Luxury Car Hire in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is one of the trendiest and most vibrant cities in the whole of Africa is a great place to start your South African dream holiday. With world class beaches, amazing scenery and breathtaking mountains, there really isn’t a better place to visit. If you want to experience the city in style, hiring a luxury car in Cape Town gives you that freedom. Here at Drive South Africa, we have many great options for those looking to achieve this in order to see all the best parts of Cape Town in luxurious style. Luxury car hire Cape Town is here for you. Cape Town has some of the best roads to drive your luxury ride and enjoy the scenery.


Luxury Car hire Cape Town

Best time to visit

The summer months of November to March are the best times to visit Cape Town. Although winters in Cape Town are milder than Europe or North America, for South African standards they are considered to be quite cold and wet. It starts to warm up around September and by the middle to end of November, the days become a lot of longer and summers are considered to be hot, however, this is also when the city becomes very congested and crowded. By knowing when to hire a luxury car in Cape Town it will give you the best experience.

Around the area

The most famous landmark in Cape Town is arguably the towering Table Mountain. Other great tourist attractions include the Southern Peninsula where tourists can drive along a scenic stretch of coastline, from Muizenberg to Fish Hoek gazing at the ocean or watching seals in Simon’s Town.


Luxury Cape Town

Getting around

Public transport in all the major cities of South Africa is generally not up to scratch with Europe or North America, although Cape Town is generally regarded as one of the better South African cities when it comes to public transport. Luxury car hire Cape Town will make sure you get to see all the iconic areas in the mother city easily, efficiently and in style.  When driving your luxuary car around Cape Town it will give you a sense of achievement. 

Length of stay

Here at Drive South Africa, we always recommend a two-week bush and beach when visiting South Africa. Luxury Car Hire Cape Town allows you to explore the city’s plethora of sun kissed beaches and world-class restaurants before flying north to hire a 4×4 in Johannesburg and exploring the wildlife-rich Kruger National Park to spot the Big Five. Hiring a luxuary car will make you not want to leave.

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Cape Town Centre

What to pack

Cape Town experiences chilly and wet conditions during the winter months so prepare for wet and windy weather. If you decide to visit during this time of year, summer days are hot and long, so naturally, one would be expected to pack beach attire and sunscreen. Summer can also get a few cold spells so prepare for a turn in weather conditions on occasion. Depending on what Luxuary car you are going to hire make sure there is enough space for your luggage. 

Where to stay 

City Bowl area and Gardens

This is the hub of nightlife and entertainment and this is for the traveller who wishes to be right in the thick of the action. From the iconic Long Street to trendy Kloof, the town area of Cape Town really does have it all when it comes to live music, upmarket bars and restaurants and a world of accommodation facilities to choose from.

Southern Peninsula (Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek)

This is an area which is definitely for the traveler wishing to get a bit of peace, tranquility and ocean views whilst still being within close proximity to the city. The Southern Peninsula area is also considered as the birthplace of South African surfing and there are backpackers dedicated to this and plenty of opportunities to rent surfboards and wetsuits.


Lions Head Cape Town

Why hire a luxury car in Cape Town with Drive South Africa

With Drive South Africa’s extensive range of luxury cars in Cape Town, there is no reason why you won’t be driving around Cape Town and the Western Cape in style as soon as you touch down at the airport. Luckily at Drive South Africa we are geared to helping people who want the best. Send an email, fill out the simple booking form or get on the phone, it’s really is as one two three. We are here to make sure your Cape Town and South African holiday or business trip is all about luxury, style and comfort. Luxury car hire Cape Town will ensure this comfort.

Luxuary Car Hire FAQ’s

How old do you have to be to hire luxury car in Cape Town?

Most suppliers require you to be 21 as an international driver and 23 for South African drivers, you are also required to have held a valid license for at least 2 years before renting a car.

There are various options depending on the supplier so please contact us if you are below this age and need to rent a vehicle when hiring a car in Cape Town.

How does my luxury car rental deposit work when renting in Cape Town?

When you rent a car in Cape Town, if you have chosen a package with an excess then you will be required to have he full excess value available on your credit card for a deposit. If you return the vehicle without any damages then this amount will be refunded to you. If repairs are required or parts need to be replaced then you will be charged the correct amount and any remaining funds will be refunded to you.

No matter what package you have chosen you will be required to pay a rental deposit. This varies from R1000 to R2000 depending on which supplier is used. This deposit will be refunded if the vehicle is returned on or before the agreed date and time with a full fuel tank. If the vehicle requires re-fuelling then you will be charged for this and the remaining funds will be refunded. If you return your vehicle late without contacting Drive South Africa then you will be charged for the additional days at the supplier’s extension rates.

What do I need to rent a luxury car in Cape Town?

When you’re renting a car in Cape Town, you just need a debit or credit card.

At the rental counter, you’ll need:

  • Your passport
  • Your voucher
  • Each driver’s driving licence
  • The main driver’s credit card (some rental companies also accept debit cards, but most don’t).

Important: Please make sure you check the car’s rental terms as well, as each rental company has its own rules. For example? They might need to see some extra ID. They might not accept certain types of a credit card. Or they might not rent to any driver who hasn’t held their driving licence for 36 months or more.

How are the roads in Cape Town?

In the city itself, the roads are good but there are some areas that do not have the best roads surrounding Cape Town and renting an SUV or bigger car in Capen Town could be to your benefit.

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