121CarHire.com Cape Town is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.
Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cape Town.
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Cape Town's official boundaries stretch from Table Mountain to Table Bay, two of South Africa's signature landmarks. However, car hire in Cape Town is useful for venturing around Cape Town's larger metropolitan area, which extends as far south as Cape Point, as far east as Durbanville, and as far north as Atlantis. Motorists driving private vehicles have many advantages in South Africa's southernmost city.
Many visitors go online and compare car hire deals in Cape Town International Airport as there is no public transportation between Cape Town and its airport other than taxis and private hotel shuttles. The N2 motorway journey between Cape Town and its airport lasts about half an hour, and is easy to navigate by car.
Car rental in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa is usually cheaper than in Europe. Fuel costs more than in the United States but less than in Europe. Drivers needing automatic transmissions should make this request in advance as most Cape Town rentals have manual transmissions. Driving on the left is another additional challenge for many motorists.
Cape Town claims to boast South Africa's slowest and most polite drivers, although many outside the city would beg to differ. Although driving in Cape Town is safer for tourists than the city's spotty public transportation network, motorists should nonetheless be extra cautious at traffic lights and while driving at night, when hijackers are most likely to strike.
No Cape Town visit would be complete without an excursion to the renowned Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Cape Winelands vineyards. However, the Garden Route from Mossel Bay to the Addo Elephant and Tsitsikamma national parks also ranks among the world's most breathtaking road journeys. The drive along Chapmans Peak Drive to Hout Bay may be lesser known but is no less spectacular.
Cape Town's climate will feel very familiar to visitors from southern Europe and California with similar mild winters and hot summers with an average daytime temperature of 23°C. The only major differences are the Southern Hemisphere's reverse seasons and the springtime Cape Doctor' winds that sweep out Cape Town's pollution in October and November. Temperatures may cool slightly during the autumn months between March and May, but the cooler weather is also accompanied by huge discounts on hotel rooms and food.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).