Car Hire in Cape Town Airport, South Africa
Finding a rental car in Cape Town airport is really easy!
When you arrive at Cape Town International airport you just need to turn left as you leave the arrivals terminal and you will find yourself at the pick-up point for your car hire.
Make sure to bring your drivers’ license and you will be away in no time at all.
All major car rental companies are represented at the Cape Town airport car rentals kiosks like Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt rent a car and many others.
National Car Rental and Alamo rental cars are also a couple of car rentals companies with whom you can make an on-line booking; although they do not have vehicles at the airport (to bring down the cost, which is passed on to you), they will transfer you by shuttle bus to your rental car free of charge.
See Cape Town by Rental Car
Cape Town airport is very conveniently situated just 15 min from the centre of town, and about 25min from popular Sea Point, Camps Bay and Clifton, where most tourists head to enjoy the spectacular coastline and powder-white beaches.
Your Cape Town Airport car rental will give you the freedom to explore all the historic and scenic areas of the city at your own pace.
Visit the Malay quarter, historic town centre, iconic Table Mountain – (book your cable-car tickets in advance to avoid the queues) and the very beautiful and peaceful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
When the need for some retail therapy strikes, head to one of Cape Town’s excellent shopping malls, like the Victoria and Albert Waterfront (not just a shopping mall but a working harbour with dozens of great restaurants with views of the harbour and the mountain!) – plenty of parking.
Other places to visit in your Cape Town Airport car rental
There are some Cape Town scenic drives you just should not miss, and a favourite is the Chapman’s Peak drive which takes you around the peninsula via the one of the most scenic coastal routes in the world.
Also try to get to Cape Point and a drive around the Winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek is also a must on your list.
The best thing about picking up your car rental in Cape Town Airport is that you can just drive yourself back to the airport at the end of your holiday or business trip without any luggage problems.
Another plus is that you will avoid a one-way drop-off fee if you return your rent a car to its original pick-up point.
Remember to keep left and have a great holiday in Cape Town.