Cheap Car Rental in Pretoria

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and where the main parliament buildings are situated. Pretoria is an extremely green city that is famous for its Jacaranda trees which illuminate the streets with their purple presence. Car rental in Pretoria is what Drive South Africa does best by offering all the different prices for all the best and cheaper options on rental cars. 

Pretoria, South Africa

Car Rental Pretoria, South Africa

It’s also a stone’s throw away from bustling Johannesburg. Cheap Car Rental Pretoria is optimal as it means you have the freedom to traverse within these two major urban hubs of Gauteng whilst also having the option of exploring the sights and sounds of the nearby areas including game drives, lion parks, and world-class shopping facilities, restaurants and nightlife. Drive South Africa offers, the best and cheaper rental car options to rent in Pretoria. You will be able to find these rental cars on the Drive South Africa website. Keep in mind that you can hire a car in Cape Town if you end up going to the Mother City.

Best Time To Visit Pretoria

Pretoria is home to over 70,000 Jacaranda trees hence it gets the title of ‘The Jacaranda City’. Spring in September is the best time to visit as you can witness the flowers in full bloom. Pretoria has great weather and typically gets most of its rain in summer. When you are trying to figure out where to hire a car in Pretoria or to rent a cheap car in Pretoria it would be advised to check out the deals on the Drive South Africa website to find the best-budgeted vehicles.

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  cheap 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 pick up your car rental and go out and explore. 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

Pretoria is also one of the rugby capitals of South Africa and a match at Loftus Versfeld is part of the experience. Pretoria is quite vast with a limited public transport system, so using uber or taxis is generally not an option if you’re planning on doing more than the inner city. We recommend car rental Pretoria as your first option, to avoid aggressive transport costs. When renting a cheap car in Pretoria, there are plenty of budget rental car options and cheaper rentals that you could have a look at when making your decision to rent a car.

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 getting to explore some of the other areas adjacent, cheap car rental 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 for the legacy of South Africa so to really experience this a week at least in your car rental would be sufficient.

Streets of Gauteng

Streets of Gauteng

If one wishes to explore the other locations nearby a little more extensively and get a chance to see some game in the area and do a bit of off-road driving, 2 weeks would be a better option with visits to Johannesburg in your car rental, being an optimal way to experience Gauteng province. 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


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.


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.


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.

Why Rent a cheap car Rental in Pretoria with Drive South Africa

If you’re looking for a cheap car Rental Pretoria, Drive South Africa really has you covered. You might decide to be in the city for just a few days then all you will need is a simple standard wheel drive car rental. If you’re looking to explore the rest of the area a 4x4 or campervan hire is also a great option. We really do have the best deals and the right people to get you behind the wheel and driving through South Africa. When renting a car with Drive South Africa you will be able to see the best-priced option for your budget when renting a car.

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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.

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