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Average rating: 8.7 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 156
Average rating: 8.7 / 10
Number of reviews in Cape Town: 156
Joe Kroukamp Budget Cape Town Airport
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“Excellent site, easy to negotiate and the real bonus is the price of the rental vehicles yiu arranged.”

24-03-2020 13:16
Joe Kroukamp Budget Cape Town Airport
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“Excellent service with an easy website. Vehicle comparisons are excellent. Payment is quick and easy. No dodgy vehicle agents on grouping. Well done.”

22-12-2019 07:52
Theo First Car Cape Town Airport
“Years of satisfaction”

“Easy to use, cheap options, excellent customer service for changes to be made with quick response. I have used them for 10 years and have never had a problem.”

06-09-2019 11:48

Location information for Cape Town

Car hire Cape Town
Car hire Cape Town


Cape Town is the second largest city of South-Africa, and the capital of the Western Cape Province, where most of the country's wines are produced. It is also the oldest city of South-Africa. It was here that the Dutchmen came ashore to explore the interior. Cape Town is a very popular holiday destination: the city has a modern look and feel combined with historical buildings, beautiful wildlife, a pleasant climate, magnificent beaches and a vibrant nightlife.


The city has three million inhabitants, 75% of whom are black Africans and "colored", an Apartheid term for people of mixed race. In the past, these groups were banned to the Cape plains behind Table Mountain, to the south-east of the center. Whites make up 20% of the population.


Cape Town is located in the south-west of South-Africa, near the Cape of Good Hope. The center of the city lies between Table Bay and the north face of Table Mountain.


Cape Town is the economic center of the Western Cape Province. Agricultural products from the province are exported via the port of Cape Town or the airport. The services sector plays an important role, including government services, because the national parliament is located in Cape Town.
Tourism contributes 10% to the economy of the Cape province. Most of the one and a half million tourists that visit the province every year spend a number of days in Cape Town. Near the city there are many beaches, each with its own atmosphere. In the city itself, there are many historical buildings from Dutch and British times.


Cape Town Airport, the international airport of Cape Town, is located at 20 kilometers to the east of the city center. It is considered the best airport in Africa, with connections to all continents. At the moment, the airport is being completely renovated, in preparation for the World Football Championships in 2010 in South-Africa.

Public transport

Public transport in Cape Town is of a mediocre quality. In addition, the buses and trains are often jam packed. The local bus network is operated by Golden Arrow Bus Services, which also operates a line to the waterfront.
Also, there are many minibuses that stop anywhere. Although they are very cheap, they are sometimes old and in poor condition, with the exception of the buses operating under the name Rikkis Taxi.
Especially for tourists, there is the Cape Town Explorer, a bus that leaves between 10 am and 3 pm from the Bureau of Tourism, and that visits all the top attractions. You can get out at every attraction and take a later bus to the next attraction. Official taxis (with a meter) are excellent and reliable, although relatively expensive. You can only order them by telephone.
For destinations outside of Cape Town, there are various companies that provide rapid bus services. Some of the better companies are Greyhoud Cityliner, Translux Intercity and Mainliner Intercape.

Traffic and Parking

Cape Town is a car-friendly city with relatively few traffic jams. Like in other major South-African cities, be aware of so-called 'carjackers'. Although the media sometimes tend to exaggerate the risk, it certainly exists. As a precaution, you should always keep your windows closed and the doors locked. Carjackers usually strike in places where cars need to stop: near traffic lights and in front of the entrance to car parks.

There are many indoor car parks in the center of Cape Town. The center isn't very big, so it is easy to explore it on foot. For reasons of safety, it is not advisable to park in the street. Also, it may be difficult to find a place. If you do decide to park in the street, never leave your car unattended. There are many registered 'car guards'.


There are many hotels in Cape Town, from very simple guest houses to luxurious hotels and resorts. Cape Town is an economic, administrative and tourist center, which means that many hotel rooms have been booked well in advance.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? 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. Are there any additional costs? 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). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? 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). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? 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). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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