedans with conveniences including satellite radio and smart technology for an incredible ride
  • Hybrid vehicles with awesome gas mileage for exploring Cape Town in an environmentally friendly ride

Expedia makes it simple to choose your travel dates and your ideal car, and your personal ride locked in within just a few minutes--searching for the ideal rental car in Cape Town is a piece of cake! Now it's time to buy a new pair of shades for your drive and book a hotel in the heart of town.

FAQs for car rental in Cape Town

🚗 What’s the best price car rental in Cape Town?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is $14 in Cape Town.

🚗 What’s the average car rental price in Cape Town?

On average, car rentals in Cape Town are $17.

🚗 Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

🚗 How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

🚗 Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

🚗 How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

🚗 Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Cape Town?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures that you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

🚗 What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

🚗 Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

🚗 What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

🚗 Where can I find car rentals in Cape Town?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.