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Car hire Cape Town

EasyTerra Car Hire Cape Town is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Cape Town

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.
  • For example: Suzuki Celerio
    Mini class
    For example: Suzuki Celerio
  • Popular category
    For example: Suzuki Swift
    Economy class
    For example: Suzuki Swift
  • For example: Renault Sandero
    Compact class
    For example: Renault Sandero
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Intermediate class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    Standard class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai
  • For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
    Full-size class
    For example: Nissan X-Trail 4x4
  • For example: VW Kombi
    Luxury class
    For example: VW Kombi
  • For example: Nissan Qashqai
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Qashqai

Car rental companies in Cape Town

Below are the car rental companies in Cape Town with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Bidvest Car Rental
    8.4 (175)
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  • Avis
    8.4 (4811)
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  • First Car
    8.1 (516)
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  • Budget
    8.1 (8323)
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  • Hertz
    8.1 (5589)
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  • Sixt
    7.9 (2396)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.6 (2720)
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  • Europcar
    7.4 (6485)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    6.9 (3223)
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  • Thrifty
    6.7 (4395)
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Cape Town

EasyTerra Car Hire Cape Town compares prices of car hire companies at the following locations:

123 Strand Street
367 Main Rd

Location information for Cape Town

Introduction

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.

Population

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.

Location

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.

Economy

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.

Airports

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'.

Hotels

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.

External Sources

For more information about Cape Town, we recommend Google, and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    First Car

What most people want to know

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.
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
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Avis
  • First Car
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Thrifty
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