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When you land at Cape Town International Airport, whether you're on holiday or business, the quicker you can pick up your car and start your journey, the better. Compare deals from companies at the... expand
terminal as well as those that offer shuttle services to off-airport depots.

Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful and iconic cities in the world, so seeing it by road is the ideal way to travel. From the buzzing city itself to the stunning Table Mountain backdrop, it will truly take your breath away. So let our insider guide guarantee you a safe and fulfilling adventure.

Top rental brands – and cheapest prices

With hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers, it’s no surprise that so many people keep coming back to us for their Cape Town car hire. We are an experienced rental company, offering a huge selection of brands and options. The greater choice you have, the easier it is to make a decision. The advantage to our massive search engine is that we don’t have any vested interest in the vehicle you choose. All of the big, trusted brands and names are here, with the cheapest option always displayed first.

In fact, on our home page we list numerous rental deals at Cape Town Airport - from Avis to Budget and Hertz. Whether that’s a people carrier or mini-van, or a simpler compact or economy option. You may have your own favourite hire company you wish to seek out. Just input your travel details and click the big yellow ‘search’ button. The filter options also allow you to find a specific size, fleet and even transmission.

What to do when you land at Cape Town Airport

Pre-booking your vehicle online with us means you can just collect your baggage and quickly collect your car – no fuss. Most of the larger rental firms have depots within the airport itself – you can check that on our search engine by directing your mouse over the little aeroplane icon. It will say ‘On Airport’ or ‘Shuttle’. Don’t dismiss the idea of using a transfer to your vehicle, as it can sometimes be more cost-effective.

The airport itself is located around 20km from the city centre and consists of an international and domestic terminal. It services major airlines, such as Virgin and many others. With a modern central plaza and central terminal building the airport is easy to navigate and is located (19km) around 20 minutes from the city centre.

Our guarantee to you

Having arranged rentals for hundreds of thousands of customers around the world, we can offer experience and knowledge. Our specially trained customer service team are on call – 24 hours a day on weekdays, 12 hours a day on weekends – to help you with any issues you may have and answer your questions. We also offer free cancellations and free amendments for most vehicles, while our airport and car rental app (for iPhone and Android) is easy to use and allows you to book rental vehicles around the world, with up-to-the-minute pricing.
Also, if you find a cheaper deal for the same brand and time of travel on another website, we will beat it by a dollar and give you 25% off DriveEasy Excess Cover. Check our terms and conditions.

Ultimate African adventure

While Cape Town has many wonderful places to see, some of you will be itching to get out on the open road and explore. There are numerous road trips to enjoy, including the 90-minute journey to Hermanus along the Cape Whale Coast. If you have a taste for the finer things in life, the Durbanville Wine Route includes a game drive and mountain-bike trails, while the tourism favourite Garden Route is always worth the effort. You can go shark cage diving and enjoy some of the most spectacular beaches, caves, views and wildlife on the planet. A sea of contrasts and outdoor adventure, South Africa should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

Handy tips for driving in Cape Town

Arriving in a new country isn’t always easy, so here’s a helping hand:
  • Never leave your valuables on display in your car rental, although this is the case no matter what country you’re in.
  • If you are planning to travel Africa extensively, plan your route so there are no nasty surprises. A GPS might be a worthy investment.
  • Cellphone use is strictly prohibited when driving.
  • Toll roads are found quite regularly, especially on the larger stretches of highway. Always double-check before setting off.
  • The speed limit in residential areas is 60kph. On freeways it’s 120kph.

Everything’s covered… so go and explore

While we incorporate all the best car hire companies in one easy-to-use site, we also have a Frequently Asked Questions section and a two-minute video, which explains the process in more detail. But it literally takes just a couple of minutes. So, what are you waiting for…? Bon voyage.

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Cape Town International Airport Information

Cape Town International Airport (IATA: CPT) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second busiest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa. Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre, the airport was opened in 1954 to replace Cape Town's previous airport in the suburb of Wingfield.

Cape Town International Airport is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service Cape Town International Airport:

  • 1Time
  • Air Berlin
  • Air Namibia
  • Airlink
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • South African Express
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways

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