Car Rental South Africa

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  • Hertz Hertz
  • Sixt Sixt
  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Thrifty Thrifty
  • First Car Rental First Car Rental
  • Bidvest Bidvest
  • Keddy Keddy
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Why book South Africa car rental with VIP Cars?

All Inclusive Pricing

Rent a car at South Africa with pricing inclusive of CDW, Theft Waiver & Unlimited Mileage.

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Leading car rental suppliers in South Africa - Hertz, Sixt, EuropCar, Thrifty, First Car Rental, Bidvest, Keddy

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Huge savings on South Africa Car Rental Deals

No Cancellation Fee

VIP Cars offers free cancellation for car rentals at South Africa

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Reserve a car for South Africa through a secure booking platform

Widest Range of Cars

Choose from Economy, Mini-Van, SUV & Luxury Cars for South Africa

Best Car Rental in South Africa

Discover the picture-perfect locations in South Africa with a budget-friendly car rental. Affordable car hire deals for South Africa are now within your reach with us! Renting a car in South Africa gives you the utmost comfort of planning your trip on your own terms & schedule. Be it an excursion trip, some famous game reserve, or a day trip to a bustling metropolitan or beach area, using a rental car stands heads and shoulders above other alternate commuting options.

From long-term and weekly to one-day, monthly, and last-minute rentals, through VIP Cars, you get access to a big list of rental deal types that gives you the freedom to book a deal as per your travel dates (whether it is a day or months!).

Useful Information

  • Suppliers provide multiple pick-up and drop-off options in South Africa, comprising an array of top locations like Cape Town Airport, Durban Airport, Port Elizabeth Airport, O.R. Tambo Airport, and more. So make a pick based on your preference and convenience.
  • While booking a deal, you also get a choice to add Extras like a child seat, GPS, infant seat, toddler seat, additional driver, etc. as add-on services at nominal rates. However, you will be charged for them at the desk during the rental pick-up.
  • Based on your personal needs and for more ease, look for a car that will offer a comfortable driving experience. For instance, renting an air-conditioned car is highly advised during summers in SA. Similarly, you can hire automatic, electric, diesel, and petrol cars as per your preference.

Top Car Rental Companies in South Africa

In association with well-established car rental brands in South Africa, we offer the best deals at the cheapest prices. In SA, we work with:

  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • Firefly
Firefly
  • First Car RentalFirst Car Rental
  • HertzHertz
  • Keddy by EuropcarKeddy by Europcar
  • SixtSixt
  • ThriftyThrifty

Best Car Rental Categories Available in South Africa

On our platform, you can expect to find a variety of rental types for every budget and need. While 4x4 SUVs are perfect for renters looking for a reliable ride, luxury and convertible car rentals are more appropriate for those who want to travel in style and enjoy exotic driving along the coastline. We also have a segment for solo and budget travelers as well as small groups, comprising cars in mini, compact, and economy ranges. As for bigger groups, we offer pocket-friendly 7, 9, 12, and 15-seater vans/minivans.

No matter which vehicle you opt to rent, you will find our deals easy on the pocket. Besides low prices, you can also enjoy several inclusions such as Unlimited Mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Free Breakdown Assistance, Theft Waiver, etc. on our rental deals.

  • Mini
  • Economy
  • Compact
  • Standard/Intermediate
  • Van/Minivan
  • SUV
  • Luxury/Premium

Car Rental Requirements in South Africa

  • The minimum age to rent a car in South Africa is 18-21. Additionally, suppliers impose a Young Driver Surcharge for drivers under the age of 25.
  • A full & original driver’s license, ID card or passport, and Rental Confirmation Voucher are some of the items required at the desk during car rental pick-up. In case your domestic driver’s license is in the non-Latin alphabet, you must accompany it with an International Driving Permit. (IDP).
  • A credit card in the main driver’s name is a must to carry to make a security deposit during the pick-up. The supplier may refuse to accept cash or debit cards and hence make sure to carry the right credit card.

Popular Car Rental Locations in South Africa

We, in association with the top car rental brands in SA, offer services at multiple locations throughout the country. Listed below are some of the most popular car rental pick-up and drop-off locations in South Africa.

  • Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport
  • Durban King Shaka Airport
  • Port Elizabeth Airport
  • George Airport
  • Capetown Airport
  • East London Airport

Popular Car Rental Deal Types in South Africa

  • Short-term Car Rental

    Short-term deals cover daily, weekend, and weekly car rentals that can be booked for any occasion or purpose. So whether you are in need of a rental car for a day, week, or more, you can easily book one with us at a budget-friendly price.

  • Long-term/Monthly Car Rental

    Need to reserve a car hire for a longer period? A long-term car rental is your best bet. Many suppliers offer the freedom to hire a car for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and more at competitive prices, so make your booking today!

  • Last-minute Car Rental

    For all your spontaneous vacation or road trip plans, we have got a last-minute car rental deal. Car hire companies associated with us allow renters to book a car on short notice, so when in need, you can count on us.

One-way & Cross-border Car Rental

Your rental return location does not have to be the same as the pick-up spot, you can easily change it to a different location based on your preference and convenience. Such deals are termed one-way rentals and to get access to them, you just have to make use of the 'Different Drop-off Location?’ option given on our booking form, and the system will generate a list of all the locations in SA where you can drop the car. Note that a small one-way fee will be added to the charges.

Besides the locations in SA, you can also return the car to a select few countries, including Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, and Mozambique. However, you will need to seek approval from the supplier to take the rental across the country’s border. Also, you will be charged additionally for both one-way & cross-border services.

Listed below are some of the most popular one-way/cross-border car rental trips from South Africa.

  • Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport to Sir Seretse Khama Airport

    Approximate Distance: 430 km
    Shortest Route: N4
  • Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport to Moshoeshoe I Airport

    Approximate Distance: 466 km
    Shortest Route: N1
  • Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport to Hosea Kutako Airport

    Approximate Distance: 1,384 km
    Shortest Route: A2
  • Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport to King Mswati III Airport

    Approximate Distance: 431km
    Shortest Route: N12

Besides the Johannesburg Airport, one-way deals can also be booked from other major international airports in South Africa, such as King Shaka Airport, George Airport, and Cape Town Airport. Based on your convenience, you can select any of the airports as a pick-up spot.

Explore South Africa in a Rental Car

Spread across a massive landmass covering southernmost Africa, the Republic of South Africa is famous for its splendid coastline. Besides a diverse geography, the country is known for its remarkable Big Five: Rhino, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, and Lion.

Explore the world-famous game reserves or biological preserves, including the Kruger National Park, or drive to any of the famous tourism hotspots like Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, and Johannesburg. Other worth mentioning tourist places include –

  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Mpumalanga
  • Upington
  • Ballito Bay
  • George
  • Kimberley
  • Pinetown
  • Krugersdorp

Frequently asked questions

Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in South Africa

Economy USD 7.17 /day
Compact USD 8.59 /day
Van / Minivan USD 11.47 /day
Luxury USD 13.87 /day

Car Rental Locations in South Africa