Cheap Car Rental in Pretoria

Pretoria is the administrative and parliamentary capital of South Africa. This city is lush and is recognized by its purple Jacaranda trees that line the streets. Drive South Africa excels in providing the best and cheapest vehicle rental options and 4x4 rental options in Pretoria.

Pretoria, South Africa

Car Rental Pretoria, South Africa

It’s also close to Johannesburg. Renting a car in Pretoria allows you to explore both of Gauteng’s major urban hubs, as well as surrounding attractions such as game drives, lion parks, world-class shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.

Best Time To Visit Pretoria


Pretoria is known as ‘The Jacaranda City’ since it is home to approximately 70,000 Jacaranda trees. The best time to visit is in the spring, around September, when the flowers are in full bloom.

Pretoria has nice weather, with the majority of rain falling during the summer months. When looking for a place to hire a car in Pretoria or to rent a 4x4 in Pretoria, it’s a good idea to look at the deals on the Drive South Africa website to see what’s available.

Around the area Pretoria


The Union Buildings have beautifully kept grounds to enjoy as you gaze at the iconic architecture. The Voortrekker Monument pays homage to Settler history in South Africa.

If a game is what you’re after also check out the Rietvlei Nature Reserve which is a short drive with your car rental from the center of Pretoria, which is also a great place to go hiking, have a picnic, go fly fishing or do some bird watching.

Remember to rent a vehicle that will be in your budget but can take you to all the places that you would like to visit in Pretoria.

Monument in Pretoria

Monument in Pretoria Park

Getting around Pretoria

Pretoria isn’t as gigantic as Johannesburg, but for this reason, public transport is even more limiting, if you really want to experience all that Pretoria has on offer as well as get to explore some of the other surrounding areas, car rental from Pretoria will suffice.

However Pretoria also boasts some of the country’s best 4x4 trails close by, so hiring a 4x4 could also be an option.

Length of stay in Pretoria

Pretoria has many historically significant locations so to really experience this, a week in your car rental would be sufficient.

Streets of Gauteng

Streets of Gauteng

However, If one wishes to explore the surrounding areas to see wildlife and do a bit of off-road driving, 2 weeks would be a better option in your car rental. There are plenty of places to explore just outside of Pretoria and many where a 4x4 would be needed. So when planning a trip make sure you pick the car that is right for your vacation.

What to pack for Pretoria

Pretoria experiences chilly to cold winters, spring and summer are optimal, with hot dry days. Prepare for the occasional thunderstorm though. You might need a long sleeve shirt or light jacket on colder evenings.

Where to stay in Pretoria

Centurion

What’s nice about this area is that’s in the world-class Gautrain route so commuting from here into the city will be a breeze. Centurion offers a world of great places to stay from quaint guesthouses to major hotel chains. There are also nice places to shop and eat not far away.

Menlyn

This is a great place to stay and also home to the Menlyn shopping facility which has everything one might need from cinemas to world-class cafes and restaurants.

Pretoria East

This is a suburban area situated just outside of the central business district itself and is well known for being more tranquil with many options for great accommodation facilities. This is for the traveller seeking a bit of nature. Expect boutique hotels and charming family-run guesthouses.

Hartbeespoort

The Hartbeespoort Dam is an area well known for its dam, where water sports such as water skiing and wakeboarding are enjoyed year in and year out. The area also boasts many natural areas not far from this location including some world-class 4x4 trails.

Cheap Car Rental Pretoria FAQ’s

How old must you be to rent a car in Pretoria?

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 cheap 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 renting a cheap car in Pretoria.

How will my rental deposit work in Pretoria?

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 renting a car in Pretoria.

How do I rent a car in Pretoria?

Renting a cheap car in Pretoria has never been easier by being able to rent straight off of the Drive South Africa website. If you are having problems don’t hesitate to give us a call in order to rent any type of vehicle you desire.

How are the roads in Pretoria?

The roads are good in Pretoria and will not give you any problems. Some roads going outside the city of Pretoria could give you a little more trouble but one can rent a 4x4 in Pretoria to tackle the surface.

FAQs for Car Hire in Pretoria

Hertz South Africa Domestic, Bluu Car Rental South Africa (Domestic), First South Africa Domestic, Thrifty Car Rental South Africa offer car hire in Pretoria that adhere to strict COVID-19 health, cleaning and safety standards.

You can hire a car in Pretoria from ZAR 335 per day for a Hyundai Grand i10 from Thrifty Car Rental.

The cheapest car to hire in Pretoria is the Hyundai Grand i10 from Thrifty Car Rental. You can rent the Hyundai Grand i10 from ZAR 335 per day.

The cheapest car hire agency in Pretoria right now is Thrifty Car Rental. Book directly with them via Drive South Africa.

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SUV / 4x4s car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 830 per day to ZAR 3035 per day.

People Movers car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 1080 per day to ZAR 2555 per day.

Luxury Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 760 per day to ZAR 1825 per day.

Standard Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 420 per day to ZAR 1210 per day.

MPVs car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 705 per day to ZAR 1025 per day.

Commercial / Bakkie car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 520 per day to ZAR 935 per day.

Compact Cars car hire in Pretoria costs anything from ZAR 335 per day to ZAR 695 per day.

It costs ZAR 2345 to hire a car for a week in Pretoria. The cheapest weekly car rental rate is for the Hyundai Grand i10 by Thrifty Car Rental.

It costs ZAR 10050 per month to hire a car long term in Pretoria. The cheapest monthly car rental rate is for the Hyundai Grand i10 by Thrifty Car Rental. You can pay up to ZAR 10050 per month to hire a Hyundai Grand i10 long term in Pretoria.

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