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Cape Town average daily maximum temperature

With Table Mountain towering out above the urban sprawl, cheap holidays in Cape Town are a blend of natural and manmade wonders. Benefiting from the investment made for the 2010 World Cup this city is South Africa's soul and it offers visitors a great jumping off point to check out what the rest of the country has to offer.

Hiring A Car In Cape Town

When in Cape Town, car hire is a good option for getting around, and it's almost obligatory if you plan on exploring further afield. There are some stunning drives through the Garden Route and Chapman's Peak. The car hire Cape Town Airport offers should provide a wide choice of international firms and local competitors. Our car hire comparison engine will help you to find the best deal before you go. Simply input your dates in the search box above and press the search button. Our results page allows you to compare car hire deals by brand or by car hire category. When you've found the best price, purchase direct with that website and your car rental will be taken care of even before you set foot on South African soil.

When you head out on the roads it is worth taking extra caution as safety laws are not exactly followed to the letter by locals. For personal security, it is also important to stay vigilant. Having said this, many of the dealchecker team have hired cars in South Africa, had absolutely no issues and used their car to explore the best bits of this incredible country.

Places To Visit In Cape Town

When you are not enjoying the busy, breathless pace of life in the city you can head out to hike up Table Mountain or make the most of your cheap Cape Town car hire deal to head into nearby national parks such as Solole Game Reserve. The hotels in Cape Town vary in price and quality but you will hardly want to spend a moment in your room with so much going on outside.


General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Cape Town, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Cape Town. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Cape Town!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.