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Western Cape Car Hire

See dramatic mountain ranges, century old Cape Winelands, the beautiful garden route, the rugged Cederberg, the idyllic Overberg or the splendor of Cape Town all from the convenience of your Western Cape Car hire provided by Drive South Africa.

Western Cape Car Rental Options

Drive South Africa provides a specialist online car hire service, catering to local and international customers. Our comprehensive range of Western Cape rental cars supplied by a reputable national network of car hire companies ensures you have a wide range of vehicles and options to choose from. We aim to cater for all budgets and preferences from our cheap car rental Western Cape clients to luxury car rental clients, as well as cheap long-term car hire options.

By partnering with some of South Africa’s largest car rental companies, with a proven international car hire track record, Drive South Africa ensures you and your rental vehicle are covered by nationwide after sales service and roadside and breakdown assistance.

We’ve been providing drivers with car rental deals since 2002, our extensive range, industry experience and rental options lets you choose the package that best suit you and your car hire budget. Every Western Cape rental car is low mileage and late model, and we cater to limited and unlimited mileage car hire preferences. We also offer manual transmission or automatic transmission car hire on most of our middle tier and luxury rental cars.

Drive South Africa Online Car Hire Booking System

Drive South Africa’s online reservation service is easy to use, simply choose a car and enter your rental and contact details to obtain a Western Cape car hire quote. Here you can compare car hire prices and make your reservation. Reservations are made by Drive South Africa on your behalf through one of our affiliates. Payment is made through our safe online payment system, we accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.

Western Cape Car Hire Insurance

Your Western Cape car hire is covered by the insurance option you elect when reserving your car. We offer standard cover car rental insurance and super cover car rental insurance on all our vehicles. Our most popular vehicles have a no insurance excess policy and a max car rental insurance policy.

Western Cape Car Hire

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Western Cape Car Rental Convenience

South Africa’s Western Cape Province’s visual opulence coupled with its vast array of activities makes it one of the world’s premier destinations. From a drivers perspective each route originating out from Cape Town offers something unique, as the provinces vegetation and topography changes as the kilometers pass. The sheer volume and diversity of attractions on offer mean you have to be fairly selective about what you want to do and where you plan to visit, visitors often find themselves running out of time despite frequenting the Western Cape for several weeks, though it is testament to the province that these same visitors tend to return year after year to soak up the easy paced tranquility of the Western Cape.

Cape Town Airport sees thousands of visitors passing through her terminals each year, and with a limited public transport system, a practical and flexible means of touring the province is by Western Cape car hire, conveniently available as car hire Cape Town Airport, as a city car in Cape Town or as a town car rental in Stellenbosch. Although extensive in its allure, the Western Cape is only one of nine provinces in South Africa, each province exhibiting its unique topography, heritage and culture. While distances are large, locations in South Africa can be reached within a two-day drive. Our extensive national network of car hire companies means you are able to return your rental car in multiple locations across South Africa, and by arrangement, Drive south Africa allows you to cross into the following countries in your Western Cape rental car:

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Mozambique
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho
  • Zambia

Please check if restrictions apply to your rental car travelling into these countries.

Western Cape Car Hire Best Prices

In order to bring our customers the best value for money, we regularly compare car hire prices across the industry to ensure we bring you the cheapest Western Cape car hire prices available. Drive South Africa has a Western Cape vacation car to suit your budget, we cater for luxury car rental, Western Cape cheap car hire, camper rental, fully equipped 4x4 hire, self-drive holidays and airport chauffeur transfers    .

Helpful information for driving around in South Africa

  • Always drive on the left side of the road
  • Never use your cell phone whilst driving
  • Wearing a seatbelt is the law
  • No driving if you are under the age of 18 years
  • Never drink and drive
  • Always drive with your headlights on; it makes you more visible
  • There is a petrol station around every corner in South African cities and at least one in every town. Most of these stations have restaurants, restrooms and shops. 
  • Remember to check that the vehicle has enough oil and water, and that all lights and indicators are functional and the tyre pressure is adequate.
  • Never drive too close to the car in front or next to you
  • Always maintain a normal speed
  • Speed limits on South Africa roads 9unless otherwise indicated):
  • On urban roads the speed limit is 60 km per hour
  • On all provincial roads - the speed limit is 60 - 80 km per hour
  • National Roads - 100 - 120 km per hour
  • Fuel prices are roughly the same price at all petrol stations.
  • Petrol attendants provide Service at petrol stations. While tipping is customary, it is at your discretion.

Western Cape Car Hire Highlights and Attractions:

The Garden Route: Beginning at Mossel Bay, this attraction is mentioned in the same breath as the Kruger National Park and Cape Town as a South African highlight. A surreal journey of several hundred kilometers winds its way along a dramatic coastline. You’ll need a camera and plenty of memory cards.
Touring the Cape Winelands: stretching inland from Cape Town, the Boland, Franschhoek and Bainskloof Passes are some of the most picturesque winelands in the region along with Stellenbosch and Paarl. All wine regions are within easy driving distance of Cape Town, though there are numerous farms to each area and if you plan to enjoy them thoroughly it’s worth staying over night.
The Cederberg: San rock-art and moon-like rock formations punctuate this landscape resting 200 kms from Cape Town. Beautiful day hikes to the Wolfberg Cracks, Wolfberg Arch and the Maltese Cross, as well as mountain biking and lazy days around mountain streams
The Overberg: About a forty-five minute drive from Cape Town towards Hermanus. The undulating mountain scenery eventually gives way to the coastal areas perfect for Whale watching.
The West Coast: The two hour drive up the West coast to Langebaan with the Atlantic on your left and flower carpeted hills on your right for a beach crayfish braai is about as liberating as long summer days get.

See our Cape Town car hire page for more routes and day trips in and around Cape Town.
Please consult our website for car rental Western Cape discount specials and Cape Town Airport car rental deals as well as details on our western Cape monthly car rental rate and  long-term car rental prices. Alos have a look at our Fishhoek and Strand car hire pages.

Related FAQ's

What are the requirements to rent a car?

You must have 3-year driver’s license and a valid ID.

Can money be deposited into the company’s bank account?

Yes, money can be deposited into the company’s bank account.

Where are good places to see flowers during spring in South Africa?

South Africa has great places to see flowers during spring and many of them are in the cape areas, so if you are planning on travelling to South Africa during this time check out places like Darling in the Western Cape or Namaqualand, Northern Cape.

When is the best time to visit the West Coast National Park?

The spring months of September to October is the best time to visit the West Coast National Park, as the colourful wild flowers come out in full bloom. 

How do you calculate rental days for car rental?

Car hire suppliers work on a 24 hour time period from the time of collection to calculate your rental “days”.  If you rent from Friday 09:00am to Saturday 09:00am it is considered one day. If you rent from Friday 09:00am to Saturday 11:00am you have passed 24 hours and will pay for a second rental day. No grace period is granted when a rental vehicle is returned late.

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