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At the Cape Town Airport we recommend the following car hire offers

from 14 £ per day
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from 16 £ per day
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Hire a Car at the Cape Town Airport

Have you planned a car hire round trip to Cape Town this summer? Travel even more independently and compare prices for rental cars online on Driveboo. This will make your summer holiday an unforgettable experience. Due to the year-round warm climate, the summer temperatures differ only slightly from those in Europe. Pick up your hired car directly at Cape Town Airport.

New road regulations in Cape Town starting in 2022: The City of Cape Town has adopted new road regulations that allow authorities in the city to immediately impound vehicles for violations. 

Vehicle impoundment is currently only allowed under very specific and limited circumstances:

  • Reckless or negligent driving.
  • If you are determined to be unfit to drive.
  • Failure to properly display one or both license plates.
  • Driving without a license or with a license sticker that has been expired for more than 90 days.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Participating in unauthorized racing or speed testing or racing activities that create a traffic hazard. 

Car hire Cape Town Airport: Explore the city

The best way to explore the city is by car hire from Cape Town Airport (CPT). With the offers from the price comparison on Driveboo, you can pick-up your hired car directly at Cape Town Airport. Hire a cheap car and explore the city on your own before departure. So you can enjoy your stay to the fullest. Cape Town is the second-largest city in South Africa and is located in the southwest of the country.

A hired car gives you maximum flexibility to explore the big region. The easiest way to reach places of interest is by car, such as the impressive harbour of Alfred & Victoria Waterfront or the Castle of Good Hope. To the beaches and the attractive suburbs like Camps Bay, you can also drive comfortably and cheaply with the hired car. Visit Table Mountain, the landmark of Cape Town. The sooner you compare the offers at Driveboo, the better conditions we can offer you. If you have any further questions, please contact our service team.

View over Cape Town

View over Cape Town

Cape Town Airport at sunset

Information about the Cape Town Airport CPT

Cape Town International Airport is the second largest airport in South Africa and the third-largest airport on the continent. It was opened in 1954 and was last renovated and extended on the occasion of the 2010 Football World Cup. Cape Town Airport is identified by the IATA code "CPT". More than ten million passengers take off and land here every year. 24 airlines connect the airport to almost 100 destinations in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. However, some international flights are only offered during the high season between October and March. The CPT has two terminals: one for international and one for domestic flights. Both are connected by a central check-in area. The international terminal is located in the northern part of the airport building. At the airport, you will also find services such as restaurants, car hire and exchange offices.

Summer in Cape Town: What are you waiting for?

Kap der Guten Hoffnung, Südafrika

Hiking to the Cape of Good Hope in summer

You think it's better not to go to Cape Town in the summer? We think that Cape Town is always worth a visit and especially in summer. Although the temperatures in Cape Town are rather low during our summer, this should not stop you from travelling at this time of the year. Because not so hot weather also means that you can be much more active. Take a hired car and explore Cape Town on your own in summer. The summer months entice with numerous activities. The following things are not to be missed in Cape Town in summer:

  • Horseback riding at Noordhoek Beach
  • Kite surfing
  • By bike through the townships
  • Paragliding at the Cape
  • Hiking to the top of Table Mountain

As you can see, a summer in Cape Town has a lot to offer and will certainly remain in your memory for a long time.

Car hire at Cape Town Airport: What you need to consider

Various hired car companies are currently based at Cape Town Airport, including internationally established and small regional companies:

  • Car Europe
  • Car Del Mar
  • Drive FTI
  • Hertz
  • Sunny Cars
  • Europcar
  • Alamo
  • TUI Cars
  • Budget

Here you can hire a car cheaply. The car hire counters are located in a separate car hire area across from the terminals. Leave the main building and walk for a few minutes through the underground passage for pedestrians. This will take you directly to Cape Town International Airport.

Refuelling your hired car at Cape Town Airport

If you have agreed to return your car with a full tank when you hire it, you can refuel your car at one of Cape Town's many filling stations. In the city area and along the highways you will find numerous possibilities. Many petrol stations only accept cash. That's why the offer of car hire sometimes includes a fuel card, which you can show at the petrol station. The total amount for refuelling will then be credited to you at the end of your stay. There is also a petrol station directly at the airport entrance. Please note, however, that there is no self-service at the gas station in South Africa. Instead, a tank attendant fills the car with the desired fuel. You must first name the amount for which you want to fill up or ask for a full tank.

What speed do limits apply in Cape Town?

Road category Maximum speed
Inner cities 60 km/h
Out of town 100 km/h
Motorway 120 km/h

There are numerous speed controls in South Africa. In addition, so-called bumpers are to ensure that the vehicle is not driven too fast. These are transverse installations on the road which can only be crossed slowly. A bumper can be found on the access road at the airport. In addition, adhere as closely as possible to other traffic regulations, such as compulsory seat belts, in order to avoid the strict penalties.

Observe traffic rules with your hired car in Cape Town

  • Alcohol limit is 0.5 per mille
  • The red mark indicates an absolute stop ban
  • Yellow mark indicates restricted stop ban
  • Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free system

Sightseeing tour in Cape Town and surroundings with a hired car

In Cape Town, visitors experience a unique blend of the vibrant metropolis, impressive mountains and blue sea. Hire a car cheaply and enjoy the city and its surroundings in the typical sunny weather that characterizes South Africa. Table Mountain is the landmark of Cape Town and thanks to its concise form with the large plateau is known worldwide. It rises above the city and dominates the skyline of Cape Town. By hired car, you can reach Table Mountain quickly and cheaply. Park your hired car at the foot of the mountain and take the cable car uphill in a gondola. From above you enjoy an impressive view over Cape Town, the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring towns like Camps Bay.

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope

Hired car Cape Town: Visit Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is one of the most impressive and versatile excursion destinations in South Africa. The lively and modern entertainment district at the harbour is home to restaurants, shopping, bars, theatres, museums, cinemas, hotels, an aquarium and much other entertainment and tourist attractions. Park your hired car and take a tour of the harbour. The ferries to the former prison island Robben Island also start here.

Drive to the beach at Camps Bay

If you have explored Cape Town by hired car, you can make numerous excursions in the beautiful surroundings. For example, drive to Camps Bay, where some of the region's most popular beaches are located. In Camp Bay, you can enjoy long sandy beaches and swim, surf or dive in the Atlantic Ocean. The palm-clad promenades with their cafés and restaurants also attract many visitors. Hire a car to reach Cape Town, Camps Bay, Table Mountain and many other places worth visiting in a convenient and convenient way. Whether convertible, SUV or small car: via Car hire-Check. de you can hire your dream car for your holiday in South Africa.

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Cape Town Airport

How much does a hired car cost at Cape Town Airport?

View over Cape Town

View over Cape Town, South Africa

A cheap hired car is available from as little as 93 £ per week. We compare the prices of all reputable car hire companies and show you the best offer.

Particularly popular are small cars for the city, which you can hire from 93 £ per week or pick-ups and SUVs with all-wheel drive from 147 £ per week, if you will be travelling a lot in national parks. If you are travelling to Cape Town with the whole family, a family car is also suitable, which you can hire from 242 £ per week.

If you only need a hired car for one day, you can hire it for as low as 14 £ per day.

What do I have to consider with the hired car in South Africa?

  • Please note that in South Africa you have to drive on the left side of the road, and you have to wear a seat belt.
  • Always keep to the blood alcohol limit of 0.5 per mille and to the maximum speeds of 60 km/h in the city, 100 km/h outside the city and 120 km/h on highways. High fines are imposed for violations of the rules.
  • Some sections of highways and country roads are subject to tolls. The fees vary depending on the region and distance.
  • Always drive carefully and with foresight when driving a hired car. It is not uncommon to encounter packed trucks or animals on the road.
  • If you want to take turns driving the hired car on a longer trip, you can specify an additional driver on site. In some offers an additional driver is already included in the rental price.

Can I book a hired car without excess at Cape Town Airport?


A hired car without excess is already available from 16 £ per day. In the event of damage, no further costs will be incurred. Simply check the box "Without excess" in the search mask.

If you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors and off-road, glass, tire and underbody insurance is also recommended. In any case, read through the rental conditions whether driving on off-road roads is allowed with the hired car.

Can I receive the hired car in Cape Town also at the hotel?


If you want hotel delivery, look for an offer near your hotel or place of stay, because airport stations rarely offer delivery of the hired car. Check the rental conditions under the keyword "delivery" to see if this service is available. Here you will also find all the information on what costs are associated with the service of delivery.

If delivery is offered, please indicate the name and address of your hotel in the field "Message to our service team". As soon as there is feedback from the rental company, you will be informed by our service team, and you will receive the new voucher with the information of the delivery.

Which extras are included in the price for the hired car at Cape Town Airport?


Extras and inclusive services such as a navigation device, an additional driver or unlimited kilometers are already included in the rental price, depending on the offer. Additional extras such as a child seat you can specify when booking in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team". The applicable fees for this can be found in the rental terms and conditions and are usually payable upon acceptance of the hired car on site. In addition, the price for the hired car always includes liability insurance.

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