Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Car Hire / Rental
(Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)
Cape Town receives a high number of national and international visitors, who prefer the convenience of having a private rental car at their disposal. Furthermore, Cape Town's public transport system is neither particularly well-organised nor safe, especially after dark, and catching trains or minibus taxis can be downright risky.
To satisfy the high demand for vehicles, the airport is very well serviced by car hire companies and offers efficient services directly from the airport premises. Car rental companies available at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) are listed below and include the majority of the national favourites.
Owing to high demand for rental vehicles from Cape Town Airport, we recommend that you make an advance reservation to avoid disappointment. The airport's car rental agencies are located at both the International and Domestic Arrivals terminals.
Speed limits in Cape Town, South Africa
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 100 kph / 63 mph
Motorways / highways: 130 kph / 80 mph
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Cape Town
Driving around Cape Town can be interesting to say the least. Taxi drivers are often hooting their horns to attract potential customers, and this can be rather distracting and worth remembering. Whilst most beggars around Cape Town are fairly harmless, avoid lowering your car window at stop signs and keep all doors locked, particularly at night. The majority of rental cars in South Africa have air-conditioning fitted, and so it is unlikely that you will need to lower your windows anyway. However, that said, Cape Town is a truly beautiful area to drive around and the scenic roads are not to be missed.
When parking in Cape Town, the usual rules apply, such as not leaving any valuables on display. Also, the best car parks are those with attendants, who are happy to watch over your car and in return, often appreciate a small tip.
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental firms and car hire companies are available at Cape Town Airport:
- Dollar Thrifty
- National Alamo
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Car Rental