Compare car rentals in South Africa

Online booking of rental cars from South Africa. The most popular car models made in 2020 with a discount of up to 70%. 24-hour free cancellation and changes to your booking. The car will help you quickly reach the right place without following timetables and you'll be able to take everything you need on the trip with you. Often this helps significantly reduce the travel budget and instead spending money on bright emotions. And the cars-scanner service will help you to save up to 70% on car rental.

Free cancellation
Free cancellation and modifications 24 hours before your pick up. Less than 24 hours - 50 EUR cancellation fee will apply.
Best price Guarantee
We offer exclusive rates with maximum discounts. Our prices are the most profitable and always lower than retail prices from car rental companies.
All included in rental price
Taxes, Airport Fee, Third Party Liability Protection, CDW & Basic Insurance, Unlimited Milage* and breakdown Assistance.
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Classes of cars and cost of rent

A viable car, a massive 4x4, or a hasty hatchback, choose the car you need to calculate the rental cost.

In addition, the price depends on the point where you are planning to pick up the car. Pay attention to this to make the trip more advantageous.

How to get an additional discount in South Africa

Before choosing a car and booking, check the list of special offers and deals on the cars-scanner website. They may help you save a significant amount. In addition, early booking will help you optimise costs; many rental companies give additional discounts to those who book the rental 2-6 months before the trip.

You may cancel the booking free of charge 24 hours before the start of the rental time, in this case, the money will be returned to your account in full.

Booking cancellation & modification policy

If the details of your trip have changed, and you do not need a booked car, there are no problems.

We will replace your booking free of charge, if you contact us at least 24 hours before the start of the rental time.

Cancellation less than 24 hours will cost you 50 EUR; the rest will be returned to your account.

Carefully read the cancellation policy for cars participating in deals and special offers; some of them may change their cancellation conditions.

Age. Restrictions and extra charges

Cheap car rental in South Africa is possible for drivers 25 years old and over. Young drivers under 25 may be subject to an extra charge on the spot. Some car rental companies charge an additional fee for drivers aged 71-75 years. Age restrictions of a provider and the amount of an extra charge may be found out when booking a car in South Africa on our website by going to the Age Restrictions section.

Cover terms and conditions. Size of the franchise. Security deposit

When booking, you will be offered several options for car insurance. For a quiet trip, cars-scanner recommends that you take out a full insurance policy, which covers almost all possible damages. You may do this on our website or at the rental company office.

Each car has its own set of features, which are indicated in the insurance document. Be careful when taking it and read through the Insurance Cover section to insure yourself against further surprises.  Example:

Cover features

Approximate amount of deposit from popular car rental companies in South Africa

Car rental company Car class Apx. Deposit amount
budget Mini / Economy 200-400 £
Compact / Standard 400-800 £
Fullsize / Premium 700+ £
avis Mini / Economy / Compact 150-500 £
Standard / Estate 300-700 £
Fullsize / Premium / SUV 700+ £
europcar Mini / Economy 250-500 £
Standard / Estate 300-750 £
Fullsize / Premium / Minivan 600+ £
hertz Economy 200-600 £
Compact / Standard / Estate 300-700 £
Fullsize / Premium / Cabrio 550+ £
sixt Mini / Economy 250-600 £
Compact / Standard 400-900 £
Fullsize / Premium 500+ £

Car return in other city

To find out the possibility and cost of returning a rented car in another city, check the box "return to another place" and search for options. In the search results, only those rental companies will be displayed that allow you to return cars to another location. The price indicated on our website already includes the one-way tariff.

Documents required for car receipt

Driver's license
Credit card
Voucher
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION

Local rental companies of South Africa may require you to provide an international driving licence.

Extra payments at the rental office and possible taxes

In order for you not having to think about additional costs, we, the cars-scanner service, provide car rental services on an all-inclusive basis where you may see the final fixed price. But there is a short list of countries where an additional licence or contract fee, or state tax may be levied. Information about such fees and taxes will be provided by the rental company. Please read Fees Section:

However, when booking, you have the opportunity to include payable options, for example, GPS. You should pay for it later, directly to the rental company.

Reviews

Average rating 4.6/5 , 11954 reviews
2017-01-31
Sonia Nogueira
There is lot of options at affordable price in large cities and the most popular resorts, which is difficult to find on other resources.
2017-01-26
Stephen
Initially I booked a hire car from Gold Car for a holiday in Malta via Cars Scanner. My initial feedback is good: the website is clear, the price of the car hire from Gold Car beat all the opposition by miles. The telephone operator was always polite and helpful on the times I rang. The friction and unhappiness occurred post booking. 48 hours before our trip I realised I had misplaced the PIN number of the credit card. I rang both Gold Car (who were utterly useless and simply recommended taking out a vastly inflated insurance policy) and Cars Scanner who gave several sensible suggestions. Due to the dreadful experience of my communications with Gold Car I did not want to give them more money and agreed with Cars Scanner to move (at no extra charge - a kind concession) to Rhodium. My experience with Rhodium was the worst car hire experience in 30 years of hiring cars abroad (see separate review). My criticism of Cars Scanner is that they did not disclose that Gold Car and Rhodium are fundamentally the same company and it is improbable they did not know this given how easily I checked this upon our return plus when I completed the Cars Scanner feedback questionnaire I asked for someone to contact me and supply evidence to support a number of assertions made by staff at Rhodium regarding information I would have been given by them: to date no response from Cars Scanner.
2017-06-14
Thibault Bataille
My traveling around France was excellent. I visited every corner of this country. I rented a car at good price via this site.