Budget car rentals in Cape Town: All you need to know
There is no better way to see everything Cape Town has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to South Africa more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
With all there is to do and see in and around Cape Town, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you have to try that well-reviewed chophouse across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own vehicle to explore as much as possible while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Cape Town, if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having access to your automobile is key.
We work with some of the finest companies in the world. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the cheapest price. Started during Los Angeles, California around 1958, Budget always strives to provide the best prices for its customers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get the best rates on a Cape Town Budget car rental?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you book. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my vehicle in Cape Town?
Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Cape Town?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Cape Town is 21. Take time to go over Budget's policy, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Cape Town?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cape Town. Compact or economy automobiles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or a sedan will have more room and offer a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Cape Town getaway can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does South Africa require car insurance?
In South Africa you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Many major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Cape Town. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?
Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the rental.
What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank. However, if you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Cape Town definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cape Town.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Cape Town?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental car at another location. However, there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Cape Town, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to check out more of South Africa, you can leave wherever you want to, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Cape Town rent-a-car and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Cape Town, South Africa.