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Key facts for hiring a car in Cape Town

  • Best time to visit

    January to April for a beach holiday, and April to August for cooler hiking weather

  • Useful lingo

    Hoezit - How is it going?

    Bru - Friend

  • Not to be missed

    The view from Table Mountain

  • Time difference

    GMT + 2

  • Currency

    Rand (ZAR, R)

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Hire a car in Cape Town

The jewel of Southern Africa, Cape Town is a bucket list destination.

Table Mountain sets the backdrop for the city’s artistic hubs and cosmopolitan centre, while stunning waters crash into postcard perfect coastlines. Cape Town’s natural wonders encourage an outdoor spirit whilst its historic struggles and diversity creates a distinct urban atmosphere.

Car rental in Cape Town – the numbers

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Cape Town?
A. Eleven to twelve days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Cape Town?
A. December.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Cape Town?
A. Europcar is the cheapest car rental brand in Cape Town, offering cars from just £6 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

Fast facts

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Cape Town
September£11.10
December£15.30
Car typeAverage cost per day of car hire in Cape Town
Mini£10.40
Economy£13.10
Compact£16.60

Scenic Drives

Chapman's Peak

With Cape Town’s construction into the natural landscape, it’s no surprise it contains some of the most scenic drives imaginable. And Chapman’s Peak, fondly known as “Chappies,” is by far the most impressive.

Set between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, the 9km route winds around the rocky coastline leading up to Chapman’s Point. The road provides spectacular views of the steep mountain face and ocean below. It is an amazing feat of engineering, as the road twists through cliffside cutouts and half-tunnels.

You can stop and take in the view at lookouts along the way – so long as you’re not scared of heights. At 593m above sea level, the road provides vantage points that reveal Cape Town’s unique setting unlike anything else.

Travel Secrets

Cape Agulhas

The trail out to Cape of Good Hope is well-worn and a recognized “must-do” when visiting Cape Town. Part of Table Mountain National Park, the Cape is often mistakenly thought to be the most southerly point of Africa. However, Cape Agulhas is the continent’s true southern tip. Located southeast of Cape Town, Cape Agulhas is also the official meeting point of the two oceans – where the cold Atlantic Ocean waters meet the warm Indian Ocean.

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Cape Town and the Garden Route

  • Cape Town International Airport CPT

    The second busiest airport in South Africa.

  • Car hire pick up point

    The rental centre is located just outside of the Terminal.

  • Mossel Bay – 384km

    An old style harbour town, which marks the start of the Garden Route.

  • Plettenberg Bay  – 138km

    One of the most famous coastal vacation spots in the country, providing excellent dining and shopping.

  • Tsitsikamma National Park  – 62km

    Where Storms River meets the ocean, forming a lush hideaway and the perfect spot for kayaking, camping and swimming.

  • Jeffreys Bay  – 113km

    A surfer’s dream destination. Here, you will find one of the best surf breaks in the world as well as a true relaxing vibe.