Hiring a car at Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town is South Africa’s most popular tourist destination, and its airport, which serves both domestic and international flights, is the country’s second busiest. Cape Town International Airport is around 20 kilometres from the city centre.

If you’re visiting Cape Town for business, pleasure, or as an international tourist, car rental directly from Cape Town International Airport would be one of the best options. Touring the mother city in a hired car is both exciting and economical.

We recommend that you book your car rental at least two months before arriving at Cape Town International Airport, especially during the peak months of December to March.

Drive South Africa is the ideal choice for cheap car hire in Cape Town with a straightforward booking system that allows you to compare and select vehicles of your choosing.

Best Time To Visit Cape Town

Due to the mild climate and rising number of year-round activities, both inside and outdoor, Cape Town is a fantastic place to visit all year round.

Though peak tourist season coincides with hot summer weather, there’s no reason to skip the shoulder seasons leading up to and after the winter season. Even midwinter is a special time to visit, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

By allowing you to quickly travel from activity to activity, car rental from Cape Town International Airport allows you to take advantage of the abundance of outdoor activities offered to visitors to Cape Town.

Around The Area in Cape Town

Cape Town’s beaches

Cape Town is blessed with an abundance of world-class beaches if you’re looking to have some fun in the sun. Some of them include Camps Bay, Llandudno, Clifton as well as Muizenberg.

Table Mountain Cape Town

Table Mountain, which towers over the city, is only a 30-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.

Travellers who book a car at Cape Town International Airport can trek up one of the mountain’s iconic trails and then take the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway down to see panoramic views of the city.

Getting around Cape Town

While public transportation in the city is acceptable, renting a car is by far the best way to see Cape Town, and the ideal location to start is at Cape Town Airport.

Hiring a car from Cape Town International Airport provides you with the freedom to do things at your own pace without worrying about missing the next bus or train. Another option for travelling about is to hire a 4x4 hire from Cape Town.

Length of stay in Cape Town

If you’re planning on visiting Cape Town, a car rental at the airport has so much to offer that a one-week stay would be sufficient. When ordering a cheap car rental at Cape Town International Airport, you will get the best pricing no matter how long you stay.

If you plan on being in South Africa longer, make sure you rent an inexpensive car and take a self-drive tour of the Garden Route.

What to pack for Cape Town

Cape Town is an excellent summer destination, but the winter months of June to September are generally cold, wet and windy. Depending on the weather and season, be sure to pack in the right clothes accordingly.

A good starting point would be to pack;

– Light, cool clothing

– Swimming costumes

– Sun hat and sunscreen

– Hiking gear or good walking shoes

– A good windbreaker-type jacket

– A light jacket and long pants for the occasional chilly evening

Where To Stay in Cape Town

Cape Town city center

The Cape Town city center is the best place to explore everything that the city has to offer.

City Bowl, Cape Town

Use it as a base to explore the Cape Winelands, our Blue Flag beaches and take in the variety of world-class restaurants at your disposal.

Cape Town Airport Car hire Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to hire a car in Cape Town?

On average a car hire in Cape Town costs R242 per day.

How much does a Economy car hire cost in Cape Town?

A Economy car hire in Cape Town costs R280 per day, on average.

Which car hire Cape Town companies have updated their vehicle cleaning and safety policies because of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Some car hire Cape Town companies have updated their car hire health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are disinfected and clean, these include Hertz, Budget and Thrifty.

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Cape Town?

On average a car hire in Cape Town costs R7 260 per month (R242 per day).

What is the most popular car hire in Cape Town?

Mini Chevrolet Spark is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cape Town.

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